Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Primer Fail: Review of ELF's Mineral Face Primer

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to post a quick review on a product that I recently purchased (about 1 month ago) and absolutely hated! While this product didn't work for me, it may work for you. Everyone's skin is different, so I just want to point that out, but if you have similar skin to mine, you might want to skip it and try something else!

This primer is only $6, and frequently they have deals where you can buy one get one half off, or free, etc. So you can at least get a good deal on products you want to try. 

This primer's ingredients are: Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Penoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben.

What I think:

Its terrible for oily skin. It feels greasy from the beginning, and while I want my primers to feel smooth and silky, i definitely don't want to add grease-feeling. I have oily-combination skin, and this made my skin feel and look very oily. It did nothing for oil control, and made me want to wash my face. I tried out most of my foundations with this, and while some worked better than others, I can't say that it made any difference except to decrease wear time in some foundations. Eek!

I didn't notice any difference in smoothness, did not make my pores any smaller, etc.

It did not make me break out. It was worth a try, but for now I'm sticking with my Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro primer for now.

Anyone else have any good suggestions?