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A Dewy Finish with Illamasqua Satin Primer

Illamasqua Satin Primer

One of the things I enjoy so much about blogging is trying new things. It helps me to see different products and find new favourites that I might otherwise overlook. Primer are one area of my collection that I feel has been severely unattended to in my collection; I have been quite comfortable with my favourites that I have stopped considering any others.

Illamasqua Satin Primer

I have only got silicone based primers in my makeup collection, such as Benefit Porefessional and bareMinerals Prime Time. I find that those types of primers are what work best of my skin as it have lots of enlarged pores. They give my skin a smoother finish, as well as helping my makeup to last a whole lot longer. I could say that silicone primers are my favourites, but how could I judge if they were the only ones I tried? This led me to purchasing the Illamasqua Satin Primer during my recent order on their website. 

Illamasqua Satin Primer

Illamasqua Satin Primer

The first noticeable difference was that this primer is a lot thinner compared to my silicon primers. A light squeeze of the bottle is sufficient for the product to flood out. I found that a little of this primer went a long way due to the different consistency. The next difference was that this primer was white, which wasn't a surprise as the bottle showed the shade thought the plastic. I was very curious to see if the white tone would effect the overall end result.

Illamasqua Satin Primer

After testing the product a few times I was pleased to find out that the primer made my skin look 'dewy' without looking like I had smothered it in oil. I have combination type skin which means that while my cheeks are prone to dry patches, my t-zone is oily and very likely to spot. The primer merely added a sheen to my skin without it looking too 'wet', if that makes sense.

Do you prefer for your base to have a dewy or a matte finish to it?

Louise x x


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