Becca Primer Triples Makeup Wear & Yurbuds Are Awesome for Workouts

July 29, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Posted in Beauty Must-Haves, Fitness, Makeup | Leave a comment
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Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Primer

Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Primer

Two new favorite discoveries joined my daily routine this summer. And one trumped a long-time product love.

Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector

What I Love About It:

  • Applied under makeup, it extends wear by 3x. Normally my face makeup will be an oil slick after a couple of hours. Now, it feels fresh after a few hours and still shows signs of life at 6-8hrs.
  • Smoother skin. It helps fill-in pores for a smoother, more flawless appearance.
  • No breakouts. It has just 9 ingredients and zero silicones. This formula is near impossible to find in primers, BB, CC creams (trust me, I’ve searched obsessively).
  • I picked up a free sample to try at Sephora. I tested it alongside CoverFX and Nars. Hands-down, Becca performed the best at controlling oil.
Becca Swatch and Underneath Nars Tinted Moisturizer

Becca Ever-Matte Primer Swatch and Wearing Underneath Nars Tinted Moisturizer

A Few Learnings:

  • Application works best before makeup. You can dab it on top during the day for touch-ups, but feels a bit heavy. It also has a hint of a whitish cast, so isn’t great on its own.
  • Consistency is very dry. I apply closely after sunscreen, so my skin has some slip for blending. I apply and blend one section of my face at a time. If your skin is on the normal to dry side, you’ll prefer a more moisturizing primer.
  • It’s on the pricey side, though average for department store brands ($34 for 1.7 ounces). Try a sample first.

I have been using Paula’s Choice Shine Stopper for a couple of years. It’s good, but for me Becca Ever-Matte Primer is stellar!

Yurbuds Inspire Pro Earbud Headphones

Yurbuds

Yurbuds

If you walk, jog, hike, bike, snowboard, etc., you NEED Yurbuds Headphones ($59.99)! It is the only pair I’ve ever used that stay put in my ears. The earbuds feel comfortable, music sounds great and it controls your iPod/iPhone for hands-free operation. Plus they are water-resistant. I learned the hard way when I snowboarded with my old headphones, which got wet and then only played half a song in one ear.

Snowboarding in May at Alpental near Seattle

Snowboarding in May at Alpental Ski Resort near Seattle

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