Seriously. In one week too.
What you’re looking at is Dior Brow Styler in Universal Brown($30) and Dior Backstage Primer($30). MAN. I love these two things. A whole lot.
Let’s talk about the Dior Backstage Primer first, because I think this is one of the best primers for oily lids out there.
When I first got it, I was pretty meh about it. It looks pretty similar to the Lancome one, which does nothing for me. My oily lids are so oily. For any eyeshadow to not crease, I have to first use a primer like NARS Pro Prime, and then something else like a cream eyeshadow, MAC Paint Pot-anything else. Double prime, which is a pain in the arse. Otherwise my shadows will crease in a few hours easy.
With Dior Backstage Primer though, I can just use it and nothing else. I can’t believe it! The only way I can describe it, is that it’s like a MAC Painterly, but drier in texture. It’s not creamy at all. And I think THAT’S the key there Watson! It takes a bit of work to spread it out evenly, but the results are so worth it.
It pretty much matches my skin tone as you can see and that’s awesome. The con is that I can only use it on my eyelid. It’s a bit too dry to blend up to my eyebrow, which is fine with me. I have no issues with shadows creasing on my brow bone! If you have dastardly oily lids like I do, Dior Backstage Primer is WORTH it. Trust me.
The other Dior product that has been saving me about 5 minutes in the morning is the Dior Brow Styler in Universal Brown.
Now, I don’t know HOW many times I’ve walked by this thing and thought-I wonder if it would work for me? Too many my friends. And if you’ve done the same thing? Do yourself a favour and just get it now.
First off, I had no idea the thing had a spoolie on the other end! HELLO. Just that makes my life so much easier. I don’t have to search for mine that’s usually hiding amongst my eyeliners. That saves me like 3 minutes at least. I swear to GOD my spoolie LIKES playing hide and seek with me. The little freak.
The Dior Brow Styler has a small, and tiny pencil and is just the perfect size to draw on some natural looking brow hairs, of which I am lacking. Child of the 80s here. It’s not too soft or powdery like some pencils. Not too waxy either. And it’s not as hard as the Shu Uemura Hard Brow Pencil. This brow pencil is so, so easy to use. Zip, Zip, Zip! Tracy is done and done!
And this universal colour? Matches my brows really well too! Usually these kind of universal brow colours are way too warm for me. With the grey hair, I have to be extra careful when using eye brow pencils and powders. I love my Illamasqua Brow Powder in Moto a ton because it’s the perfect ashy brown shade for me, but powder takes a bit more time and effort. And I’m so not into perfection and tons of effort lately as you know. The Dior Brow Styler in Universal Brown is fast, fills in the blank spots, making my brows look better. SOLD.
These two Dior Backstage products have changed things up for me! And at this stage in my makeup life, that says a lot! Totally recommend both of these products!
Has something new(or not so new as in my case) changed up your makeup routine/life for the better? What was it?
*products sent by PR for review, thoughts are mine as always!
Happy Happy Friday everyone!! As of today, we have 15 days left until we leave on the Marky College Roadtrip! And she’s getting annoyed with my countdown LOL. I think it’s because she STILL hasn’t gone through her closet and gotten rid of some of her clothes that she hasn’t worn since middle school…and I SURE AS HECK AIN’T DOIN’ IT. MAMA REFUSES.