Must-Have Mattifying Products for Summer
I have to say that it took me a little bit to truly like this primer, it took more than one or two wears at the least. I have combination skin, meaning that my skin will get oily, but it is dry in some or most areas of my face. The texture was so moisturizing that I didn’t think it would work with my skin, however I slowly became obsessed with it and realized that it actually cooperated with my skin quite nicely. Primer is a crucial part for applying and wearing makeup, so it’s essential to be worn on a regular bases. I don’t find myself using this particular primer everyday, but that’s because I like it so much that I don’t want to use it all too fast. Nevertheless, on days when I want to have my makeup look really nice and feel replenishing on my face, I will reach for this one in a heartbeat.
This is probably my favorite part about this primer. It’s made with coconut water, which I absolutely love. The product has a lovely and fresh coconut smell, which is something I haven’t experienced from other primers. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who doesn’t like the smell of coconut, but it’s what makes this product unique in my opinion. The ingredients also include olive oil. These two oils in and of themselves add exquisite moisturizing properties to the formula. I will say that this is not a pore disappearing primer. The ingredients make it moisturizing, as well as replenishing for the skin, but they do not make it appear poreless from what I’ve experienced. Overall I’d say that this formula is perfect for dry skin, and can be good for combination skin. For people with very oily skin, I’d recommend a more mattifying primer.
The actual application of this is another great quality that this primer possesses. I love that it is so lightweight, which lets it smooth out onto the face without feeling like there is anything sitting on the face at all. When I apply it to my face I don’t have to use a lot because the formula is almost a watery consistency. This is nice because I am able to make the product go a long way and last fairly long. It spreads out onto my skin in equal proportions, getting into all of the crevices and creases in my face.
The texture of the formula itself is silky and thin. When you hold it in your fingers it’s very slippery. Once applied onto my face, it causes the skin to feel super smooth and satiny. In the area of consistency and feeling on my face, this primer is probably my favorite. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and restored. It gives it a healthy glow and in no way has broken out my skin. With sensitive skin this is a great quality for any face product.
This is the biggest part about the primer that I don’t like. It’s so expensive for the amount. For a bottle of 1.35 ounces it ranges from 30 to 32 dollars. Compared to other high end brand primers, the price is not surprising, but for people who don’t usually buy primers, or buy high end makeup, the cost is incredibly high. It’s hard to pay a lot for something that isn’t super noticeable on the face. It’s not like splurging on an expensive lipstick or an eyeshadow pallet, where it’s quite obvious for the most part; it’s just a primer. I personally would buy this expensive primer, but only use it on occasion, while utilizing a more affordable one on a regular bases.
How a primer wears, specifically with makeup, is a severely imperative part of the overall measure of the commodity. With this primer, I conceive that it is focused particularly on how it replenishes the skin. Nonetheless, it is still a makeup primer, and it’s expected that it will still make the makeup look good. I really like how the makeup goes on to the face with the primer on. Foundation glides on so easily, which is what makes this primer stand out. It does not, however, keep it on longer than any other primer I’ve used.
I have combination skin, so I look for a primer that can moisturize, but not make me too shiny, and this does just the trick! It feels more like a moisturizer than a primer when you apply it to your face, but that's what I love about it. It has all of the benefits of a great primer plus a great moisturizer.
In regards to the formula, it's so smooth and watery at the same time. You don't need a lot of this to go a long way. I use half of a pump for my entire face. It spreads really well all over the face, without becoming blotchy or patchy in any areas. Foundation glides on easily!
This primer is about $31-$32 dollars at most retailers, and while some may never pay this amount for a primer - I think it's worth every penny. I've had this primer for 4 months now, have used it almost every day, and I'm not to the end of the bottle yet!
One complaint that many have about this primer is that their makeup doesn't last as long with this primer as other primers that advertise being "long-lasting" primers. But this doesn't claim to be super long lasting. It does make your makeup last a long time, but this is mainly a hydrating primer, and it does exactly what it claims. I just wish that it could be as long lasting as it is hydrating.
I love the packaging. Too Faced always had the cutest packaging, but even more than that, it primer comes in a tube, but with a pump! That way, you can squeeze out all of the product, but pump it out. 10/10 for packaging.
I cannot say enough great things about this primer. The only people I may not recommend this to is people with oily skin. However, people with dry or combination skin - this is a must-have for your collection.
With any primer, I apply it sparingly onto my face. As, there is no need to go overboard when it comes to applying primer to ones face at all. This primer is pricey, but you get a fairly decent amount for the price. And, I like that it can be used alone or underneath one's makeup base, and it works fantastic either way. Even though I live in an area that is hot and humid almost all year round, my foundation stays in tact all day with this primer underneath it. It does not slide of, melt off, cake, crease, keep running off, or get shiny or gready on me. Does it completely blur out your pores? no. This is to be understood, because this is more of a skin smoothing primer, as it will not erase the look of your pores and make them look completely invisible. If you are someone who has very enlarged pores, then you may want to go with a primer more specifically designed to address such issue.
I really like this foundation, because it is one that I can wear all year round, but I can tell you especially comes in handy when the weather is very cool or cold out and ones skin becomes very dehydrated, and definitely needs a hydrating boost to it. This primer gives that, but will never make you look shiny or oily, at all with it on.
The Hangover primer has a very thin, watery texture; it spreads across the skin easily and is totally weightless. Some people love the smell, some people hate it...I think it smells like coconut crayons. Really, they should just remove the added fragrance from the ingredients. I can't smell it when it's on my face, though. This primer didn't irritate my skin or break me out, but if you're sensitive to olive oil or coconut based ingredients, you may want to give this one a pass.
My foundation does glide over this primer, which is a plus. I'd also say that this primer makes your face look a bit smoother and more plump throughout the day. However, it doesn't provide any hydration the way it claims. My face looks just as dry at the end of the day as it does without the primer. This won't make dry skin look dewier, either, though people with a more balanced skin type may get that result.
Overall, I'd say that this primer is best for people with slightly dry, slightly oily, or combination skin who want a bit of smoothing and plumping from a primer. If your goal is oil control or hydration, take a pass on this one.
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