Covering all Bases: Primers (A review on Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser and Beauty Treats Mineral Primer)5:19:00 PM
(was it baby-butt though? or just baby smooth? some babies are rough though so…) Read more nonsense like this after the jump!
(face primers/eye shadow primers/mascara primers).
(swimming ang peg) though and understood more about skin types (I have oily skin w/ dry patches), I found a growing appreciation for them and an insatiable need to finding the perfect one for me.
In terms of makeup longevity, I think it holds it fairly well in a (EDITED) 3-5 hour time-frame, except my nose which no matter what I do, oils up first and melts off the makeup. (I sweat a lot. I live in the tropics. I sweat a lot.) Plus I only had one instance of touching up.
Application-wise it's not that obvious when used under your base the best, it does make it easier to apply other bases with, but for more apparent effect, use this on top of your base makeup (foundation/bb/cc). It won't erase pores per se, but it does minimize it.
Oil control is zero for me. I have oily skin, and this does not do it. Freshly applied yes it mattifies but an hour or so later it doesn't hold my makeup...well, up.
I seriously love touching my face whenever I smooth this over, making me look insane. All that’s missing are my eyes rolling to the back of my head and roses and sparkles all around me. Shoujo manga style.
Heard it has Cherry extracts which is supposedly good for acne-prone skin. Errr I'm breaking out.
MAYBELLINE : ~P239 (~$5) –Bought at Sale Price
~P299 (~$7) –Regular Price
I don’t know how I feel exactly, I don’t hate it but I don’t love it. I guess I was anticipating it to smooth pores as well but not all face primers are like that. Oil control is ZERO
I actually think it does nothing to make it last longer, I've tried skipping this step and my makeup still pretty much looked the same. It just feels nice.
BEAUTY TREATS : ~P129 ($3) –Bought at Sale Price
~P150 ($3.50) –Regular Price
I don't know if my skin is just insanely sensitive or what but if I am allergic to any ingredient in this thing I have a sinking feeling that it's either the Silica or Dimethicone which might be in larger amounts that what my skin is used to. (since those are the two ingredients that generally disagree with people's skin) Please let this be not the case!
I like this!
I love it!
I wanna clothe it and call it my baby!
But alas unless I know if it’s truly the culprit, beauty treats would be the victor here.
Any primers or new products you can recommend? Leave your blogpost link, I love discovering new blogs!
EDIT : Yes. It is breaking me out. When I take my makeup off I notice my face is redder and not because of me man-handling my face. It's not the case when I'm using the Beauty Treats one. Oh well. Such is life.