Estée Lauder recently released a brand new product: Little Black Primer. This made me take a moment to think about innovation in general. Right when we think everything is already made, someone comes up with an idea and everyone wonders why they didn't think about it on the first place. We are applying white primers to our eye lashes for years and years. Did you ever think why it is white? Why? Maybe someone from laboratory and chemistry side of things may chime in and let us know. As a user I can see with my bare eyes that the new black "thing" works. So much for the spoiler... See it yourself after the jump. And the name of the product, amazing!
Today's post is not only about an eye lash primer which works, which is the rave part of things. I would like to also write what is recently bothering me to the point I lost some of my "kindness" while answering some of the comments. This is the rant part, hope you can bare with me on that. This is also after the jump...
|Estée Lauder Little Black Primer and some other Estée Lauder Products I have been loving at the moment.|
As creative as the name and the product are, PR Kit which came with the Little Black Primer was really sweet. A nice black notebook, a mini-sized champagne and a mouse pad from Estée Edit (other products above are from my stash and were not included, for those who wonder). Cooled down the champagne, took off my make-up. I was dying to try the base but now what to do with it? There are three options:
As base under your regular mascara: This is supposed to increase the impact of the mascara. Very similar concept to the white bases I used to hate because they look so unnatural until you get a good coat of mascara or two.
As a natural mascara alone: If you are in for a more natural day look, you may get away with only using Little Black Primer
As topcoat over your regular mascara: It is supposed to give your regular mascara a smudge proof finish. Since nothing smudges on me, even if I rub my eyes (ok, exaggerating a little) I was not able to test this claim.
|Estée Lauder Little Black Primer|
Now on to testing... To test the first and the second claim, I used eyelash curlers on both eyes and I applied one coat of Little Black Primer on my right eye (left on the screen for you) and left the other bare. You can see that as a natural mascara, it works quiet well. I have thick straight middle length eye lashes. My biggest concern is "the curl". Not many mascaras hold the curl so if I find one which does, I settle on this mascara and don't try new ones. Right now I am using Chanel Le Volume which works fine on me. I was surprised to see that Little Black Primer indeed holds the curl too. Yay for the second claim. It works.
Testing the "base" claim, I now applied one coat of Chanel Le Volume Mascara on both of the eyes. Holy moly, there is a visible difference! I can certainly see a difference in the length as well as the volume and curl.
At this point I take a sip of my champagne and write the verdict: It works!
|In-action: Estée Lauder Little Black Primer|
Now onto rant, I was about to get this post done, then I was hesitating because my brows were looking bushy (tell me about close-ups). I am receiving some nice, some not that nice "comments" about my eye brows and recently my hair. I would like to set something straight here.
Dear readers, I value your opinion and I exist just because of you. I am grateful for each of your comments and feedback. However, please keep in mind I am a full time working woman (an electronics engineer, because I was asked recently too) who has barely half an hour time to style in the morning. Have you noticed I post almost everyday. Those are looks I am wearing to work everyday. There are days I have more time to get prepared, there are days I run for a meeting.
The idea behind this blog is to show women from similar interest group how the products work in real life. My intention is not to take 4 hours, style, make up for camera, set the lights and shoot. These are being done by cosmetics companies and called promotional material. There are also a few YouTubers who find time to style each time they go in front of a camera. I don't! So next time if you write "Your hair is distracting me, it looks so bad" or think that my eye shadow was not properly blended etc. etc. please keep these in mind.
One more word. I don't think we need more promotional material of perfect(ionized) woman wearing products in most beautiful way. I personally read blogs who are written by real woman, who tell real stories and share their honest opinions, who have flaws, who have cuticles, who have bigger noses and thinner lips and and and...
Now what is your opinion?
Here is one of the recent FOTDs I was wearing Estée Lauder Little Black Primer just to wrap this review up. I was running for an interview...
Final thoughts: Estée Lauder Little Black Primer works beautifully as a base and as a natural mascara on me. It holds the curl which is my greatest concern. I love the name and the concept, I wonder why it wasn't done before. I definitely recommend you checking this out.
Have you tried Little Black Primer?
Disclaimer: The product in this post was provided free of charge for consideration purposes.
I am not paid for this review. All opinions are honest and my own.