Remember last month I finally got around to trying out a primer and I had a bad experience with one by Seventeen? Well, I was determined to not give up, so while I was home in Leeds I talked to my mum about it. Mum’s a beautician – honestly, I have no idea why I didn’t just ask her in the first place. I guess I’m a fool.
I should say that within hours of me arriving at her home she’d decided that I was in dire need of a facial (she was right, Glasgow’s winter weather destroys my skin) and I didn’t try out the primer she recommended until after my skin had reaped the benefit of that facial. Even so, I think I’d be super impressed even if my skin was still in its worst condition.
She recommended Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer and was even kind enough to give me a couple of sample packets. I’ll need to order a full tube online (or maybe ask her to get me one from the salon she works at) because I’m an instant convert.
It was an SPF of 30 (Thirty!), it’s gloriously smooth, it feels like it’s moisturising and it has a bit of pigment. In fact, the pigment is so good that, unless I was going for a full party look, I don’t think I’d really bother with anything else. Maybe a dab of concealer.
I’d forgotten how much I love the tones of the Dermalogica products. You know when you get a foundation that’s just exactly right for your skin tone? How much better it looks that whatever you used before? That’s what I have with these products.
It’s definitely more expensive than something I’d normally buy, but given that it’s Dermalogica, I feel like it’s not just makeup, it’s also good for my skin. So, I’m justifying it because it feels like I get two advantages to using it. Plus it’s really, really good.
This is why you should listen to your mum.