Upon inspection of my makeup kit, I saw one product I've been using every single day (for months!) and yet I haven't given it a decent review on my blog. Everyone, meet my much used (by me) and abused (by my sister) everyday makeup primer from Pixi!
Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer
Primer creates a seamless, silky canvas with a beautiful no-shine, cashmere finish. The formula's skin-loving ingredients clear and unblock pores to allow for utterly flawless, long-lasting makeup application. It is the perfect skin primer for all complexions and all skin types. Pore minimizing. Shine controlling. Hydrating. Oil free. Hypoallergenic. For all skin types.
What makes this primer different from all the makeup primers I've tried before is that it's actually good for my skin. Don't roll your eyes just yet. I'm not pulling your leg! :D I think this one works better as a skincare product than a primer. I'll explain below.
Beneficial Ingredients and what they do:
- Willow Bark gives natural shine control
- Salicylic Acid clears and unblocks pores
- Shea Butter to nourish the skin
- Titanium Dioxide protects the skin's surface
- Enantia Chlorantha bark is medicinal & anti-viral
Unlike usual primers with silicone high up on the ingredients list, this one is silicone-free. Instead, it makes use of skin-loving squalane, an antioxidant-rich, age-fighting emollient that gives the skin a softer texture and smoother appearance without the grease. Another well-known brand, Kiehl's, takes pride in using squalane in most of their products because it's good for the skin.
It comes in a hygienic squeeze tube packaging. It contains a lot of product - 30g to be exact. This one's good for 12 months after opening, and if you get hooked like I did, you'd use this up in less than 12 months for sure. Mine's almost empty...oh no!
This primer comes in a Translucent shade. It has a pinkish skintone tint, but actually becomes invisible when blended.
With Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer
This primer doesn't instantly make my pores disappear, but it does improve the look of my skin by blurring imperfections. I said that this primer worked better as a skincare product than as a makeup base since it doesn't really make my makeup last longer than when I didn't use it. But what it does is that it provides a barrier of protection from my skin to the makeup I apply. With months of consistent use, I noticed that this controlled pimple breakouts (gotta love salicylic acid) even if I was trying out all sorts of makeup for review and for everyday use. Also, because my skin felt and looked smooth, face bases such as foundation and BB creams glided smoothly on my skin whenever I use this primer - which made my makeup look better. In short, I love using this as a pre-makeup moisturizer. :D
Price: P1,430.00 for 30ml
Available at Glamourbox
What's your favorite Pixi product? Mine would be this primer and the Tinted Brilliance Balm in Soft Sienna.♥