All Kinds of Primers from Look Fabulous Forever

Primers for your makeup


All Kind of Primers from Look Fabulous Forever

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I introduced you to the company Look Fabulous Forever this summer when we showcased bright lipsticks. When they sent us the lipsticks to use for that post, I also requested the lip primer to have my mom try out since she gets that bleeding of the lipstick around her lips. My mom has loved this product, so when the company reached out to me again, I figured maybe you guys would like some more information about primers.

If you’ve never used any kind of primers before with your makeup, then let me give you some background. My first introduction to any kind of primer was when I was just a pup. It was when I had bought my dental practice over 20 years ago, and I noticed that my assistant’s eyelid makeup didn’t crease at the end of the day. And considering that my mouth is always covered with a mask, most patients looked at my eyes quite a bit. So my assistant gave me her secret. It was an eyelid primer. Well I’ve used that kind of product since then and it’s magic.

So I thought we’d try out a variety of Look Fabulous Forever primers for you on our Thanksgiving day a week ago. And tell you truthfully what worked for us and what didn’t because I always believe there is a pro and con with everything. And as a special incentive, the company is offering  20% off your first order with the code LFFJTS20 valid only December 1 – 31st 2017 (inclusive) and excludes p&p, collections, samples and gift vouchers. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and it is for new customers only.

Smooth Like Silk Face Prime

Let me introduce you to the foundation primer from Look Fabulous Forever. Since I was trying out the primer, they also sent me the foundation to use.

Foundation primer

I’ve actually used many foundation primers over the years, once I found out about them 14 years ago. I stuck with the same one for over 10 years, but I’d noticed recently that it didn’t seem to be working as well. I’m sure it’s that my skin has changed since menopause.

Of course, in all reality, I haven’t been loving my foundation recently either. I wasn’t sure if it was the primer or foundation that was not working. What I’d notice is that the foundation wasn’t smooth and even anymore. And not only at the end of the day, but even right after I applied it. So I was truly excited to review Look Fabulous Forever’s products.

Applying foundation primer

Our experiment

As a biology person, I always want to compare and study things. So I thought the 3 of us would apply our primers on the right side of our faces only, and then compare.

If you think that using a foundation primer is an annoying extra step then you should take Tricia’s advice in the video below. She combines the primer and foundation so that she’s really only applying it one time. I also learned through this video to really rub the foundation into the skin. It’s always amazing to me, that after 50 years, there’s still more to learn.

Foundation Primer for Women over 50

Here’s the photo with all my makeup applied half way through the day. Unless you have a much nicer computer monitor than I do, I certainly don’t see a difference between the two sides. But let me tell you, at the end of the day, when I went to remove my makeup, there was quite a difference. The left side without the primer had many blotchy areas noticeable. Now when I say noticeable, I mean me looking closely in the mirror. Could my husband see them? Only when I pointed them out to him.

Did I like it? I absolutely love the Smooth Like Silk Face Prime. It’s almost like a clear gel that is super smooth.

I wasn’t sure I loved the Continuous Cover Foundation on the first couple of tries. It’s a little thicker than what I’ve been used to using. But after I looked at the photos, it seems to look very natural and matches my complexion wonderfully. And it’s no more expensive than my other foundations.

Lip Prime

For Nancy, she was able to try out the Lip Prime along with her Fabulous Lip Colour.

I know for myself, personally, I’ve started to see the fact that lipstick is moving into the lines around my lips. My mom had given me her protocol 2 years ago when I talked about lip makeup. But that was a ton of steps, and still didn’t work all that well for her after 8 hours.

Lip Primer

When I gave this to Nancy to use, she laughed and said that her lipstick doesn’t stay on long enough to have it bleed into the lines around her lips. And she was right, LOL! It wasn’t an hour after we took our first photos and had a snack, that I noticed that Nancy’s lipstick was gone.

It’s funny, because I must be super careful when I eat and talk, because mine didn’t look any different.

