Posted at 12:00 pm , on September 25, 2016
LAURA MERCIER | SEPHORA $36
I have been liking this primer a lot! I use this primer practically everyday and it helps control the oils. Though not 100% effective, I do find that I do not have to blot my face as often. The water-based gel provides a smooth canvas, which I feel also hydration occurs at the same time.
For its price and the amount given it is good deal, just because I also find that it provides clean application for foundation afterwards. There’s no missing out on spots and it does not cling onto dry patches.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on April 20, 2016
HOUR GLASS | MECCA MAXIMA $35
With a rich concentration of 14 essential oils, 10 lipid-rich plant oils and 4 vitamins = 28! This dual bottle acts as a serum and primer. I tend to use this only when I want to skip my daily moisturizer, as this base serum already does the job. I want to point out that it does not feel heavy on the skin and does not have a sticky, wet feel.
Throughout the day, you will notice a hydrating sensation and at the same time it holds your makeup moderately well. Whilst it does refine and smooth your face before makeup application, if you are on the oiler side like me you will notice that you may get oiler. That has been an issue for me with this product.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on October 25, 2015
Tarte | Sephora $42
Loaded with what they label as T5 Super Fruit Complex – packed with antioxidant nutrients, which have rich and natural vitamins, assists not only diffusing pores but also refining, skin-restoring and have anti-ageing benefits. I find that my make-up would hold up throughout the day which is great and since it jam-packed with natural ingredients, I do not feel as guilty applying it!
Cruelty-free yay the texture of the primer, is silicone-like which I find a bit difficult spreading the product throughout the face. No scent and has a bit of oil control. It is not perfect in my opinion, as some pores do show for me but the mixture of avocado sunflower seed, echinacea root and hibiscus flower minimizes redness and is not skin-irritant.