a little primer makes a difference

I know there are a lot of beauty bloggers who are not so into using a primer on your face before you apply your makeup, but i preach it!

Not any primer is good however. Products like PrimeTime by Bare Minerals and Prep and Prime by MAC work like a charm, BUT they can also make you break out pretty badly even if you only use it for one day. If you have skin like mine that is very sensitive and doesn’t take much to irritate it i do not recommend the above mentioned primers.


This is my Holy Grail Primer. Benefit has a few killer products but this one is my all time favorite. Not only does it neutralize the redness caused by using a face scrub or left over acne marks from an earlier break out, but it also has the least amount of acne causing ingredients i have been so lucky to find. Cosdna has this one listed as the least harmful to your skin using it everyday.

If there is a day i am looking for a little more coverage for an especially red face i will mix this primer with NYX’s CC Cream in Green (at Ulta an Sephora) to really give myself a nice canvas for my makeup. Green is notorious for canceling out redness BTW and is completely magical.

Again this is a very expensive primer (~$30) , but the big bottle is on sale often and it lasts me about four months which is far longer then PrimeTime ever did.