I define Makeup Constipation three ways-(1) Staring at an overwhelming collection and not knowing what to use. (2) Stuck in a makeup rut. (3) When a makeup item won't apply correctly or is hard to apply.
At the moment I am number 3. (I bet you thought I would make a number 2 joke.) It is my Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($30USD) in the professional size. I bought this last year hoping a squeeze tube would be more efficient than the wand since I can get most of it by squeezing. So I thought.
As the months passed I noticed my fingers becoming more muscular and I wondered why. It was from squeezing this tube. I had to squeeze a lot harder than I had to before to just get a small amount out from the tip. My fingers turned red with every effort and soon my face was turning red from the amount of energy I was forcing into my fingers! I was getting quite a workout. Finally, I concluded my eyeshadow primer had constipation! What was I to do?
I decided to perform a minor snip. I cut the tip hoping a bigger opening would allow the product to flow more freely.
I squeezed it and all it did was let out some air. After that the tube became more compressed and blocked.
Does this mean I have to perform an enema? Probably. I think I will have to cut the other end and just put what is left in a jar. I hate makeup constipation. :-(
You may have noticed that Urban Decay has re-released the big size primer. I checked it out at Ulta. I put the same amount of force into squeezing it as I did with mine. Not a good idea, the tube just spurted out a ridiculous amount with the majority of it on my hand. I think the tube has been improved and made easier to squeeze. I would buy this one but I have so much left in mine that I really don't need to stock up yet. But if you don't have it, definitely worth the buy to get it especially if you do a lot of swatching.