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PRODUCT: RoC Brilliance Anti-Aging Primer
Once you get to a certain age ladies, your skin is not ready to accept foundation without some form of preparation. Moisturizer is no longer enough - you are now entering the PRIMER ZONE. Primers hold the secret to flawless complexions by spackling over nasty imperfections like large pores, fine lines, old scars, crevices, cracks and flakes. I was instantly a big fan of RoC Brilliance with E-Pulse technology - the formulations come in luxurious silver tubes and have a platinum hue that wreaks of prestige. The Anti-Aging Face Primer is my favorite in the range that I have used so far. The premise behind E-Pulse is micro-currents that boost the skin's energy flow which is truly a giant leap in topical skincare. This featherweight silky formula is lovely and oil-free and just a few dabs in the AM smoothes and protects and my makeup glides on without a trace. You can use it over moisturizer if that is your daily routine, or on bare skin. I use it both ways depending on how much time I have and the weather report. In warmer weather, I would skip the heavy moisturizer and opt for a lightweight SPF only. The dimethicone makes this product feel slippery as you apply so even dry skin doesn't ever feel dehydrated. For under $25, you can't go wrong - it is comparable quality primers from makeup artist brands can run $40 or $50 without the bonus of clinically proven anti-aging ingredients. If you like the Anti-Aging Face Primer, also try the RoC Eye and Lash Anti Aging Primer for less than $20.
FINAL VERDICT: RDW (Run Don't Walk)
BY WAY OF: GIFTED
Would you buy it again? YES
Would you recommend it to a friend? YES
BENEFIT “THAT GAL” BRIGHTENING FACE PRIMER – I love love love this primer! After pulling an all-nighter writing a paper, this is the perfect way to brighten up and give life to my face. Use a cosmetic sponge to apply (I put it under my eyes, on my cheekbones, on the apples of my cheeks, and on the bridge of my nose) under your regular makeup. But be careful ladies– too much will make you break out!
FINAL VERDICT: GGI (GOTTA GET IT) — I swear it’ll make your skin look luminous, but at $28, it’s rather pricey for not even half an ounce of primer. Perhaps its only GGI if you’re not on a budget…