The one primer you absolutely need in 2016

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Primers are supposed to combat shine, create a smooth base for foundation or bb cream, and using a great one can really make all the difference. A few of them can also provide skincare benefits, and the product I am about to introduce you is exactly that kind of multi-purposes primer.
As most primers I have tried in the past left my skin somehow greasy with a silicone-like film I’ve been using only one primer these last two years, and it’s the fabulous Laneige Water Base, who feels more like a lightweight & oil-free serum on the skin than a primer. I recently ran out of it and decided to purchase the Lovely cream instead.

Meet the Make Me Lovely Cream by Cosrx, a versatile primer with many skincare benefits.

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This versatile product is a primer, a cc cream and a skincare product at the same time.
It contains 46% of Lavender oil and Lavender water instead of regular water to brighten & moisture the skin, even out uneven skintone, reduces hyperpigmentation spots & acne scars. This primer also contains zinc to minimize acne and sebum production and niacinamide to lighten skintone.
It is also free or paraben, ethanol, synthetic surfactant, artificial coloring & fragrance, triethylamine and phthalate.

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According to Cosrx, the Lovely Cream is supposed to highly blur visible pores & acne, minimizes sebum, even out skintone and brighten the skin. It is basically for everyone, though it was especially formulated for teens and young adults with sensitive skin, who suffer from problems listed bellow :

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The Make Me Lovely Cream can be worn on its own to naturally brighten and even out dull skintone, or under a foundation/bb cream to create a smooth base.
Cosrx states the color is pink-toned, but fear not if like me you have a yellow undertone because once blended this cream becomes completely transparent, leaving the skin only brighter and smoother.

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I find this primer to be an excellent addition to any makeup routine as it truly makes the skin visibly brighter, smoother and more hydrated. Dry skin will love it even more as it provides the right amount of moisture and hydratation.

Tips for using the Make Me Lovely Cream properly :

  • Use your fingers or a sponge to blend it, not a brush.
  • Wait a few minutes before applying your foundation.
  • Use it on its own to brighten your skintone, and add a thin layer or bb cream or foundation for more coverage.
  • It is slightly peach colored, thus it will slightly covers dark circles.
  • If skin appears overly shiny or too white for more than five minutes, blend it some more.

Cosrx Make Me Lovely Cream, 15.90$ at Wishtrend.com