Let’s add the sun: 27 products with the effect of radiance! May 22, 2021, 00:00 | Xenia Konstantinova
If you want to add a little more sparkle to your look, and highlighter is too “aggressive” for you, why not use cosmetics with a radiance effect that will add radiance to the image without the help of additional efforts. Today we have prepared for you 27 products in a variety of «manifestations»: here is the base for makeup and tonal foundation, blush and powder, cream and other face products. All of them will help to bring the desired to life.
Moisturizing Cream Rose — Ultra Hydrating Radiance by Sephora Collection
A line of moisturizing face creams inspired by Korean recipes. The products nourish the skin and give instant comfort without leaving a greasy feeling.
Cellular Performance Lifting Face Cream by Sensai
An exquisite and highly effective anti-aging cream to preserve youth, provide lifting, firming and restoring skin radiance. Intensively energizes the facial muscles, increases their contractility, visibly tightens the skin of the face and neck. The cream improves complexion, makes it more even, gives radiance. Luxurious thick texture nourishes and strengthens the skin.
MAC Strobe Cream
Moisturizing cream with radiance effect Strobe Cream provides an instant effect of healthy, well-groomed, luminous skin from within. The cream tones, soothes, moisturizes and refreshes. It improves the appearance of dull, tired skin with optical particles and antioxidants.
Glamglow Glowstarter Moisturizing Cream
The real glow can’t be stopped! Glamglow knows the secret to super seductive skin radiance. Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer infuses skin with hyaluronic acid, vitamins and antioxidants. Shimmering mother-of-pearl particles give the skin an even, flawless tone and radiance. The cream deeply moisturizes the skin, creating a strobing effect and highlighting makeup or the beauty of clear skin with a universal natural shade. The skin looks flawlessly groomed and seems to glow from the inside, and the protruding areas of the face shine even brighter. Glowstarter provides hydration and radiance, and skin looks flawless in any light.
Sephora Collection Beauty Amplifier Primer
A foundation infused with encapsulated pigments that, once applied, creates the effect of a natural radiance of the skin. The tool hides imperfections, smoothes and moisturizes the skin, makes makeup more resistant.
Benefit Pore Minimizing Makeup Base POREfessional Pearl Primer
Facial primer with a pearl effect that visibly reduces pores and fixes make-up. Combats dull and uneven complexion.
Lightweight and silky texture, oil-free, LIKE the original The POREfessional PLUS soft pink tint and matte finish leave skin luminous, radiant and rested!
— 90% said skin looks fresher*
— 91% said pores are less visible*
— 96% noticed a slight satin glow*
*Based on an instrumental test on 100 women during 1 week of use.
Sisley’s Instant Eclat Glow Foundation
Sisley has tamed the light with Instant Eclat, a unique makeup base that instantly gives skin a «natural glow». The caring complex tones, moisturizes and smoothes the skin, filling it from the inside. The Instant Eclat foundation is suitable for all professional make-up techniques designed to give the skin radiance: strobing, highlighting… The techniques of professional make-up artists have never been so easy to repeat on your own. The combination of pink and gold mother-of-pearl allows you to give a shade that will favorably emphasize any skin tone. Perfectly prepares the skin for make-up and increases the durability of tonal products. Instant Eclat has a non-greasy texture and excellent hold, allowing you to apply makeup immediately, without waiting for drying.
Sensai Cellular Performance Glow Makeup Base
Brightening and moisturizing make-up base instantly smoothes and brightens the skin, evens out complexion and reduces visible wrinkles and unevenness, provides comprehensive protection against all signs of aging. Deeply moisturizes and refreshes the skin of the face, restoring elasticity and radiance. For all skin types.
MAC Prep+Prime Highlighter Base
Pencil-shaped highlighter provides light, sheer coverage. Accurately and accurately applied, allowing you to add radiance to certain areas of the face. Does not dry out the skin, applies in a smooth and even layer. Wear over foundation for a radiant complexion or under foundation to brighten and improve the look of your skin.
Mac Prep+Prime Natural Radiance Light Cream Gel
A silky gel emulsion infused with natural ingredients to hydrate and prep skin for foundation or powder application. Controls sebum production and provides lightweight coverage. The antioxidant vitamins E and C protect the skin, while the caffeine extract soothes. Pearlescent particles visually improve the appearance of the skin.
