The Skin Food Black Egg Pore Primer needs a new name. Black egg? Seriously? I’m thinking rotten egg when I saw the packaging. Guys, we really need to rethink the name here.
They claim it’ll make your skin as smooth and firm as a freshly hard boiled egg, thus the name eh?
Does it work?
A primer to mattify skin, conceal pores, and set makeup while blurring imperfections!
Well, you’re either going to love this or hate it.
I personally hate it, tell you why in a second.
This comes packaged in an egg shaped container. It’s an interesting packaging that feels glass to me. Very elegant and pretty like all Skin Food products the packaging really speaks to me. It includes a pump for easy application that squirts just the right amount of product out without overflow.
The formula itself is a clear thinner gel which feels a bit tacky at first and proceeds to follow up with a greasy feel but dries down to a mattifying finish.
I don’t like it because…
It feels all kinds of hecka greasy on my face. I pumped a single small squirt and proceeded to stroke it onto my face. At first the formula feels kinda sticky and uncomfortable but as it warms up it starts feeling really oily and greasy with a super slow dry down. As it dries down my face starts to feel tight and matte.
I personally don’t like it but if you have oily skin or larger pores (both of which I do not possess as I have dry skin and my pores aren’t visible) this might seal the deal as some sort of life saver. It’s an interesting texture as it starts off life feeling somewhat hydrating but feels a tad silicone-like once it hits your skin so I think it might do a decent job of concealing larger pores and mattifying skin as well due to the dry down however waiting around for the dry down to happen proves irritating as skin remains tacky and dewy to the touch for 5 minutes or so after application.
The product is exclusive to Korea and a few select Asian countries so if you hate dealing with online shopping, airmail, or jacked up pricing it could prove difficult to find in the US.
- Those with oily skin and larger pores MAY like it (I even have my doubts about that).
- Those with dry skin.
- Those with pores that are small or not visible.
- Those who rush through their morning makeup (seriously don’t use this if you wanna get out of the house in a hurry, the dry down takes ages).
- Those unwilling to shop online, deal with airmail, etc…(this is exclusive to Asia).
The Skin Food makes some fabulous products but the Black Egg Pore Primer was a bust for me. I just couldn’t love the feel of the product on my face and felt the formula couldn’t decide what it wanted to be…greasy, oily, mattiying, hydrating…what a mix up.
Anyone try it?
If you’re interested in the Skin Food you can shop online at www.skinfood.sg however prices are considerably higher than Korean retail and airmail shipping is costly!