ULTRA ALL DAY PRIME & ANTI – SHINE BALM from MAKEUP REVOLUTION.


Welcome back lovelies!

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.

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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.

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