Yves Saint Laurent All-In-One Glow Lightweight Foundation
An ideal foundation for creating a natural radiance of the skin from the inside without the effect of oily sheen. The cream gives natural coverage and long-lasting hydration. Can be applied without using a mirror.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Le Cushion Glitter Cushion
New generation cushion from YSL. Touche Eclat’s iconic lightweight formula, infused with gold pigment, liquid oils and antioxidants, gives skin a natural glow. Thanks to the innovative, duo-textured sponge, the cushion provides a wide range of coverage and finishes. Use your Le Teint Touche Eclat shade to find the perfect tone.
Clarins True Radiance Illuminating Foundation SPF15
Cream with a light melting texture that instantly merges with the skin, provides it with deep hydration and gives a natural glow. Increases the resistance of the skin surface to pollution molecules thanks to moringa extract. Enhances light reflection from the skin surface thanks to high-tech pigments. Provides optimal hydration for 24 hours (proven by laboratory studies) thanks to tara gum and saltwort extract. The skin looks smooth and firm and perfectly reflects light, radiating a healthy glow. A 10-day consumer satisfaction study of 59 women showed an even tone in 82.5% of people and hidden redness and minor imperfections in 91.4% of girls.
Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani
A silky weightless foundation fluid. Natural velvet finish. Suitable for all skin types. Great natural looking leather, effortless softness. Elastic transparent Micro-fil™ spheres consist of spherical particles, they lie softly on the skin and act carefully and purposefully (defects are masked), Micro-fil™ technology allows you to create a weightless imperceptible coating.
Shiseido E Future Solution LX Illuminating Foundation
The Future Solution LX premium cosmetic line is designed to provide truly luxurious skin care and exceed the highest expectations. The new Illuminating Foundation is the first foundation to contain the unique anti-aging ingredient Skingenecell 1P. Skingenecell 1P is able to block the production of the Serpin b3 protein found in the skin, which contributes to the aging process. The exclusive component activates the natural ability of skin cells to repair, which increases their resistance to the negative effects of the Serpin b3 protein and prevents damage to the cell nucleus. Penetrating into the deeper layers of the skin, Skingenecell 1P promotes the formation of new, healthy cells and restores the optimal level of hydration. The new Future Solution LX Illuminating Foundation delivers perfectly even coverage and healthy looking skin that radiates youthful radiance.
Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Fluid Foundation
Intelligently formulated with a radiant finish, this foundation delivers refreshing hydration and adapts to skin’s condition for an intense, healthy glow. Synchro Skin Glow formula adapts to the individual characteristics of the skin and any skin tone, creating the effect of a healthy glow and maintaining the necessary level of moisture. The product moisturizes the skin for eight hours, gives it a healthy look and provides comfort for the whole day. Super Bio-Moisture Network technology, combined with argan oil and yuzu seed extract, combats the appearance of dryness: flaking and uneven texture. Thyme extract has an antioxidant effect. With each application of foundation, a powerful elixir derived from yuzu seed extract stimulates the skin’s natural hydration, creating conditions for the production of natural hyaluronic acid.
Radiant Lifting Foundation by Shiseido
Coating: Thick. Result: Radiant skin. The product is intended for normal, dry and very dry skin. This creamy foundation gives the face a healthy glow, making the skin look younger and more toned. Restores the optimal level of hydration, has a light and pleasant texture. The product does not leave a sticky feeling and is stable throughout the day. The tool perfectly masks fine wrinkles, dullness and enlarged pores. Skin appears younger and more radiant. The product contains reflective powder (Radiant Reflecting Powder — patented in the USA, Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan. Patent pending in France, Germany, Italy, Great Britain), an exclusive component of Shiseido. It has excellent moisturizing properties and maintains the skin’s moisture level throughout the day. With regular use, it provides a lifting and firming effect and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Contains hydroxyproline, which stimulates collagen production (according to lab results), and rose apple leaf extract, which is an excellent antioxidant and prevents damage to fibroblasts caused, for example, by exposure to UV radiation (according to lab results).
Sephora Collection Glow Compact Powder
With the arrival of SEPHORA Illuminating Powder, the secret to a perfect complexion is revealed! Four corrective and illuminating shades: 3 matte pastel shades that fight dull complexion, hide redness and imperfections, and 1 shimmery white shade that evens out tone and adds radiance.
Sephora Collection Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Exceptional sun-look bronzing powder blends seamlessly with skin to give it a natural, healthy tone, just like you’ve just left your vacation. Product Features: Combination of 3 shades: from light to dark, for a natural tan effect; velvety texture; durability throughout the day.
