Could somebody please clarify why all of these chill-inducing skincare merchandise are launching within the center of winter? First Kate Somerville’s Cryogenic thingamabob, and now this — Origins Original Skin Pore-Prefecting Cooling Primer With Willowherb? Both of them really feel freezing whenever you put them in your face, and that’s the very last thing I need assistance with proper now. Mother nature is taking care of that each one by herself, thanks very a lot. (Side be aware: I’m carrying the thickest, most unsexy socks proper now…however they’re so heat!)
I’ll say, although… This primer is kinda cool, each actually and figuratively. It’s a tinted, ethereal, mousse-y foam make-up primer, and just like the Jelly Cleanser it simply launched with, it has willowherb extract to assist with hyper-pigmentation.
It does really feel cool to the contact when it first comes out of the can — not painfully freezing chilly or tingly or something, however it’s chilly sufficient to get your attention. I discover it refreshing, like holding a calming washcloth to your face, and the impact wears off in about 10-15 seconds.
You work a bit of on naked pores and skin after washing your face and making use of your pores and skin take care of the day, however earlier than making use of your make-up, and it helps all the things you apply afterward (basis, concealer, powder, and many others.) look smoother and last more.
On my 40-something combo pores and skin, it really works as a reasonably potent smoothing primer (I can positively see a distinction in pore dimension once I use it), just like BECCA Backlight (however with out the shimmer), Hourglass Veil or MAC Prep+Prime Natural Radiance, however not as intensely smoothing as a silicone-heavy primer like Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer or Urban Decay Urban Defense, each of which fill pores like painter’s putty to your pores and skin.
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Overall, I feel it really works effectively. My pores and skin seems smoother, my make-up lasts longer, and the tint doesn’t intrude with shade merchandise. I’ve tried it with a bunch of totally different basis/concealer combos, too, and it layers effectively with all the things. It additionally feels mild.
What I’m not loopy about, nonetheless, is how shortly I’m utilizing it up. I dunno… I really feel like I find yourself placing so much of it on my face, and it’s laborious to inform how a lot is left within the ($32) can. Judging by the burden, I’m guessing it’ll final me one or two months on the most.
The 1.8-oz. can is $32, which, yeah, is lower than a bottle of BECCA Backlight (which is $38 for 1 ounce), however a bottle of Backlight takes me 6-8 months to complete, and that’s with every day use.
I’d say go for it when you’re curious, however a can in all probability gained’t final lengthy. You can discover it now at Origins counters and stores, Sephora and online.
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