As a beauty writer, I'm savvy with almost all the makeup tricks in the book. Countless interviews and expert adviceВ have all led me to believe that primer is a non-negotiableВ if I want long-lasting, flawless skin-which of course I do. But I have a confession: I've always hated primer. Not just because it's another step to add to my already-extensive routine (hey, a no-makeup lookВ takes a lot of makeup), but because I didn't like my skin when I wore one. My foundation seemed flat, uneven, andВ to be honest, I missedВ the shine that came through in the afternoon because it made me look dewy. All in all, I was an anti-primer beauty aficionado.
When a bottle of Becca's First Light Priming FilterВ ($39)В landed on my desk one day, naturally, I scoffed and popped it in my "to trial" box, knowing full well that I probably wouldn't. But being on the internet 24/7, I was alwaysВ exposed to the rave reviews, and it seemed as if everyone was singing praise to this purple liquid. I finally caved and decided to give it a whirl. It turns out, the reviews were right. This primer was different, and I immediately became hooked. It glides over skin, theВ lavender tones pepped up my sallowness, and my foundationВ looked dewy and even all day. I'll also go so far as to say that the first day I wore it, a few people commented on the healthy look of my skin. If having radiant skin is your thing, I can't recommend it enough.В
Formulated with spring water, prickly pear extract, and ginger, this primer will hydrate, awaken, and color correct tired, dull skin. I like to apply it with my fingers, but a synthetic foundation brushВ works well, too.
Keep scrolling to shop the primer that converted me.В ВBecca Cosmetics First Light Priming Filter $39Shop
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