Retailing at Sephora for $45 per 1oz/30ml of product. I like Estee Lauder, I am a huge fan of the Double Wear Foundation, and I found myself not asking enough questions when the clerk at Sephora recommended that I try this primer. The packaging is simple, the product itself did not seem to have a scent. It was creamy and dreamy and applied wonderfully.
This product is not designed for my super dry skin. Now, I was complaining about my shiny nose so I can understand why the clerk would think that I might have oily skin. I do not. This primer sucked every last bit of moisture out of my skin in a way that would make Death Valley jealous. I would be unable to express adequately how incredibly dry this made my skin.
My pores were accentuated, and texture enhanced. This is not the fault of the primer. This product is oil free and boasts Green Tea, Caffeine, and Mulberry extracts. It glides on the skin and does create a velvet finish. If you have oily skin, this product may be exactly what you need to pull off the perfect matte look. If you have dry skin like myself, this product isn’t going to work for you.
As described on the Sephora website:
What it is:
A must-have mattifying primer that creates a silky-smooth canvas for makeup application by controlling oil and reducing shine for a healthy-looking finish.
What it does:
Use this primer to prep your face for makeup, creating a flawless, matte canvas, then refresh throughout the day to keep skin looking velvety and oil-free.
Matte Perfecting Primer Division: El (Estee Lauder)Ingredients: Water , Dimethicone , Cyclopentasiloxane , Polysilicone-11 , Silica , Dimethicone Silylate , Sucrose , Isopentyldiol , Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract , Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae) Extract , Poria Cocos Sclerotium Extract , Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract , Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract , Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract , Laminaria Saccharina Extract , Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract , Algae Extract , Caffeine , Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder , Peg-10 Dimethicone , Polysorbate 20 , Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer , Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer , Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone , Saccharide Isomerate , Laureth-7 , Sodium Hyaluronate , Stearyl Dimethicone , Butylene Glycol , Polyethylene , Isododecane , Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Copolymer , Laureth-21 , Caprylyl Glycol , Tocopheryl Acetate , Magnesium Myristate , Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate , Triethoxycaprylylsilane , Hexylene Glycol , Phenoxyethanol , [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Mica , Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)]
You may wish to give this product a pass if:
- You are allergic to Dimethicones
- You want a cruelty-free company
- You want a Vegan company
- You have dry skin
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