Primers and their promises . . .
It’s like a bidding war: “ Our will reduce the look of lines of fine lines and wrinkles, well, ours will reduce that and make fine lines, disappear hell, we will transform your skin, give you a facelift and all perhaps a nip and body tuck too. Yes, and our primer works for a full 36 hours, yes, tried and tested . . .”
Some of the claims are laughable, but I’m on the hunt for a good ‘blurring’ primer, especially one that lives up to its claims.
Enter Becca’s Resurfacing Primer Perfector™ (Line & Pore Minimizing Formula)
It comes in a chocolate brown tube with a silver cap. It has a thick consistency so you won’t be pumping out too much product unless, you’re thinking of that horrible co-worker who makes you life hell and squeeze that tube too hard!
Now, this claims to act like fillers, you know the kind that’s advertised in the beauty salon and you secretly take that pamphlet? Yes, those types of fillers that requires needles and a doctor to fill them lines and plump up your skin. Hey, I’m not opposed to it and maybe in 10 years time I will consider it, true story . . . hey, I’m not afraid to say it J
The Becca’s Resurfacing Primer Perfector™ (Line & Pore Minimizing Formula)
claims it resurfaces the skin because it has special oil absorbing polymers, which smooth out the skin by filling in the lines and pores and diminish shine.
Squeezed out the tube, it’s white. Blended in, it has a slight white cast and dries clear and matte.
It has a velvety smooth texture and feels more like lotion unlike silicone-based primers that have a considerable amount of slip.
Blended in it has a slight white cast.
But, this guy dries clear and matte.
So, when it dries, it dries matte and I mean matte. It’s like a topcoat for your face. For me, it filled in every crevice, pore, and crater on my face and did I mention that it was matte. Seriously, it is intensely matte. It’s like the primer created a film on my face. Foundation applied seamlessly. However, I will say, it struggled slightly. with my oil free Estee Lauder Maximum Cover foundation.
It does what it says and really creates a flawless base for foundation.
This primer is great for those with oily skin and enlarged pores and fine lines. If you have dry skin, steer clear of this. I have combination skin and tend to get oily on my T-Zone especially during the warmer weather.
However, I was testing this primer in winter and my skin tends to hate me and cry for moisturizer. I made the mistake of applying it all over my face, which ended up making my foundation look patch and cling to dry patches I never knew I had.
It is a phenomenal product. I advise using it only on the areas of your face that get oily. And NEVER apply it around your mouth or near your eye area. It’s will be a disaster in tube I promise and it’s not cute. If you have really dry skin and want to use this, I suggest moisturizing very, very well before applying it. A little goes a long way, so exercise restraint (it’s difficult I know, I go cray cray with primer at times).
My foundation lasted a full 8 hours with no touching up. You may need to touch up sooner if you have super oily skin, but this is great to keep the grease at bay.
Yes, it lives up to its claims. Now, that’s rare . . . no false marketing mumbo jumbo, because no one has time for that! Well, I certainly don’t!
Where to buy: www.beccacosmetics.co.za
13 Fredman Drive
Phone: +27 (0) 11 881 1440
Price: R480 40ml
Have you tried the Becca’s Resurfacing Primer Perfector™ (Line & Pore Minimizing Formula) ? How did you find it? Have any other blurring primers worked for you? I would love to know.
Until next time, stay blessed and beautiful. Love you all 🙂