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…


Mirenesse Tight Liner Hydra Gel Eyeliner In Sapphire Blue

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It’s Australia Day today in…Australia!  Being a Scottish expat, I don’t really know what it’s all about but I know that the Mr has a day off so we’ll be spending it together – YAY!  Today’s post is kinda Aussie-ish because I’ll be talking about an Aussie brand and the product is dark blue (like it is in the Aussie flag).  Totally winging this!  LOL.  Anyway…

Mirenesse is an Australian cosmetic brand which sponsored a number of goodies from their Boutique M Exclusive Collection at ABBW last year.  I cannot believe I have failed to give them even a wee mention on this blog!  Shame on me!!!  One of the products I received was Mirenesse Tight Liner Hydra Gel Eyeliner in Sapphire Blue.

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Mirenesse Tight Liner Hydra Gel Eyeliner in Sapphire Blue is unlike all the other felt tip eyeliners I have used (Rimmel, FOA, Heroine Make).

A)  It’s not black.
B)  It’s actually a gel eyeliner and not a liquid eyeliner.  But I wouldn’t be able to differentiate between them because it just felt like a felt tip eyeliner.

Apparently, it can be used to tightline eyes.  (Check out Paris B’s tutorial on how to do this)  Personally, I have not tried doing this myself with the Mirenesse Tight Liner – mainly because I don’t tend to tightline as my eyes are rather sensitive and the last time I did it, I gave me a pink eye infection.  Not good!  And also, tightlining with sapphire blue…??  Maybe if I was Lady Gaga…

I just use Mirenesse Tight Liner Hydra Gel Eyeliner in Sapphire Blue the boring old school way – i.e. line upper lash line – but because it is blue, I don’t use it that often…perhaps once in a blue (pun alert) moon!

The colour is intense and it creates lovely thick lines.  I actually prefer a thicker tip than too thin (like Heroine Make which is 0.5mm) because it is easier to control.  Think of it as walking in high heels.  It is easier to walk in high heels like platforms rather than stilettos.  Probably didn’t explain that too well, but I hope you know what I mean.

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Anyway, Mirenesse Tight Liner Hydra Gel Eyeliners come in a variety of colours so if you’re keen, hop on over to their website and check them out yourself!  I actually saw this product pop up in a beauty box in a number of blogs so I’m kinda glad I am reviewing this now!  😛

Happy Australia Day to all my Australian readers!  And for my non-Aussie readers, happy Thursday!  Only one more day till the weekend!!!