During the last month or so, I've noticed my everyday make-up products have switched up a little to make way for the warmer weather and the fact that I'm wanting to achieve a more natural look with a healthy summertime glow.
One of the main items that's found it's way back into my cosmetics bag is this Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer from NYC. I bought this primer last year, and although I really liked the effect it just didn't appeal to me much during the winter months where I wanted a fuller coverage due to harsher conditions. I picked up a new tube of it recently and have been using it every day since.
The primer is stated as suitable for all skin types, however I would find more suitable for those with normal-dry skin rather than those with oily skin types. Also, if you have considerably large pores, I would avoid using due to the fact that the shimmer effect emphasises such problem. It minimises imperfections, lines and small pores to create that perfect, radiant complexion you've been lusting after.
It's consistency is thin and runny, a small amount goes a long way and does offer reasonably good moisturisation. The liquid itself is white in colour but blends away to a translucent finish with light reflecting particles to give your skin a radiant glow, which is especially lusted after during the summer months and to those with generally dull and tired looking skin to offer a little lift!
The beauty of this product is that it can be used in so many different ways eg. underneath your foundation to create a smooth base and extend wear time, on its own as a light moisturiser with a subtle glow, or even just as a highlighter to emphasise your brow and cheek bones.
I've found that my skin feels much softer and moisturized since using this. It does help my foundation to stay put longer. My skin looks and feels healthier and more radiant.
You get a generous 30ml of product in a squeezy tube which I personally prefer to glass bottles/jars so you can get every last drop out!
Overall, for a product that costs a mere £3.49 which is so versatile and creates such a pretty effect, you really can't go wrong. It's available from Superdrug stores and online - LINK
What's your favourite "summer time" primer?