Dermalogica have recently introduced the Hydrablur Primer, which promises to smooth away fine lines, brighten and prime for flawless skin, and prep for makeup application. Velvety silicones create an instantly smooth surface while pearl powder and natural earth minerals provide a neutral tint to help balance tone and enhance luminosity. Primers are becoming increasingly widespread amongst beauty brands- indeed, many now offer a small selection – so I was keen to discover what makes Dermalogica’s Hydrablur Primer stand out from the crowd.
I usually differentiate primers between none-silicone and silicone types. The two types are handy for different purposes- none-silicone ones will usually add a bout of radiance and dewiness to the skin, but don’t extend the longevity of makeup that much, whereas silicone ones tend to mattify makeup and increase the wear of it. Dermalogica’s Hydrablur Primer is definitely one of the latter type, and you can feel the effects of silicone on the skin instantly. Dermalogica rightly recommend that you moisturise the skin before applying this primer- failure to do so means that the skin is dried rather than mattified.
The Hydrablur Primer initially has a lotion consistency which quickly blends seamlessly with the skin to create a subtly mattified base, ready to extend the wear of subsequently applied makeup. I have found that the Hydrablur Primer greatly increases the lasting-ability of my makeup and makes it look fresher for longer, however I do have to use extra moisturiser beforehand to ensure that my dry areas are not highlighted, but this is an easy fix. Whilst keeping the face matte, somehow the primer allows for peeps of luminosity. During the day, my makeup usually betrays signs of caking and settling into fine lines, but this Primer slightly blurs out fine lines and pores, and creates a strong barrier between the skin and makeup, so that makeup looks better for longer.
I do think £38.00 is slightly on the expensive side for a mattifying primer, however Dermalogica’s one performs exceptionally well and delivers on its claims, and is definitely one to consider if you’re looking for a mattifying base.
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