Shiseido Glow Compact Powder 7 Colors
Created in collaboration with Dick Page, Shiseido’s Artistic Director, the new powder features seven matching shades to match the lifestyle of the modern woman. Unique combinations of seven shades reveal the beauty of the skin and give it a luxurious and natural glow. Powder delicately cares for the skin thanks to a special formula. The Dual Resetting Formula makes dry, uneven skin texture silky smooth and eliminates shine for a flawless glow. The tool can be used both at the final stage of makeup, and at the very beginning. It also helps refresh makeup throughout the day and restore morning freshness to the skin. The powder has a pleasant refreshing floral scent.
MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Compact Powder
Powder In Extra Dimension Skinfinish gives the skin a flawless glow. This premium liquid powder highlighter with prismatic particles sculpts and brightens the contours of the face for a shimmery finish. The creamy formula stays on the skin for up to 10 hours.
MAC Extra Dimension Blush Cream Blush
The liquid-powder hybrid formula contains light-reflecting particles and comes in five shades. The effect of the coating varies from a crystal luster to a rich metallic sheen. Durability up to 6 hours.
Benefit Sun Beam Skin Illuminator
Give your skin the luxurious and seductive glow of a natural tan with Sun Beam. Use it as a blush, apply to dark areas of the face to brighten them. Add Sun Beam to your favorite foundation or skin care cream for flawless results. After all, Sun Beam is a real sunbeam on your cheekbones!
Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color Blush with a silky texture and radiance effect
They have a rich color, keep the freshness of makeup throughout the day. Makes skin smooth and velvety. Dermatologist tested.
Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets Moisture Glow Moisturizer
Stress, bad ecology, fast pace of life, lack of sleep… YSL Beauté knows how important it is for a modern woman to find time for daily self-care in her busy schedule. The solution is found: Top Secrets Moisture Glow moisturizes the skin for 72 hours, gives radiance and evens out the tone. The combination of carefully selected ingredients Instant Moisture Glow works in four directions at the same time: hydration, texture, smoothness and radiance. The hydroactive complex actively saturates the skin with moisture. The innovative powder adapts intuitively to the skin, leaving it smooth and even-toned. A special complex effectively refracts light, diffuses its rays and creates a radiant effect that transforms makeup. Top Secrets Instant Moisture Glow does the job brilliantly while doing four things at the same time. The skin is hydrated for 72 hours.
Lumiere Essentielle Instant Glow Detox Mask by Darphin
This bi-phasic mask promotes instant detox cleansing and a healthy glow on the face, as well as shrinking pores, leaving skin soft, refreshed and hydrated.
The perfect face mask with the effect of lifting, modeling and radiance Perfect Mask from 3LAB
Moisturizing mask tightens, firms and tones the skin. Technologically modern mask provides the deepest penetration of active ingredients to restore the natural processes of nourishing skin cells. Contains Nano-Claire GY™, the world’s first safe, bioengineered hormone that reduces the number and appearance of mimic and chronobiological wrinkles at the cellular level. Contains Matrixyl™, which reduces the depth of wrinkles of various etiologies and promotes the production of fibroblasts to improve skin firmness and elasticity. Contains antioxidants (green tea and ginkgo biloba) that stimulate blood circulation, accelerate cell metabolism and restore the natural rhythms of cell biocycles. The skin looks fresh, firm and toned, as if after a procedure in a beauty salon. Just perfect!
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face primer rating
A high-quality product guarantees not only the prolongation of the durability of the make-up, but also competent care, moisturizing, protection from external factors, and a reduction in the consumption of decorative cosmetics. Having studied the reviews of beauty bloggers and experts, we have identified several worthy contenders, evaluating each on a number of parameters:
- Formula — ingredients, their origin;
- Appointment — by skin type, age group;
- Effect — moisturizing, matting, leveling, color correction;
- Additional features — shine, tint, UV protection;
- Texture — cream, mousse, gel, their density, ease of distribution;
- Aroma — the presence of fragrance, its severity;
- Safety — hypoallergenic, no hazardous ingredients;
- Persistence — how long the make-up wearability lasts;
- Packaging — volume, dispenser, design, ease of use;
- Price — its correspondence to quality, expense.
The result of the comparative analysis was a list of 8 nominees who received a large number of positive reviews. These are matting, moisturizing, leveling and corrective primers. Thanks to the opinions of buyers, the strengths and weaknesses of each were identified.