Applying Lip Primer

The experiment

But we tried the same experiment for Nancy and the lip prime. We had her use the primer only on the right side of her lips. It says it works even when you reapply your lipstick, so that’s what she did for the photo below which was halfway through the day.

So the moral of the story is, if your lipstick doesn’t stay on very long, then you probably don’t need this item. But the “fix it” part of my personality would say we need to find a kind of lipstick that does stay on for Nancy better. Because to me, a colorful lipstick makes the biggest difference in our appearance. Especially once we start losing color in our hair and eyebrows.

Lip Primer on Women over 60

And check out my mom’s photo later down in this post, because she’s wearing the lip prime too.

There’s another video showing how to apply the lip primer on Look Fabulous Forever’s site, but I like this one better. Because it’s more detailed, and I think those details can make a big difference if you’re trying to get the lip primer to work the best way.

Eye Prime

Here’s the Eye Prime that my mom was able to try out along with one of the eye shadows. I chose the Aubergine No Shimmer Eye Shade for my mom to use.

Eyelid primer

I know my mom has used an eye primer in the past. And truthfully, what she’s used hasn’t worked well for her. I don’t mean to tattle on her, but when I go to her house to take photos, it’s usually in the mornings about 9 am. So it’s not even like her makeup has been on that long. But there would already be creases on her eye lids. Maybe it’s just she hadn’t found the right product because it’s certainly not that her skin is oily.

But I will say that the Look Fabulous Forever is probably a tad more expensive than the ones my mom gets at the drugstore. And sometimes it’s true that we get what we pay for.

Applying eyelid primer

The Experiment

Again I had my mom only use the eyelid primer on her right eye. Of course it can be confusing in these photos, because in the top photo she’s applying it in the mirror, so it’s the right side. But the photo below is straight on, so her right side is actually what you see on the left. The below photo is half way through the day. There isn’t a lot of creasing yet, but I can see a little starting to happen on her left eye.

The one thing my mom didn’t love was that the eye shadow wasn’t very deep in color. I suggested she dip her brush in water next time to see if that helps. But just so you know that fact.

But let’s also talk about the lips here. I told you that I gave my mom the lip primer that we received this summer. And she’s been using it daily. Enough that she just bought another one from Look Fabulous Forever. And if you knew my mother, then you’d realize she doesn’t usually spend that kind of money on those items. She’s more of a drugstore beauty woman. So to me, that says how great it’s been working for her.

And if you’re looking closely at this photo, sure, you can see a little bit of lipstick bleeding on the lower lip. But this is after about 4 hours of application, so I consider it fabulous.

Eyelid Primer on women over 70

Here is Tricia’s video regarding how to use the eye prime.

Primers for a natural look


I do believe that one product isn’t perfect for every woman out there. We all have different skin. Along with the fact that we live in different environments. So it comes down to finding something that works great for you and your face. If you’ve been looking for some better makeup items, I hope you’ll check out Look Fabulous Forever and their selections. They also have some wonderful video tutorials, brushes and collections along with some before and after videos.

This is a sponsored post about Look Fabulous Forever. We were also gifted these primers along with the foundation, eye shadow and lipsticks from the company.

And don’t forget the wonderful offer that Look Fabulous Forever is offering my readers only.

Offer: 20% off your first order
Code: LFFJTS20 
Validity: Friday 1st December – Sunday 31st December 2017 (inclusive)
T&Cs: Excludes p&p, collections, samples and gift vouchers. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. New customers only.

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  • Fun post, Jodi. I hardly wear make-up anymore — only when I’m going out of my apartment somewhere besides grocery shopping, laundry or errands. 🙂 Strange since, when I was younger I never went anywhere without it! Still, I loved seeing the demo videos and the photos of each of the three of you. As Billy Cristol says, “You look mah-ve-lous!”

    • I was the same way when I was younger—I only went to the gym without makeup. Now, I still put it on to run errands, but there are days it doesn’t happen—although I never leave the house without lipstick!!
      Thanks !!!

