Recently I purchased Too Faced Primed & Poreless Face Primer from Apothica. I’d been curious about the primer since it’s supposed to be fantastic.
The primer has a slight tint to it. That amount is enough to cover my entire face with a very thin layer.
The Website Claims:
This one-of a-kind makeup primer was scientifically formulated to wear under bronzers and foundation powders, or alone, to achieve the look of flawless skin without makeup! Vitamins A & C, Mulberry extract and a powerful dose of Retinol virtually banish pores while tired skin is left hydrated, firmer, and detoxified. Primed & Poreless creates the perfect canvas to allow powders, bronzers and foundations to airbrush onto the skin seamlessly and perfectly blended. Skin appears brighter, fresher and younger. Color stays true and in place all day.
The Ingredients are:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crossploymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cyclodextrin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Retinol, Diacetyl Boldine, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Polysorbate 80, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hedra Helix (Ivy) Extract, BHT, Cycloheptasiloxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Bioflavonoids, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
$29.70 for 1 fl oz. from Apothica, $30 at TooFaced.com & Sephora.
Does it live up to its claims?
Well, I think it does ‘create the perfect canvas’ for my foundation. I’ve been applying a very thin layer all over my face. Then I’ll apply a bit of contour, blush, and foundation at my t-zone and under my eyes. It also looks pretty nice on its own on my face with a bit of mattifying powder on top. The light beige color works well on me, but I can see it not working well on darker skintones. It hasn’t caused me to break out, which is what I was initially worried about with it. I do feel it does a great job smoothing me out, probably due to the silicone in the product. I find it quite flattering.
Would I purchase again?
Probably. I do like it, but I’m not sure that I like it more than the other primers that I really like, and it’s the most expensive of my three favorite primers right now. I do think it’s a good product. I think if you take into consideration the multi-tasking of the product to be not only a primer, but a product with Retinol and vitamins A & C, it’s certainly a good product. I’m just not sure if it’s worth paying three times the amount of my other primers.
Have you tried Too Faced’s Primed & Poreless Face Primer? If so, did you like it?
Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.