Primers are an essential part of makeup specially when you live in a country with hot climate. For years I avoided primers, because my face sweats and adding layers make it sweat even more. Another reason was unavailability of primers for dry skin, I have dry skin and it tends to look dull. Most of the formulas are mattifying and would make the situation worse. However one day while looking at the products Natio offers I came across Ageless Illuminating Primer and really liked the formula.
Infused with Rosehip and Vitamin C to help hydrate and firm skin, this illuminating primer offers a subtle, natural glow. The fast absorbing serum helps even out the complexion, extend makeup life and create a smooth base for flawless makeup application. Use before your favourite foundation for an even application and fresh, healthy looking skin. Suitable for all skin types.
There is another primer the mineral one that can also be a good choice for dry skin people. However it has visible shimmer and I am not into that kind of finish. Natio Ageless Illuminating Primer has a slight dewiness to it which is what I was looking for.
I apply this primer after moisturising my face. Ideally you should let the primer sink into the skin before moving to the next step which is foundation or BB cream application. Natio Ageless Illuminating Primer makes my skin glow and makeup glides on smoothly. I don’t have textured skin or large pores but it does work on the dullness.
It adds another layer of moisture, preventing makeup from looking cakey or patchy. It does make the makeup stay on for a longer time however I don’t see anything extraordinary in that department. It doesn’t have a silicon like feel and I am sure it doesn’t have silicon in it, so if you are looking for a smoothening primer than this isn’t the one.
You can also try Oriflame The One Illuskin primer which offers more or less the same finish and priced decently too.
Natio Ageless Illuminating Primer is priced at Rs 1100 for 50 ml, available Online and in stores (shoppers stop)
If you are looking for primer for dry skin that not only makes skin smooth but also let the makeup glide easily. Natio Ageless Illuminating Primer is dewy without being shimmery. Only downside is the price which is too steep for a 50ml tube.
Rating : 3.75/5