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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Avon Magix Face Perfector

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To prime or not to prime... It's a toss up for me. I always prime my eyes, but the rest of my face? I have primers I like for varying reasons, and I always prep my skin with a facial mist and moisturizer, but primer is something I quite often skip. That said there has been one that I've used more frequently lately- Avon Magix Face Perfector.  

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'A primer, and so much more than a primer! REVOLUTIONARY COLORLESS GEL-TO-POWDER FORMULA provides invisible coverage for a naturally flawless finish! The Magic behind MagiX is Avon's patent-pending HIGH DEFINITION FINISH COMPLEX, an exclusive complex that works to counteract shine and visibly smooth the look of fine lines and pores. It blurs imperfections instantly! What's more, MagiX contains fleece flower and rose extracts, and even has SPF 20 so skin is invisibly protected while perfected all in just one step!' - Avon

I was a bit hesitant with this primer, as it does contain silicones and I find they can break me out if I wear them for long durations (as in a full 8 hour day) but since using this I haven't had any issues *knock on wood*. However, I tend to only use this on my nose, You see, my nose is like a sponge. No matter how moisturized or prepped it is it ends up sucking up my foundation throughout the day and leaving my pores incredibly visible. Not so pretty. I've tried a lot of pore reducing primers that just don't do much to stop it, but Magix does. I tap it on before my foundation and it let it set for a moment then apply my foundation lightly- I use as little product as possible to prevent issues later on in the day.

Of course, this can be applied on your whole face too (duh.) It's a creamy-gel that is white in the tube, but is completely invisible on skin. The texutre is soft and smooth as you apply it and it dries to a soft powder finish that works nicely to minimize pores and allow foundation to smooth over them. I wondered how the powder finish would work with dry patches, but it glides over it with ease and doesn't accentuate anything and allows foundation to do the same. Unlike some primers, you don't have to worry about this balling when you apply foundation, bb cream, whatever-base-you-like... even if you buff product on the primer stays put.

Overall, I quite like this primer for my troublesome nose, but I don't tend to use it all over my face. I tend to get oily and I've never really found any primer makes a whole lot of difference in terms of product longevity on my dry-ish skin. Do you always use a primer? Which one is your favourite?