SKINDINAVIA The Makeup Primer Spray(40z $35, 8oz $49) is a new, lightweight silicone-free spray makeup primer which I was pretty excited to try! I have some pretty large pores on my nose, so the idea of ditching a heavy, pore-clogging primer that I usually need to fill in those pores sounded pretty cool to me!
SKINDINAVIA The Makeup Primer Spray is a breathable, silicone-free and paraben-free makeup primer spray that’s loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and their temperature-control technology. It’s clinically-proven to soothe redness, prevent breakouts, control the appearance of oil, even-out skin tone and reduce large pores over time. I’m just gonna say it, because you know I can’t HELP myself: C’mon… nothing can make your pores smaller people, I hope we all know that one by now, right? Products can make your pores appear smaller, but I’m sorry that’s just a bunch of malarky. Why companies still try to feed us that misinformation really and truly baffles me… 🙁
SKINDINAVIA The Makeup Primer Spray applies in a really nice fine mist! So fine that it’s kind of hard to even feel it hit your face. Guess I’m too used to getting slapped in the face by MAC’s Fix+ every day hahaha! 😀 But don’t spray too much of the stuff like I did the first time, because you’ll be waiting forever for the stuff to dry! I now know better, and use 2-3 sprays tops. I spray an X and then just straight down the centre of my face. It still does takes a couple of minutes for just 2-3 sprays to dry, and it leaves a bit of a tacky feeling when you touch your face. It’s kind of weird, because you don’t actually feel anything on your face until you touch it and then feel the tacky. It does seem to make pores look smaller, but it doesn’t make them disappear. Nor does it make them smaller over time. I’d type my whole pore rant here again, but it’s late, and I think I got my feelings on the subject across pretty well, hey? 😀
What SKINDINAVIA The Makeup Primer Spray does do is reduce redness nicely, and you know I need me some of that! I don’t really notice my makeup going on any smoother to be honest, but it does seem to help it last longer, especially powder foundation like Bare Mineral Matte which I’ve been favouring over the last while. Usually mineral foundations disappear on me after 8 hours, but not when I use this primer. So, I guess it works! But I do find that it’s a tad drying for my skin, which makes sense since it’s supposed to reduce the need for makeup touch-ups and blotting. I do like that there’s no oil, parabens or sulfates in it, but I do wish there wasn’t any alcohol in there as well. I think that’s a big reason why I find it rather drying for my skin.
I like SKINDINAVIA The Makeup Primer Spray! But to be honest, I prefer their makeup-setting sprays like Urban Decay Chill and All-Nighter. I use one of them every day and love them! This I kind of forget to use, and I think it’s just that I’m not used to a spray primer. Most of the bloggers that have reviewed this seem to really adore it though! So, it’s worth a try I say, especially if you have oilier skin. I think you’d really like it then! And by the way, if you want to try this new primer, now’s a good time!
SKINDINAVIA are offering 20% off their makeup sprays + get a free travel size as well! But just until Friday July 18th, so better hurry up! Order online HERE. They ship pretty much everywhere too!
Whaddaya’ think? Intrigued? Have you tried this and love it? Do you use a primer?
*product sent by PR for review, thoughts are mine, especially the pore rant. 😀