Younique Touch Glorious Face Primer Review (from a non-presenter!)

Younique Touch Glorious Face Primer

Hello everyone!

I know we’ve all been curious about Younique products from seeing the pictures and videos on social media and I love being able to try out super hyped products and put them to the test!

First off, I like the squeeze tube packaging and how thin and sleek it is. It has a matte and glossy black tube which looks very high-end and luxurious. On the website you don’t get a list of product claims but they have a fairly brief description of how this primer will give you velvety soft skin that will keep your makeup intact all day long. I’ve tried this out everyday for almost 2 weeks and I have a fairly decent idea of the pros and cons of this primer.

Before I get into that I want to point out that I have extremely oily skin with somewhat noticeable pores on my nose and cheeks. I do get some texture on my skin from time to time but I haven’t had any breakouts in a while (thanks to the Clinique 3 step). This primer has a very moisturizing formula along with that silicon texture which feels almost greasy but then sets to a nice smooth base. It gives a very slight blurring effect but you don’t notice how smooth it makes your skin until you apply the foundation on top. The foundation blends effortlessly and my skin looks smooth and almost flawless. I don’t notice it mattifying or giving my foundation a dewy glow – it doesn’t change the finish of your foundation – which I like.

Younique Touch Glorious Face Primer

I don’t expect a miracle to happen with any primer or foundation in keeping my skin matte – since my face oil-production is uncontrollable and this primer doesn’t claim to do that. I didn’t feel that this primer gave my makeup longevity since my oily skin tends to break apart my foundation after about 5 hours but with some blotting sheets and powder my makeup was intact for the whole work day.

Overall, I think this is a really nice primer for normal to dry skin types (tested on mom); for those of us with oily skin – the search will remain for the miracle primer that can control oil.

Have you tried any Younique products? Give us a little review in the comment section below!

Thank you Emily for the product to review! Check out her blog here.

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Indeed Laboratories Nanoblur Review

Indeed Laboratories Nanoblur

Hello everyone!

This technically isn’t a primer as it is to be worn over liquid foundation or alone by itself. I tried both ways and thought that I would do a review on this very hyped up product.

Indeed Laboratories Nanoblur

This has a standard squeeze-tube packaging which contains 30ml of product. The packaging is almost identical to the Vitamin C24 which you can read my review on here.

Honestly, this product on it’s own doesn’t do much for me; I didn’t notice any blurring of my pores and since I don’t have wrinkles I can’t really comment on how well it would work for that. I also tried applying this on top of foundation and I did notice that it has a mattifying effect however, I don’t like that I have to pat this on as it moves/removes my foundation.

I’m not really sure how to use this product since it didn’t do much for me either by itself or on top of foundation. Comparing this to the Vitamin C24: I highly recommended the Vitamin C24 because it worked amazingly as a primer under foundation for mattifying the t-zone and even on its own since it blurred out my pores and mattified, all while having the benefits of vitamin C: brightens, evens skintone, protects, etc. Overall, I’m not a fan of this product and would not recommend, but perhaps I’m not using it correctly.

Have you tried this product? Comment below and let me know how you use it and what you thought of it!

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me.

Arbonne Makeup Primer Review

Arbonne Makeup Primer

Hi everyone!

I always apply a primer before I apply my face makeup; it helps to smooth and blur our any fine lines, pores, control oiliness and even prolong my makeup.

The packaging of this primer is very basic; black, sleek packaging but I love how it has a pump. Most primers come in a squeeze tube which I like as well but a pump is always a bonus. It contains 30 ml of product which is a standard amount for a primer.

The product itself is clear with a pink hue; obviously once blended in you will not notice any color. Only a tiny amount of this product is needed for each use since it spreads out and can feel greasy if too much is applied. It has a moisturizing feel to it with a slight silicon feel. It absorbs fairly quickly and is a dream to apply foundation over since the foundation glides on and blends very well. In terms of smoothing and blurring out my pores; I noticed that because of the silicon texture it did make my pores look smaller once I applied foundation. However, I did not notice it doing much in controlling my oily t-zone or prolonging my face makeup; which is doesn’t claim to do anyway.

Overall, I thought this primer did a great job in smoothing out my pores and cut the time of blending in my foundation in half.

What is your current favourite primer?

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me.

FACE atelier Ultra Matte Facial Spray Review

FACE atelier Ultra Matte

Hello again!

I have an oily t-zone and have to blot/powder throughout the day to keep the oil in control, since it breaks apart my foundation and I end up looking extremely shiny. Therefore, I’m constantly looking for mattifying primers, foundations, etc.

This bottle contains 118mL of product, which is more than the average setting spray. I like the packaging but am not fond of the nozzle that sprays out the product; it doesn’t always produce a fine mist and can result in droplets sitting on my face. This issue seems to occur when it hasn’t been used in a while so I like to spray the product out a few times until the mist is fine.

