Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Korean Makeup - Innisfree Primer/Powder Duo


I stumbled across this brand when looking through Amazon at all the amazing Korean skincare and makeup available. These 2 particular products caught my eye. 1 because they had cute packaging and 2 because the price was amazing, so cheap! I paid £10.98 for the primer and £8.20 for the powder with free shipping! I am always on the search for a primer and powder that can keep my skin matte without looking drying, as of yet I have had no luck until now…



The ‘No Sebum Blur Primer’ comes in a compact squeezy tube which helps you get the product out easily and hygienically. The consistency is quite thick and a pale pink kind of colour which blends out transparent, you only need the smallest amount and you will see immediate results.

The product is designed to smooth skin and conceal any open pores. Due to the inclusion of natural mint and minerals I find that instead of ‘covering’ up any oil it actually works to prevent it. It seems to balance oil production and moisture within the skin whilst still allowing it to ‘breathe’ and remain soft and smooth. 
Another ingredient in this primer is ‘Jeju’, it works to keep skin supple and clear by tightening pores with Jeju green persimmon extracts, the Jeju green complex promotes healthier skin.

This has been my primer of choice every day since I bought it, I mentioned it in my post ‘What’s in my Makeup bag’ recently – see link here - http://www.blushandsage.co.uk/2016/10/whats-in-my-makeup-bag.html. I find that it really does create an excellent smooth base for makeup and my skin which is usually oily by lunchtime, seems to hold out for most of the day when using this! 

The only product I would compare this to is perhaps Benefit’s Porefessional but even then I think it has better ingredients, is more long lasting on my skin and the price is much more reasonable.
Although this is a primer, it also encourages clearer skin and improves texture over time which is certainly more appealing than some of the other brands I’ve tried. I will continue to use this and it will be a repurchase.

Full Ingredients:
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, ETHYLENE/ACRYLICACID COPOLYMER, PEG/PPG-19/19 DIMETHICONE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CAMELLIA SINENSISLEAF EXTRACT, SILICA, MINERAL SALTS, MENTHAARVENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA JAPONICA LEAF EXTRACT, ORCHID EXTRACT, OPUNTIACOCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUSUNSHIU PEEL EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, FRAGRANCE



The ‘No sebum Mineral Powder’ in this range is also the bees knees! It’s extremely fine milled and comes with a little powder puff but I don’t tend to use that. Instead I apply it with the Real Techniques setting brush as I find this distributes just the right amount and I can get into all the crevices of my face!

This powder is the same as the primer in that it’s designed to control and absorb oil to leave a smooth finish. I can confirm happily that it does this. You will find that the ingredients include mint and jeju (same as the primer) and I really think that it works effectively, especially when used in conjunction with the primer. My makeup stays put and lasts without any touch-ups for the majority of the day. I only use this to set my makeup, I have a different compact for when I’m out and about.

Full Ingredients:
SILICA, CORN STARCH MODIFIED, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRICTRIGLYCERIDE, MICA, METHICONE, MINERALSALTS, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, MENTHA ARVENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, ETHYLENE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, FRAGRANCE

I haven’t had any previous experience with Innisfree but based on these 2 purchases I am definitely up for trying some more from their range, especially their skincare!

Let me know if any of you have tried this brand or recommend any other Korean based makeup! Suggestions welcome….

Thanks for reading xx



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