Okay okay, I know that my last blog post was all about lash primers, so I guess I am just on a primer kick! Its like how a really good bra can make a huge difference in how your clothes look, a really good primer can make a huge difference in how your make up looks!
I have tried lots of primers in my day. A few that I have tried:
Tatcha Silk Canvas primer: I love Tatcha products so I expected to love this one but it was just meh for me. I really didn’t think it did anything for my skin and my makeup didn’t last as long so double fail. Also, its expensive!
Smashbox primer: this is the first primer I ever tried and ummm no. I have concrete dry skin and this made my makeup slide off like an oil slick. I personally also did not like the way this felt on my skin.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Primer: Tarte is another brand I love, but this primer wasn’t something I would wear daily. I was intrigued by the name “quench” but I felt like it made my makeup look dull.
Tula Face Filter Primer: Okay, I know this is currently an unpopular opinion but I don’t get the infatuation with this brand. I think its just okay at best and this primer was the same. A lot of people rave about this primer (a lot of people are paid to do so) but I thought it was just okay. It really dried my skin out around my eyes, which I hated because it made me look older. It did make my makeup stay on pretty well but ultimately I threw it in my drawer with all the rest of the products I have wasted money on and not liked. Oops.
Etude House Face Blurring Primer: This is a different product. It goes on white and smells like sunscreen but I actually like it. Its slightly too drying for my skin, but If you don’t have dry skin then I love this one! It really makes your makeup go on so smoothly and last! And, the price on this is so good! I couldn’t link this one below, so if you want to check this out, here is the link: https://www.etudehouse.com/int/en/index.php/face/primer-base/face-blur-19-35g.html
So, you get the picture. I have tried a lot of primers. Most were blah for me until I found the Lilah B. Aglow Face Priming Oil. OMG. This stuff is incredible. If you have dry skin, or if your skin is dull then this is a product for you!
This primer is a three in one serum, moisturizer and primer. It literally melts into your skin as you apply and it smells like lavender (it does have a scent when you first apply that quickly goes away but just a sidenote if you are sensitive to scents on your face). The texture of this primer is like velvet on your skin and it truly gives you the most amazing glow. The pictures don’t do it justice! I love a dewy look when I apply my makeup. I feel better when I feel like my skin is moisturized and glowy. I can honestly say right now that I have never applied foundation to my skin without doing my entire skin care routine and liked the way it looks until I found this product. There are many days where I just apply this primer and then foundation and my skin doesn’t look dry at all! That is amazing for me to say I assure you!
Another wonderful thing about this product is that it is a clean product. It is free of sulfates, coal tar, parabens, formaldehyde (I was shocked to find out that some makeup contains formaldehyde) and many other gross ingredients that you don’t want to slather on your face. It is free of a list of over 50 ingredients that allows it to be considered a clean product. It also comes in a glass jar which I love.
If I had to say anything negative about this (and I don’t have to, I just want to be as thorough as possible) I would say that although I love the way this makes my makeup look, it doesn’t help to extend the life of my makeup. I feel like my foundation stays put a little longer throughout the day when I don’t wear this. The instructions do say to let this absorb well before applying makeup which I admittedly don’t usually do #aintnobodygottimeforthat. That might make a difference in the wear, I am not sure. For me the tradeoff is totally worth it because I love how it makes my skin look. The only other negative is the price. It’s an expensive product. Worth it, but expensive.
I highly recommend this product if you like a glowy, dewy look. You can also wear this alone with no foundation for no makeup days! I have done that and love it. All my dry skin ladies, check this out! It is one of the best new products I have tried in a very long time! Click here to purchase: http://shopstyle.com/shop/shoppingwithsum. I have also included the other primers mentioned just in case you want to try any of them. They are all great products, they just didn’t work for me.