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The cosmetics industry wouldn’t offer anything that would harm the skin, that’s a fact. In the case of a primer, the main thing is to choose it for your skin type. For example, if the skin is sensitive and problematic, buying a heavy silicone primer without consulting a beautician will lead to new rashes and redness. It is important to follow the rules of use, such as the expiration date and the recommended area of application, you should not use eyelid primer on the entire face and vice versa.
The best matte face primers
The most common cause of poor make-up durability is oily skin. Matting primers can fix this problem. Their task is to absorb sebum during the day. Thanks to this, you can get rid of greasy shine, the need to correct the make-up with powder. The Expert’s Choice team recognized 2 nominees as the best.
A green primer for the face and T-zone from a Japanese manufacturer, made in the form of a paste with a delicate, soft texture. The compact soft tube fits in your pocket and contains 20 ml of product. The complex of active ingredients is inspired by wasabi. These are moisturizers with watercress, thanks to which the dermis becomes smooth, elastic.
Another element is absorbent powder, which absorbs sebum, prevents the appearance of a greasy layer and shine. They are supplemented with an important ingredient that contributes to the narrowing of pores. Thanks to these properties, the product ensures the durability of makeup throughout the day. According to its intended purpose, it is suitable for a combination, oily type of epidermis. Aroma — wasabi, cucumber, menthol.
- Matting effect;
- Narrowing of pores;
- No comedogenicity;
- Uniform distribution without rolling;
- Foundation compatible;
- Good durability.
- Not for dry dermis;
This is a great underlay for heavy tonal textures to hide pores and shine without overwhelming the face. Owners of a fatty type should apply the foundation to the entire face, combined — only to the T-zone.
Bielita Pure Green
Mattifying budget face cream-primer from the Belarusian brand «Belita-Viteks», intended for oily, combination type of dermis prone to rashes. The packaging is a 50 ml plastic jar with a screw cap. The consistency is creamy, homogeneous, it is evenly distributed without a sticky, greasy layer. The aroma is fresh herbaceous.
Green tea extract is an antioxidant with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties. It also protects against photoaging. Cactus extract acts as a source of vitamins, microelements, it saturates the tissues with moisture, restores them. Acnacidol is an instant-acting ingredient that suppresses the activity of the sebaceous glands. Pore Reductyl tightens pores, and vitamin B3 moisturizes and evens out tone.
- Enriched formula;
- Moisturizing, matting;
- Tone alignment;
- Suppression of the activity of the sebaceous glands;
- Emphasizes peeling;
- With a pronounced fat content, matting is not enough.
According to the degree of impact on the skin and sebaceous glands, this is a product for a normal, combined type. With strong fat content, hot weather, its properties may not be enough. Other than that, for the price, this is a good deal.
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Primers for mature skin contain regenerating ingredients and silicones that provide a lifting effect and fill wrinkles on the face well.
Caring additives nourish, moisturize and soften the dermis throughout the day, and at the same time protect it from negative external factors.
RETINOL Radiance Booster — anti-aging cocktail
buyers recommend this product
A luxurious multi-tasking serum that infuses skin with beneficial ingredients and prepares it for makeup application.
The weightless nourishing base is easily distributed over the face, filling wrinkles and tightening tired skin.
The tool does not emphasize peeling, and the light-reflecting particles present in it erase signs of fatigue from the face.
The formula of the product is enriched with hyaluronic acid, collagen, elastin, peptides, as well as vitamins A and E.
An intensive anti-aging elixir that hydrates, nourishes and brightens the skin, increasing its elasticity and reducing the depth of wrinkles over time.
- Rich caring composition of complex action;
- Prolonged rejuvenating effect;
- Does not reduce the durability of tonal foundations;
- Does not highlight flaky areas on the face.
- Not available everywhere.
Radiance Booster Foundation can be used every day by women aged 45 and over — regardless of skin type.
NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer
buyers recommend this product
The updated NYX Honey Primer has the consistency of a gel, but on contact with the skin it instantly transforms into a light emulsion. The product is easy to spread over the face, but it will take a few minutes to shrink.
Present collagen, hyaluronic acid, panthenol, honey extract and phytoextracts moisturize, nourish and soften the skin, and increase its elasticity and tone. The foundation contains radiant particles that give the face a slight glow.
