I’ve never has much luck with facial primers. I have really oily skin that seems to eats up foundation and primer like a hungry pac man :D. Even primers designed for oily skin doesn’t work on me for some strange reason. However, after a recent makeover courtesy of the hip Danish makeup brand Gosh (check my Instagram for the photos) I discovered two primers that seems to work well with my skin.
One is the multi-tasking powder – Prime n’ Set. A loose powder that can be used before and after foundation. Which I will review on a separate post.
The other is Primer + Illuminating Skin Perfector. This liquid primer that promises to even out the skin tone, reduce fine lines and imperfections, smoothes pores while leaving a healthy glow.
I usually steer clear of illuminating products as they seem to exaggerate my oiliness. So when the makeup artist for Gosh suggested this I was a little hesitant. But as I watched him apply it over my face, I was amazed! It left my face even and glowing. And there was not the slightest hint of oiliness. On top of the primer the makeup artist applied Gosh’s Foundation Drops – a silky textured liquid foundation that contains Argan oil. Even though the foundation had a satin finish thanks to this primer my face didn’t end up becoming an oil slick!
As you can see from the above swatch, the primer has a light beige tint. Which quickly blends in while adapting to my skin tone and leaves behind no white or pink cast. It does have a little shimmer but it’s subtle. When wearing this primer, my skin looks pretty even and my pores do look more refined. This light textured cream contains vitamin E and Sea Buckthrone oil. The oil is rich in anti-aging inflammatory Omega fatty acids and also contains anti-oxidants such as Vitamin A, C and E. It’s also helps ease inflamed skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea and acne.
I am pretty happy with this and it’s light, non greasy texture makes it a great alternative to thick, paste like primers. And hopefully it will stand up well during Dubai’s extremely hot summer.
Did you know that Gosh products are cruelty and paraben free ? Have you tried any of their products?
Thank you so much for reading and have a great weekend!
The Primer Plus Illuminating Skin Perfecter is available from all Gosh counters the UAE (located in Lifestyle, Centrepoint and Boots pharmacies)
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