November 20, 2014

Banila Co Prime Primer Review & Swatches

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Banila Co Prime Primer

Banila Co Prime Primer Classic is a silicone facial primer that recently came in my Memebox Banila Co Superbox. It couldn’t come at a better time since the one I currently have is nearing an end. I mostly rely on Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer or Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector but when I want a more polished looks I tend to use Banila Co Prime Primer.

I have drier skin so I prefer silicone-free primers as they tend to be more hydrating for me and also silicone primers just pill on my skin or they feel itchy. But I have a few exceptions and Prime Primer is one.

Banila Co Prime Primer Classic

Banila Co Prime Primer is a lot like Smashbox Photo Finish in some aspects but the consistency is clearer and has a bit of slickness with less thickness to it. It applied easily on skin with a slick glide but don’t let that slick silicone texture fool you because it does effect have a nice matte finish.

Not only will it give your skin an airbrushed appearance but it’ll also concealer minor pores and creates a nice layer on your facial skin for foundation to adhere. It you’re a combo skin type it’ll mattify some of the shine you might experience on your forehead and within your t-zone area. Super oily skin might feel it doesn’t completely mattify all their problems but it’ll do well to create a smooth matte finish on most skin types.

I like how polished it makes my skin look. My foundation just looks more smoother applied over this primer! I don’t have visible pores (except on my nose) and I don’t have a ton of oily areas but this still works great to create a more flawless, softened appearance when used under my foundation.

Banila Co Prime Primer Swatches

Banila Co Prime Primer Swatches

Banila Co Prime Primer Classic Swatches

Banila Co Prime Primer Swatches

All in all it’s a truly great facial primer and well worth a pick up!

And hey, if you got the Memebox Banila Co Beauty Box you likely got a full size version to try.

Do share if you’ve used this primer and what your results were like!

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  • Kiss & Make-up

    Primers can be tricky…I’d have to try a sample first to see how it performs on my very fussy skin.