I have good news and bad news. The good news is I tried a sample of a Smashbox primer, and it made a HUGE difference in how my makeup looked and how long it lasted. The bad news is it costs $36-42 for a small tube! I generally use drug store makeup, but after seeing the results of this primer, I think I need to buy this. I only give myself $50 a month for "personal care" in my budget, which includes makeup and other toiletries such as toilet paper and tampons, lol. If I end up buying this primer, I will have to see how long the tube lasts (hopefully more than 1 month) and decide if it is something I can't live without. I'm pretty "meh" about most of my other makeup, as in, I'm not too attached to any particular formula or brand, so maybe I can cut corners with other products to make room for primer in my budget. The next problem will be choosing which exact primer to buy, because there are like 9 different types of Smashbox primer! I loved reading Julia's explanations here, but I'd like to go into Sephora or Ulta and talk to somebody there about it, and/or try some on myself before purchasing. Do you use foundation primer? I'd love to know about any more affordable options to dissuade me from buying the Smashbox one!
I wore this out for a nice little Saturday running errands. I stopped by CVS, Target, the dry cleaner, and Chipotle :) I love, LOVE Chipotle...
Vest: Zara (similar)
Blouse: Old Navy
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Target (similar)
Scarf: Cynthia Rowley (similar colors)