Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer SPF30

Promising to 'blur the lines between skincare and make-up' I was pretty chuffed to receive a couple of deluxe samples of Dermalogica's SkinPerfect Primer last week for review. I'm a bit of a primer fiend you see, Benefit's Porefessional, Smashbox's Photo Finish and La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Mat have all featured regularly in my make up routine but Dermalogica? Dermalogica is a little different. 

Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer: €39.99

With the slight tint (provided by pearl powder and earth minerals) in this primer you could be forgiven for thinking it's more of a BB than an undercoat for foundation and truth be told I've worn it as such (and even left the house!). The velvet, soft tinted formulation has more than a little feel of silicone to it and that's what makes your foundation glide on effortlessly and stay put for the duration.  

What do the brand have to say? 

Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer SPF30 is designed to smooth away fine lines, brighten and prime the skin. Velvety silicones create an instantly smooth surface. Neutral tint helps balance tone and enhance luminosity and radiance. Peptides and AGE Smart® actives help firm and shield against MMP and free radical damage, as sunscreens shield against sun damage.

As I say, I've only tried two (albeit deluxe) samples of Dermalogica's Primer but I'm hooked. The lavender (to my nose) scent, which might not be to everyone's taste is a first for me when it comes to primers but has added to my enjoyment of the product - I mean I'm sitting here right now, sniffing the swatch on my hand. This is definitely one on my wishlist come Pay Day this Thursday

What's your 'Optimus Prime'? Or do you use primer at all? Do let me know. 


Unknown said...

I love the idea of a lavender scent on it! I'll have to try and try it out even if its just so I can smell of lavender. I love using the inglot primer. I feel it keeps all my makeup in place for the whole night long

Anonymous said...

I’ve been dying to read some reviews on this since it came out. I’m a big Dermalogica fan, seems like its almost perfect on its own too!

Mand0 said...

I wear Benefit's Porefessional and MAC's Primer. A friend of mine has just started using the Dermalogica Primer and loves it. As a major fan of the brand (my cleansing routine for a couple of years now) I really want to try this but after reading it smells of lavender, I'm not so keen now. How strong is the smell and does it linger?

Unknown said...

I just reviewed two Dermalogica products - Intensive Moisture Balance and Daily Microfoliant. I love the brand, its pricey but it works. Currently I alternate between a Gosh and a Catrice primer, they're fine but I want this one now!

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