Milani “Prime Shield” Primer Review

I love Milani products so when I saw on their website that they had this particular primer, I grabbed my keys right then and went into CVS to buy it! I couldn’t be bothered with the process of ordering online and then waiting. You guys know by now that if there’s something that claims to be mattifying, able to control oil and reduce shine, I’m on it. I was so excited and just knew I was going to love it. WRONG. For those of you haven’t heard about it or just haven’t tried it, let me give you a little break down..

  • Mattifying + Pore Minimizing
  • Oil Free
  • Primes skin to create a smooth canvas before applying any foundation
  • Mattifies and perfects the skin
  • Instantly minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines
  • Lightweight, non-greasy feel
  • Does not clog pores

That’s their exact description, straight from the front and back of the tube. My friends, it didn’t hold up to any of that for me. I’ve worn it several times to give it a fair shot. I’ve worn it under liquid and powder foundation. It is not mattifying, in fact my skin ended up being slightly oily before I even put foundation on. It didn’t minimize the appearance of my pores and fine lines. It absolutely is not non-greasy, it is in fact very greasy. Based on everything else I’m not inclined to believe that it won’t clog pores. For $9.99 this was a huge disappointment. Those of you who have tried it, I’d love to know your thoughts.


June Favorites

Wow…it’s July already! Where is the time going? I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer. We just got back from a little vacation to VA Beach. We spent a few days there for my mom’s birthday and had a great time. Also, our house is pretty much done. They’re just completing the driveway and other little things outside. We do our final walk through and get the keys on the 27th!! Yay! Alright, so let’s get into my favorite products from last month…surprisingly there’s only three. I’ve been buying so much stuff that I haven’t had a chance to try all of it. Here’s what I have been using and loving…

  1. Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara; I got this in the “Lashes to go” sample box from Sephora for $28.  There were 5 sample size masacaras including the Tarteist Lash Paint and a voucher for a free full size of your favorite out of the 5. This has got to be the next best thing to Too Faced “Better Than Sex”, which is my all time favorite and was included in the box. I went ahead and used my voucher for the Lash Paint mascara since I already planned on getting the water proof version of “Better Than Sex”.  I’ve been wearing it every day. It instantly lengthens and separates my lashes like it claims and it doesn’t clump. Sometimes I don’t even feel the need to curl my lashes after using it, it’s that good! I love this mascara and I will be purchasing it in the future. I believe it’s $23. It’s a must have!
  2. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion-Anti-Aging; Just about everyone knows about the awesomness of UD Primer Potion but I didn’t know about this one. I’m all over anything “anti-aging” so when I saw this in Ulta, I couldn’t resist. It’s supposed to improve the signs of aging over time and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. It did kind of cover or make less noticeable the fine lines I’m starting to get on the outer corners of my eyes. As with the original, it’s easy to blend, prevents eyeshadow from creasing and lasts all day. The cost is $24.
  3. Urban Decay de-slick Setting Spray; This stuff is life!! I’m LOVING it! It keeps my make up in place all day and controls oil. It’s amazing! I got it from Ulta for $14, I decided to get the smaller bottle from the sample rack just to see how it would work before purchasing the full size bottle for $30. If you have oily skin you know the struggle…your makeup breaks down faster, and doesn’t stay in place. It’s so frustrating, so this product has definitely been a life saver. It’s a new must have for me and I recommend it to anyone with oily skin.

    Urban Decay, Setting Spray

    UD de-slick Makeup Setting Spray

That’s all I have for June but as I mentioned, I’ve got so many things just piled up so I plan having a few reviews done in the near future. I can’t wait to see everyone else’s favorites from June. Have a fun and safe holiday weekend!!