Sep 22, 2013

Battle of the Primers: Benefit vs. Lorac!

Hey everyone!

Recently, I purchased the Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer which I showed in a recent haul. Beforehand, I had been using the Benefit Stay Flawless 15-hour Primer which I raved about in a monthly favorites video. For me, a primer always seemed like an unnecessary step in my makeup routine. It was just a product I thought to be "gimmicky" and just an added step into my routine which, no one has time for that right? Then I got to the phase where I thought maybe a primer would be a good step in my summer makeup routine since it's hot and my skin tends to be more oily compared to the cooler months. Well, that's where the Benefit Stay Flawless 15-hour Primer came into play. I saw it newly advertised in an Ulta catalog at the time and decided to give it a try! To my surprise, it helped! It controlled oil while making my foundation last longer. Even better than that, the packaging was adorable and with it being in a stick form - quick, easy, and hassle free to apply. I started noticing on some occasions when it was so hot outside, you felt like your clothes were melting off haha, that oil would start to press its way through. Yuck, right?

So onto the next primer we go! I watched/read so many reviews on the Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer before I purchased it. After doing my research, I decided to give it a try with my embarrassing amount of Ulta reward points. ;) I've been using it everyday since I received it and I'm so IMPRESSED! Don't get me wrong here, the Benefit is a good primer but it's not as praise-worthy as the Lorac in my opinion. OH MY GOODNESS! This primer lived up to my expectations and then some! I've used it with multiple foundations and it seems to work well with all of them. It makes your face silky smooth for foundation application. Not only that, it keeps your oil in check and makes your foundation not budge one bit. Holy grail product here people! Perfect for the hot summer months! I can't say enough good things about it!

Now, I know we are venturing into Fall here! Happy 1st day of Fall by the way! :) But I've realized, regardless of the season, all us girls want our foundation to last. Who doesn't want their makeup looking flawless all day long? With that said, I think the Benefit primer is fantastic for the cooler months when you maybe don't need as much oil control as you do in the warmer months. It's also easier to apply because of the whole stick form application. When summer time rolls around though, you need to reach for this Lorac primer girls! It's worth every penny! Get this product in your makeup bag! :-)

Check this primer out here!

Check this primer out here!

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