Smooth Operator

not a secret anymore…

This past weekend it was time for yet another beach wedding, although this go-around, no plane was involved–only an 3 hour-plus car ride. Fortunately, I had a lot of Lay’s potato chips and Sprite to pass the time. My cousin got married on Jersey Shore’s Long Beach Island and, much to everyone’s pleasant surprise, it was actually somewhat breezy and cool outside during her ceremony (the main event was indoors). Still, knowing how disgusting it has been this summer in the NY area, I came prepared for extreme heat and humidity, armed with the same products I used at my friend’s June wedding in Palm Beach. As I had mentioned in that post, I used L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base as a primer and loved it. And also in that post, I mentioned there was more to come on said product, and I’m going to take this opportunity to follow-up on that promise and tell you why you should buy it. So thanks in advance for listening.

First off, it feels insanely satin-like once you dip your fingers into the tiny pot. Perhaps a bit sticky at first, but once you rub the thick substance between your fingers and apply to your face, you’ll notice how silky it becomes. Magic! Like advertised! That being said, whatver you put on afterwards–in my case this was Maybelline’s Dream Liquid Mousse–will stick like glue to your skin, creating a shield from sweat, wind, or perhaps the most damaging element of all, time. After a few hours of wedding festivities, my foundation was still intact. Pretty impressive. The product also promises to fill in fine lines, which I have to admit I didn’t really notice, but perhaps I didn’t apply enough around my eyes, where I have the most, uh, let’s call them crinkles. In any case, it didn’t cause any breakouts and for that I am always thankful. So, although my two big summer weddings are over, this primer has become, and will remain, a new staple in my makeup bag, hot weather or not. Classic in the making, people.


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