- Comprehensive care;
- A large number of plant components in the composition;
- Smoothes relief and wrinkles;
- Blur effect;
- Small expense;
- Appetizing, but unobtrusive smell of honey.
- Absorbs for a long time.
The Honey Dew Me Up base is recommended for owners of aging skin prone to dryness.
The best moisturizing face primers
Imperfections of the dry dermis cannot be hidden by any tonal foundation. On the contrary, she will only emphasize the flaws, visually make her old, unkempt. In this case, it is especially important to choose the right and regularly use a primer that eliminates tightness and peeling. 2 products with such properties scored the maximum number of positive reviews.
Max Factor Miracle Prep Illuminating & Hydrating Primer
A cream primer for facial skin from an American brand that evens out the relief, prepares the epidermis for flawless makeup, and moisturizes it due to elastomeric components. Packaging — a 30 ml plastic can with a pump dispenser. The texture is a silicone oil of medium thickness with the smallest shimmer particles that guarantee a radiance with a light-reflecting effect.
The combination of two components of glucosamine and glycerin increases the tone of the dermis, reduces dryness and age-related changes. Emollient additives, vitamin E work on the principle of air conditioning. Purpose — for normal, dry dermis. The product is not recommended for oily, mature skin, shimmers will emphasize all their shortcomings.
- Moisturizing, smoothing;
- shimmery glow;
- conditioning effect;
- Convenient dispenser;
- Compatible with tonal foundations, powders;
- Creamy texture.
- Emphasizes the imperfections of a mature, oily dermis;
- Dense consistency requires careful distribution.
The main task of this nominee is more moisturizing, softening, rather than preparing for make-up or giving radiance. Due to its density, beauty experts recommend it in the winter season, when such texture is urgently needed.
The following product represents a Russian pharmaceutical brand. It differs from other nominees in its pronounced caring properties. Thanks to this, it can be used regularly not only as a primer, but also for moisturizing and nutrition instead of a cream. A multifunctional make-up fixing base is placed in a 50 ml flat-shaped tube with a dispenser spout.
The base is hyaluronic acid, which saturates the cells with moisture, and also maintains hydrobalance. This effect prevents overdrying, slows down age-related changes, loss of elasticity. To add radiance, the composition is supplemented with reflective particles. Light texture resembles a cream, has no smell. The product is universal, it mattes the oily dermis, moisturizes the dry, corrects the problem.
- For all types of epidermis;
- Hyaluronic acid;
- High corrective ability;
- Lack of fragrance;
- Extending the durability of make-up;
- Doesn’t work well with peeling.
Reviews confirm the ability of the product to moisturize, visually correct the condition of the dermis. The texture is universal, it is not greasy, does not dry, lie down evenly, eliminating redness, dryness. If peeling is present, peeling is required.
The best makeup bases with a glow effect
The smallest reflective particles in such products give the skin a fresh, sleek and youthful look. Typically, radiant primers contain moisturizing ingredients and also mask peeling and dryness.
They can be used as a base under mattifying or translucent foundations for a natural look.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Skin Booster — immediate and prolonged effect
buyers recommend this product
A multi-functional prime serum to prep skin for makeup and give it a healthy glow. The liquid texture of the product has a white mother-of-pearl hue and an unobtrusive aroma.
The booster formula contains panthenol, argan oil and vitamin E, which eliminate irritation, nourish and moisturize the skin, and also protect it from the negative effects of free radicals.
Ultra HD Skin Booster evens out the relief of the face, masks wrinkles and flaking, delicately illuminates the skin. And just a couple of drops of this primer will help tame the most obstinate foundation.
- Complex caring effect;
- Gives the skin a pleasant glow;
- Smoothes wrinkles and peeling;
- Compatible with any tonal foundations;
- Unobtrusive aroma.
- Small volume (12 ml), but the consumption is also small.
Make Up For Ever Makeup Serum is suitable for normal to dry skin with enlarged pores or the first signs of aging.
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SISLEY Instant Eclat — healthy skin radiance
buyers recommend this product
A multifunctional primer with decorative and caring properties will appeal to owners of normal, dry and aging skin. The liquid texture is easily distributed over the face, correcting its tone and giving that very effective gloss that has nothing to do with untidy greasy shine.
Kiwi, butcher’s broom and algae extracts tone, moisturize and increase skin elasticity.
The lightweight base actually smooths out pores and fine lines, creating the perfect surface for the next application of foundation. In addition to grooming and preparing the skin for makeup, this foundation is also suitable for strobing and highlighting.
