Face of Australia | Face Base Primer

Hey there my ma peeps. You guys know that I take priming pretty seriously. I mean I’m lucky enough not to have a skin type that makes my foundation melt like butter on a hot frying pan but priming has so many other roles than to make the foundation last.

So today I am going to be talking to you peeps about a primer I have been loving lately. Before I start I just thought I’d mention I have started a facebook page as an extension of this blog, You’ll find it with all the social media icons in the top right corner of the blog! And yes the Blog lovin symbol doesn’t actually appear it’s that strange looking chain symbol in the beginning of the icons.

Okay enough babbling let’s get on with the review shall we?!

Hydrating?: I do find it hydrating, it definitely makes your skin feel softer and smoother.

Packaging?: Squeezy tube packaging.

Formula: It’s a pretty light right runny formula. It’s easy to apply onto your face and doesn’t take too long to sink in.

Targeted skin type: I do feel like normal to dry/dehydrated skin will like this primer. This primer does claim to be oil free so if you have skin that lingers on the combination side, this could still be a useable primer for you. It does have Vitamin E and chamomile as ingredients so I find that it doesn’t’ irritate the skin in any way.

Does it aid in enhancing the longevity of your foundation?: I wouldn’t say so. It doesn’t reduce the longevity of your foundation and by that I mean it doesn’t cause the foundation to transfer or break up but it doesn’t actively make your foundation last a long ass time.

Does it blur pores?: Nope, this isn’t the kind of primer to blur pores and it doesn’t make any false promises to do so.

Does the foundation sit well on top?: Yes! I find that my foundation goes on a lot more smoothly and doesn’t end up looking dry or powdery

Price: $11.95

Availability: Priceline. It’s an Aussie brand so I am pretty sure it’s only available in Australia, sorry folks. Big W also sells this brand.

Pros: It’s hydrating, easy to apply onto the face, it sinks into the skin quickly, smooths out your face and it’s affordable.

Cons: It doesn’t pack much of a punch when it comes to increasing the longevity of your foundation or controlling shine.

How much product are you given: You are given 50 ml which is pretty good for the price

Rating: 8/10

Overall thoughts: This is a pretty nice primer. I mean it hydrates and softens your skin, preps it well for a good foundation application and it’s very affordable. I don’t have any complaints with this primer.

Would I repurchase it?: Yes I would.

Well that wraps up the review? Have you guys tried this primer? What are your thoughts? What affordable primers have you been loving? Tell me in the comments below. I hope you all have an awesome day and I’ll see you in the next post.

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  1. fannyanddailybeauty

    January 15, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    I’m the exact opposite: primer is probably the makeup step I skip the most, simply because I really struggle to see the difference when I’m using one (I probably just need to find the right one for my skin)! This one sounds lovely though, especially because of the smooth foundation application after using it!


    1. themakeupaficionado

      January 15, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      that is how I was at first, it really changes once you see one which works with your skin. What sort of things do find lack from your complexion? Is your skin on the dry side / discolored? Has pores? etc

  2. Nicky

    January 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Australian products are always so good!!


  3. Regina (mybeautymusings)

    January 16, 2017 at 4:58 am

    Sounds like a good hydrating primer! 🙂 Something my dry skin need!


  4. Yiota

    January 16, 2017 at 5:37 am

    I rarely use a primer but when I do, I see a huge difference. This sounds like a great product and the fact that you get 50ml for that price is amazing! x


    1. themakeupaficionado

      January 16, 2017 at 5:39 am

      my base just doesn’t look the same if I don’t use a primer. x

  5. Kathryn

    January 16, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    It sounds like a great product! Only recently did I start using a primer, and I do feel like it helps my makeup last longer. I think it’s all about finding the right one for you!

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

    1. themakeupaficionado

      January 16, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      Definitely, at first I wasn’t too sure about primer but when I began noticing a difference, I couldn’t stop using it.

  6. Pia

    January 16, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    I only started using primer when it came in my Birchbox a few months ago but I’m hooked! I’m always on the look-out for non-drying primers (as much as I love Benefit’s pore perfector….).

    1. themakeupaficionado

      January 16, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      Yes once you start getting use to wearing primer it’s hard to go back.

  7. Kay

    January 17, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Never tried this primer before, but it sounds fab! Thanks for sharing, lovely. 🙂 xoxo <3


  8. A Very Sweet Blog

    January 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    I’ve never heard of this brand. It’s ashame it doesn’t help with the longevity of the makeup. Hmmm

    1. themakeupaficionado

      January 17, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      It is an Aussie brand, i always rely on setting sprays to keep my makeup staying on longer.

  9. Emily

    January 17, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    While I couldn’t purchase this product, it’s great it helps keep your make-up fixed in place!

    Musings & More

    1. themakeupaficionado

      January 17, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      It really is. Thank you for your comment!

  10. Radi

    January 18, 2017 at 2:47 am

    Love a nice hydrating primer. Looks awesome!


    1. themakeupaficionado

      January 18, 2017 at 4:06 am

      Hydrating primers are awesome! Thank you. x

  11. Angelica Anne

    January 18, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Sounds like a really good product! I’ve been looking for a good review myself and will definitely check this one out 🙂 Thank you for sharing!


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