Makeup Collection & Declutter: Primers

Makeup Collection & Declutter: Primers

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Hey babes! Over the past year, I’ve really been trying to only keep the things that I absolutely love! I recently moved all my makeup into my vintage vanity. Let’s just say that the drawers were overflowing and giving me a bit of anxiety. Lol. I love watching makeup collection and declutter videos so I figured it was finally time that I shared my own since I do declutter a couple times a year. The things that I declutter will be going to friends and family, the trash if they are too old, and sold if they are new or barely used. Hopefully, each week I’ll have a new installment up that’ll show my collection before, what I’m keeping, what I’m decluttering, and my wishlist. This week we are starting with primers!

Before: Base Products & Makeup Brushes

Before: Base Products & Makeup Brushes Drawer

I wanted to show y’all how crazy my drawer was! Lol. I’ll take an after photo once I get through every section in this drawer.

Primers I’m Keeping

Elf, Laura Mercier, & Hard Candy Primers

Elf Hydrating Primer | I got this because of emilynoel83 and I’m really liking it! It feels really silky and blurs out my pores a bit.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance | I’m so happy I spent my Sephora points on this! It gives such a pretty glow!

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Coconut Water Primer Stick | This was another emilynoel83 recommendation. I love using this under my eyes. It feels so cooling!

Primers I Need to Test More

J. One Jelly Pack | I won this in a giveaway and haven’t used it too much yet. I thought it felt pretty sticky but I need to try it more.

Hylamide HA Blur | I received this in my beautylish lucky bag and have yet to try it. It sounds like something I’ll really like though!

Stila One Step Correct | I’ve been using this off and on for awhile but I’m not sure how I feel about it yet.

Primers I’m Decluttering

Becca Backlight Priming Filter | This is one of my favorite glowy highlighters! I think the Laura Mercier one gives a similar look so I don’t really need both. This is on the older side too.

Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer | This is one of my favorite pore filling primers. A little goes a long way and it can cake up if you use too much. I liked it for filling in pores on my cheeks. My only problem is I don’t like sticking my fingers in pots and I always seem to lose my spatula. Lol. This one is getting older too so I passed it on to my sister for her to enjoy before it goes bad.

Pur HydraGel Lift | This feels really similar to the Hard Candy primer. I think it went bad though because the product looks funny now.

My Primer Wishlist

You can see my full wishlist on Pinterest! I try to add things I want on there otherwise I’ll forget about them. Lol.

Guerlain Meteorites Primer Perfecting Pearls | I’ve been wanting to try this for years!

Nyx Hydra Touch Oil Primer | Jessica Braun talked about this recently and it sounds like something that would be nice for my dry skin.

Honest Beauty Everything Primer | This brand has been on my wishlist for awhile. I’m hoping to get their beauty box subscription later this year to try some of their products!

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer & N° 28 Primer Serum | I used these years ago and loved them so I’m wanting to try them again.

Maybelline FaceStudio Master Prime Hydrate + Smooth Primer | I can’t remember who on youtube talked about this but it sounds like something I would like!

What are your favorite primers? Do you love any of the ones I talked about?

xoxo, Am ♥




  1. April 19, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    Ohmygosh! I really need to clear out my drawer, too. Ugh. I love Laura Mercier products, but haven’t tried that primer.

    • Amber
      May 26, 2018 / 2:10 am

      It feels so good to clear out my drawers! That Laura Mercier primer gives such a pretty glow!

  2. Laura
    April 20, 2018 / 12:01 am

    Oo I am really enjoying the jelly primer, it’s the best in winter! I really want to get both of those HourGlass ones too! They seem so lovely

    • Amber
      May 26, 2018 / 2:11 am

      I still haven’t made up my mind if I like the jelly one. Lol. I really liked the Hourglass ones in the past though!

  3. April 20, 2018 / 1:58 am

    Firstly you collection is so tidy and organised! Secondly, I can’t believe you’re throwing out the Becca Backlight Priming Filter! Its one of my faves, but understand that if its old its better it goes. You should also try the Cover FX primers, they’re amazing!

    • Amber
      May 26, 2018 / 2:14 am

      Thank you! I’m trying to keep my collection on the smaller side. I need to check Cover Fx out again! I had a mini from them in the past and think I enjoyed it!

    • Amber
      May 26, 2018 / 2:14 am

      I’ve used it a few times and like it so far!

  4. April 21, 2018 / 2:52 am

    You have inspired me to do a declutter of my primers and foundations! I know I have a lot in there but I always reach for the First Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothie Primer and Cover FX Blurring Primer

    • Amber
      May 26, 2018 / 2:18 am

      I just love decluttering! Lol. It feels nice to give my sister and best friend things I’ve been neglecting and then rediscovering things that I loved! The name of the FAB primer makes it sound like something I’d like! I’ve heard good things about Cover FX’s blurring primer!

    • Amber
      May 26, 2018 / 2:19 am

      Thank you! I think it’ll be one of the next that I pick up!

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