Primer is a product that I cannot go a day without using. I wear it even when I don’t plan on putting anything else on my face. It helps even out my pores and skin tone in one easy and simple step. Most of the primers that I use are very silicone based and I generally like them with that texture. My favourites are the L’oreal Mattifying Primer and the Clarins Instant Light primer. Recently I was sent the Jane Iredale Smooth Affair primer to try out.
The main selling point with this primer is that it’s meant to brighten the skin whilst helping with the appearance of pores and fine wrinkles. So it does have some anti-ageing benefits to it too. The texture of it is very cream based though it does have a slight silicone feel to it once it dries down on the skin. I found that my skin did look illuminated when I applied this as it does have a slight golden tint to it.
I liked how it absorbed into the skin, it felt a bit like a lightweight moisturiser if I’m honest. The only real issue I had with this primer was the scent of it. Jane Iredale claims that the “Light, fresh fragrance will lift your mood” however I found it to be very overpowering and heavy. For a brand that caters to sensitive skin, I’m not entirely sure how this product will react on sensitive skin to be honest.
The best thing about this product has to be that it can be worn alone and still give you a nice fresh illuminated look to your skin. I personally have been reaching for it almost every single day especially on the days when I don’t want to wear any makeup at all. A tube of this primer contains approx. 50mls of product and retails for 46 euros.
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