I wish envy wouldn't make you green but your skin just a bit drier so you could use a product. As you may have gathered from my laments, my face produces enough oil to make OPEC feel insecure. I cannot for the life of me use things meant for dry skins. However, when I use Illamasqua Satin Primer on people with dry skin, it really gives a luminous satin glow (not to be confused with the glow one gets when one can drench blotting papers with excess oils).
The Satin Primer comes in a small, oddly shaped tube and I'm fairly certain that it is on the more expensive side if you see the cost per gram. The texture is fairly thin and applies more like a day cream. I am completely against strong scents in my make-up but the scent int he primer is subtle, pleasant, non-offensive, and, most importantly, evaporates quickly.
The remarkable thing I like about this primer, is that it truly gives a satin finish. No particles of glitter or shimmer that can be detected. Just a dewy glow. On its own, I've found that over a few hours it can look shiny. However, under foundation, it really excels. I always reach for this primer when I was to create a dewy finish and have the make-up last its longest. I find that it really puts up a valiant effort in keeping make-up stay in place.
One of the things that people also report to me on this primer is that it doesn't dry out their already dry skin and feels very gently going on. It also doesn't feel thick, cakey, or oily and doesn't make make-up look like that either when worn over it. All in all, I think this is an amazing product. I only wish I could use it on myself, because alas it doesn't give my extremely oily skin the same effect. But for the dry skinned, it's pretty hard to beat.
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