I am Kathleen Lights #1 fan. She’s a very famous Beauty Guru on youtube. If you want to check out her channel you can do it here and subscribe if you find her interesting. She’s bubbly, fun and so freaking talented. A true artist I must say. Easy on the eyes too, so attractive. She does a lot of products review and in one of her video she said that Too Faced products never let her down.
So, when I went to Sephora,Nu Sentral last week on a mission of finding new face primer, without hesitation I went straight away to the Too Faced isle. I asked for help from one of the girl there and I decided to pick the Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure Oil-Free Face Primer For Sensitive Skin because I definitely have oily skin and I’m prone to acne. If you’re like me you know it’s really hard to keep the face looking matte by the end of the day. So, yeaaaa I bought my very first high end primer and Too Faced product.
What the product claims:
One use of our complexion-perfecting primer and your skin will glow with red-carpet radiance. This 100% oil-free version of our best-selling Primed & Poreless formula minimizes pores and sweeps away imperfections. Wear it alone for an instant skin refresh, or as a sheer base that locks in foundations, powders and bronzers.
- Erase Pores & Imperfections: Virtually erases pores, softens lines and perfects your complexion leaving skin ready for bronzer, powder, makeup or nothing at all.
- Customized Formula
- 100% oil-free formula
- Virtually erases pores and imperfections
- Regulates surplus oil production on the skin’s surface, minimizing shine and improving skin’s overall texture
- Soothes & brightens inflamed skin while reducing future pigmentation concerns
Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crossploymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cyclodextrin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Retinol, Diacetyl Boldine, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Polysorbate 80, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hedra Helix (Ivy) Extract, BHT, Cycloheptasiloxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Bioflavonoids, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
I read it somewhere that the first ingredient listed is usually the main ingredient of the product. Correct me if I’m wrong. So what is Dimethicone? I’m not a chemist but this is my finding from Mr.Google:
One of the most widely used ingredients in cosmetics, dimethicone works as an anti-foaming agent, skin protectant and skin & hair conditioner- it prevents water loss by forming a hydrating barrier on the skin. Like most silicones, this ingredient has a unique fluidity that makes it easily spreadable. When applied to the skin, its known for creating a subtle gloss that feels smooth and silky to touch. It also acts a mild water repellent by forming a protective barrier on the skin, and can fill in fine lines/wrinkles on the face, giving it a temporary “plump” look.Source: truthinaging.com
Reasons why you should splurge: This primer comes in a squeezy tube which I find very convenience and quite hygienic. The texture of this primer is like petroleum gel(vaseline) and it doesn’t have any colour(clear) to it so it blended pretty well into my skin, I don’t have to worry about it looking cakey or matching it to my skin tone. It also immediately leaves my skin feeling soft and very smooth. I also believe it improves my complexion after wearing my foundation, minimising my wrinkles and pores. Well, I think that’s Dimethicone doing it’s job. I only have two face primer in my collection, one is Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer and as you know I just added Too Faced primer in my collection so I can’t really compare it to another high end products. If compares to Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer, I do believe Too Faced primer really did an awesome job in controlling all that nasty oil.
Reasons why you should think twice: It’s a little bit pricey in my opinion but that’s what you have to pay to own high end products. So, I can’t complain. But is it worth the money I paid? I can give this product 5 stars for controlling oil but I think it can leave my skin looking pretty dull. I’m not so sure about the ability of this primer to make my makeup last longer because from the picture above you can see that after 7 hours of application my foundation has faded away. The humidity in Malaysia is crazy, so maybe if you live in a much colder climate this might be good for you.
Verdict: In my opinion, this is an ok primer. Maybe I’m not setting my foundation with a good powder hence the foundation fades away. Or maybe it was because my foundation is not long lasting. I don’t know, it can be a lot of things. Some people say that Too Faced Primed & Powerless Priming Powder is pretty badass, maybe I should buy that too? Hehe.
Where to buy: Sephora
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