As a teenager, I wasn’t even aware of what primer is, let alone how vital an element it is in achieving the best made-up look. But as I gradually learnt all there is to know about makeup, I realized that good quality skin products play a big role in determining how you look post primping up.
For those of you who are slightly unsure about its’ specific properties, let me help; primers are the base on which one should apply their makeup. They make skin soft and supple – ready for layering with several chemical products. The application and blending of foundation becomes easier as well and your makeup stays on longer too. Usually, a primer can serves multiple purposes and have either a moisturizing or illuminating effect, depending on what you choose.
Lately I have become a fan of illuminating primers and keep on trying different products and brands. Illuminating primers basically add a natural sheen to your skin and give it a dewy consistency without the use of an illuminator. I prefer using an illuminating primer more for day time makeup or when I am indoors (where there is low natural light and using shimmers gives a shallow finish).
So I bought the L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Primer to try on and shall be reviewing it today.
The brand claims that its Paris Lumi Magique Primer is a light, replenishing base which illuminates the skin. It may be used as a base or separately too – a fresh, light and silky soft formula that provides 8 hours of hydration.
The product comes in a slim white bottle with a small pump on top. You don’t really need a lot of it for full coverage. The primer looks like a white pearlescent, creamy liquid with some very tiny specks of shimmer in it.
I prefer to use it as a makeup base before applying foundation. It gives my skin a dewy, hydrated finish without looking too heavy or made-up. (above is a pic of mine wearing the primer under foundation) You can also use it as a highlighter over your cheeks or brow bone and even apply it on your face without foundation for a more sun kissed, dewy look.
I have personally found that it does what it claims; a great product for dry and dull skin
– Gorgeous highlighting effect
-Can be used in a variety of ways
-Helps foundation glide on easily
-Flattering on all skin tones
-Very long lasting dewy finish
-Never sure how much is left since the bottle is opaque
Price in UK : £9.99