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The secret for perfect skin? Good genes and a big portion of luck. The secret for perfect-looking skin? A good primer and good concealer. So there is hope, even for those of us who weren’t naturally blessed with flawless skin! Let me show you which primer and concealer I have been using lately.
Glominerals Face Primer
- ‘’Two scoops of foundation, please.’’
- ‘’With our without primer?’’
- ‘’With of course, how is that even a question!’’
If doing your make-up would be like ordering ice cream it would go like this. Ice cream is good on its own, but it’s really the rainbow sprinkles that make it perfect. Same thing for foundation and primer: for me, there can’t be one without the other. Without primer my foundation is harder to apply, it doesn’t last as long and my skin gets shiny way faster. So before I apply foundation I aaaaaaalways put on primer. In the past few years many primers have come and gone, but the most memorable ones so far were the (sadly discontinued) Fusion Beauty Prime Results Acne Control Primer, the Too Faced Primer & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer and the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer.
My three favorite primers have all been cut open and squeezed completely empty though, so it’s time for a new primer to enter the scene: the new Glominerals Face Primer. Will I be able to add this primer to my list of most beloved primers soon? Well, let’s see if it does everything a good primer should do. It fills in large pores and creates a nice even canvas for my foundation. Check! It makes my foundation stay put all day. Check! It lets my skin breathe and doesn’t clog my pores or cause breakouts. Check! So far for the pros. But sadly there is also a con, because of all the primers I’ve tried the Glominerals Face primer offers the least shine control and after an hour or three I already need to reapply powder. Bummer. So the Glominerals Face Primer is not perfect. But even then it’s still a nice primer and I am sure people with dry and normal skin will have great experiences with it.
Glominerals Camouflage Oil Free concealer in Natural
Concealer comes in many forms and textures, but I personally prefer liquid concealer or cream concealer. Powder concealer might work for some, but I need more than that. I also like using a concealer brush instead of my fingers to apply my concealer, again because that provides more coverage and therefore a more flawless result. I recently started using the Glominerals Camouflage Oil Free concealer with vitamin A, C and E and green tea extract in the color Natural, a neutral shade with slightly pink undertones. I used to apply my concealer before my foundation, but when I got to meet Will Malherbe from Smashbox and he told me that he does it the other way around, I decided to try it his way. So now apply foundation first and then use concealer. The idea is that that way you can let your foundation do most of the work and then see where you need to add a little extra camouflage. Makes sense, really.
To apply my concealer I use the Glominerals Dual Foundation Camouflage Brush, a double-sided rounded synthetic foundation and concealer brush. The Glominerals Camouflage Oil Free concealer is quite solid, but it’s still easy to apply and blend with the help of my firm yet super soft Dual Foundation Camouflage Brush. The relatively solid texture of the concealer also contributes its high coverage: it easily covers up spots, scars and redness. And because Natural has a little bit of pink in it, it is also great for covering up dark circles under the eyes.
There is also a but, though, because the Glominerals Camouflage Free concealer does struggle with my hyperpigmentation spots. But in its defense: so far no concealer has managed to hide my melasma. For some reason all concealers and foundations turn my hyperpigmentation marks gray. Very strange… But anyway, I am not going to give the Glominerals Camouflage Oil Free concealer a negative review just because it can’t cover up my melasma. It would have been nice – very nice even – if it could, but hey, you can’t have everything in life. The Glominerals Camouflage Oil Free concealer is a very decent concealer with a pleasant texture, a ton of good ingredients and great coverage. I’m happy with it!
The Glominerals Face Primer and Camouflage Oil Free concealer are available at www.beautymall.ch for respectively 43 and 45 CHF. The Dual Foundation Camouflage Brush costs 45 CHF.
Can you live without face primer and concealer? What is your secret for flawless skin?