I’m always on the hunt for a great primer.
Over the years I’ve collected my fair share of primers, from both drugstore and luxury brands. Truthfully, I’m not too picky when choosing one for my makeup, as very rarely have I come across a primer I haven’t liked. With that being said, since most seem to work for me and my skin type, very rarely will a primer really impress me.
I received the Stila Lingerie Soufflé’s Skin Perfecting Primer (C$47) about a month or so back and was instantly struck by how beautiful the packaging is. Typically with primers they come in some form of a squeeze tube, however, this one is housed in a stunning glass jar in the shape of a star with a jewel-encrusted lid with the brand’s name on top. Definitely impressive.
This primer, available in two tones (illuminating and bronzing), has a variety of functions to give you the perfect makeup application. First thing you’ll notice when you apply this is how refreshing it is on the skin, thanks to its whipped gel formula. In fact, it contains over 70 per cent water making it a nice treat on your skin (it also has some natural botanicals thrown in for the most comfortable wear… seriously, it’s so refreshing!).
As for the actual priming factor, this product has light-refracting pearls which add a natural-looking glow with a blurring, skin-perfecting effect. You’ll notice that once you apply your foundation over top it will go on so smoothly. Sometimes with primers you will feel a tackiness to the skin, but not with this one, it literally makes all your other beauty products just glide on the skin.
Stila also offers a foundation in the Lingerie Soufflé’s Skin Perfecting line as well if you want to complete the set. I have not tried it, but I believe that the formula is very similar to the primer.
Now, since we are on the Stila topic, I just have to mention that one of my all-time favourite beauty products ever came out with some new shades. I absolutely love the Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows (C$31) and they recently released some new shades. Although I truly believe that everyone and their mom should have Kitten Karma in their collection, if you have blue eyes like me, then you’ll probably love Tulip Twinkle, which is a rosy pink shade, with some sparkle of course!
If you aren’t familiar with the Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadows, they are a liquid eyeshadow with a doe-foot applicator allowing you to intricately apply incredible luster and shimmer to the eyes. If you are a fan of glitter shadows but find that they look way better in the pan than on the lids, then you’ll love these since you can really pack on the shine. Best of all, they dry down to a comfortable wear (not gritty), and since it’s a liquid product, you won’t have any of that annoying fall out.
I was already impressed with the Glitter & Glow shadows, so I knew I would love their new shade Tulip Twinkle, what really impressed me though was how much I loved the primer. Like I said, very rarely will a primer blow me away, but I have to say that this one has instantly become a new highlight for me when applying my makeup. I love the way it makes my skin feel and my foundation look. So both are totally a win-win!
Have you tried any of the Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows? What about Stila’s new Lingerie Soufflé primer?
Please note, I received these products from PR. All opinions are my own.
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