Morning beauties! You have NO idea how long I’ve been wanting to make this post for you but for some reason I just never got round into it. For me, applying primer underneath my foundation is a must and I always try my best to have some on. It’s a step I am almost never too lazy to skip because I just adore the look and the feel of my skin when I wear it. I’ve tried a bunch of different primers but the two I always come back to are the TooFaced Primed & Poreless Skin-Smoothing Face Primer and Benefit’s POREfessional. They are pretty identical so I thought I don’t need to make two separate posts about them but they are both incredible products and I rarely leave the house without one of them accompanying me.
Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin-Smoothing Face Primer ($30)
I am a massive fan of Too Faced’s Primed & Poreless range. Their powder for example is phenomenal (review here) and really does work wonders! The Face Primer is definitely not an exception and I swear by it. It has such a lovely lightweight formula, which never feels heavy on the skin and doesn’t clog my pores. There are Vitamins C & A, Mulberry Extract and Retinol in it, which makes my skin firmer and more hydrated, which is fab. The primer literally makes my (not so little) pores disappear and the tiny fine lines I have on my forehead are not an issue any more! <3 This miracle product also creates ‘an even canvas’ on the face and the foundation / powder goes on so smoothly on top, leaving your skin look airbrushed. The cool thing about this face primer is that I can wear it on its own when I have good skin days as it also evens out the skin tone and hides some of my imperfections. The Skin-Smoothing face primer is a bit lighter and has more pink tones to it than the POREfessional but it doesn’t really matter, as it becomes invisible once blended. This product is Paraben-Free and Vegan-Friendly. What else can we ask for?
Benefit POREfessional ($30)
UK’s best-selling primer and a winner of multiple awards, POREfessional is definitely a cult product in the beauty world. It feels lightweight (even though it’s a bit heavier than the Too Faced one) and it applies like charm. It has a lovely silky texture, which goes on so smoothly and effortlessly. It works wonders as it comes to hiding those not-so-attractive pores I have around my T-zone, which is essential. Once I apply the primer my skin instantly becomes smoother, softer and more even. Same as the Primed & Poreless primer, POREfessional creates the perfect base for my foundation and makes its application easy as pie. One thing I’ve noticed with this primer is that it actually controls the oils and mattifies the skin, which the Too Faced one doesn’t do as good. The POREfessional is oil-free and has Vitamin E in it, which helps protect the skin from radicals. It is designed to suit every skin tone and blends invisibly. Brilliant!
Overall, no matter which one of those gems you opt for, you won’t be disappointed, I promise. If I have to choose only one though, probably I will say that I prefer the Primed & Poreless but it depends what you’re looking for exactly. If you have oilier skin then maybe the POREfessional will work better for you and if you have drier skin the Too Faced one is a great choice because it hydrates the skin a bit. I really hope you’ve enjoyed this post and I hope you’re having a lovely day! <3
Have you tried any of these primers? Which one do you prefer? Which is your favorite face primer?
Lots of love,