Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure Review & Swatches
Primed & Poreless Pure joins the ranks of Too Faced’s little primer empire. This one is an oil-free primer for the sensitive types out there as it contains a host pf ingredients to not only prep and prime skin but also to sooth it.
Let’s have a lookiee!
Too Faced revamped this formula to suit those with sensitive skin. It is a silicone-based primer so if your skin is a bit sensitive to such a primer you might want to check it out regardless. I found it gentle enough to use without feeling itchy which is promising considering my track record with silicone primers.
This runs a little thicker than the original Primed & Poreless Formula and is a clear shade versus the fleshy shade of the original. It has a powdery, velvety feel and finish with the slippery glide that primers with silicones typically have but still wears comfortably enough that I’m not feeling itchy under it. It doesn’t have issues with pilling (rolling off in tiny balls) either which is a plus. It does a fine job of perfecting skin while mattifying it and controlling shine. My forehead is a bit shiny at the moment and this made the area nice and matte. My pores are smaller however the ones around my nose are a bit on the larger side and this does a nice job of blurring and filling these areas for a smooth, flawless finish. Since it creates an even layer for foundation to adhere to it, it will allow base products to wear longer. It creates a waterproof barrier between your skin and your foundation keeping it in place and preventing it from oxidizing overly fast.
This sensitive version is 100% Oil Free and contains an ingredient called Sepi-Calm with soothes inflamed skin, redness, etc…it supposedly brightens the complexion as well but I failed to notice this during my use with it.
Overall, Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure proves a lovely little primer. I think the thicker formula offers the ability to cover a greater amount of surface issues such as larger pores or finer and deeper lines on your face. A little under your eyes goes a long way at creating a smooth, even surface for concealer as well. I’m not typically a fan of silicone primers but this proved gentle enough for even me who typically feels very itchy with them in place.
You can indulge in Too Faced Primer & Poreless Pure as well as the rest of the Too Faced Summer 2012 Collection later this week at www.toofaced.com
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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