40 Days and 40 Nights of Primers
Review by cavewoman
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Since our Annie and I are on a No Buy For Lent, but we still have that twitchy shopping desire, we ventured off to our local mall in search of primers at some of the lesser-visited counters. We found an interesting product at Elizabeth Arden, a company that has many good products but is often associated with, shall we say, women of a certain age. Being one of those women, I'm a fan of Arden and have worn their mousse foundation for many years now. We asked the friendly SA's if the line has a primer, and we were shown the Good Morning Serum. I have to say that I have not really reviewed serums as primers, but I can see that some of them could work very well, especially on more oily skin types, who wouldn't want to add layers of product under foundation.
The serum is a milky gel-cream-liquid, that comes in a slender bottle with a pump dispenser. It is easy to control the amount that comes out. I tried the primer on my hand and was impressed enough with its silky texture to apply it on my face. The product has a typical serum wetness to it, but when it dried down, it felt very smooth and seemed to even out my skin tone a bit, too. Even though I had brought along my La Prairie foundation to test over top of any primers I'd find on this trip, I was too tempted by the Radiant Moisture foundation on the Arden display, and applied this foundation over the serum. I tested these things on one side of my face only. I was instantly impressed with the ease with which the foundation went on, and even with the bad lighting at the counter, I could see that my face had a lovely glow. Pores seemed diminished and I did not see any settling into lines.
Annie and I went off to find more primers, and we would check my face from time to time to see how it looked with the Arden products on. About an hour later, I noticed a few patchy areas where both the primer and the foundation were gone, perhaps I had touched my face, I don't remember, but there was definitely some uneven wear. However, my face felt so soft and smooth, and still was glowing, nothing settled into lines, no cakiness or thickness at all, and at the very least I am considering a purchase of the foundation! I liked the Good Morning Serum enough to consider a purchase of this product also. It is definitely more of a treatment product than a primer, and I am all for good skincare.
Product rating, 7.