  • Brigid Gallagher

    What a great post Jodie! I have just finished watching all the videos. Very interesting. Thank you.

    • Thanks so much Brigid!
      I think I learn something new every time I watch Tricia’s videos!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    I like the idea of combining the primer and the foundation. It seems that anymore it takes FOREVER to apply my makeup.

    • I know, right, Bernadette??? And when she suggested that, I was thinking, “why didn’t I think of that?” LOL!!!
      What I should do is try half of my face combining the two, and the other half where I apply each separately and see if it makes any difference….

  • Stevie Turner

    Never tried primers – perhaps I ought to!

    • I really think they help amazingly, Stevie!! I wouldn’t know about them except for the time that I went for a makeover at the makeup counter!

  • I think i should purchase my next primer soon because i haven’t own one.
    this post makes me think of it, thanks for sharing.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    • They really help keep your makeup looking great, and I don’t feel put together without them!!!
      Thanks Jane!!

  • Love this post – so thorough and behind-the-scenes! I use a lightly tinted primer all over my face instead of foundation. I need lip help though! Thanks for linking up, xox


    • It’s those darn wrinkles around the lips, Patti. Not that I’m complaining about wrinkles…I’ve earned each and every one of them (I’m sure it’s from all my smiling…). But it does make my lipstick look funny without the primer!!!

  • I have this! The Primer is amazing! I’ve met Tricia too and she is lovely. xx

    • It really is amazing!! What I should have done is surveyed all the bloggers I know and gotten their testimonials too!! I’m glad you love the company too!!
      Thanks Laurie!!

  • I was reading about primers and found a site where the writer warned about the dangers of dimethicone. As I began to panic, I read to the end. She was SELLING an alternative product. Oh.

  • I was reading about primers and found a site where the writer warned about the dangers of dimethicone. As I began to panic, I read to the end. She was SELLING an alternative product. Oh.

    • That made me giggle, Jean….only because I’ve personally been thinking about trying to switch to more natural products. And I’m sure I should to a degree. But then I look at my mother (who will be 80 next month) who is in fabulous shape and takes no medications, and I see what she usually uses—drugstore, the cheapest possible products. And I wonder, maybe it’s not the end all???
      I used to talk about this as a dentist because many people were worried about the metal fillings. Granted, I rarely placed them in the last 15 years of practice, but it wasn’t because I thought they were dangerous. Sure, I believed that some people could have issues with them (just like some people have issues with strawberries, etc…). But then there was my grandma who lived to be 97 and also in fabulous shape until just the last year of her life—and she had a mouthful of metal. So our bodies are truly incredible, with all of the stuff we throw at them…..

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  • Amy K

    I’m newer to the whole world of makeup, so even hearing there was a thing called “primer” kind of made me giggle because when I hear “primer” I think “wall paint”! But I have tried a few primers now and I think they really do make everything work a little better! Great post! Great photos! ~Amy

    • It always surprises me to hear women my age say that about makeup! But you have to understand, I grew up with a mother that always wore makeup, so it was a given for me!!

  • I’ve not yet ventured into primers even though I wear make-up every day. I’m also noticing that my tried-and-true products that I’ve been using no longer seem to be working for me so maybe I need to look for new ones. Thank you for sharing your experiences with these products and for joining my Fine-Whatever link up. I hope that you’re having a wonderful weekend.


    • It’s amazing how our changing skin makes our makeup be different, isn’t it?? Somewhat annoying, but it’s all an evolution I’ve decided!!!
      It’s also a great reason to try new products and go shopping…ha ha!!

  • I feel I should look into primers – no matter what you wear it never seems to stay on long in the summer heat and humidity here, haha! I tend to wear BB cream most of the time so you don’t really notice it fading here and there as it’s pretty light coverage anyway 🙂

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend! We’ve put our Christmas tree up and gone to a few Christmas events this weekend. So far, it’s been a good one and the predicted wild weather hasn’t hit yet which is nice!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • I can totally relate—if you are outside and it’s crazy hot, then it does seem like most of your makeup melts off, Mica!!
      We just took the moms and went up to a small mountain town to join in on their Wassail days!! We had a blast, but now I’m exhausted—ha ha!!

