Mattifying Primer: NEW Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Mattifier

Summer is in full swing and no one wants to be an oily mess lol. You all know I love to be dewy and glowing but once summer hits my T Zone gets very oily. Having a fabulous mattifying primer is key to controlling my shine in my problem areas.  A new  primer on the market is by Bobbi Brown, Primer Plus Mattifier.  “A fresh, lightweight face primer that extends the quality of your foundation’s wear while controlling oil, blurring pores and helping keep skin’s moisture level balanced. Skin looks matte, never flat” – bobbibrown.com

Mattifying Primer: All The Details

  • Price: $38.00 buy it HERE (I must say this is a very nice size. You will get your moneys worth!!)
  • Controls Shine / Absorbs Oil: With a special powder technology
  • Blurs Pores
  • Breathable Finish
  • Sodium Hyalurante: Keeps moisture level balanced

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I really am enjoying this primer. I was just talking to my followers on my Instagram how most pore filling primers do not work on me but as long as it says blurring in the description I am good. This is a very light weight primer and has a silky texture. It has a white consistency that is not heavy. I think that is why thicker pore fillers do not work for me. For some reason they break up on my skin and then my foundation looks bad. Once applied even though its to give you a matte finish it almost feels hydrating! Crazy right? It does not dry you out just keeps all that oil at bay.

This primer paired with Bobbi Browns Foundation (see it here) works fantastic. It helps keep the foundation in place all day! I was not only impressed by this mattifying primer but the foundation as well. Another product that is breathable and feels like your skin. So tell me what are some of your must have primers to keep your face matte?

 

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SMASHBOX PRIMER GUIDE: Which one is right for you?!

Primers can be tricky. I remember when I bought my first primer in 2005. It was the original Photo Finish Smashbox Primer. I was flipping through Allure Magazine (yes I was actually reading a magazine lol) and saw that it was an allure beauty pick. All I needed to read was “blurred pores and fine lines” You may be saying what exactly is a primer and why do I need one? Primers now offer a ton of benefits but the main benefits are to allow makeup to go on smooth and to keep your makeup on longer.  Smashbox offers over 10 primers to choose from and are the number 1 Face Primer Brand in the USA. This post is going to break them all down in hopes to make it easier for you to find the one that is best for you!

SMASHBOX PRIMER OPTIONS

The Original Photo Finish: $36.00  – Shop it HERE

This has been my Holy Grail Foundation Primer for over 10 years and highly recommend this. It is a basic primer that does exactly what it claims to do. Helps your makeup go on smoother and will allow it to last all day!!! 

  • clear gel consistency that glides on
  • instantly blurs pores and fine lines

Photo Finish Primer Water: $32.00 – Shop it HERE

This is another Smashbox Primer I absolutely love and its extremely versatile.

  • Preps skin for makeup
  • Adds Hydration and Radiance
  • Refreshes your makeup through out the day

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Photo Finish Primerizer: $42.00 – Shop it HERE

I am very intrigued by this one as its a face primer + moisturizer in one! With the lightest texture it delivers 24 hours of hydration with primer benefits.

  • Increases hydration and preps for makeup in one easy step
  • Translucent Formula
  • Softens dry fine lines
  • Stops makeup from settling into pores

Photo Finish Radiance: $39.00 – Shop it HERE

Here is where you get the normal primer benefits plus radiance. The best way to understand this is if you are using a matte foundation but want to add a bit of glow to your face this is the primer for you! I absolutely love adding primers like this to my matte foundations. It just turns up the natural radiance in your skin without looking overdone. If you have been following me for a while you know I do not like to look matte and flat LOL!

  • Instantly primes & evens skin tone
  • Packed with Hyaluronic Acid
  • Micro-fine amber & bronze pearls create a warm glow

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SMASHBOX PRIMERS: Pores, EvenSkin Tone, Redness and Oily Skin

 

Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer: $39.00 – Shop it HERE

I have tried this once in the past and did not like it on my skin. It really accentuated my dry spots but it could have been the foundation I used with it. So needless to say I did not give this a fair shot. One thing I noticed is pore filling primers are a nude color and thicker consistency understandably so but this type of formula just may not work for me. Stay tuned!

  • reduces the look of pores
  • mattifies shine & controls oil all day
  • wont clog pores or cause breakouts

Photo Finish Reduce Redness: $39.00 – Shop it HERE

Think color correcting meetings primer!! For color correcting you always want to think of the opposite of the color wheel. Green is the color that will help cancel out and neutralize red. If you suffer from redness on your skin this may be a great primer for you!

  • reduces redness
  • prepares skin for makeup
  • blurs pores and fine lines
  • evens out skin tone

Photo Finish Even Skintone: $39.00 – Shop it HERE

If you have dark spots this may be for you! This apricot toned primer will color correct dark spots and discoloration.

  • tames discolorations & dark spots
  • blurs pores, evens skin tone & reduce the appearance of fine lines
  • preps skin for makeup

Photo Finish Super Light: $39.00 – Shop it HERE

This primer is ideal for sensitive, acne-prone, oily or combination skin due to its lighter formula. I have an oily T Zone and sometimes my skin can be sensitive and the original has always worked perfectly. However I know there are people out there with very oily skin and or acne prone skin. This may be one to check out if you deal with these specific skin types.

  • preps skin for makeup application
  • leaves skin smooth

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Photo Finish Primer Oil: $42.00 – Shop it HERE

Just give me all the dewy skin! I am so hopeful for this one because it gives you a radiant glow while giving you all the benefits of a primer! For me this will be perfect in the winter. My skin gets very dry and needs a bit of help.

  • adds hydration for seamless makeup application
  • adds radiance to the skin
  • blended with 15 lipid-rich plant extracts & essential oils including moisturizing jojoba + calming chamomile
  • reduces fine lines

Photo Finish Mattify Primer Stick: $32.00 – Shop it HERE

Are you oily? If you want to control oil and shine this one is for you! I get oily in my T Zone and it gets worse in the summer. I will be giving this a run for its money this summer.

  • primes and preps the skin
  • oil and shine control for 12 hours
  • will not dry out skin
  • lightweight formula that glides onto skin

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I hope this post helps you find your perfect primer. Smashbox offers so many and Ulta Beauty has the perfect guide to help you as well. See it HERE. Its no surprise they are the number 1 rated brand for primers in the USA.  Here is to long lasting makeup!!!

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Products were sent for editorial consideration. Thoughts and opinions are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio. 

 

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