TEA TREE BASE
Update: As of July 2019, it is now discontinued 🙁
I’ve been looking for the ideal makeup base suited for oily and spot prone skin. All primers I have come across only claims to mattify and it either breaks me out or the oil control was disappointing. I needed to expand my horizons and not specifically look for primers. After being recommended this, I had decided to take the plunge. I haven’t stopped using it ever since.
I don’t suffer from large or noticeable pores therefore I cannot comment on the main feature, minimising pores. When applied to the face, avoiding the eye area, it sinks in well and leaves a smooth canvas, ready for makeup. There is a slight refreshing feel and is also not heavy on the skin. A little goes a long way with this and have noticed if you rub it into the skin too well, it will start to rub off.
I haven’t seen this aggravating spots that were already there nor has it broken me out. I’d like to think the tea tree oil in this helps this. It doesn’t dry out my skin but it sometimes accentuates some dry patches I may have. It doesn’t bother me as oil control is my number criteria. I just make sure the dry patches are moisturised well. This doesn’t have the greasy, silicone feel like primers have. The tea tree smell isn’t as strong as the other products within the range. I quite like the smell myself. If you’re not too fond of it, it will disappear shortly after.
I apply this after moisturiser then wait a minute or two before applying makeup. Once I’m dolled up, my skin is oil-free for the rest of the day. I could go through a working day without blotting. Makeup is still intact and is the best makeup base I have ever used.
I would definitely repurchase this 100% and keep repurchasing it. If you’re oily and have spot prone skin, I highly recommend this.
Have you tried this primer before? Are there any primers you are currently loving?
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