I have always been on the fence about face primers, and I’ve never been shy of saying so. I am about to eat my words though because I can honestly say that the NP Set Calming Pre-Foundation Primer is now a holy grail product for me. There, I said it. I am now officially converted to the world of face priming. I was sold on this primer after the very first use. I suffer from quite a bit of redness in the face, and the green tint to this primer really helps to cover that up and settle my skin down.
The product comes out of the tube quite thick but sheers out and sinks into the skin really quickly, with no green residue left over (in the swatch above I have blended some of the primer into the skin above the green blob). It feels very calming on my skin, and the aloe extract, cucumber extract and hint of peppermint in the primer leave my face feeling tingly and fresh. I’ve come to notice that the primer also contains a very small amount of shimmer that helps make my skin look radiant, all the while helping to tame the oil slick that my forehead likes to become at around 2pm each day. I also love the fact that this primer does not break me out at all. And I’ve been using it every day for a few weeks now. Brilliant. The NP Set Calming Pre-Foundation Primer retails for $33 AUD and will be available for purchase as of October 10 2011 from David Jones, Target stores and pharmacies nationally. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review)