  • This was so interesting. I have a big issue with makeup staying on my face. Reality is that I like to use as little makeup as possible.

    I spent some big bucks on Make Up Forever that was “supposed” to last forever on my eyelids and it was creasing within an hour! What BS! Makeup is very frustrating for me as I age.

    I did just order an eyelid primer online that I’m going to try out in the next few weeks but if it doesn’t work I might try this one.


    • That is super frustrating, but I guess everyone’s skin is so different, how could it work on everyone?? Maybe we should start a new trend where the creasing on the eye lids is cool? Then we wouldn’t need to bother with primer…ha ha!!!
      I’ve actually used many different eye lid primers (Clinique, Younique, and have had pretty good luck with most of them…but I’m sure it all depends on our issues…)
      Thanks Suzanne!!!

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    wonderful post. You all look so amazing. Sometimes I wear a primer too
    XO Tina

  • Mother Daughter

    I do like to use primer, if and when I put on a base. lol I have found it very helpful to use a makeup sponge when applying my makeup, my granddaughters got me into using one. I never put anything on my eyes other than mascara and I have to be careful with it because everything irritates them.

    • Interesting about the sponge. I was using a brush for the longest time, but lately it didn’t seem to be working as well (of course, was it the brush or the foundation or the primer??) I have a sponge, but haven’t gotten in the habit to use it!! I’ll have to try it!!
      Thanks Victoria!!

  • Love this amazing post, truly inspiring, the pictures are stunning, love the video as well. All of you look absolutely gorgeous, thank you for sharing!!!


  • Pauline Starsmore

    I use L.F.F. Face Prime and love it I havn’t found another to beat it,I have tried the eye prime too,but I have to be so careful what I put on my eyes as they soon get irritated.

    • Wow—that’s so fabulous that you love the face prime too Pauline!!! I’ve really only used about 3 or 4 different ones over the years, so it’s nice to know other’s experiences with it!!
      Have you tried the lip prime at all??

      • Pauline Starsmore

        No not tried the lip prime, I have at the moment their blusher, concealer and highlighter

  • Rebecca Saffer

    Some great makeup tips here! I do use an eyelid primer although I haven’t used eye shadows in a bit. I am looking for a matt finished taupe color for definition and always use pencil eyeliners to give structure to the eye. I am lucky to have smooth skin so use a light foundation and blusher but no primer. You three look beautiful before and after!!

    • Wow…you are so lucky—or maybe it’s just because you’ve taken such good care of your skin over the years, Rebecca?
      Lately, I’ve been using a blush as one of my eye shadows because it’s such a nice neutral.
      Did you see the movie “Brooklyn”? I was so enamored by her natural look, that I’d been trying that with my eyes for awhile. My skin is so pale though, that I like something to cover the veins….

  • never heard of this brand but their primer sounds cool

    Wonder Cottage

    • I love this brand because they actually are working to help older women!! That’s a big help for many of us!!

      • That’s really nice to know. Thanks for the help

  • kim

    all beautiful ladies with and without makeup! I did have a problem when I came to your blog yesterday too. Glad you got it figured out.

    • Thanks for letting me know, Kim, and I’m glad you were able to get to the post today!!

  • I never use a foundation because my skin is so very sensitive. But I think a eye primer is a must have! My eye makeup stays much better then without! Btw, Your mothers dress and boots are amazing! You know what I would like to read? A post about how you three take the pictures! Does your mother live very nearby, must be, and why so early and how do you choose a theme, is that a mutual thing etc.

    • Thanks so much Nancy!!
      Well, that’s a fabulous suggestion, Nancy!! You really would be interested in that, huh??
      I may take you up on that thought then!!

