Colleen Rothschild Primer ~ Why You’ll Love It And Why You Need It

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How are you supposed to figure out which is the right primer for you?

What Should A Primer Do?

As you navigate your way through shopping for a new primer there are several things you need to be watching for. A primer’s job is to provide a nice, even barrier between your skincare and your makeup. It gives makeup something to grip on to, preps your skin for an ideal makeup application, and helps it look even and smooth.

Primer also needs to make your makeup wear evenly and last longer. On top of that it needs to have a blurring effect, making your skin look fresh but not shiny.

Not All Primers Are Created Equal

No doubt you’ve already played with primers in the past. You’ve probably experienced primers drying your skin out, leaving an ashy cast to your complexion, and even pilling up under your foundation, giving it a bumpy finish.

So it’s really important to get the right primer.

Why You Need Colleen Rothschild Black Tourmaline Primer

Colleen Rothschild Black Tourmaline Primer is a brand new primer, and is one you need to know about. I’ve been using it for a little over a month, both on myself and on photoshoots and ad campaigns. (My day job is a makeup artist.)

Here’s what I’ve found:

  • It is beautifully sheer – it doesn’t create a thick layer on your skin.
  • It doesn’t pill up of bubble under your foundation.
  • It mattifies your oily patches without making the skin look dry.
  • You can wear it alone if you don’t feel like wearing foundation. Somehow it evens your color and texture and makes your skin look fresh.
  • It blurs fine lines and wrinkles.

Other Benefits:

  • Black gemstone powder creates a protective barrier against environmental stressrs and pollutants.
  • Black Truffle is both rich in minerals, which nourish the skin and also provide a mattfying property.
  • It reduces the appearance of your pores.

Other Information

As with all Colleen Rothschild Beauty products I have tried, this one is very concentrated – a small amount goes a really long way. When you try this primer start with a single pump and only add more if you need it.

It’s already summer time here in Phoenix so we are already feeling less inclined to wear a full face of foundation. I like wearing this primer alone over my skin care and facial SPF. It seems to even out the complexion and leaves the skin with a lovely, even texture. I will be traveling with this primer this summer and using it either alone or under a BB Cream.

RELATED POST: Colleen Rothshild Hair Products For Travel

Colleen Rothschild Discount Code

I have been using these products for more than a year now and absolutely love them. I reached out to the company and asked for a discount code so my blog readers and Newsletter members could benefit from supporting me. You can chceck out the Colleen Rothschild Beauty website HERE and use the discount code CORINNA20. If there is a better discount available when you shop, use that one. If there is no promo code available just use the CORINNA20 and get 20% off everything that isn’t already discounted.

The Best Colleen Rothschild Hair Products (And A Secret Discount Code!)

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Last year, right before we went into lockdown, I started using Colleen Rothschild skin care and hair care products. I absolutely loved them (and still do) but for most of the past year talking about beauty products for readers to buy has felt a bit tone deaf. But now we seem to be getting to the other side of the pandemic, the world is opening back up to travel and I just received an order of travel sized products from Colleen Rothschild. And I got a Colleen Rothschild discount code for you! (Jump to the bottom of this post)

Healthy shiny hair for summer

But first lets talk about the products themselves.

Colleen Rothschild Quench and Shine Restorative Mask

For the past year I have been using the Colleen Rothschild Quench and Shine Restorative Hair Mask every time I wash my hair. This is a high performance yet lightweight conditioning treatment that doesn’t weigh the hair down. Instead it keeps your hair nourished and shiny and bouncy. It’s quite concentrated (like all her products) so a little goes a long way. I wrote a blog post about it here.

I would go as far as saying this is a hero product – that killer product that makes all the difference in the world, in this case to your hair. An added bonus is it smells really fabulous! I am addicted to the smell of really good haircare products. On photoshoots and commercials when I’m working my day job (makeup artist) I always get downwind of the hair stylist when they start spraying hairspray, if it’s a nice smelling one. Colleeen Rothschild doesn’t have a hairspray yet but I’m hoping they will before long, just because I love the smell of their hair products so much!

I have also been faithfully using the Colleen Rothschild Smooth and Shine Hair Serum for more than a year. This is a really concentrated serum that I run a pump or two through my hair prior to blow drying. The product is just gorgeous, and it makes thick, unruly, difficult hair like mine really manageable, soft and shiny. I swear by it.

When I wrote about the products last year I hadn’t yet tried the shampoo. In the interim time I have started using it too, and like all CR products, I love it.

I also wrote about wanting the Colleen Rothschild travel sized hair products for when I start traveling again post pandemic. At the time there was no sign of travel on the horizon so I didn’t order the travel set, but now I am booked to head back overseas next month (fingers crossed), so I got my hands on one for the trip. Since last year a new product has been added to the travel set, and it’s a product I haven’t yet tried, the Protect and Perfect Styling Cream.

Being that over the past year I have tried almost all of the Colleen Rothschild products I know it is going to be of that same super high standard. As a consumer I am fiercely loyal to the brands I use, right across the board. If something is working really well for me I like to stick with it, whether it’s a shoe brand, laundry detergent, jeans, coffee or in this case skin care and hair care. As a makeup artist over the past 30 years I have learned it is really bad for your skin to keep changing brands, be it with skin care or makeup products. So I find something that works, and I stick with it. And this is how I became so devoted to a brand I hadn’t even heard of 18 months ago.

I reached out to the company and asked if I could have a discount code for my blog readers and for my newsletter members. (Do you belong to the newsletter? It’s fabulous. You can join it here) They gave me the code CORINNA20 which gets you 20% off any and all products that are not part of a sale, or promotion priced. This month, May 2021, Colleen Rothschild Beauty has a Friends and Family 25% discount happening, which of course is a better deal than my CORINNA20 code, so of course you should use that one. But as you reorder products and try new things, if there is no other Colleen Rothschild discount code available at a better rate, use the CORINNA20 and save yourself some money!