October 27, 2012

Primed for perfection with Hourglass, Victoria's Secret and Cargo!

I am not the most dedicated of primer wearers, especially during the summer - I just find that adding an extra layer of product to combination skin just ends up making my skin feel heavy and greasy especially in hot weather! Now that fall has arrived, I'm breaking out my primers again trying to find ones that feel weightless, keep my makeup in place and don't clog my pores - here are 3 that I'm loving and are worth trying if you have the same issues:

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer - 10ml - $21 - an oil-free mineral primer with SPF 15 that helps even out skin tone, neutralize redness and provides the perfect base for flawless makeup application and keeps it looking fresh, while absorbing excess oils and minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores.

I am amazed at how much this primer helps on my oily t-zone - I used to have to touch up my foundation in the afternoon because it had disappeared but now all I need is a bit of powder and I'm good for the rest of the day!

Available at Sephora and sephora.com.
VS Pro Airbrush FX Shadow Correcting Primer - 28ml - $18 - with a weightless formula has a subtle peach tint to instantly correct the look of dark shadows and spots as it creates a smooth, velvety surface and ensures a flawless foundation application that lasts.

What's nice about this one is because it has a bit of colour already, you don't necessarily need to apply foundation all over your face after you use it - just apply foundation to areas that really need it and leave the rest be!

Available at victoriassecret.com.
Cargo Blu_Ray Activating Face Primer - 30ml - $34 - get ready for your close-up - with this lightweight primer developed for the high definition film biz to help reduce shine, refine pores, and to visibly reduce fine lines and imperfections. Free of all the things you don't want: oil, silicone, paraben, fragrance and talc.

I avoid cameras like the plague so I'm not sure how good it looks on film but in person it really does even things out and creates a perfect canvas for makeup!

Available at eBeauty.ca.

- Lisamarie -


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