Tuesday, March 23, 2010
You don't have to be a trend hunter to notice that almost every celebrity is launching their own line of merchandises. Be it perfumes, clothing, or toys, if you can name it, someone is making it. I guess product endorsements are not growing money fast enough. Engraving your own name is the way to go. Tarina Tarantino, the famous accessory designer who is known for her use of bright colors and unconventional draft, released her own cosmetic collection exclusively at Sephora in January. Since this big announcement, I have been waiting to get my hands on these pretty babes. So finally a few weeks ago, I took home the Pearl Glow Primer ($32).
This new beauty collection is every girl's dream comes true with the pink and adorable packaging. The primer comes in a glass bottle with a pink cap. Very cute, yet elegant and beautiful. I love to showcase this on my vanity.
Instead of calling this a primer, I think this product is more appropriate as an illuminator. When used by itself, it creates the most beautiful and glowy shine to the skin. Not overwhelmed with glitters, it gives you a brightened and polished finish. I love using this on top of my nose and cheek bones to give my face more texture. However, once you apply another product on top of the primer, the shine will be completely covered. As a result, the primer becomes kind of pointless. Since this is a primer, it is supposed to be applied under other products. I love the idea of a combination of primer and illuminator. Unfortunately, the idea is not practical.
I then tried mixing this with my foundation, and it also gives a very beautiful finish. So, I have concluded that you shouldn't use this as a primer because you will be disappointed. But, try this alone or with your foundation. You may be surprised.
Pick It or Not ?
- Quality: 40 (out of 50)
- Packaging: 20 (out of 20)
- Price: 19 (out of 20)
- User Friendly: 5 (out of 5)
- Availability: 4 (out of 5)Angela's Ultimate Pick: B +