40 Days and 40 Nights of Primers
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review from cavewoman
40 days/40 nights of Primers
*note to readers: There will be no primer review on Sunday*
Day 4 of the primer on Primers brings me to one of my loves, from a line that is also a huge favorite of mine, Prescriptives Magic Illuminating Potion Foundation Primer.
This beautiful, silky liquid is not a silicone-rich product and it does not have the pore-and-line filling abilities as the Smashbox does, but it has some very interesting and beautiful effects. In the bottle it appears as perfect crushed pearls of the finest quality, you know the ones, the Triple A rated pearls that almost appear to be silver-white, like diamond white. Yes, this is the color of the Magic. Open the bottle, dab on the primer, and indeed the Magic begins. I like the paddle applicator inside the cap, it's easy to dab that paddle onto the fingers and then smooth the Magic primer onto the skin. Nothing is wasted since you can work small amounts as you go along. At first, this primer appears to be glossy, almost too wet. But after a minute, it dries to a glowing finish that has the iridescent look of those pretty pearls. It does not sink into lines or pores and it does not accent any flaky areas, but gives off a subtle, non-sparkly glow. Foundation goes on so smoothly over top of this, and oilier skins won't even need a moisturizer underneath this primer. I checked in the mirror when I returned home after a long day of running errands, and I was so pleasantly surprised to see that my foundation was as fresh as when I applied it, with just the smallest hint of the iridescence giving me a candlelit glow. I was a bit smug, I have to say, thinking how nice my complexion looked all day. There is no uneven wear of foundation and no turning color or blotchiness. My face did not look greasy or oily. The light-reflecting quality of the primer softens the appearance of my slacky crepey old lady face, and I can't see those huge crater pores either. This Magic Potion is one of a group of other Magic products by Prescriptives, all of which are beautiful for this candlelit glow, this iridescence, nothing over the top, nothing "too much," no disco-effect, nothing garish or unnatural.
Get yourself a little Magic at the PX counter, and you'll see why I rate this as a 9.