Hate silicone primers? Look away! Look away now! I was tempted over to the dark side recently and indulged in Mally Perfect Prep Poreless Primer.
Let me tell you, that Mally, she knows how to sell beauty, girl can sell me snow on a hot Summer day! She made the primer sound oh so amazing that suddenly my poreless face was in need of it.
A silicone primer that diffuses the look of fine lines and pores while offering a base for your foundation.
OMG nooo! This is awful stuff for folks that that hate the feel of primers such as Smashbox Photo Finish, heys, I’m one of those people.
Here’s the deal, it’s def an uncomfortable wear if you have drier skin or just don’t like the feel of a velvety silicone primer. The product is considerably thicker and creamier compared to other primers like it. It feels heavy but it smooths on rather nicely and leaves behind a powder-y, velvet finish. If you have oily skin, larger pores, or fine lines on your face it’ll easily soften these areas and even fill them in some cases due to its thickness.
However, if you’re drier with smaller pores or no pores, it’ll probably pill (roll off in tiny balls) and create a patchy effect. I can see this easily mattifying my skin in the Summer but not so much in the colder weather.
Word to the wise, oily skin users will adore it however those with drier skin or those who hate on silicone primers will absolutely detest it.
It comes in a pot which is kinda an interesting way to apply it as you can touch the product and smooth on rather easily with this packaging however ideally most folks would prefer a squeeze or pump bottle of some sort to avoid bacteria.
At $35 for 1 oz it’s actually more than Smashbox’s version but I feel like this will last longer due to the thickness of the product as a little goes a long way!
- Oily skin types in need of a mattifying finish.
- Those with larger pores or fine lines that need to be blurred and filled.
- Those seeking a thick primer to prep for makeup.
- Dry skin types.
- Those with smaller pores or no fine lines (if you don’t have imperfections that need filling this isn’t for you).
- Those who do not like silicone primers!
Personally it made me itchy as hell (most silicone primers do) however I can easily see it becoming a super staple for those who generally enjoy silicone primers. The extra thicker texture lays down a nice matte finish for makeup and actually, it does extend my foundation wear by a few extra hours.
It’s not for everyone that much is a given but those who already enjoy silicone primers should check this one out, it’ll probably easily become a love.
Anyone try it?
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This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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