Items featured in this post include Maybelline Master Prime for Redness, Smashbox Lid Primer in Light, Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, Becca Skin Love Brighten & Blur Primer and Touch in Sol No Poreblem Primer.
Maybelline Master Primer for Redness
Drugstore complexion products can be a bit finicky, especially primer. There are a handful of drugstore primers I like but none that have become holy grail status. The Maybelline Master Prime comes in a variety of formulations and I opted for the redness control because your girl is rosy. The green is suppose to help correct the redness in skin, does it make a difference when I wear full coverage foundation? Probably not.
Would I repurchase? I wouldn’t go out of my way to repurchase now that it’s empty, but I did like this primer. The consistency is slightly heavier than a serum and provides a smooth canvas for makeup application.
Smashbox Lid Primer
The only eyeshadow primer on my empties list this round, the Smashbox Lid Primer comes in a variety of shades to best match your skintone (light, medium, deep.) I think this came in a Smashbox kit – I feel like it takes me ages to get through a lid primer.
Would I repurchase? Probably not. This shade is a bit pale for my skintone but the medium is a bit more blue than my natural skintone. For eyeshadow primers I usually just stick with using concealer instead.
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Hey Google, play Glamorous by Fergie. As you can see when it comes to the Hourglass Veil Mineral primer I was using a deluxe sample size one because the full size one is $69 and your girl ain’t that fancy. This is one of my favourite primers and it applies like a goddamn dream.
Would I repurchase this? Would if I could (read: your girl still technically mostly unemployed), but at this time in my life I can’t really justify a $69 primer.
Becca Skin Love Brighten & Blur
When it comes to complexion, Becca Cosmetics is usually not my go-to. Known for their blinding highlights I would never think to try their other products so this deluxe size sample was the perfect excuse to try out their primer. It reminds me more of skincare rather than a makeup product and applied smoothly and left my skin feeling moisturized.
Would I repurchase this? As far as primers go, it’s pretty run of the mill. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t special either so I would probably pass on repurchasing it.
Touch in Sol No Poreblem Primer
Listen, I love a good pun, but No Poreblem is a terrible pun for a primer. Based out of Korea, Touch in Sol knows a thing or two when it comes to perfecting your canvas for makeup application. This is my second bottle and it’s now no longer available on Sephora’s site.
Would I repurchase this? I definitely would if I could, but of course it’s discontinued (at least from Sephora’s site.)