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How to Stop Makeup Slide

Every so often we have a customer contact us to say that no matter what they do their PRIIA makeup seems to ‘slide’ off within a few hours. The first questions we ask them are: “What skin care products are you using?” “What is your skin care routine?” “Which PRIIA minerale-derm products are you using?” We ask these questions because PRIIA’s formulas are made to adhere to the skin.  We have thousands and thousands of customers who successfully use our products without incidence so we know that 9 times out of 10, makeup slide is due to ‘user error’.

More than 99% of the time we find out that customers are using inappropriate products for their skin type and/or they’re layering one product after the other and not letting those skin care products absorb properly.  When you’re using skin care products that are too ‘heavy’ for your skin type or you haven’t given the correct products a chance to fully absorb, your makeup can’t adhere properly.  This goes for ANY makeup- not just PRIIA.

Here’s how to correct the situation…

  1. Make sure you’re using skin type appropriate products. Heavy, oily-based skin care products don’t absorb properly and tend to just sit on the surface of the skin. Likewise, skin care products that are too harsh can adversely affect the skin barrier causing an over-production of sebum throughout the day. When using appropriate skin care products don’t use too much. Use only the recommended amount. Too much of a good thing isn’t good. You’re simply wasting product AND money.
  2. Before applying primer and/or foundation, wait AT LEAST 10-15 minutes for your moisturizer/SPF to fully absorb. Your skin should NOT feel wet or overly tacky. It should feel soft and mostly dry to the touch.  While you’re waiting for your products to absorb go brush your teeth, get dressed, have breakfast, etc.
  3. Once your skin care products have absorbed properly apply your makeup in light layers. Remember that you can always go back and add more but you can’t take away if you’ve applied too much to begin with.
  4. When using our acne-safe primer only use a pea-sized amount (about a half pump’s worth) for the entire face and use less around areas of the face with a lot of creasing (i.e. the sides of the nose). We’ve had customers tells us that their using a couple pump’s worth at one time! WOAH…don’t do that! Again, too much of a good thing isn’t good.
  5. If you’re an oily-skin gal, consider using our HydraPrime oil-control powder to ‘set’ your makeup and to help absorb oily breakthrough during the day. If you have combination skin, our BEHAVE Finishing Powder is a great product to help balance your complexion and complete your look.
  6. Give your complexion a refreshing hydrating boost during the day with our Hydrating Skin Spritz! It instantly delivers moisture while helping to lock down makeup.

If you’ve tried the above suggestions and you’re still experiencing problems, consider making an appointment with a licensed skin care professional. They can examine your skin properly and assist you in choosing the correct products for your skin type and skin condition.

My Favorite Mascara…L’oreal Double Extend

I'm no stranger to mascara with "tube technology".  For those of you who are, I'll explain the terminology in a moment. 

For years, I used BLINC's Kiss Me mascara and even it sold it in my private skin practice.  I loved this mascara; just not the price tag that went along with it.  Not to mention the fact that you needed to buy a separate primer to use before applying the mascara.  But, I spent the money (and so did my clients) because of the way this product made my (our) lashes look and how it performed; not to mention the "uniqueness" factor of this product.

For those readers who have no idea what I'm talking about when I say "tube technology", let me explain.  Normal mascaras simply paint or coat the lashes with product.  "Tube technology" mascaras actually form tiny little tubes around each lash, plumping them up and lengthening them.  To remove this type of mascara, all you need is a little pressure and warm water applied to the lashes. Instantly, the tubes begin to slide off.  Gone are the days of using greasy eye makeup removal products that can sting and irritate.

When I first started using this type of mascara, I admit I was little freaked out when I took it off.  The little tubes that were sliding off during the removal looked like my lashes were falling out!  But no- my lashes were fine and completely intact.  It was just a little paranoia on my part.

Like I said, I had been using Blinc's Kiss Me Mascara for a while until …

Loreal Dbl Extend I saw a commercial on TV for L'oreal's version of "tube technology" mascara called Double Extend.  The next day I was at my local Walmart grabbing up a tube.  The price was right too- $8.95 compared to the $39 (plus shipping) I was spending on my current brand.

I used the Double Extend the next day and was excited to realize that I got the same plumping and lengthening effects to my lashes, not to mention that the primer and mascara were all in one tube!  The lash primer is at one end of the tube and the actual mascara is at the other. 

At the end of the day, I proceeded to remove the Double Extend just as I would with my former brand.  It came off in the same manner, although it took slightly more pressure and warm water to remove it than the Kiss Me mascara.  That was OK with me though because it was worth the $30 savings!  I decided to stop carrying and using my former brand and I also told my clients about the new product I discovered.

My reasons for falling in love with "tube technology" mascaras are simple: they don't budge, smudge, smear, flake or cake.  Plus, they don't wind up all over your pillow when you're too lazy or tired to take your makeup off at the end of the day.  I've also noticed since using L'oreal's Double Extend that I no longer have to curl my lashes.  The primer actually sets a curl in my lashes for me before applying the mascara.  That's a big time saver and so it's 'thumbs up' in my book.

I highly recommend this mascara.  But, a word of caution… In my opinion, you're either going to love this type of mascara or you're going to hate it.  There really are no in-betweens here folks.  However, spending just $8.95 to discover a possibly new favorite product for your cosmetic collection is defintely worth it.

One more thing before I go, remember to change out your mascara every 3 months- no excuses!  L'oreal's Double Extend Mascara can be purchased online and at most major drugstore retailers such as Walmart, CVS, Walgreen's, etc.

Question:  Have you ever used "tube technology" mascara before?  If so, what was your opinion of it?  Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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