alverde Mineral Face Primer

10/20/2016


Face primers are beauty products I've only recently started to regularly use and incorporate into my daily makeup routine. In all honesty, I have read a lot about them and even compiled a list of those I lust after the most. But whenever I had one in my beauty collection, I struggled to actually use it. I genuinely had no time for an additional step - or I was simply not motivated enough to make time. I think the key is finding primers you really love so their textures, formulations and effect they have on your skin will have a motivating effect. Currently I have three primers I use (almost daily) and today I'm writing about the most affordable one from the bunch.

alverde Mineral Face Primer shimmering rosé (11.5 ml | 3.95€) comes in a peculiar packaging which I found not to be the most practical - but it certainly is interesting. It's a white twist-on stick and at the top of it there are little holes through which the product is squeezed out. There is a protective cap between the top and the actual cap so things won't get dirty. I prefer to apply the primer on the top of my (clean) hand and then apply it with (clean) fingers on my face. The way I use it is on previously cleansed and hydrated skin - prior to applying foundation or a BB cream. The primer is vegan and of a iridescent rose gold color, shot through with tiny specks of  shimmer. I find that it smoothes skin out, fills out the pores and fine lines whilst adding luminosity to the complexion. It can also be mixed with the foundation and be applied that way - the result is almost the same as it melts together with it.

I think the lightweight texture of this primer is very comfortable to wear and would suit combination to oily skin but if you're trying to avoid emphasizing pores on your cheeks - anything with shimmer should be skipped. I have found that this primer makes my skin appear more luminous, my foundation agrees well with it and it makes my makeup last slightly longer. It won't provide extreme additional longevity and that's not why I primarily use it - what I love about it most is the way it makes my skin luminous, in a non-greasy way. And after I have this primer and foundation on, any highlighter on tops of cheekbones looks absolutely flawless.

It has a fresh scent, a bit herbal as well and it contains sunflower oil, willow bark extract, mica & silica (mineral, shimmery particles), glycerin and shea butter. It does contain alcohol from certified organic agriculture. Now, I haven't experienced dehydrated skin during the wear and use of this primer but I have been intrigued by often asked question why is alcohol still being used in cosmetics - especially natural cosmetics. You can expect my post on this subject very soon at the blog.

  • Prajmeri (odnosno, baze za šminku lica) su kozmetički proizvod koji sam tek od nedavno počela redovno koristiti u sklopu svakodnevnog šminkanja. Iako sam mnogo čitala o njima, pa čak napravila i listu onih koje bih najviše željela imati - istina je da mi nije polazilo za rukom da ih koristim (najčešće bih zaboravila). Jednostavno nisam imala vremena za dodatni korak u šminkanju - a možda nisam bila dovoljno motivisana da pronađem vremena. Mislim da je ključno pronaći prajmere koji nam se zaista sviđaju pa će njihove lijepe formulacije i efekat koji imaju na koži biti sami po sebi najveći motivatori. Trenutno koristim tri prajmera kojima sam jako zadovoljna a danas pišem o onom koji ima najpristupačniju cijenu od njih.
  • alverde Mineral Face prajmer shimmering rosé (11.5 ml | 7.95KM u drogerie markt) ima neobično pakovanje koje mi se nije pokazalo kao naročito praktično - ali da je zanimljivo, svakako. U pitanju je bijeli stik na odvrtanje koji na vrhu ima rupice, kroz koje proizvod odvrtanjem bude istisnut. Izmedju vrha stika i čepa se nalazi zaštitna plastika koja će spiječiti neuredno korištenje. Preferiram istisnuti prajmer na ruku a potom prstima nanijeti proizvod na čisto lice - prije nego nanesem puder ili BB kremu. Prajmer je veganski proizvod ružičasto-zlatne boje, presijava se i sadrži sitni shimmer. Tokom korištenja sam primjetila da zagladi kožu, popuni pore i sitne borice a da pri tome čini ten "življim" i svjetlijim. Možete ga i pomješati sa puderom ili nanositi sloj po sloj - rezultat je isti jer se lijepo stopi sa bilo kojom podlogom.
  • Lagana tekstura prajmera je veoma prijatna te mislim da bi odgovarala mješovitoj i masnijoj koži iako, zbog prisustva shimmera - ako ne želite istaći pore na obrazima, niti jedan proizvod sa shimmerom nije poželjan. Ovaj prajmer mi čini ten lijepim, osvijetljenim, lijepo se miješa sa puderima koje koristim i blago im produži trajnost. Sa ovim prajmerom nećete dobiti značajno veću trajnost šminke i zbog toga ga lično ne koristim. Ono što mi se sviđa kod njega je upravo način na koji mi osvjetljava ten, na onaj poželjni nemastan način. Kada god nanesem njega, pa puder i onda hajlajter na vrh jagodica - efekat je suptilan a veoma lijep.
  • Ima svjež miris, pomalo biljni a sadrži suncokretovo ulje, ekstrakt kore breze, silicij i mica (minerali), glicerin i karite puter. Sadrži i alkohol iz certifikovanog organskog uzgoja. Lićno nisam iskusila isušivanje kože tokom korištenja ovog prajmera ali me zaintrigiralo pitanje zašto se alkohol još uvijek koristi u kozmetici (pogotovo prirodnoj). Tako da možete uskoro očekivati moj post na ovu temu.



Aqua | Helianthus Annuus Hybrid Oil* | Dodecane | Alcohol* | Glycerin | Lauroyl Lysine | CI 77891 | Glyceryl Stearate Citrate | Salix Alba Bark Extract | Mica | Silica | Parfum** | Dehydroxanthan Gum | Butyrospermum Parkii Butter* | Tocopherol | Helianthus Annus Seed Oil | Tin Oxide | CI 77491 | Ascorbyl Palmitate | Linalool* | Limonene** | Citronellol** | Geraniol** | Citral** | Benzyl Benzoate** * ingredients from certified organic agriculture ** from natural essential oils

*Post includes products sent for me to review. For more information read the disclaimer.

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