Beauty report: The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer

On to a winner.

Name: The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer
Price: $9
What it does: A hydrating and blurring primer that reduces the look of pores and imperfections
Key ingredients: As with most skincare, the ingredient list is the length of a short novel. However, this primer is alcohol-free, nut free, oil free, cruelty-free and vegan.
Available from: asos.com/au

How it feels/smells/looks

Definitely feels like silicone on the fingers but goes on matte and feels quite hydrating. As for the packaging, it’s a blogger’s dream: silver, black and white.

Why I like it

The price!!! It’s a drug store price for a high-end primer. It also doesn’t leave that waxy, mask feeling that lots of matte primers do. I’ve tried many expensive variations and this primer is up there with the best.

Areas for improvement

Definitely requires drying time before adding foundation, but for $9 I have all the time in the world.

Final comments

Because it has a matte finish, those with dry skin might prefer the brand’s other primers. Also, less is definitely more with this baby, I found my foundation peeling if I applied too much.


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