Temptu Base Smooth & Matte Primer Review

Temptu Base Smooth & Matte Primer

Hello again!

This little sample sized primer surprised me! It doesn’t look like a primer I would enjoy – it doesn’t feel mattifying or have that silicon texture which fills in the pores but it made my skin look really nice and fresh all day long!

I know that Temptu products are made to be used with an airbrush system but I just applied this with my hands as I would with any primer. There is a very subtle pleasant scent to this and the texture is very unique and a bit hard to explain; it is an opaque white thick gel consistency and once I apply it, it’s a bit tacky and very moisturizing on the skin. I can see it slightly blurring while making my face look extremely smooth! It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy and I definitely see it mattifying my skin upon application – however the mattifying effect is similar to a natural satin matte and not a silicon flat matte. I also got a compliment today that my skin looks smooth which reinforces what I think this primer did for my skin.

My foundation glided on easier than usual and this primer helped control my oil for the entire day! I usually have to blot every four hours or so but with this I went seven hours before blotting. I did get oily throughout the day but not enough to bother me to blot – which is huge!

I really liked this primer and will definitely look into purchasing it. Have you tried any products from Temptu?

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MAKE Beauty Moonlight Primer Review

MAKE Beauty Moonlight Primer

Hi everyone!

This primer got a lot of attention on social media simply because it is a sheer black color. I have the mini size and after trying it out a few times I have a few thoughts on it.

MAKE Beauty Moonlight Primer

Besides the fact that this primer is a black color (it contains melanin) it claims to shield against HEV and IR light which comes from computer/tablet/smart phone screens and this light causes premature ageing and skin damage. I was very intrigued that it also claims to diminish the look of pores and fine lines.

Once applied, this primer does not darken your skin tone – it becomes clear. It feels very hydrating and isn’t greasy or heavy at all. I don’t notice it doing much for my pores and will have to follow up with a pore filler before applying my foundation. This primer sits nicely on my skin and under foundation but in all honesty it doesn’t do much in terms of blurring out pores/fine lines or making my foundation stay on longer than usual.

I would apply this as a moisturizer because of the HEV and IR light protection that it gives but would follow up with another primer to give me the look and longevity that I want from my foundation.

Have you tried this primer?

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Estee Lauder The Estee Edit Pore Vanishing Moisturizer Review

Estee Lauder The Estee Edit Pore Vanishing Moisturizer

Hello again!

I can’t control myself when I see a mattifying moisturizer and this one was even more intriguing because it claims to work as a mattifying primer as well.

On the website this product claims to blur the look of pores, reduce shine, smooth skin, and helps control pore-clogging oil with Salicylic Acid. It contains Vitamin C, Caffeine and Bisabolol which calms skin. On top of that it is oil-free, non-acnegenic, Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist tested.

Estee Lauder The Estee Edit Pore Vanishing Moisturizer

Before we get in to how this worked for me I like to start with the packaging. I really like squeeze tubes; you don’t have to dip your finger in product and it is clean and compact. It’s also very light weight and sleek which makes it easy to store when travelling. I also like the white and silver packaging with a hint of blue; the packaging doesn’t look cheap at all.

The product itself is a white opaque cream and is very light-weight; feels almost like a gel consistency but not quite. The scent is mild and fresh and not bothersome or floral. When I rub this into my skin I feel it slightly mattifying but it doesn’t leave my skin completely matte. I need to follow up with a pore filler because this doesn’t really minimize my pores however, it does give me an instant radiance/brightening effect while removing excess oil. This can look great on no makeup days and when layered under foundation it sits nicely; doesn’t roll up or look cakey which is a problem that I have had with mattifying bases. It does prolong the time that I tend to get really oily and want to blot but it doesn’t eliminate the need to blot.

Overall, I like this product but it doesn’t live up to the claims that it makes. However, I have to mention that I’m very oily – more so than the average person!

Have you tried any of the Estee Edit products?

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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.