Face primers are your beauty weapon of choice if you want your make-up to stay on throughout the day. Facetheory’s Ultraglide Hydrating Face Primer aims to keep your make-up in place for twice as long as other brands.
Although primers are everywhere, I’ve never actually bought one before. Years ago I used a primer sample that made my skin feel tight and incredibly dry. It also made my skin break out. Slightly scarred by this bad beauty experience, I haven’t used another primer since.
Until now. I’ve bitten the bullet and purchased Facetheory’s primer. I prefer to use natural beauty products as much as I can and I bought this after reading about the natural ingredients.
Although a mandarin scented version is available, I opted for the unscented primer. Ingredients include nourishing olive oil, apricot kernel oil, shea butter (very rich in anti-oxidants), vitamin E (to hydrate skin and keep it feeling fresh and revitalised) and cyclopentasiloxane (which acts as a barrier for the skin and help make foundation easier to apply).
Enlarged pores can be a nightmare. This primer aims to minimise their appearance by making skin smooth within a matter of minutes after applying it.
It’s free from parabens and isn’t tested on animals either. Certain ingredients, such as polyethylene glycols (also known as PEGS) can clog pores and fortunately, this doesn’t contain them. It’s free from sodium lauryl sulfate SLS), an ingredient which is known to irritate skin.
This primer is easy to use (a pea-sized amount is enough for the whole face) and because the formula is very lightweight, it’s a pleasure to use.
I apply this after my sun cream and after moisturiser. After a few minutes my skin is silky smooth and ready for foundation. Although this primer claims to give matte coverage, a dewy appearance can still be achieved (or chok chok in Korean) if less of the product is used.
£17.99 (currently on special offer for £9.99)