- Non-greasy texture;
- Gives the face a delicate glow;
- Smoothes the relief;
- Intensive caring effect;
- Provides even distribution of foundation.
- It costs about 6 thousand.
Sisley’s radiant primer will be appreciated by women over the age of 40 with pronounced signs of wilting and dehydration of the skin.
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SENSAI Glowing Base — liquid pearl for a perfect complexion
buyers recommend this product
Moisturizing primer with mother-of-pearl pollen will transform the relief of the skin and visually even out its tone. The medium-liquid texture of a natural beige shade spreads easily over the face, filling it with radiance.
Silk proteins mask flaking and dryness, and the present SPF10 protects the skin from the negative effects of ultraviolet radiation. The tool is compatible with tonal bases of various densities and has an unobtrusive cosmetic fragrance.
- Gently illuminates the skin without leaving a greasy sheen;
- Evens tone and relief;
- Masks peeling;
- Good moisturizer;
- Contains SPF filters.
- The price is high — .
Glowing Base is a find for owners of sensitive and dehydrated skin with age-related changes present on it.
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L’OREAL Infaillible Luminizing Primer — Inexpensive mother-of-pearl base
buyers recommend this product
The budget pearl foundation fills the skin with inner radiance and masks enlarged pores. The tool has a uniform texture shimmering in the light, but the shimmer is almost invisible here, and the base itself is easily distributed over the face.
If you want to achieve the effect of internal radiance of the skin, use this product in combination with loose foundation creams.
Shea butter and silicones in the primer mask well the signs of dehydration, nourish and smooth the skin. And mother-of-pearl pollen will hide signs of fatigue and give the face a sleek look.
- Beautiful pearl finish without large sparks;
- Masks pores and peeling;
- Easily distributed over the face;
- Affordable price — .
- Under a dense foundation, the radiance simply will not be visible.
L’Oreal Pearl Primer is perfect for those with normal to dry skin on a budget. Only on top of it you need to apply translucent tonal creams.
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Best Smoothing Face Primers
If it is necessary to mask the imperfections of the skin, a leveling base for makeup will cope with this task. She will prepare her face for make-up in one movement of her hand, remove oily sheen, narrow pores, and smooth out the relief of the face. As a rule, silicone is added to the products of this action, which allows the tonal base to lie down more evenly. Traditionally, VyborExpert presented 2 leaders of this category.
Essence My Skin Perfector tinted primer
A tinted face primer for make-up from a German brand. Produced in a 30 ml soft tube with a dispenser spout and a screw cap. This product can completely replace the tonal foundation, as it evens out the tone, instantly adapts to the natural shade of the face. The product is suitable even for oily types, as there is a matting effect.
The line offers 3 shades to choose from. The texture is silky, mousse with a subtle aroma. When applied, it literally melts, after which it evens out the microrelief, soothes redness and inflammation. The label «vegan» on the packaging indicates that the composition excludes substances of animal origin. The formula is universal, it will suit any type of skin.
- Adaptation to skin tone;
- Matte finish;
- Several shades;
- Alignment of the microrelief;
- Lack of fragrance;
- Makeup durability.
- Emphasizes peeling;
- Not for dry skin type.
Reviews confirm that even in extreme heat, the product shows excellent durability. If the skin is very dry, there are signs of peeling, it is still worthwhile to carry out a peeling procedure before applying the foundation, otherwise the make-up will emphasize irregularities.
Catrice Prime And Fine Poreless Blur Primer
An Italian-made soft-focus corrective facial primer that promises visually smooth, radiant skin. Packaging — a flat tube of 30 ml with a screw cap, dispenser spout. The main slogan of the product sounds like «Goodbye pores», which means that it is aimed at narrowing the pores. The texture is mousse, silicone with a light cosmetic fragrance.
Unlike many similar products, this does not cover the natural complexion, but only mattifies it, removes pinkness and shine. After absorption, smoothness, velvety is felt. In addition, it easily copes with the manifestations of peeling, it simply masks them. In tandem with foundation and / or powder, a “soft focus” effect is created.
- Smooth velvet texture;
- The effect of «soft focus»;
- Narrowing of pores;
- Hue alignment;
- Facilitates the application of oil-free foundation;
- Can be used solo.
- Short shelf life;
- Rolls off with a greasy layer.
Since the formula includes silicone, there are risks of comedogenicity for oily dermis. Otherwise, the product is praised in reviews for the fact that it simplifies the process of applying foundation, it works great without it.
