Using a foundation primer on an oily skin is always a good idea, because it improves the lasting of the foundation, which tends to slide on the sebum we are over-producing. I used the Radiance primer from Laura Mercier, let me tell you what I thought about it.
Having an oily skin, it’s having a lot of different types of blemishes. Spots are not the only defects, we suffer from dilated pores as well, and they tend to be very visible even with makeup on. Complexion primers are supposed to make them invisible… let’s talk about the Pore Perfecting Primer Potion from Urban Decay.
Urban Decay is one of my favorite makeup brand. I am in love with their eyeshadows, their eye pencils and their eyeshadow primers potions. I couldn’t resist: I had to try their complexion primer potion! As I said it earlier, this product is supposed to hide dilated pores, but also to make my foundation last longer on my oily skin. Indeed, oily skin produces sebum all day long and oil is the best to remove makeup…
This Pore Perfecting primer is very easy to use. It is delivered in a tube with a very thin end piece, so I do not waste any product every time I use it. I apply it after my skin care where my pores are the most visible. in the middle of my forehead, on my nose, on my cheeks, on my chin… The product disappears in the skin instantly and I can put my foundation on.
I did not expect my dilated pores to be cured, I really just wanted to hide them on a daily basis with this product. Unfortunately, let’s admit it, this silicone-based product does not bring any enhancement to the way my skin looks like. My pores are still visible.
I am satisfied with the long-lasting effect of this primer, but I can’t help but wondering if adding silicones on my oily skin is a good idea. Of course, they cannot enter in the pores (I have already my serum and my skin cream on), but they plug my pores, which will lead to bigger pores as the sebum will be not able to go out of them, and to spots in the end…
I love Urban Decay products, but I do not recommend you to purchase this one, which is available for £19 in Debenhams.
My review: (2 / 5)
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