  • Very interesting post Jodie. I would like to see more makeup posts on your blog. Yes, you are right a primer plays an important role. You all look so beautiful even without makeup. Have a great day <3 Kisses <3

    • Thanks Rakhshanda!!
      I’m glad you said that, because for my mom’s birthday, I’m having her get her makeup done by a professional, so I’ll do a post about it and relate it to everyone!!

  • Judy Gramith

    I’ve even seen make-up professionals add primer to fill in lines AFTER foundation is on! Basically primers are silicone based and I do find the nicely fill in deeper lines for at least “awhile”. I’m using a medium priced non-drugstore brand.
    Jodie, the top you’re wearing in this post would look GREAT under your handknit multicolored sweater from yesterday’s post!

    • Wow—I never thought to add the primer after the foundation—I may have to try that!! You are always full of interesting tidbits (or as my hubby says to me “just full of it” …ha ha).
      I am taking mom to a professional makeup person (actually image consultant) for her birthday so I’m excited to see what else I can learn!!
      And I would never think to pair this top with that sweater—but you know me….I’ll try it!!
      Thanks Jude!!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    I ran out of the primer I use under my foundation and I really need to pick something up again, as I have noticed a difference. Eye primer is def. a must if you don’t want those crease lines! I don’t wear lipstick a lot, but I am sure it helps to use a lip primer.


    • They are definitely a game changer, aren’t they Carrie?
      It makes me wonder why they don’t make the foundation with the primer in it?? Or the eyeshadow with primer in it?? We need to get working on that!!!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    I mostly just use an eye primer. Sometimes I mix it with a darker primer for a one-shot shadow 🙂

    • Now that’s a brilliant suggestion Terri!! Where’d you come up with that idea???

  • What a helpful, fun and informative post Jodie! I forgot all about eye primers so I am glad you reminded me. I usually don’t wear eye shadow, but maybe with a primer I can. I also do not wear foundation, only a BB cream or tinted sunscreen. I am not good with make up, so I use a minimal amount, but am always interested to learn, as you are.
    Reading blogs like this have really helped me.
    All three of you ladies look beautiful, and you look so pretty with a bare face, such lovely and delicate features.

    • Thanks so much Elle!!
      I grew up with a mom who always put on makeup every morning, so I think it was ingrained in me! Not that one way is better than another, but I do think it’s nice to know the tricks when we need to use it!!
      Have a great weekend,

  • Laura

    I think primers can make a difference with longevity of makeup and how smoothly they go on. These sound like great options!

    • I think you’re right—it’s amazing to me how many people don’t use them!!
      Thanks Laura!!

  • What a great review! I definitely love using primer on my face because it helps my foundation stay on better. I don’t use a lip or eye primer that often though.
    Jeans and a Teacup

    • It’s nice to hear you think the same thing, Jessica!!
      I’ve tried it a couple times without using the primer, and my makeup becomes so splotchy!!

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    I always use primer…even on days that I don’t wear foundation. I haven’t yet found a foundation that I love, but I’ve used the same “primer” for years…I used quotation marks because it’s not actually primer, but is made with the EXACT same ingredients as high end primers at s fraction of the cost…are you ready??? Monistat Anti-Chafing gel…I kid you not!😂 Same ingredients, way cheaper and works beautifully!

    • Really??? But I have to know—how did you find this out???? That’s such a brilliant hack, and you know I’m going to have to go try it out now!!
      But why would you wear it even when you don’t wear foundation?? Does it cover somewhat too??
      You are a wealth of information—we need to hang out, Debbie!!
      PS…why don’t you put a photo for your avatar?? Just wondering……

      • I learned the primer hack on a makeup discussion board probably 15 years ago and I’ve used it ever since. If I’m feeling lazy and only running errands I don’t do all of makeup…just mascara, concealer and blush. The primer just gives a smoother base to work with and I feel like it just makes everything look a little more even.
        We should totally hang out…what a blast we would have! And as for the avatar, quite simply I never really thought about it, but since it bothered you I fixed it just for you…lol!

