Skindinavia The Makeup Primer Spray

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!

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SKINDINAVIA The Makeup Primer Spray

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…  🙁


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SKINDINAVIA The Makeup Primer Spray

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.  😀

  • Interesting!! Haven’t heard of this brand before, nor have I seen a spray on primer before, very intrigued! I def need a primer to keep the oils at bay and makeup to stay on a little longer. In cooler weather, my sunscreen works well enough as a primer, but for the Asian humid summer, I still need to resort to silicones, as none of silicone free primers have worked for me yet ;(

  • Oooo interesting! Awesome review. I like what you say about its redness reducing abilities! I don’t know if a spray is the best format for a primer though. I feel like with primer you really need to be accurate with the coverage. I think I’ll pass!

    • Thanks Geeks! It does do a good job on reducing redness! And I agree, I prefer to spot prime. I need pore help, not oil control so spot priming is what I prefer as well.

  • Hey Tracy, hmm sticky and drying? I’m not sure. Also, I get that primer needs a little time to sink in, but it sounds like this one takes a while! I think I’ll pass for now 😉

  • Yah, consider me intrigued. I have a thing for primers. It’s like with eyeshadow, I just can’t stop myself from buying and trying more.

  • Liz

    I like toner sprays but not sure about primers in that form. I’ve stopped using primers (!!!) ever since I realized I’m less oilier.

  • Emma Bovary

    This sounds pretty interesting, I wouldn’t say my skin is oily at the moment but I still like using primers for a nice base and to lock onto my foundation – I’ve just started using the All Nighter spray (I think it’s that one?) from this brand for the first time. The idea of a spray primer is pretty cool, sucks that it is a bit drying though

  • WOW this is really interesting! I’ve never used a spray primer before.

  • Toya

    Ha, so ok, I wrote my review before reading yours, and we pretty much said the opposite thing lol! You found it drying, and I found it too hydrating! OR, maybe the alcohol content actually dried out my skin which made it over-produce oil!? All I know is this puppy made my SHI-NE! It says to apply makeup straight afterward so I do, but maybe I need to let it fully dry down first? I am DETERMINED to figure out how to make this work!!! LOL

  • kissmysparkle

    I’m curious to try a spray primer, but that’s kind of pricey if I tried it and didn’t help with oil control.

  • Gaelle

    That sounds interesting! I do really wish pores could be made smaller…sigh

  • Hope it works for you! And you are welcome! xo

  • Lily

    I guess pores can APPEAR smaller but just temporarily. I’d believe it if it’s those pasty silicone fillers that make your skin look super smooth, but since it’s a spray, I wouldn’t know. I do wish something could make my pores appear smaller, but that’s part of aging. Oh well 🙂

  • If not for pore size reduction, I want to try it and see if it’ll work on my oily skin and uneven skin tone.