The difference between a primer and a concealer and a make-up base
Concealers, primers and base are united by a common goal — masking imperfections. The primer is used to prepare the face for the main part of makeup — applying tone. It evens out the shade, “erases” pores and wrinkles. Thick products can even hide shallow scars.
Concealers are used pointwise: hide dark circles under the eyes, hide redness and other minor problems. Often they are represented by means with a liquid texture, and the color palette is slightly less rich than that of foundations. However, there are thicker concealers more commonly used by professional makeup artists. They are presented in the form of palettes, where each color has its own specific function. For example, green hides redness, skin tones with a pink undertone — for the area under the eyes, light and dark brown — for sculpting, etc.
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With the base, the primer has less differences. Both products are a preparatory stage before foundation and concealers. And in the case of the base, these are all its functions. The consistency of the product is also always the same — a light cream. The primer can have a whole arsenal of care complexes and be offered in several formats.
The best corrective primers for the face
Such products not only prolong the “life” of the make-up, but also perform additional functions. For example, they mask age spots, rashes. The basis of the green shade overlaps the redness, purple or blue — yellow, brown spots. Together with color correction, primers mattify and smooth enlarged pores.
Pupa Prime Me
Italian-made primer for dull skin, which can be applied to the face, eyes, lips. The product is based on high-tech silicones with a balm-like texture. A new generation of elastomeric polymers effectively combats the imperfections of the epidermis. The formula is completely free of parabens, oils, alcohol, which means it is considered hypoallergenic.
Another difference is a pronounced matting finish. So, this is the best help for combination, oily skin. The product has been dermatologist tested and proven non-comedogenic. The texture is fragrance-free and light, reminiscent of a cream-balm. A bottle of frosted glass in the form of a bottle with a pump dispenser contains 30 ml of the product.
- High-tech silicones;
- Hypoallergenic formula;
- 3 products in the line;
- Corrective properties;
- Pronounced matt finish.
- Doesn’t hide wrinkles.
The line consists of 3 products — to correct redness, yellowness, dullness. The composition of all is almost identical, safe according to the declared characteristics. The creamy texture makes it easy to apply make-up.
Clarins SOS Primer
The last review presents its SOS primer in 6 color options by a well-known French brand. Each has a similar package — a compact 30 ml tube with a pump dispenser. The white product is designed to slightly illuminate the face, pink eliminates dullness, peach hides the capillary network. Three other options are rich, matte, they are intended to solve serious problems.
The green base hides redness, coral traces of increased pigmentation, lavender neutralizes yellowness. The basis is silicones, antioxidants, moisturizers, UV filters, minerals, various plant extracts. The composition is complemented by barely noticeable shimmer particles, they give youth, refresh. The texture is homogeneous, thick, does not spread, has a floral aroma.
- Availability of 6 shades;
- shimmery glow;
- Moisturizing, smoothing;
- Masking defects;
- Easy color correction;
- UV filters.
- Shimmers accentuate enlarged pores.
With the help of such a base, you can dilute thick tonal products. Also, the presence of shimmers allows you to use «SOS Primer» as a highlighter. Owners of enlarged pores should avoid excessive radiance.
How to choose a face primer
The primer serves as a kind of substrate between the epidermis and decorative cosmetics. When choosing such products, we recommend starting, first of all, from the needs of your skin, taking into account its characteristics. An important criterion is the composition of the base, the ratio of useful and harmful components. Also consider the effect, texture, and finish that the product promises.
Skin type and needs
For the dry type of the dermis, manufacturers offer products that primarily moisturize and eliminate signs of peeling. Oily needs a base with a matte effect, which could narrow the pores. The sensitive is prone to allergies, so hypoallergenic natural products with a delicate effect are selected.
For high fat content, choose water-based products with minerals, herbal anti-inflammatory, soothing extracts. With dryness and peeling, fatty oils, vitamins will be useful, full absorption will provide a creamy texture. Combination skin requires delicate care with drying elements. The silicone base will fill in the wrinkles of aging skin.
Our rating of primers for the face presented 4 categories of products, depending on what effect they promise. It:
- mattifying base — eliminates oily sheen, absorbs sebum without clogging pores;
- moisturizing — saturates tissues with moisture, maintains hydrobalance, preventing peeling, early age-related changes;
- leveling — includes components that smooth the relief of the epidermis, so you can hide defects, improve the location of the foundation;
- corrective — not only a fixative base, but also a means of masking imperfections (redness, pigments, rashes, etc.).
