Thursday, 13 June 2013

Review: Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF30

Every now and then I come across a product that, as if by magic, changes my life. The Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer is that  very product.

The Promise: "Smooth away fine lines, brighten and prime for flawless skin, and to prep for make-up application. Velvety silicones create an instantly smooth surface. Pearl powder and natural earth minerals provide a neutral tint to help balance tone and enhance luminosity".

The Price: £37.50/$48.00 22ml

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The Hero Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Soy Protein

The Application: This primer goes onto the skin so lightly that it feels like you are injecting you face with pure silk. It feels quite tacky after it is first applied, so I normally wait around 5 mins before applying foundation. This gives the primer time to sink into the skin, providing maximum benefits

The Results: Although this primer is silicone based and contains various oils, it does not feel greasy or look shiny on the skin. Skin is left smoothed and plumped and fines lines appear reduced. Pigmentation is corrected slightly, which is great for a product that doesn't promote itself as a colour corrector.

The real benefits of this primer become apparent when applying foundation. Foundation glides onto the skin effortlessly and, more importantly, evenly. It produces flawless, bright skin and gives makeup real staying power.

What is most interesting about this primer is the colour. As you can see above it has a beige tint similar to that of a tinted moisturiser. This colouring is intentional, it contains pigments designed to help balance tone and enhance luminosity. However don't let the colour put you off - once this primer is blended in, it appears clear on the skin (as below).

The Pro: This primer offers multiple benefits - from brightening and correcting skin tone to giving makeup the perfect base and real staying power.

The Con: The only downside is the price. It is quite expensive for 22ml worth of primer! But then again...I think it's worth it. 

Have you tried the the Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer yet? Do you love it as much as I do?!

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