Living in a Primer Wonderland-Too Faced Primed & Poreless

Image via Sephora.com

Image via Sephora.com

Poreless?  Poreless?  That just sounds so odd to me.  I’ve been in the makeup game long enough to go years without wearing some sort of primer, and guess what?  My skin was quite acceptable to the naked eye.

However, now we are inundated with samples of primer.  Don’t get me wrong, primer is great, but not every primer is great looking, or great for you!  I have triend my fare share of primers, and since I am an oily girl, I like to think I’ve put them all through the ringer.

Right now, I want to talk about one primer in particular; Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure Oil-Free Skin Smoothing Face Primer for Sensitive Skin.  Seriously, could they have picked a longer name?  I have restarted a sort of love affair with Too Faced products as of late.  Too Faced has always captured me with their packaging, and who can resist a line of makeup that smells like chocolate?  When I went to the Macy’s Fragrance and Cosmetics Gala, I purchased La Belle Carousel, and received a bag of samples, and Primed & Poreless was one of them.

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I have worn this primer a hand full of times now, and I can honestly say that it has worked for my oil slicked face.  I wore this primer in unintentionally high stress/sweat situations, and it held up.  I am so used to blotting my face after a while, and when I blotted, my makeup had barely moved, and there was a huge reduction in oil.

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Upon application, (I applied with my fingers, but there are other more sanitary ways of applying.) Primed and Poreless settled nicely into my skin, and when I applied foundation on top of it, it did not oxidize.  I have used primers that have changed the whole look and formula of the foundation that I applied on top of it, and that is not what a good primer is supposed to do.  The formula is not thick and slippery, it is almost a velvety consistency.  Very lightweight and not noticeable once you rub it in.

The other benefit of Too Faced Primed & Poreless is that it did not clog my pores.  My face is really sensitive, and I did not get any additional breakouts caused by this primer.  It did not seem to clog my pores.

I will without a doubt purchase Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure Oil-Free Skin Smoothing Face Primer for Sensitive Skin again because it worked well without wrecking my skin in the process.

If you would like to purchase Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure Oil-Free Skin Smoothing Face Primer for Sensitive Skin you can find it on TooFaced.com and Sephora.com retail price is $30.

Do you have a primer that you swear by?  Let me know, I’d love to try it!

Macy’s Cosmetics and Fragrance Gala-Just Me and My Girlfriends

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Yesterday I received a text from one of my friends that she purchased a few tickets for the Macy’s Cosmetics and Fragrance Gala.  It is an after hours VIP event held by Macy’s to showcase the beauty department.  With not much else to do on a Sunday evening, I absolutely wanted to go.

So I put on my finest sequined jean jacket, and did a half pony-a la PRE Ariana Grande, (Dear everyone, please stop saying she made up this hairdo.) and got in the car to meet with my friends.

Dinner at the Cheesecake Factory before the Macy's event. L-R: Brigette, Me, Atheana and Yadira

Dinner at the Cheesecake Factory before the Macy’s event.
L-R: Brigette, Me, Atheana and Yadira

The event was from 7-10 pm and you had to have a ticket to get in.  Upon arrival, the greeters were handing out goodie bags of beauty samples and raffle tickets.

The beauty department at my Macy’s seems slightly on the small side, so it was really congested in certain areas, and kind of hard to navigate to see all of the brands/products that my Macy’s had stocked.  I had to walk the department a few times to even decide on anything I wanted to purchase.

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Shiseido was providing free facials, and Urban Decay was doing makeovers.  The fragrance department seemed to be the real hit of the night.  Lots of people buying perfume sets.

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My friend Brigette getting her makeup done at Urban Decay

Swatches of course.

Swatches of course

I was pleasantly surprised to see that Macy’s carried Inglot.  I thought that was a brand I could only find online.

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The rest of the store was roped off, so you couldn’t make purchases from any other departments.

I only purchased a few items because to be honest, Macy’s is not really the first place that I go to for my beauty needs.  I much prefer Nordstrom, because their beauty department is larger, more organized, and I feel like they are a little more updated in their image.  I attended an after hours Nordstrom event last year before Christmas, and it was nicer and better executed than last night’s event at Macy’s.

I am really happy I was able to attend the Macy’s Cosmetics and Fragrance Gala, because it was a fun night out with my friends, and I got a couple of great beauty buys along the way.

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By the end of the night, these girls shopped ’til they dropped.

I love these kind of events around the holiday.

Have you gone to any events like this as a kick off to the holidays?

Too Faced Holiday 2014-It’s Never ‘TOO’ Early to Christmas Shop

Too Faced just released their collection for the 2014 Holiday season.  After Too Faced’s announcement on Instagram today, I did a little sleuthing and found that you can purchase the items at macys.com. 

Here are the items that I found:

(All following images and info via macys.com)

Too Faced La Belle Carousel

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  • 3 Eye Shadow palettes (total of 12 shades)
  • 2 Blush & Bronzer palettes that include our best-selling Chocolate Soleil bronzer and fan favorite Who’s Your Poppy Blush
  • Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Only $49 (A $282 value)

Too Faced Under the Mistletoe

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Three limited edition shimmer La Crème lipsticks in Naked Dolly, Marshmallow Bunny, and Spice Spice Baby shades.
  • Only $28 (A $71 value)

Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses

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  • 3 eye shadows from the Chocolate Bar eye palette
  • Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Snow Bunny luminous Bronzer
  • Exclusive preview of a deluxe version of our La Crème Gloss in Naked Dolly that will launch in Spring 2015
  • Only $34 (A $75 value)

Too Faced Melted Kisses

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Set includes 4 deluxe tubes of Melted Liquefied Long Wear lipstick in Nude, Peony, Berry, and Fuchsia shades.

*These are not full sized

  • Only $25 (A $40 value)

Are you getting excited for the holiday collections from your favorite lines?  I know I am, and it also gives me a little time to space out my purchases!