These newfangled moisturizer slash face primer formulas might just be all the rage for Fall 2016. Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm ($36) sounds an awful lot like the new Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturizer with a formula that preps skin for makeup while hydrating.
This skincare slash makeup hybrid is a light, creamy whipped formula that allows makeup to apply easily while providing a soft, luminous glow to skin and a host of anti-aging ingredients that plump, smooth, and hydrate skin!
I have to admit I love the idea of these but I also question them. I mean how much different are they from say a hydrating primer like the new E.L.F. Beautifully Bare 3-in-1 Makeup Base I recently reviewed? But I also correct and remind myself how considerably more moisture they provide! I’m kind of loving this trend and I’m looking forward to seeing how it develops over the next few months because I don’t think Clinique and Josie are going to be alone for long.
What do you think?
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