I've gotta be honest. I've never been a huge primer fan. Since I've fought skin drama for as long as I can remember, I'm always apprehensive when it comes to adding MORE products to the mix. God knows I love makeup and products, but if it means more product that could muck-up my face? No thanks.
Having worked at various cosmetic counters for so long, I was always on the front line of the brand new product that was supposed to make alllllll of your skin problems go away. I took home countless Primer samples from a ton of different lines but never found one that was good enough to add to my daily regime. I mean…if I found a wonder-product, I’d be IN. But without seeing instant results or benefits, I’ve always skipped it.
So. Now that you know where I'm coming from, I can tell you why I have semi-changed my tune.
A few months back, I started dabbling with new foundations for no reason other than to be a well-rounded artist and figure out what else is out there that might blow my socks off. And yours. With some of those new foundations, came the potential need for primers. I got a few samples, and gave them a go. I ended up buying a fancy drugstore one, used it (and liked it) with a new foundation, and picked-up a drugstore one as well, which I loved!
Dept Store Fave: Benefit Porefessional: Definitely a stand-out and makes me want to touch the silkiness of my skin all day long!! Cost is $31 all across the board.
Drugstore Fave: Loreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher. Jigga what? Longest name ever. I dig it. What's funny about it: the name Primer is maybe the only English word that's NOT in the title of this product. Claims to shrink pores the more that you use it! Cost is $20-27 depending on where you purchase it.
Both of these products are almost the same. They glide onto skin so smooth, so easy AND fill in pores and texture areas in such a way that your foundation looks better. The best part for me? No extra breakout caused from either of these products, both oil-free and for ALL skin types. Smaller pores mean LESS oil production on your skin and less messing with your makeup throughout the day! Same consistency, same benefits, same LACK of oil, same wear-ability, same silky finish. It virtually comes down to cost and what you will or won’t pay for a great primer.
I’m down with primer now. Like I totally won't put face makeup on without it anymore. So on a scale of one to LOVE IT...these are both goodies. Pick one up if you want your foundation to look SMOOTHER and your skin to look just plain BETTER.
Try it, love it, tag me @makeupwithme_!!