The product itself is a bit unusual since I have never seen/tried a silicon-based facial spray. I wasn’t sure if this would give me a matte look since silicon products don’t control oil in my experience. I have tried applying this before and after my makeup application since it states on the bottle that this can be used prior, during, and after makeup application; I definitely prefer using this before. Since it is a silicon-based product it feels hydrating and allows my makeup to glide on. The trick with this product is to let it dry; it can feel quite greasy/shiny when it is still wet but once it dries it has a matte finish. I don’t like this over my makeup because it toke a very long time to dry and I feel that it made my foundation move in some parts due to the silicon and the unpredictable nozzle.

I think this is a decent primer spray for oily skin types because it does mattify my face once it dries down but didn’t find it to completely control my oil throughout the day. Which setting spray do you recommend for oily skin types?

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. 

Indeed Laboratories Vitamin C24 Review

Indeed Laboratories Vitamin C24

Hello everyone!

I’m a big fan of vitamin C serums and creams since I have finally gotten rid of my acne but am left with acne scars. Vitamin C is mainly suppose to brighten the complexion and lighten dark spots and this product does all that and is an amazing primer!

Indeed Labs Vitamin C24

The texture of this “serum” is more so like a silky silicon-feeling cream. It instantly brightens my skin as soon as I finish rubbing it in and blurs my pores better than most primers! This is why I love using this in the mornings under my makeup before moisturizer. It allows my makeup to glide on extremely well even though it isn’t meant to be a primer it makes my foundation sit extremely well on my skin and look pore-less almost.

As for the lightening of my dark acne scars; I have noticed them fading quite a bit after 2 weeks but it hasn’t completely went away. I think it is going to take a few more weeks to get rid of my acne scars. I would definitely recommend this “serum” for those looking to brighten dull skin, lighten dark spots, tighten pores, etc.

Click here to purchase. Available in Shoppers Drug Mart on March 15, 2016 (Canada).

Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. 

LAFACE PROTÉGÉR Primer Review & Discount Code

Laface Proteger Age Defying Primer

Hello everyone!

This primer claims to fill in fine lines and I was curious to see if it can stop my foundation from creasing in my laugh lines, since that is a problem of mine. It also claims to prolong your face makeup, which I always want because I have an oily t-zone.

Laface Proteger Age Defying Primer

First thing I noticed about this primer is that it has amazing ingredients in it, including vitamin C; which I love putting on my face since it really helps to brighten dull skin. It also states on their website (linked below) that all their products are paraben-free, cruelty free and hypoallergenic. The bottle is also pretty large with 56.7g of product! It is a squeeze out tube.

The texture of this primer feels like a silicon based primer only it feels very moisturizing as well. It is very light on my face and dries down in less than a minute. I focused this product around my mouth and my eyes where I get more creasing. It made my skin feel very soft and velvety and allowed my foundation to glide on and blend much quicker than usual. I followed up with the rest of my face makeup. After several hours I noticed that the creasing in these areas were much less than with other primers I have tried. It didn’t stop the creasing completely but it did help a lot. I would also agree with their claim that it prolongs makeup wear as I noticed that my t-zone was not as oily as it usually gets after 4-5 hours. This was a surprise to me because most silicon-based primers do nothing to control the oil.

Laface Proteger Age Defying Primer

I would recommend this for both dry and oily skin types because it hydrates dry skin but also controls the oiliness, which helped prolong my makeup with fewer touch-ups.

What is your favourite primer?

Click here to see it on the Birchbox website – it has great reviews!

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. I do not gain anything if you use the discount code above – I got it for you guys! 

Stila One Step Makeup Foundation Review + Swatch

Stila One Step Makeup Foundation

Stila One Step Makeup Foundation

Hi again!

This Stila One Step claims to be a primer, concealer, foundation and powder all in one. I bought this on eBay hoping to use it when I’m in a rush, I was curious to see if it could do all those things. I also thought it would be great for travel because it is a small bottle (15mL). This is in the shade Tone.

When you first pump out the product it is very thick and a little goes a long way suprisingly. It spreads well with your fingers or with a flat top brush (I like using the e.l.f. powder brush because the hairs are stiffer). Once I spread the product out I notice that the coverage is light – medium and that it dries quickly. Once dried it blurs my pores and makes my skin feel velvety; it feels like I applied a powder on top.

This product felt as though I applied a primer because of the blurring effect that it gave. However, I wouldn’t use this as a concealer because I prefer a full coverage concealer and one that is slightly lighter than my foundation. I would recommend that you use a silicon primer underneath this because it helps the thick product spread easier.

The lasting power is good; you could easily wear this for a whole work/school day and if you are oily you might have to touch up with powder – I didn’t have to.

The pictures below have the product when pumped out (left) and spread out (right).

Stila One Step Makeup Foundation

Stila One Step Makeup Foundation

Have you tried the Stila One Step Makeup?

I do not see this product on their website. Search “Stila One Step” on eBay.