In the second of my Trying Five Products series, I am going to be talking about five primers I have been trying out, including Fenty Beauty, Glamglow, Too Faced, Urban Decay and New CID Cosmetics.
First up, we have the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Hydrating Primer in Soft Silk (£24.00 for 30ml). There are a couple of other primers available in the Fenty Beauty range, but as my skin is dry from the dreadful weather we have been having, I decided to go for the Hydrating Primer. It comes in a sleek frosted glass bottle and has a push down applicator so that you can control the amount of product you release. It is baby pink and colour and the formula is slightly gel-like, so it is very refreshing and hydrating, with a hint of baby powder fragrance. I find this silky-soft primer keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day, and therefore my foundation goes on a lot smoother and stays on. You can find it in store and online at Boots here.
Something different I was excited to try is the Glamglow Supermattify Clarifying Primer (£29.00 for 15g) and it says that it is an ASOS exclusive. This primer comes in a chrome and silver compact, so is different to the others, and inside you will find a mirror and a little spatula. I must admit I prefer a bottled primer, but was super intrigued to try this and it definitely helps to minimise my pores, which I am forever having problems with. The formula is a lightweight balm texture and it looks lilac in the compact, and even though it mattifies the skin, I also found this hydrating, so there was no further dryness. If you suffer from oily skin, then this will be great for you. You can find it online at ASOS here.
A primer which I tried a few years ago but haven't tried in a while is the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer* (£26.00 for 40ml). I find this such a refreshing and nourishing primer and find it benefits both my skin and the appearance of my makeup. It contains Coconut Water and so it has that delicious coconut scent to it and the formula of the primer is a lightweight cream. Along with Coconut Water, the primer also contains skin revivers and probiotic based ingredients that help boost the skin's radiance, promote elasticity, hydrate the skin and keep makeup in place throughout the day. Hangover Primer comes in a squeezy tube with a push down applicator, enabling you to only release the amount of product you need. I am definitely glad I have this back in my makeup bag. You can find it in store and online at Debenhams here.
A new release which I have also been excited to try is the Urban Decay All Nighter Face Primer (£26.00 for 30ml), which is a sister product of the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Sprays. It is packaged similarly to the Too Faced Hangover Primer, so in a tube with a push-down applicator and this is a long-wear primer and I must admit it is one of the best I have tried in a long time - my makeup stays in place all day long. The formula is slightly gel-like, so it is sheer and lightweight and instantly gives a layer of hydration to the skin upon application. There isn't a scent to it, so if you don't like fragranced products, then this one is perfect for you and I found this really good with my enlarged pores. You can find it online at Urban Decay here.
Finally, I have been trying the New CID Cosmetics i-prime Foundation Primer* (£31.50 for 28ml), which comes in a sleek chrome and white bottle, which reminds me a little of a perfume bottle. i-prime is suitable for all skin types and is another gel-like formula that is both hydrating and lightweight. It contains a blend of vitamins, advanced collagen boosting ATP molecules and cosmetic polymers so it is going to help plump up the skin as well as create a nice smooth base for your foundation. This is a sheer formula, and because it has that hydrating and skin plumping effect, this would be amazing for those days when you don't want to wear foundation, but still want a little something. You can find it online at New CID Cosmetics here.
All the Loves,
*Items marked with an asterix have been gifted to me, but all opinions are my own