100% Pure Luminous Primer Review
Summer's in full blast and extending the longevity of my base makeup has been my mission since the combination of hot weather and oily skin can only mean one big mess. I wanted my base makeup to last longer without looking extremely matte and powdery so I decided to go for 100% Pure's Luminous Primer which retails for $35.
The Luminous Primer contains skin-soothing ingredients like aloe vera extract, jojoba oil, and green tea extract. It's supposed to be suitable for all skin types, even oily skin! Like all 100% Pure products, it's vegan, completely natural, and does not contain silicone. Although it doesn't contain any silicone, the primer has a silky, thin yet creamy texture that absorbs quickly into the skin.
I never used primers prior to switching to green beauty because all the conventional primers contained silicone which felt really suffocating and caused my skin to break out.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Juice) Leaf Extract*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters (Wax), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Resveratrol, Silica, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Lonicera Caprifolium Flower and Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Mica * Certified Organic
The primer contains light reflective pigments that almost look like shimmer, however, once blended into the skin, it doesn't look shimmery or oily. It leaves a nice, slightly glowy, satin finish which I'm totally loving. I find that my base makeup looks better when applied over this primer since the primer smooths, moisturizes, and prevents my base makeup from getting clogged into areas such as the crevices around my nose.
I've used this under powder, liquid, and cream foundations without any problems. It does help my makeup last a bit longer for a typical 8-hour day, it's more noticeable when I looked at whether or not my foundation was creasing in my fine lines. Since it contains moisturizing ingredients like jojoba oil and avocado butter, matte foundations don't accentuate my dry patches.
The product separates often so vigorous shaking is required since it has a thicker texture. Also, the cap of the product already cracked which happened to most of my 100% Pure products.
Although it extends the longevity of my makeup to a slight degree, it doesn't help control my oils so I still have to blot my face throughout the day during the summer (it works better for me during the winter). Once I finish up this bottle, I will most likely try out their Mattifying Primer!
|The primer itself has no color. You can see that are are visible micro shimmers.|
|Blends out smoothly and leaves no visible shimmer.|
Are there any all-natural primers that you've tried? Let me know your thoughts!