I am always on the go and traveling. I am not sure what it is about being on an airplane, but every time my skin gets breakouts and my makeup looks like I put it on in the dark. Ok, I probably did put it on in the dark while in the car at the airport, but none the less. I need a quick make up routine with products I can count on to keep my skin and make up looking clear, bright, smooth, and in place. This Summer, my new go to primer for life, travel, and being on the go is
Product: Banana Bright Primer
Who it's by: OLEHENRIKSEN
Product Type: Face Primer
For These Skin Types: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily
Primer Finish: Creates a dewy, healthy-looking glow
How to use: Can be worn under makeup, mixed in with foundation, or by itself.
Product Results: Instantly brightens, improves and extends makeup wear, blurs imperfections, hydrates skin.
Vitamin C: Helps target visible signs of aging.
Banana Powder-inspired Pigments : Instantly illuminate.
Vitamin E: An antioxidant that helps nourish and condition skin; also helps stabilize the vitamin C in the formula.
Free of the Bad Stuff:
Does not contain sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban.
This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.
My Skin Type and Desired Results Overview
My Skin Type:
Oily, redness, large pores, texture issues, breakouts, uneven tone, sensitive, dull, and blotchy.
My Desired Results for a Primer:
Smooth texture, reduce redness , blur pores, hydrate skin, brighten tone, makeup wear longevity, prevent oily shine, mask breakouts, and provide a natural looking glow.
Why Banana Primer?
OLEHENRIKSEN say's that this Banana infused primer was Inspired by “banana powder” setting powder. Banana Powder is a staple in my makeup routine, so adding a priming element that could possibly provide even more of a smoother appearance sparked my interest.
About that Glow Though...
I have oily skin, so anything that is labeled illuminating or glowing usually is a hard pass for me most of the time. Recently, I have discovered that constantly mattifying my oily skin is the reason my makeup can look caked by the end of the day. When I stop constantly trying to cover up oil and instead embrace it with the right products, my skin can actually pull off the natural dewyy glow look!
The Banana Bright Primer provides subtly brightening pigments to bring radiance to the entire complexion and creates a dewy, healthy-looking glow... even for yall who have oily skin like me!
Personal Feels + Opinion
Results: I am beyond impressed!
The Banana Bright primer lives up to the hype that is on its resume!
My skin is challenging to say the least and this primer made the cut into my daily skin routine, earns 5 Stars, and wins a gold medal of approval from me!
It instantly softened my skin, smoothed the texture, calmed redness, provides makeup longevity for all day wear, feels fresh, prevents oily skin from looking shiny, provides a natural glow without looking over illuminated, and blurs the appearance of pores and fine lines!
I love being able to look in the mirror and feel confident that my skin looks fresh and my makeup is in place after a long day of work with no time to touch up.
I realized that they key to success with this product is to make sure that you are hydrating your skin with a moisturizer that is made to go under your make up before applying the primer.
Should you purchase?
This is a no brainier - 100% YES!
I highly recommend trying the Banana Bright Primer.
Link to Purchase:
Price Point: $36.99
This is the right product for me and my skin. Key words here - "Right Product for my skin".
I can't stress this enough! Everyone's skin is different. What works for my skin type, may not work for someone elses. All products are not created equally or for everyone. My skin is important to me and so is what I put on it! I am a huge bargin buyer and don't splurge on many things. However, I tend to splurge more on skincare than anything else, but that does not mean you have to spend a fortune to find the right products for you!
Words of Affirmation:
No matter what weird stage your skin is going through, how big you think your pores look, how bad you think your breakout is, how deep you think your wrinkles or getting; YOU are beauituful just the way you are! No one does YOU better than you! We all get old, saggy, and wrinkle; it's life! Don't stop living because you don't feel like you are "enough". You are enough! You are beautiful! You are worthy!
I receive this product complimentary to test and review, but all opinions are my own.