        • Well, aren’t you the sweetest to add your photo….I just love seeing your lovely face (and hair—-that hair makes me so jealous!!)!

  • Robert Filogomo

    Very interesting topic…and challenging photo session 🙂


    I’ve never used a primer before and I almost never wear foundation, but I think I would love to give this a try when want to look the part for a night out or christmas dinner! Great review!

    Marije |

    • Thanks Marije!!
      You must have fabulous skin to never wear foundation—oh, how I envy you!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Great post. Thanks for sharing this info with us.

  • oooh – I love the idea of a lip primer! Sounds great

    • I’m not even sure you’d need the lip primer Michelle. You are way too young to have bleeding of the lipstick, aren’t you??? I only just noticed mine doing this a couple of years ago. But your mom might need it???
      Thanks!! And have a fabulous weekend!!

      • It depends on the color & the brand but I do notice that some of them tend to bleed, but you’re right. I bet my mom would love it

        • I should apologize…who am I to say that it wouldn’t be for you? My husband just yelled at me for saying that to you!! If you do notice bleeding, then this primer would work great! And maybe it did happen to me when I was younger, and I just didn’t realize it!! I admit, that I’m much more aware of my makeup now since I’ve been blogging!!

          • What!! No, no problem at all!! I love lipstick so I’m glad to hear about this product

  • I enjoyed this thorough review and agree that there is no perfect product for every woman since we all have different skin. I think primers probably do make a difference though. I haven’t ever tried a lip or eye one though. Thanks for sharing!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • I really think the lip primers are more for us older women. I never had my lipstick bleed into my lips until just a couple of years ago! But the eye primer I’ve been using for over 20 years—it’s amazing!!
      Thanks and have a great weekend, Amy!!

  • Yes! Primers are lifesavers! I have never tried a lip primer, though. I’m going to have to check this one out. And my favorite eye shadow primer recently changed its formula and isn’t all that great for my skin now. I might have to get brave and try a different product there too! Thank you for sharing Look Fabulous Forever with us! 🙂


    • It’s kinda frustrating when you find something that works and then it changes!!! Ugh!!
      You probably don’t need the lip primer yet Lindsey! You seem too young to have that bleeding problem from the lipsticks!!
      Thanks and have a great weekend!!

  • Cindy

    I’ve never used or even heard of a lip or eye primer! Interesting. I must look into this! I do use a face primer (when I remember). Thanks for the great ideas!

    • I’m sure I started all of this because when I was working, I was in people’s faces to closely. So I always felt the need to look good all day long, and not like my makeup was being crazy!!
      Now it’s a habit, but I do feel good when I look in the mirror at the end of the day, and it’s no different than the morning!!
      Thanks Cindy!

  • I have never heard of this primer. You all look so gorgeous! How do you all stay looking so young? Maybe this primer is the answer. Thanks for sharing!

    • Ha ha—aren’t you the sweetest, Kathrine?
      Although I will have to admit….when I see people without makeup on, they always look younger to me. Not that I’m going to give up wearing it, but it’s an interesting phenomenon!!

  • I love a good primer! I need to try this one!

    District of Chic

  • You ladies are so brave to show us your natural face while you’re putting on make-up. Even close ups! Kudos to you for keeping it real! I don’t know much about make-up so am always appreciative to learn more and appreciate recommendations from people I trust. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • I figure my face doesn’t look that much better even with makeup on, so what’s the difference…ha ha!!
      Thanks Julia!!

  • I can’t seem to get on with primer, I love how makes the makeup looks though. Have a great weekend and Happy December 🙂
    Gemma x

    • That surprises me that you say that, Gemma!
      Is it that your skin is so sensitive, or you just aren’t in the habit.
      I was telling a couple of others, that I always used it when I was working only because I was in people’s faces all day (as a dentist). And I needed to look put together!!
      I may not always use it as much now, because there are days of no makeup, but it does make me feel more secure!!
      Thanks for your thoughts—it’s always so interesting to hear other’s views!!

