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Too Faced Primed & Poreless Face Primer $30 - SweetAfter not particularly caring for Too Faced's Hangover Rx Primer, I was apprehensive to purchase this primer. However, I'm glad I did because I'm REALLY impressed with it's performance! It does a really good job priming the skin on the face, blurring/covering flaws and the Born This Way Foundation laid beautifully atop it. I decided to compare it to two other primers I've used and am currently using.
1. In Comparison To Benefit's POREfessional - It beats it! It does! Anyone that loves POREfessional, try and get a sample of Primed & Poreless! When I swatched the two side by side on my hand, the coverage of Primed & Poreless was better! It filled in lines better! It's ODORLESS, compared to SCENTED POREfessional. That's a JOY for SENSITIVE SKIN types! Also, Primed & Poreless doesn't FLAKE or BREAKUP upon application, as POREfessional does. Yeah, you can dust those tid bits off, but they can be a nuisance. Primed & Poreless is $30. POREfessional is $31. So there's not much difference in price. I just encourage you to sample it at the store. I think you'll be surprised. I know I was.
2. In Comparison To Smashbox's Photo Finish - Primed & Poreless is impressive, but doesn't quite compare to Smashbox when it comes to coverage. Smashbox does an EXCELLENT job blurring & filling in lines and Primed & Poreless does the same but not to the same degree. But again, Smashbox didn't work well with Born This Way for me (too dry & matte). Primed & Poreless was more moisturizing and worked beautifully.
Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder $30 - BittersweetThis is a Pressed Powder, Priming Powder and Finishing Veil! WOW, so is this any good? It's ok. Let me talk about my experience doing each.
1. As A Pressed Powder - This powder comes with a really cute powder puff. I'm not a big fan of these, because I feel they hold on to bacteria and germs, but I guess you can sanitize it (not sure how it would hold up). As a pressed powder, it does a nice job taking away the shine on various areas of your face. I still prefer a pressed powder matched to one's foundation, like Urban Decay's Pressed Finishing Powder.
2. As A Priming Powder - This is a NEW concept to me! I've never heard of a priming powder, but what you do is apply this powder to your face and THEN APPLY your foundation/makeup. I was skeptical, but it gave a very nice finish.
3. As A Finishing Veil - This is when you want to lightly dust (w/a powder brush) OVER the makeup you have applied to your face. This was just ok to me (using it this way). The lighter your complexion, the better this will work for you (because this powder is white)! For darker skin tones (like myself), if you pile this on you're going to look ashy. One or two swipes across the face is enough. No more! It's not as translucent as I expected it to be.
Both products can be seen in action, via my Too Faced Born This Way Foundation YouTube Video.
Stop by tomorrow for a review of Too Faced's NEW Love Flush Blush :)