Today I tried Estee Lauder's Illuminating Perfecting Primer. It's a bit different from traditional primers in that it gives your face a hint of shine (illuminating), where traditional primers are usually ment to make the face less shiny and keep you matte throughout the day. Estee Lauder describes the product as: "Discover the power of a primer with this targeted formula that adds instant brightness and radiance so makeup looks smooth, fresh, flawless. Soft-reflection optics minimize the look of pores and flaws to create an even, supple canvas. Special hydrators and skin-soothing Vitamin E, Rice Bran Extract and Shea Butter nourish and perfect. Ideal for Normal/Combination and Dry Skin."
It definetly made my skin soft and gave it a soft, dewy glow. I would most likely wear this alone on a "natural" day, as I didn't see a lot of difference once I put my foundation on.
|Before Illuminating Primer|
|After Primer - you can see I am bit more even|
It helped my foundation stay on all day, but I am definetly more of a fan of primers that give a matte effect. But if you have really "dull" skin or want something to use with a tinted moisturizer for a dewy effect (especially if you are tan!) it could be good for you.
|With Illuminating Primer and Teint Miracle on|
Next up...Estee Lauder's new Invisable Fluid Makeup,