Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer
This is a great alternative primer for you if you have skin that you would describe as combination or slightly oily. This is because these skin types seem to not to get on too well with the siliconey greasy type primers (think baby skin and benefits porefessional). Instead of silicone, this primer has a lotion type texture, which although means it is nicer to apply, it doesn't do as good a job at blurring pores. Application was smooth and easy, with no sticky feel on the skin afterwards. I would describe this as lightweight and quite hydrating which means it'll still work for you if you are prone to the odd dry patch. My make up wear time did definitely increase, it lasted an extra hour and a half until I wanted to touch up my nose, I will say that i am pretty oily in this area so for some of you it will probably last longer. What made this stuff great for me is that they got the mattifying levels just right! I hate when a product that's meant to mattify ends up making your complexion look a bit flat and dry, this allowed me to maintain just the right amount of dewyness. Although it allows a glow, the micro particles absorb excess sebum and helps keep oil at bay, which in turn stops makeup breaking down so you can stay perfect for longer. Overall a good primer that's worth the money if the main thing you want is oil absorption and make up wear time. If the main thing you want is concealed pores and evened tone, your're better off elsewhere (see my recommend products). The best matte primer I have tried so far (and that's a lot!).
April 13, 2014
Save your money
I have found it impossible to use this primer under the 3 in 1 foundation, it accentuates your pores and lines unlike other primers that give a smoother complexion. You are better off just using the foundation on its own and saving your money.
May 4, 2014
I love this primer. I wear concealer and powder but not foundation so I wanted to get a base for my makeup. I chose this because it was new and also didn't claim to do anything massive. I wanted a basic matte primer that would smooth my skin and I'm really happy with this. I love the fact that it has spf 20 as now o a daily basis I know I am protected. I will still wear a dedicated spf when I am out in the sun but for daily use this is great. The texture of this primer is really nice. It is not silicony but still rorks greatfor combination skin. I sometimes find that it's a bit hard to spread it over the face and if not rubbed in it may look a little white. It says on the instructions o apply with a flat foundation brush or sponge but I just use my fingers. The bottle is 30 ml so it will last a long time and you only need one pump. I can't comment on how this works with the matching foundation as I aave hot tried it but as a primer it's great. If you want something to fill in your pores or illuminate your skin this is not for you, but if you want a nice and basic primer then I am sure you will love this.
May 7, 2014