Face primers are such a tricky thing to buy! They can be too shiny, too oily, too heavy or they just don’t do anything . If you have pores, acne you might also be prone to breakouts from silicone based primers.
Basically, what I mean to say is, you need to have a few parameters while choosing a primer and then pick one which fits you. First off, I wanted a primer with no silicones. I also have dry skin and didn’t really need a matte primer. But I also don’t want to end up looking like a greasy disco ball!
Illamasqua Satin Primer ticked all those boxes for me and I’m so pleased with it. This is meant to give you a dewy finish. It’s suitable for people with dry or normal skin. You need a really really tiny bit and it gives you a beautiful dewy satin look. You do have to be careful to not pile on too much, or it might look shiny.
This doesn’t have silicones and doesn’t clog up pores. Mind you, mine are really tiny. But it makes your skin really smooth. You can just go over your skin with your fingers and feel the difference. This also doesn’t feel too heavy on my face. My usage of face primers is limited to important days, festivals, night outs and weddings. Basically, inevitably hot environments and this doesn’t get greasy at all.
The primer is white in colour but blends easily with your skintone. It also contains SPF 20 but there is no ashiness or white cast. My concealer and foundation stay on longer and don’t melt off. If you need proper 8+ hours makeup, this does the job well.
This also has a vanilla like fragrance to it which I love! This is pricey but even if you use it everyday, it will last a really long time. I also like like packaging, very unique! You do need to shake the bottle from time to time so you don’t get a watery primer. You get 30ml for approx Rs. 2000 and can be bought from the Illamasqua site or ASOS.
Also, if you have oily skin, you might be more interested in trying their Matte Primer which is also silicone free.
Name: Satin Primer
Brand : Illamasqua
Colour : White
Product Amount : 30ml
Coverage : Sheer
Consistency : Creamy and soft
Finish and Texture : Dewy but
Durability : 10+ hours.
Fragrance : Vanilla
Shelf Life : –
SPF : 20
Ingredients : AQUA (WATER), OCTOCRYLENE, HOMOSALATE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, GLYCERIN, OCTYLDODECANOL, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE (AVOBENZONE), CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CETEARETH-12, CETEARETH-20, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, XANTHAN GUM, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, METHYLPARABEN, ALLANTOIN, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, ETHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE).
Price : £22.50 ~ Rs. 2000
Overall : 4/5