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As regular readers of Elegant Ageless Beauty will know I’ve been testing out the Ultra All Day Prime & Anti – Shine Balm from Makeup Revolution, it was just one of many Christmas presents from the brand that Mark gave me. After using over the weekend, these are my final thoughts.
So, what exactly is the Ultra All Day Prime & Anti-Shine Balm? This is a cosmetic product (obvs) that can be used under foundation as a primer to help add longevity to your makeup, and you can use it over the top of foundation instead of a regular pressed or loose face powder. You can also “top up” during the day to get rid of any shine.
A gorgeous handy little compact with 5g of product, mirror and sponge applicator. There was an acetate disc covering the balm when I opened it for the first time which was a bit difficult to remove, I think it needs a tab to grab on too to make things easier with that. Being a primer you would of course expect this to feel like a primer, but it doesn’t it feels like a balm. The sponge applicator is a bit thin and flimsy but I used it and does the job with application. I had a look at the ingredients and of course there is silicon in the product, but there is also sesame seed oil and wheatgerm oil in there too.
Okay, so I applied the balm to my clean moisturised skin with the sponge applicator with a patting motion rather than swiping, used as a primer it’s meant to even out your skin making pores appear less noticeable and also fine lines too. I paid particular attention to my cheeks where I do suffer from large pores and after a couple of moments the pores did appear smaller. I suffer from a tiny bit of redness on my chin and this also appeared to be diminished too. So far I was really liking the product! The look of my skin did improve and then I noticed that the balm didn’t feel like a regular primer on my skin it wasn’t as silicon-y as others I’ve used, it feels more like a moisturiser would feel. I then applied my foundation and used the balm to set it with, patting it over my face with the sponge applicator. I didn’t wear any other makeup during the day just the balm and foundation. I checked my makeup after an hour or so and I did see that I had become a bit shiny on my nose and chin, so I patted on some more of the balm and it took the shine away. If I’m out for the day I do have to touch up my face every now and then, I kept adding more powder each time to counteract the shine, and sometimes makeup ends up looking “cakey” Now I shall be taking this product out with me instead of powder for those touch up’s. I like the Ultra All Day Prime & Anti-Shine balm from Makeup Revolution, it will certainly become a staple in my makeup bag! I know that this was a Christmas gift so I shouldn’t really talk about money, but in the interest of this review I shall tell you that it’s £5.00 from HERE. (THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Sorry if this was a long read for you, I did have a bit to say. Thank you for stopping by today.