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Hit or Miss: Studio Gear Prime Objective Perfecting Face Primer

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Hey, all! I’m coming at you with a face primer review today. I received this primer from BrandBacker and I’ve been using it for about a week. Here are my thoughts…

First off, let’s talk about what this primer claims. The description on the Studio Gear websites says, “

“Prime Objective Face Primer¬†is a silicone-based face primer that not only smooths surface imperfections for an incredibly bright complexion, but it also includes rejuvenating ingredients such as retinol and milk protein 20 that condition, balance, and protect the skin from environmental stresses. Optical diffusers further enhance the complexion by lightening and brightening!”

Now, I’ve only used this product for about a week but I can say I’ve noticed an immediate difference. This ¬†primer blurred all my imperfections more than any other primer I’ve ever used. My makeup would look airbrushed every single time I would use it. It definitely helped my makeup application as well.

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I would also like to add that a little goes a long way for this primer (at least for me). My problem areas are nose, cheeks, and chin and with one pump I could prime my whole face. I’ve used a lot of primers whether they be drugstore or high-end, but I can honestly this primer is top 3. This primer retails for $30 but I do have a 10% coupon code for you guys! To get 10% off any purchase at Studio Gear use the code: BB. For more info, click here.

** FYI: This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own, as always!**

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Hit or Miss: Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector

(via beccacosmetics.com)

Hey dolls!

Now let’s talk face primer! I’m an oily beast. I know I say that in almost every skincare/makeup post but IT’S SERIOUS. I’m an oil well and I’m always looking for things to control it. My friend Ashley, who was also in the MUA series (check her out here), told me about the Becca matte primer. I first asked for a sample at Sephora and tried it out. According to Sephora.com, it says that the product is, “A targeted oil-control primer that perfects and minimizes pores for mattified skin that lasts up to 12 hours”. The famous question is does it do the job? I say YES!

This primer definitely is matte and it most definitely minimizes pores. Does it last for 12 hours? Hmmmm, not so much. However, I still love this primer. The moment you put it on your skin, you know it’s matte. You have to warm the primer up in your hands before you apply because if not you’ll have a chalky finish and it won’t apply easily to the skin. After you apply your makeup, you face will most definitely be matte but I personally started getting oily 7-8 hours later. Sometimes 6 hours, due to the weather. However, I don’t get as oily as I did with past primers such as L’oreal’s Miracle Blur or Maybelline’s Baby Skin. Looking back, I’d suggest those products with people who aren’t very oily or who want dewy skin. For people who love matte makeup, go with this primer! It’s a HIT! Even if it didn’t lasts 12 hours for me, I still love it! You can buy it at Sephora for $36.