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Tried & Tested Trio : Face Primers

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Face primers are strangely not that popular in Australia as I have spoken to many NON-beauty blogging girlfriends about make-up primers and they are like, “Huh?  What are they?”  Basically, face primers are used to prepare your face by smoothing out lumps and bumps and sealing up pores before application of make-up, usually foundation or BB cream (and in the future, CC cream).  Not only does it prep the face, it also helps keep make-up lasting longer which in turn, makes you look even more awesome.  As regular readers of The Best Beauty Blog already know, I have been on a foundation frenzy lately so I have also been trialling and testing a few face primers so here is a quick run-down of a trio I have been using…


b collection by bloom Magic Wand Makeup Remover

If you didn’t know already, b collection by bloom is the little sister of Bloom cosmetics, which was created exclusively for Target (pronounced Tar-jay by Aussies; as a joke.  No, I don’t get it either…).  When I was offered the opportunity to test out b collection by bloom Magic Wand Makeup Remover, a recent winner of the Shop Til You Drop Genius Awards, how could a girl say no?

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What b collection Say

b collection’s Magic Wand Makeup Remover is the perfect tool for precision makeup removal. The fine tip removes stubborn makeup without disturbing your look.

My Opinions

b collection Magic Wand Makeup Remover is basically a marker pen with makeup remover as its ink (if that makes any sense at all).  Because of it’s Q-tip-sized nib, I find it useful for removing smudged eyeliner or mascara fibres on eyelids, without messing up the rest of my eye make-up.  It has become a permanent fixture in my handbag’s make-up bag.

The germophobe in me is not too happy with the transfer of bacteria, especially when I use this a lot around my eyes.  It can also get a bit streaky from previous uses.  But fear not, as I have found a solution.  I see no wrong in giving the tip a quick wash under the hot water tap.  Still works well afterwards.

I have no idea how long this nifty tool will last me but as it retails for RRP of $14.95 AUD, it’s not exactly breaking the bank.  For a cheaper (and more hygienic) alternative, you can use a cotton bud dipped in make-up remover – but if you’re on-the-go and need to get rid of smudged eyeliner pronto, don’t use your grubby fingers to rub, get a b collection Magic Wand Makeup Remover and let it do its magic!