For the last few months I have been struggling to find primers that I actually enjoy. Somehow the ones that I always swore by just stopped doing the trick for me, I don’t know if the formula changed or if my skin changed but I felt like nothing was improving my foundation application and they definitely weren’t improving the wear time. It seemed like every day my makeup was broken up and gross looking around my T-zone after a few hours. So the hunt for the best makeup primer was on like a prawn who yawns at dawn.
I don’t have particularly oily skin. I would describe it as normal-combo. So my T zone gets a tiny bit oily, my outer perimeter can use a little moisture, but neither area is extreme, ya follow what I’m saying? I always combine primers for that reason though, and I actually have been really loving the Marc Jacobs primer for the outer areas of my face. But I was still stumped on what to put on the T-zone.
I was lucky enough to receive a PR package from Nip+Fab (who do some of my favorite body washes, but TBH I didn’t even know they did makeup) which included their Smooth Viper Venom Primer. Holy moses on the high seas, you guys. It’s EXACTLY what I was looking for[ Just full disclosure here, yes they sent it to me but I am not required to speak about it, post about it or review it in any way. I will always tell you guys when I get something for free but I will only ever give something a positive review if I would buy it again with my own money. I will totally buy this again with my own money ]
Real talk, I really like this stuff and when I use it in the center of my face with the Marc Jacobs primer around the outside my makeup goes on smooth as a baby’s bum and actually stays on all day. If you’re looking for a smoothing primer that actually keeps your makeup in place and doesn’t feel weird and gritty like silicone then this is your jam right here.