long time no see, spaghetti! you doing well? congrats on the upcoming nuptials!
stick with the chafing gel; Prep & Prime is better than Strobe, but i don't like primers that add colour to the skin.
you have time - go back a few times, find the products you like, ask for samples and try them yourself to see which ones work best for you.
and they're easy to use! practise makes perfect with those just like strip lashes. eeyelash.com and eBay are good places to buy lashes to work with.
fine lines respond to vitamin C serum and retin-A products; wear sunscreen all the time and sunglasses so you don't squint.
where are you puffy?