As we slowly move away from colour correctors, I wanted to talk about a product that I have had for a while now but have only gravitated to a lot more recently.
Price: $55 CAD
Size: 1.0 oz
In good old YSL fashion, the product comes in a beautiful and elegant packaging. The product comes in a solid glass bottle with a gold finished plastic pump and cap. The labels are clean, simple, and luxurious and make this product a great looking piece for your makeup collection. A couple of down sides would be that the cap slides off pretty easily and that the glass makes the product not the best to travel with. Overall, the size and function of the packaging is great, the aesthetic and feel are luxurious, but it is not a travel friendly product.
This primer is a little on pricey end, on the surface – however if you look at the price from a unit/$ amount it actually turns out to be on par with the Benefit Porefessional primer. The primer is a little interesting as it comes with flecks of gold glitter which are supposed to provide a luminous look to the skin however; the specks are a little large to provide a natural looking glow in comparison to what a shimmer would do. The glitters also tend to fall off and go unnoticed after the rest of the makeup gets applied. As for its blurring effectiveness I found that it did do a little bit but was not that significant and did very little to blur stronger imperfections. However, this primer wins in my books because if its extremely, now it mean EXTREMELY silky texture! The product smoothes onto the skin effortlessly and leaves the most smooth and silky feeling that makes the skin feel soft and plump. The primer does feel like a silicone based primer however it does not leave little silicone bits when smoothing it into the skin. This texture does contribute to filling in fine lines and pores which allow your makeup to look flawless on your skin. I would recommend the primer for regular day time makeup as it give your skin a smooth texture that looks natural and beautiful. I personally, have used it under higher makeup applications and have not found any issues however, I do foresee it not working well as it creates a very slippery surface that may not allow makeup to cling onto well. A trick I have used with – not only this primer – is mixing the primer I used on my face into the foundation I am applying as it allows the product to blend with each other better. This technique may minimize the slipping and sliding of your makeup products and with help your foundation look less cakey. Overall, the texture of this product is amazing – it allows your skin to look naturally smooth and silky. There are gold flecks that I did not find did anything significant however, the product works really well for your daily makeup routine and gives your skin an amazing look.
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