Vincent Longo Water Canvas Base Review & Swatches

Vincent Longo Water Canvas Base

Today I have a review of the Vincent Longo Water Canvas Base. Vincent Longo is, of course, cruelty free.

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Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer & Brightener

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair is a great Primer to try, especially if you’re looking for one that has anti-aging properties.

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 Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer and Brightener

The Primer can be used as a primer before a makeup application. It can be used with or without your current moisturizer. In addition, the Primer can be used (on a freshly washed face) as a moisturizer before going to bed.

Using your fingertips, simply spread the primer evenly over your face until it is absorbed.

Ingredients of Jane Iredale Smooth Affair

  • Grapefruit Extract promotes luminosity and skin radiance.
  • Apple Extract is a skin-smoothing antioxidant that helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity.
  • Green and White Tea Leaf Extracts and Royal Jelly are anti-aging and anti-inflammatory.
  • Aloe Leaf Juice soothes and calms the skin.
  • Algae Extract is anti-aging, firms the skin and prevents moisture loss.
  • Olive Leaf Extract promotes epidermal cell renewal.
  • Honeysuckle Extract helps to purify the skin.

Aqua/Water/Eau, Coconut Alkanes (and) Polysilicone 11, Dimethicone/Vinyl, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Pectin, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Maltodextrin, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Fruit Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Lecithin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Zinc PCA, Sodium Ascorbate, Royal Jelly, Tocopherol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum

Jane Iredale Primer

This is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, sensitivity tested, clinically tested, dermatologist tested. This is a personal preference aspect, but for those who do not wish to have a fragrance, I just want you to be aware that there is a very distinct grapefruit smell.

This product is gluten free; however, it is not Vegan, as it contains royal jelly.

The Primer did exactly as promised, “to even skin tone, minimize the appearance of pores and increase luminosity.”   It most definitely made my pores almost invisible. The brightening is supposed to improve your skin tone with repeated use. So, while I’m not sure I’ve seen my skin “brightened” yet, I can write that the Primer left it smooth, and very moisturized. I would write that it was dewy, so if you have oily skin, I’m not sure that this would be an appropriate primer for you. It’s winter here on the east coast, so even though I would normally always use a moisturizer, I did not need one with the Primer. It was actually too much moisture for my skin, and it looked, too “dewy.”

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I love the packaging! There is a seal over the opening of the Primer! I have not had  a problem with squeezing just the amount of primer I want to use out of the tube. Yes, I guess the “downside” is that you’re not able to see how much is left in the tube.

price: $48.00 USD

Disclosure: I received the product in a Jane Iredale Twitter Giveaway! All links are for your convenience only.

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Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer Review, Swatches, Photos

Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer, in the color base yellow, is a purchase I made online at Sephora in the beginning of October, and I’m ready to give a full review. Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer is also available at their online store.  This was not available in my local Sephora, that’s why I ordered online.

This review is for Koh Gen Do yellow base color only; this may not be appropriate for your skin needs or skin tone. The Koh Gen Do yellow base specifies it is for fair to medium skin tones. However, Koh Gen Do has three other base colors to check out: lavender pink, pearl white, and green. Each one is formulated for specific needs, but all are designed to “Set the Stage for Flawless Skin”

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Koh Gen Do is cruelty free, and there are no artificial colors, fragrance, petroleum based mineral oil, or parabens.  

Koh Gen DoKoh Gen Do Makeup Primer claims to be able to help with?

To set the “stage for perfect high definition makeup” Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer diffuse diffuse redness, brighten and controls uneven skin tones, hides blemishes, minimizes pores, and smooths the appearance of the skin. Also provides UV protection.

Everything that Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer claims to be able to do, is accurate.

 

I love that the Primer is in a tube. Just squeeze out what you need.

Koh Gen Do

As many times as I tried to take a photo of before and after applying the Primer on my face, I felt my camera was not doing it justice. So, instead, I’ll show you first what the yellow base Primer looks like on my arm.

 There is too much product!!

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Very important! I in no way put this large amount of product on my face. It’s just easier to show you a large swatch. In fact, although the Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer is $48.00 (Net Wt. 0.88 oz. / 25 g), it is very economical, as only a small amount is needed. Apply a thin, sheer layer on areas that you want to address. Tap lightly into your skin to blend. Koh Gen Do warns that if you use too much/ too many layers of the product, it will not only gather in creases, but it will not stabilize your foundation if you apply that after.

Koh Gen Do

Despite applying way too much of the Primer in the previous photo, I blended it into my forearm (photo above). It spreads very easily, as it’s very silky. The photo above is a closeup camera shot, and under a very bright light, too. This is an attempt to show what my experience was in “real life,” with the Koh Gen Do Primer. On my face, it always makes my pores look almost undetectable, and allows me to either just add some blush, or, when I apply foundation, the Koh Gen Do Primer creates a very smooth surface. It’s also great to use under my eyes to cover my dark circles.

What else is wonderful about the Koh Gen Do Primer? It has botanical extracts, and in addition to being very moisturizing, has an SPF16 factor for some sun protection. I am not suggesting you use this as your only protection against the sun’s rays. Especially, as you are not covering your whole face!

There is nothing that I don’t love about this primer. Again, yellow may not work for you, so check out the other three colors available. Here is Koh Gen Do photo of all four primer colors.

Koh Gen Do Primers

 

Ingredients of Koh Gen Do Yellow Base Color:

Koh Gen Do

Moisturizing Ingredients: HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, GLUCOSYL CERAMIDE
Conditioning Ingredients: COIX LACRYMA-JOBI MA-YUEN SEED EXTRACT, REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA ROOT EXTRACT
Active Ingredients: ZINC OXIDE 10.2%, TITANIUM DIOXIDE 3.4%

Inactive Ingredients: WATER,CYCLOPENTASILOXANE,GLYCOL,ISONONYL POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, DIMETHICONE, KAOLIN, NYLON-12, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, VINYL DIMETHICONE / METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, HDI / TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE,POLYGLYCERYL-2 DIISOSTEARATE, DIMETHICONE / VINYL DIMETHICONE
TRIETHOXYSILYLETHYL DIMETHICONE,PEG-9 DIMETHICONE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE,BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SILICA, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, MICA, GLYCERIN, SODIUM CITRATE, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, PENTASODIUM PENTETATE, ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA URSI LEAF EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, GLUCOSYL CERAMIDE, ALPHA-GLUCAN, MITRACARPUS SCABER EXTRACT, REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA ROOT EXTRACT, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, MORUS ALBA ROOT EXTRACT, COIX LACRYMA-JOBI MA-YUEN SEED EXTRACT

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