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I love mineral makeup from lines like Inika or Lily Lolo, from eye shadows to foundation I am dedicate in using the most natural products available on the market.
First of all the concept of an makeup primer has always been a stranger to me, it's not something I even though I would need. I noticed various non natural makeup companies producing silicone based ones however I never fancied putting a chemical cocktail on my skin.
When I first realised that Inika made a primer I did not hurry to buy it to be honest, but eventually I decided to try it because it had an awesome natural list of ingredients plus I though it was going to make a lovely moisturiser.
I only use mineral foundation in powder form everyday and I am very pleased with the dewy airbrush results I get from it. I have normal to dry skin and I use mainly oil based natural moisturisers for my face from brands like Trevarno or Neil's Yard. I also used my daily moisturiser as a base for my mineral makeup all the time. I get 5 hours out of my makeup without any touch ups. After 5 house I just dust a bit of extra foundation or finishing powder over my skin now and I continue with the day
What did this primer do for me???
First of all I found it to be a bit too drying for my skin on it's own so I have to mix it with a drop of rosehip oil in the palm of my hand . I usually mix 2-3 pumps of Inika Pure Primer and 1-2 drops of Rosehip Oil , depending on the area I need covering because sometimes I apply foundation down the décolleté area on certain occasions. For me this mixture works wanders, this is what I noticed :
-my skin keeps a perfect balance of moisture during the day, that means my face does not go greasy or dry at all
- my makeup lasts an extra 2 hours without the need of a touch up
- its gentle enough for the eye area so my eyes don't get irritated
-my eye makeup does not settle into the fine lines so much anymore, definitely an improvement
- and most importantly this product has not caused me any acne
- I don't need to use much of this product therefore it lasts me for an entire year
-my makeup does not slide off my face during the summer heat so no cakey/splotchy look for me at all
The Inika Pure Primer comes packed in a stylish black bottle and the product is tightly sealed inside, maybe that is the secret why this product has not changed it's constancy or scent over time. I think it keeps well with no need to refrigerate so it's a major bonus to me because I don't have to worry about it going off.
I also really love the smell of it, it's lavender based with an natural botanical mix, a true pleasure to use.
I have re-purchased this product twice and I find it indispensable to my daily makeup routine. Personally I highly recommend it
Ingredients: Certified Organic Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice; Certified Organic Macadamia (Macadamia Ternifoila) Oil; Certified Organic Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii); Cetearyl Glucoside (Vegetarian); Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Extract; Certified Organic Oils of Rosehip (Rosa Canina); Evening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis); Hazlenut (corylus Americana); Avocado (Persea Gratissima); Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca); Sclerotium Gum; Glycerin (Vegetarian); Grapefruit Seed (Citrus Grandis) Extract; Certified Organic Essential Oils of Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Sandlewood (Santalum Album), Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata) & Geranium (Geranium Maculatum); Rosemary Extract (Rosemarinus Officinalis) / () denotes ingredient is certified organic / Inika Certified Organic Pure Primer is a certified organic blend that offers protection and hydration for the skin prior to makeup application / With delectable ingredients such as macadamia oil, avocado and apricot, Inika Certified Organic Pure Primer preps the skin, providing an even canvas for foundation application and improves the staying power of your makeup / Benefits: Ingredients such as macadamia oil, shea butter, avocado and apricot / Inika Certified Organic Pure Primer calms and soothes the skin, providing an even canvas for foundation application / Improves the staying power of your makeup / Directions for use: Apply one gentle pump of Inika Certified Organic Pure Primer and massage into your face and neck / Use prior to makeup application /