Hi guys! So it’s a bit early for Makeup Monday, but this is my makeup post for the week haha. It’s a review of two primers I purchased in Korea! I’ve finally, finally uploaded a video and while it isn’t perfect (I WAS NERVOUS AND I THINK YOU CAN TELL LOL) I’m proud to take the first step into making videos haha.
Next time I’ll try to be more upbeat and less nervous.
Anyway, there’s some text at the bottom so it’s best to turn off the captions by pressing the little CC button
Review: The Face Shop Velvet Skin vs. Banila Co. Purity
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Velvet Skin Face It Primer The Face Shop 14900KRW (~ 14AUD)
Purity Prime Primer Banila Co. 22000KRW (~ 21AUD)
I think I got some discounts in-store though, but I can’t find the receipts :c
Anyway, in terms of Western primers, couldn’t bare to fork out $30-$40 bucks on a higher brand primer, so I’ve only ever tried the Australis Primer, which got some good reviews. I wasn’t really a fan, though. Especially after trying the two primers I bought in Korea- the matte feeling you get after applying them is much nicer than the watery application of other primers.
That means that in the long run, you’ll be gentler with your skin and it will show Both of these primers work really well, it just depends on what you’re looking for.
There was no English translation of the ingredient list, and I don’t think it will be accurate if I try to list them all out with the help of my Korean friend David LOL So I will just do a summary of the ingredients. Special thanks to David for helping me translate!
Purity contains a lot of natural oils, such as orange peel oil and lavender, pine tree extract. These are supposed to soothe your skin.
Interestingly, the advertisement also has a test for whether your skin is sensitive. If 3 or more of the following are true, you have sensitive skin:
- The external environment changes, and you feel your skin is irritated or ichy
- When you press your forehead with your finger nail, the mark stays for long time
- when you change make up, you feel sore? or have trouble
- You can see veins due to thin skin
- You feel dry skin, or have white ….secretion? (LOL) from your skin
HOWEVER, this primer does contain dimethicone, which means the product sits on top of your skin and can trap oils and cause break outs. But… the purpose of a primer is to provide a barrier on your skin before you put on makeup, so dimethicone is not necessarily a bad thing. I find that it is not a problem for my skin, but some may find it irritating. If you are unsure, cleanse your face well before use to lower the chance of bacteria and oils being trapped under your primer.
Velvet Skin – The Face Shop Ingredients List
Please note that there are a few other dimethicone-based ingredients in the full list, but I did not include them as dimethicone is already listed.
- Diproplene Glycol
- Disterdimonium Hectorite
- Sodium Chloride
- Propelene Carbonate
- Alpapha-Isomethyl Ionone
- Butylohenyl Methyl Propional
- Benzyl Slicylate