      • Yes it’s because of sensitive skin. I have tried a few and always seem to get skin problems after. Saying that though I hardly wear foundation either unless I’m having a bad skin day. I love the look of makeup that has been applied over a primer though. I think it really makes a difference to making it stay put. xx

  • donnanance

    You ladies are all beautiful, with primer or without! This is a great, honest post about the different types of primers and and how well (or not) they work. I wore a primer years ago but have switched to nontoxic products and haven’t scoped out a new product. Enjoy your weekend. xoxo

    • I get on that bandwagon about toxic products, and then off again. Not that I don’t think it’s important, but I look at my mom who will be 80 next month, and she’s in such good health (no medications, etc….) and she uses crap stuff from the drugstore (except for this lip primer—I bet that is the most she’s ever spent on make up).So then I wonder if I should stress about it??
      I’m still using the non toxic hair products, so we will see!!!!
      Thanks Donna!!!

      • donnanance

        Jodie, I am so grateful for our friendship and everything I learn from you!

        • Awwww….that just made my day, Donna! I totally feel the same way. It’s funny, right? How this blogging can end up creating friends??

  • Great post and you all look wonderful even in the “raw” mirror photos! I’ve used lip and eye primer for awhile and say it does keep things in place longer. New to the foundation primer because of breakout problems I wear foundation rarely. Stripe shirt update…the JCPenny arrived…perfect. Thanks! -Laurel

    • It’s so interesting to hear what other women do in their makeup routine, Laurel, so thanks for letting me know!
      When I was working, I would never go without foundation because I was so up close and personal with patients. I do skip it occasionally now, but I really feel naked without it. Needless to say I don’t have many breakouts, so…..
      Glad the shirt is fabulous!!
      PS….I signed up for your newsletters at my other email address ( but I haven’t received one??

      • Not sure why your sign up went astray….I have added this email and you should not get every new, absolutely riveting post of !!

        • Thanks! FYI—-you’re not the only one…it happens with others, and I even checked the spam.
          But I’ll be waiting with baited breath for the next post!!!!

  • I do use primers and think they really work! I am not expert enough to say which ones work better but have my favorites. These look like some I would like to try! Happy Friday ladies!

  • Karen

    Things I noticed aside from the products: I really love that clock! And your hair looks so pretty styled that way and I love your wide leg pants (or is it a skirt?) You all look so very pretty and put together! Nancy’s jacket is beautiful and I love your mom’s boots! The products now…I have used primers, mostly on my eyelids and would like to try something else than what I’ve used since I really don’t notice that it is doing anything. But that said, I’m not getting creases through the day either. So maybe it does work. Like Nancy, my lipstick doesn’t last long, so when you discover something please let us know about it, because I’m reapplying all day long. Seriously, I can just be working here at my desk with lipstick in place, don’t eat, sip on water, then look in the mirror an hour later and it’s completely gone! It’s weird – where does it go?! So if you discover a product that actually lasts, please pass it along! I found a lipstick awhile ago that claimed to last “all day”, put it on and my lips started burning. So no more of that! You all looked very pretty for your Thanksgiving!

    • You have quite the eye for details Karen!! That clock is one of Nancy’s purchases from one of her trips to Santa Fe—she gets the funnest things!!
      And those pants of mine are sweater material with an elastic waistband—it was Thanksgiving so I needed the extra room…ha ha!
      I would say that your eyelid primer is working if you’re not getting creases.
      But the lipstick?? Funny! I just bought Nancy some Covergirl all day stuff and she said it was much better. I have some and can use it occasionally. However, it dries out my lips too much to use it daily. But for the times I need it…it’s been great. One of these days, I may try the LipSense that everyone is talking about…..

  • fashionistha

    Great primer it looks like and a beautiful post with three most beautiful women!