The colder weather not only dries out my skin but can also interfere with make-up application, I often find that my foundation is more difficult to blend and sits on top of my skin. Bases that were once flawless suddenly become prone to caking and looking heavy, which is of course far from the desired effect I was hoping for. If you are in a similar position and on the look out for a product that will not only prolong the wear of your foundation, aid application but also give an air brushed finish your next purchase should be Topshop Beauty Airbrush Primer.
Like most perfecting primers this has a silky, silicone based texture but on the plus side this is far lighter and more gel based than the likes of Benefit Porefessional et al. To a degree the Topshop Beauty Airbrush Primer is hydrating but it won't overwhelm oily complexions, rather it soothes, cools and primes in one quick step. The reason I rate this primer highly is that along with instantly optically blurring skin imperfections such as enlarged pores, fine lines and more, all the while creating a flawless base; it also aids the application of any product applied on top so much easier. Foundation glides on to the skin be it cream, liquid or powder - you don't have to buff/blend as thoroughly as you would without it. Essentially it does the work for you. As someone with currently combination skin (an oily t-zone and dry areas on my cheeks) - this primer hydrates dry areas resulting in less caking of product all the while controlling excess oil without stripping the skin. Topshop Beauty Airbrush Primer really is a do it all primer; although intended for the face I have trialled this on my eye lids and can safely say it did not irritate and did intensity the pigmentation as well as locking it in place.
For £12 this is a great, multi-purpose, do it all primer and a wonderful addition to any make-up routine.
Topshop Beauty Airbrush Primer £12 via Feel Unique - link.
This post contains a press sample.