I am trying to get into American Gothic and I just don’t know if I am feeling it or not…? It seems like they were going for a dark comedy, zany series in the first episode and then it took a turn to drama but it still seems like the acting is just really bad and none of that was intended. Is anyone else watching this? Does it get better? The acting I mean, or does it stay offbeat?I am kind of relieved that there is only 1 season. In other news, I am starting a new series, MOTD Mondays where I will share what products I used for the day and a pic of my mug. I kinda’ want one of those ring lights but don’t know if those work and that would make me feel like a total basic you know what 😛 But seriously, does anyone know if those work? I hope that these new posts will be enjoyable!
I have a thing for primer, it is one of my most purchased products and I love trying new primers. Prior to my 20’s I did not use primer (eek) but now have no idea what I was thinking. Primer is essential in keeping my makeup fresh and skin happy under all of my day to day makeup. I knew I had to try at least one of the complexion primers from Urban Decay. I’m already a fan of their Primer Potions and figured that any of the new formulas would be an excellent addition to my collection. I was keen on the Optical Illusion formula as it claims to be smoothing and is formulated with rose and argan oils. While trying to embrace my skin’s texture I would still like it to be a little more even.
Out of the box, I like the packaging and the pump but I don’t see this being terribly easy to travel with as it is so long. Not a deal breaker, I probably won’t ever travel with anything that isn’t in a plastic squeeze tube after the foundation debacle. The cost is on par with other luxury brands at $34 for .95 ounces. So how does it stack up? First off, you need a pea size amount or less – this stuff is thick and I found that using more than that made it near impossible to disperse evenly. I dotted on small amounts on different areas of my face and then blended out. Second, it is pink in the tube and it was just as pink on my face. I am unsure if this is the optical illusion part but this product left a noticeable pink cast on my face and I was worried that it would make my foundation look too pink. Lastly, I could definitely feel the oil in this primer which should not have come as a surprise but it felt like I had just mixed my regular primer with some face oil. The oils do make it smell really pleasant. It only took a few minutes for the primer to dry down and absorb so I wasn’t too worried about the effect the oil would have on my foundation. After the initial shock of how pink the product was, I did like the way that my foundation applied. This primer didn’t do anything to improve the texture of my skin though, perhaps it is something that needs to be worn religiously to see improvement but I was disappointed with how much my pores showed. It wore pretty much like any other primer that I own, over the course of the day I didn’t notice any major creasing or break up of my foundation.
Overall, not blown away with this product but it is a nice primer to have on hand and I won’t have any issues using it up. Would I recommend? Eh, if you need an everyday primer this will do the job but don’t expect anything incredible. Thanks for stopping by <3