I have definitely learnt to incorporate primers within my makeup routine. Whether I choose to wear light makeup or full coverage makeup, I find that adding a primer can help to keep makeup on the face longer. The Ordinary products were sent to me for review consideration, courtesy of Deciem.
Deciem houses an umbrella of affordable beauty products based on science. You are probably familiar with their minimal packaging aesthetics as well! The Ordinary is part of the abnormal beauty company and one primer is encapsulated in a frosted bottle and a basic tube that is easily readable and pretty straight forward.
*High-Spreadability Fluid Primer 30ml
As a base for pre-makeup, this fluid primer has a consistency of a serum-like formula that is transparent and melts into the skin. It can help to minimise the appearance of large pores, fine lines and create a smooth canvas. Although, this primer dissolves into the skin, it leaves a tacky and almost sticky finish. This can be seen as a good or bad thing. Some people prefer primers to have a matte finish before moving forward with makeup. While others, may prefer this formula that is tacky and almost sticky, as a good base for foundation application for it to stay longer on the skin. Personally, this was not my favourite between the two primers. Of course to overcome this tacky situation, pun intended, is to simply dust the face with a setting powder.
*High-Adherence Silicone Primer 30ml
When it comes to ultimately holding a blur effect for primers, this is one of the best I have used so far. It’s lightweight consistency means that it is easily workable on the skin as a prep step before makeup. I find this silicone primer to dry quickly and leave this matte finish, as it helped makeup adhere to the skin, in the same way others who prefer tacky textured primers for longer. I find this also contributed to reducing the appearance of greasy skin and rather kept skin hydrated, as it helped to minimised large pores and other skin imperfections.
Have you tried these The Ordinary Primers? Which is your favourite formula?