Amanda Hird Arsenaultadded September 18, 2017

This Foundation Primer Sample came in my September 2017 Ipsy bag. I am always worried about illuminating primers because they are not for us oily girls! It is a very shimmery Primer with a good deal (of what looks like pink) glitter. However, it sinks into the skin pretty quickly once applied and only leaves behind a light shimmer and a tackiness. It does a good job at helping the Foundation look smooth and natural and the shimmer doesn’t overpower the effects of the foundation but gives more of a glow-from-within effect. I do look much more shiny...but not in an oily/greasy way. My skin seems to stay oily free throughout the day (at least to the touch), but by the end of the day I am much more shiny than I want to be. It is odd to see my skin so shiny but not feel any more greasy than normal! It is a very good Primer...just maybe not for oily skinned girls? I am going to put it away for now and try using it again at the dead of winter, when my skin is the driest that it gets. I do recommend this if you have dry or dull skin because it really is very nice.
First hand swatch shows it directly out of the tube and the second is it blended out.

Creator

Smashbox

Manufacturer

Photo Finish Foundation Primer Sample

Year Made

2017

Purchased From

Ipsy

Model Number

Radiance