Do you suffer from oily skin? It’s such a deal breaker, right? No matter how flawless your makeup application is, if your face would just oil up like crazy and melt your makeup, then you’re better off with nothing. But wait! Have you heard of face primers?
Every makeup junkie and beauty enthusiast know what face primers are for, but for the sake of those who don’t, primers give your face a smooth and flawless canvass to work on. They also keep your makeup intact throughout the day. There are a bajillion of primers out there; from high-end to drugstore, from expensive to cheap ones.
I’ve never used face primers before until I stumbled upon Quick Fx No Shine Mattifier. If you’re a frequent customer of Watsons, then I’m pretty sure you’ve already seen this. I picked this up at the time when my skin was breaking out pretty badly and I needed my concealer to cling to my skin and stay put until I decide to remove it.
The main reason I picked this up is because, the ingredients got me. It says here that it contains Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Extract – two actives that help soothe (and heal) troubled skin.
The packaging is very much like the Quick FX pimple eraser. It comes in a small sachet with a resealable cap, making it great for traveling. It contains 10g of products priced at 89php.
The product comes in a solid, silicone-like formula that spreads easily on the face. It doesn’t have a scent to it, which I like.
I mainly apply it to my T-zone and on areas where I need to conceal, like my some parts of my cheeks infested by tiny zits. It’s very velvety and you can definitely see and feel your skin smoothing out upon application. It lessens the appearance of your pores, which admittedly, is every woman’s dream!
It does leave your skin matte, however, the final look is dependent on the kind of foundation/bb cream (dewy, demi-matte, or matte) you use. I still oil up on my T-zone, which is okay for me because I do tend to oil up badly on that area, even in cool weather conditions.
Makeup stays put with very minimal fading throughout the day. As for the skincare properties it claims, all I can say is that, it helped minimized the redness of my zits and I didn’t breakout. It did not dry up my existing zits though.
This is a great product if you’re someone who’s just starting out with face primers. It’s good that it’s quite cheap because you can test out how a primer works without breaking the bank. Once you get the deal, you can move on to other brands knowing what to expect.
As for me, I like it. I’m not obsessed with it, but I think I’m sticking with this because 1.) It’s cheap 2.) I don’t mind that it only contains 10 g considering that I mostly work from home, and thus, I don’t need to use face primers all the time 3.) It’s easily available in leading Watsons branch, and 4.) It’s made for sensitive and troubled skin.
Have you tried this yet?