Review: Recent Face Product Purchases

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Hi everyone! So I just wanted to do a quick blog post reviewing some of the face products that I purchased a few months back. I have been testing them out for a while now and I feel like I can give you all an honest review of what I think of them! If you remember, I posted on my instagram story asking for suggestions for primers for oily skin. I ended up ordering a few new products that were recommended and I showed you all on my instagram story. So…time to tell you what I think! 

No Pore Blem PrimerLet’s start with my holy grail product! You guys…. all I have to say is OMG. This primer is amazing. AND it’s only $18!! I purchased this on a whim because the reviews on were really good. You only need a small amount, less than half a pump. It is so silky and smooth when applying and also smells really good. My makeup stays on all day and looks flawless. It doesn’t crease or cake up. I really don’t get very oily either when I wear this. My forehead gets a tiny bit shiny at the end of long days but it doesn’t even bother me because its nothing compared to what it usually looks like with other products. This will forever be a staple in my makeup bag. I feel like I found a hidden gem with this one, no one ever talks about it!! 

Becca Backlight Filter Face Primer: So here is a product that was a miss for me. I really don’t like this at all. I thought it was going to be very silky and illuminating. It feels like a sunscreen texture to me which I don’t like under my makeup. It didn’t make me glow at all really. And it definitely gets oily/doesn’t keep my makeup looking fresh all day. Overall very disappointed with this primer. I will not be purchasing again and I am glad I got the small bottle!! LOL 

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water: So I was looking for a new setting spray because I’ve tried the urban decay all nighter one and I liked it but it was a little sticky and I didn’t really feel like it did much. I kind of felt the same about this one… It is not sticky which was good but I don’t really see a difference in how my makeup lasts throughout the day. I like the way it makes my makeup looks after applying. It takes away the caked look and makes it more natural looking. I will continue to use it but for me, I think primer is really what keeps my makeup looking fresh. Not sure if I will repurchase, it doesn’t seem like a necessity in my routine. 

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder: Another holy grail product. I don’t know why I didn’t try this sooner because people rave about it in the beauty industry. It really is amazing. I use it to set my under eyes and my T-zone where I tend to get shiny. It gives such a soft flawless look to set foundation. It also definitely helps keep me matte throughout the day. I will always need this product in my makeup routine! Don’t know how I lived without it before!

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation: Last but not least.. I purchased with randomly before I went to Aruba because I wanted a foundation that was going to match my skin tone when I got tan while being away. I picked this one up naturally because it said MATTE. I honestly have fallen in love with this foundation. It does exactly what it says. It’s literally a matte mouse. It feels amazing on my skin and applies so smooth. It is lightweight but still medium coverage. It blends really nicely and has a powdery finish. It really is just amazing especially paired with the no pore blem primer. I want to repurchase this in my color now that I am back to being pale 😦 lol. Overall, this is a great affordable primer for oily skin that will keep you matte and fresh. 

Thank you for reading! 

Xoxo, Alee 





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