To be honest, I’m not a massive user of Primers, but after hearing all the fuss about this one I had to see for myself.
Touch and Sol are based in Korea and was founded just three years ago. In such a small amount of time, they have managed to become a major player in the make-up game, with the help of their number one selling product, No Pore-blem Primer.
Primers are there to help us create a smooth base for our makeup by hiding the appearance of pores and uneven skin. Also if it can improve the amount of wear we get from our foundation.
Normally, the more oily the skin, the bigger the pores. This Primer claims to contain a special powder that helps to control sebum production, so I was very excited to see if it did what it said on the tin.
My first time using this Primer was during a trip to Bournemouth in the South of England. A day in which my make-up would have to endure quite a lot, like heating in the car, wind, sun and sea.
During my short stay in Bournemouth, I went on a long cliff top walk, did a bit of shopping in the sun and had ice cream on the beach, because it really doesn’t matter about the temperature! When I’m by sea you can be sure I’ll find ice-cream even if it’s a cold day.
The Primer has a light, serum-like feel. It didn’t feel like I had anything on, which was nice. Before applying my foundation I took a close look at my pores and they did appear to be reduced. After applying the foundation I could see that it made my skin look a lot smoother.
Through these activities my makeup survived, and still looked good at the end of the day, but no better than it usually would have I’m afraid to say.
I believe this Primer is designed for more oily skins, rather than a combination skin. No Pore-Blem did exactly what it said it would for the most part, but it has still not converted me to a lover of Primers. If any of you have any suggestions for Primers for combination skin, I would love to hear them.
Also, let me know about your experience with this Primer.