There has been a lot of buzz around the Milk Makeup Blur Stick as of late. As soon as I heard about this miracle-sounding stick primer, I immediately ordered it. I’ve been testing it out for quite a while now and feel like I finally have an opinion that’s (perhaps) worthy of sharing.
The NYX Proof It! Primer seems pretty standard for an eye shadow primer. It uses a doe-foot applicator to apply the product. Like all doe-foot shadow primers, you really just want to apply a small dollop on the eyelid and then blend that over the entire lid with your finger. The primer looks kind of like a really pale flesh tone, but it blends out pretty much clear on my skin. You’re not going to notice anything being concealed, but I do feel like my lids look slightly better with only the primer applied. As you blend it in, the product dries down to a virtually undetectable finish. I tend to let it sit for a minute or two before applying shadows. Once it’s fully dry, I simply apply shadows as usual.
The first thing I noticed about this primer is the texture. It is quite different from other pore-filling primers I have tried. It does not have that typical silicone-slippery feel to it, probably because the BECCA Primer does not contain silicones (good news for many prone to breakouts!). It is almost more of a thick, dense, clear gel. It’s a difficult texture to describe. It is definitely thick – so thick in fact, that it takes a bit of effort to squeeze the tube and get a dollop of product onto your hand. Somehow it still spreads over the skin without feeling spackled-on or heavy. It is actually easiest to pat the Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector into the skin, which also helps to fill the pores (without clogging them) and to sop up oil. It takes maybe a pea-sized amount to cover my whole face – a bit more than silicone primers, but still a very small amount. Immediately, my skin looks less shiny and there is a slight cooling sensation on application. Score one for the BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector!
As for shine, say goodbye! This primer really does keep me from getting shiny throughout the day. I may have a tiny bit more oil by the end of the day, but nothing major and not as much as with other primers I have used. That’s not to say that my complexion looks devoid of any natural glow either. The Ever-Matte Perfector under my foundations creates a nice, healthy looking complexion, regardless of which foundation I choose. It keeps my skin looking natural all day – not too shiny, not too matte.
|Ingredients: Water, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Propylene Glycol,|
Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Enantia
Chlorantha Bark Extract, & Oleanolic Acid
|With Tarte BB Tinted Treatment Primer|
|With Tarte BB Tinted Treatment Primer &|
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
Primed & Poreless is a face primer designed to be worn under bronzers or foundations and can ever be worn by itself to perfect skin on those days one does not want to wear much. It is a slightly tan/nude formulation with a very silky feel. It glides onto skin very easily and the color blends right into the skin (I would think on any skin tone, but I have only used it on my own). I wouldn’t call it a gel or a cream and certainly not a paste; it has a very unique consistency. I do not find it at all drying, nor does it make my skin oily. It helps disguise my pores instantly and does mattify my skin slightly. I would say it has a satin finish on its own, but foundation finishes remain true on top of the primer. I tend to use it only in spots where I am concerned about pore size and I gently sweep a pea-size amount over areas I want to smooth, then pat the Primed & Poreless fully into my skin. Instantly my pores look smaller and my skin looks smoother, healthier and less shiny. The perfect base for foundation, or even just to wear alone!
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