You can also conditionally add another look — highlighter bases. These are products whose composition includes shimmer particles. They give radiance, refresh, visually rejuvenate.
Texture and finish
Taking into account the characteristics of your body, select the texture, the promised finish of the base. The following options are on sale:
- oily — the composition is enriched with various oils with pronounced caring properties, this is primarily softening, radiance, and also smoothing wrinkles;
- silicone — colorless gel-like products for leveling the relief, narrowing the pores, smoothing, to facilitate the application of foundation;
- cream — a universal remedy, it refreshes, gives the skin a rested look;
- lotion — a water-based liquid consistency for those who cannot tolerate stickiness, a dense layer (does not solve the problem of dryness, peeling).
If you’re looking for a matte finish, consider a lotion-based base or a silicone-based product. The oily texture promises a moist, nourishing result, while the creamy texture promises a delicate saturation with moisture.
At first glance, there is nothing complicated in applying a makeup base, but many women make a number of mistakes, which causes untidy makeup and spoils the whole impression of using cosmetics. Leading makeup artists recommend following these rules:
- Wash your hands thoroughly before applying any cosmetic product to your face. The skin should also be prepared: cleanse and apply a moisturizer.
- The primer must be applied either on the entire face, or locally (primer-corrector), or on the T-zone (primer for problematic and combination skin).
- The tool should be distributed evenly from the center of the face to the edges. This is the very first stage of makeup, there should not be any cosmetics on the face, except for care products.
- It is possible to apply tone and other decorative products only after the base has completely dried.
Benefits of using a primer:
- creating a barrier between skin and make-up. This barrier will not allow harmful components to penetrate deep into the skin;
- maintaining the water-lipid balance of the skin of the face;
- Reliable fixation of makeup for a long period of time;
- the ability to mask imperfections on the face, acne, small scars and wrinkles;
- The presence of UV filters will protect against the negative effects of sunlight;
- the presence of caring ingredients in the composition will allow skin care throughout the day.
These were simple tips for choosing and using primers. Now you can get acquainted with the best makeup bases according to professionals and ordinary users.
What is the best face primer
The formulas presented by the review demonstrate multicomponent formulations with caring substances, light texture, and versatility. To provide yourself with a spectacular make-up, it is important to buy the right product. Comparing the distinctive features of the nominees, Vyborexperta.ru recommends:
- Shiseido WASO — Instant T-zone corrective foundation with absorbent powder;
- Librederm hyaluronic — a product with reflective particles for deep hydration and shimmer;
- Catrice Prime And Fine Poreless Blur Primer — base-corrector with the effect of «soft focus» to narrow the pores, even out the relief;
- Pupa Prime Me is an Italian face primer for oily skin based on elastomeric polymers with a matte finish.
Choosing the right primer is the foundation on which your makeup will be based. Such a tool will tame even the most difficult to apply decorative cosmetics. In addition, it will protect the skin from the negative effects of everyday long make-up.
- Using a primer makes the contouring process much easier.
- It does not clog pores and is non-comedogenic, which is especially important for oily, combination or problem skin.
- The pores become less visible due to silicones. They even out the texture of the skin and fill in the bumps. But you shouldn’t be afraid of it. In small quantities and in the absence of allergies or individual intolerance, they are harmless.
- Primers vary in effect.
- Mattifying primer eliminates oily sheen, makes pores visually less noticeable.
- Color-correcting eliminates tonal imperfections. At the same time, green removes redness, purple fights against yellowness of the face and age spots, pink allows you to correct the “earthy” color.
- A primer with a smoothing effect visually evens out fine wrinkles, tone and refreshes the face.
- If you want a glowing effect, look for primers with reflective particles. It is better to apply it on the protruding parts of the face (cheekbones, Cupid’s arch, bridge of the nose).
- If you don’t like silicone, you can try the cream texture. They are more versatile in application, create a protective layer on the skin, have a soft and delicate structure, moisturize without clogging pores. Ideal for minor skin corrections.
- There are mineral primers, they absorb sebaceous secretions well and mattify the skin of the face.
- The pudding primer has an airy texture that allows the skin to breathe. Suitable for those who suffer from frequent breakouts.
- It is better to apply the product with light patting movements. You can use your fingers or a special sponge (do not rub the product on your face!).