In honor of the fabulous time I had this weekend with the lovely (and SOOOO fun) ladies of Discovery Church, I decided to discuss some of what we talked about this weekend...well the makeup stuff. I decided it might be fun to bring all (or just most) of my cosmetics to just play and experiment with during free time at the retreat. I can't imagine how many wives/moms have absolutely no time to be able to go to cosmetic counters or stores and just play! This seemed slightly tragic to not be able to celebrate being a woman in this way, so I fiured I could at least make this option available. I don't know a lot, but I've absorbed lots of tips and tricks from people that do over the years.
One of the questions I got was: "How do you keep your eyeliner from settling into the crease throughout the course of the day?" This was an easy one: PRIMER. I remember distinctly when eyeshadow primer entered my life. It was a good time. All my artistry in shading and blending could now withstand 18-hour days!
So here are my recommendations:
Urban Decay's Primer Potion. It comes in 3 formulations: one is nude and matte, one is slightly champaigne and shimmery (Sin), and there's a new one with more of a yellow undertone (Eden). Ironically I currently use the Sin formula every day. It even comes in an extra-large size that lasts longer. The regular nude formula is shown here.
There are a few more that I think work well. Bare Escentuals has one. My friend Jessica Arca, who owns the local fabulous spa Fleur de Lis on 6th Ave in Tacoma sells it locally. I have used that one for a long time in the past.
But don't be misled, it's totally worth it. If you're gonna spend time placing shadow and liner where you want it, why not ensure that it stays there as long you're facing the world?