I have promised myself that I will be blogging more often before I give birth. My husband gifted me with a new camera and I have been taking photos of products that I will be featuring in my blog but as the due date (to give birth) came nearer, I became more agitated and anxious. Obviously, I have heard enough horror stories from other mommies, hence, my reaction. Anyways, I wanted to take my mind off things so I am blogging. I have many backlogs from product reviews and features from PR companies and brands who sent me their products but I can't just resist blogging my discoveries first. Today, I will be reviewing a primer I recently discovered while I was window shopping around SM Megamall Department Store. I saw this Pinkies Collection All Matte Primer a few weeks ago and I could not believe that it only costs 99 pesos!!!!! It was so affordable that I did not even think twice of buying it!
This primer comes in a runny clear gel and a little goes a long way. I usually hate primers with strong silicone'y feel but I actually like the formula of this one. It preps my skin nicely for foundation. Out of all the primers I have tried, this is probably the primer that gives my skin a very smooth and velvety feel. As in ramdam na ramdam ko! I I also like the fact that this primer somehow blends or melts on my skin after a few minutes of application. This primer is quite hydrating which is a plus point for me. I have also observed that this primer does not dry fast after application. The technique I have discovered in using this primer is that to massage the primer until I have spread the product evenly and fairly well all over my face until it is totally absorbed by my face. This technique prevents cakiness and product build up.
As for staying power, I can say that it did lengthen the longevity of my foundation and blush. However, it can not control the oilies on my nose area and I always end up retouching my nose area at least once or twice throughout the day. This has a very subtle plastic scent which is unnoticeable upon application.
Here is a before and after shot of my face with and without the primer. The right photo may look like that the primer made my pores less noticeable but in reality, I did not see any difference at all. This primer does not help in refining my pores or making my fine lines appear less noticeable.
Overall, I think that this is a good and affordable primer. It did a great job of prepping my skin in creating a smooth and flawless canvass for foundation to adhere to. It made my foundation and blush to last longer plus my concealer did not crease at all. It is hydrating for the rest of my except where my psoriasis flare ups are located because this primer dries out my rashes pretty bad. I am not sure if this will work for those with oily skin but I do recommend this for those with dry and ageing skin because this gives off a hint of hydration (just a hint ha! pero hindi naman super bongga).
I do not suggest using this everyday because like most primers, it creates an artificial coating which traps dirt, impurities and sebum and can cause break outs!
What do you think of this primer? Is it a Yay or a nay?
Wrote by donnarence