Touch In Sol No Poreblem Primer

Hi beauties,

A few months ago Touch in Sol the K beauty brand launched in the U.K. at Cult Beauty, this Primer was all over Instagram and naturally I was intrigued.

No Poreblem Primer is a Primer that blurs pores and any uneven texture on your skin. It provides such a smooth base for makeup but of course you don’t have to wear makeup on top if you don’t want to.

My big gripe is that it doesn’t prevent or mop up oil as much as I would like, so I do use this on cooler days. I like how my makeup goes on and it looks good afterwards but it’s not mattifying enough for me.

I think this would be better suited to drier skins, I love the smoothing and blurring properties but I wouldn’t repurchase this. It’s £15.00 from Cult Beauty, naturally I got mine from a Korean EBay store for around £8.00.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer

Hi beauties,

I am a bit of a primer snob, it’s ok I admit it. Having oily skin that shines through makeup within 20 minutes even when I use a primer means I don’t really rate them, I am still looking for that holy grail one that will actually work.

So when I saw that The Ordinary had bought out a two primers, I thought I would try one, I plumped for the High Adherence Silicone Primer. I suppose it was daft of me to get this one, I don’t overly enjoy the feeling of silicone on my skin, but the price was so affordable I thought I would take a punt.

Boy I really wish I hadn’t!! It is so wet-feeling on the skin, it doesn’t feel like it can dry down to be able to apply makeup on top. I don’t think it is for my skin type, I think potentially this would be better for drier skins. I tried it with my liquid BB Cream and my Bare Minerals Original foundation but the dreaded shine came through just as quickly as without primer – which is so bloody annoying!

I know it’s not a fortune, but it is frustrating. It actually puts me off wearing makeup because of the dreaded shine. I hate having to powder down, it’s the time it takes as well as the potential for your makeup to become cakey, no matter the lightest weight products. So the hunt for a decent primer continues….

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Witch Primer

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Hi beauties,

I have a multi-tasker today with Witch Daily Primer & Clearing Serum, I received this in a Blogger Beauty Box and I have been testing this for a very long time! I am fussy with primers as I am so oily and find that this shows through very easily, if I have made the effort to put makeup on, I want it to stay good as long as possible!

Anyhoo, I didn’t start testing this until I was having a re-jigg of product and when my other primer had finished. It has a lovely texture, very silky not heavy at all so you don’t feel like you are putting on a thick heavy layer on after you have done your skincare. It also has the pleasant herby Witch Hazel scent which I really like. I have used this with various serums and moisturisers underneath and it works well.

I like this primer, it doesn’t completely matte down your complexion like traditional mattifying primers, but leaves your skin with a bit of a glow that we are all looking for! This primer holds onto makeup well and can be used as a serum on it’s own or under a moisturiser too. I noticed while I was using this, I didn’t experience any breakouts which is quite unusual as I am usually blessed with a monthly visitor along my jawline! It may be a coincidence, but I am thinking this formula must have had something to do with it. You only need a pea-sized amount to cover your whole face and I still have plenty left in the tube. I used it without makeup too and had a good result, I feel it offers protection against breakouts, the only downside is I would like a bit more mattifying. The price too is very good, £6.99 for 30ml and available at Superdrug.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Kiko Mat Base Corrector

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Hi beauties,

I am revisiting this primer as I think I was unduly harsh on it before and as it turns out I was actually using this incorrectly. Kiko Mat Base Corrector is a very good primer for someone with oily skin.

It was only when I saw a matte primer being demonstrated on QVC I realised that I was applying it straight onto my skin. The effect of this was it was going into my pores turning them white and really obvious. The trick to this is warming up a small amount in your hands before patting it on to your skin instead of rubbing it on your face. The primer then is applied correctly, you can’t see it and it soaks up oil well.

Once  changed my technique my makeup applied so much easily, it smooths out giving a good matte base for both liquid and mineral powder foundation. Unfortunately there isn’t any directions on the packaging for application, it was only by chance that I tried it in this way. I’m glad I tried it as it is the best primer for me whether I wear makeup or not.

So that’s it! It’s amazing what happens when you actually use a product correctly lol.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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Hylamide Photography Foundation

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Hello lovelies,

Another excellent product from Deciem’s Hylamide is Photography Foundation. I got this in their Black Friday sale along with two other products that my Mum kindly bought me for Christmas.

When I first heard of this product I didn’t really know what it is for as when you squeeze out a little bit from the bottle it is a golden type colour which I thought this in no way is a foundation that gives you coverage. Really it is a primer and a brilliant one at that. It covers redness and gives you the most beautiful glow, diffusing any imperfections that you may have. Ok so it doesn’t help with shine, but for once I don’t care about that as it makes your skin look fantastic.

I was really surprised in how much redness it covers, I have a few broken capillaries  and it takes the majority of the colour away so I need less concealer and less foundation. I use it under my Bare Minerals Ready Foundation and my skin has never looked so good. It isn’t glittery, the best way to describe it is a glow and radiance.

You don’t have to just layer the Photography Foundation as a primer, you can mix it in with your liquid foundation too if that’s what you prefer. You don’t need much either to perfect your skin. I use it all over my face and under my eyes too which helps with the redness/blueness I have. You can just use it on it’s own as well for a no makeup day. I love this so much as I cannot believe how my skin looks when I wear it.

It has a very thin texture so easy to apply and it dries quickly so you aren’t hanging around for ages waiting to put your makeup on. After you have finished your base you can use it as a highlighter by patting it on. Absolutely brilliant and Deciem have another cracking product on their hands. Photography Foundation is £18.00 for 30ml and available from http://hylamide.com.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx