Thursday, 8 September 2016
Deceim Hylamide HA Blur - Get it in your makeup bag
As a rule, I'm not a primer devotee. I hate the idea of a zillion layers on my face - but if you're oily like me, you probably know that there are some days/bases that just need something underneath. Some primers even seem to iron out the night before - and this, my friends, is one of them.
I first heard about this gem on The Sunday Girl's blog - and she was waxing lyrical, man. TSG knows a thing or two about primers and oily complexions, so if she gives us the nod - it's definitely one to try out. I have a similar complexion - oily forehead and t-zone, large pores around the nose, and very blackhead-prone - so anything suggesting blurring, pore-vanishing and smoothing with a bit of oil control to boot is right up my street.
First off - packaging. Nice and bright - you'll find it in your bag no problem. Squeezy tube - convenience-o-rama. 30ml size - perfect to pop in a travel bag too. So far, so good.
Deceim Hylamide HA Blur Prismatic Blurring Surface Hydrator (WOAH take a breath there) is designed to be used as a primer underneath, or on top of makeup. Honestly, I think I would find this a bit weird to use over makeup as it is a relatively thick formula, so unless makeup was still pretty freshly applied, I think this would disturb the base beneath.
This is a hyaluronic acid-based primer, rather than a more traditional silicone-based formula. The idea is that the hyaluronic acid is both hydrating and light-reflecting, without that heavy, silicone feeling. It's pretty speedily absorbed, and won't leave any uncomfortable sticky/oily residue. I am aware of this on the skin for a few seconds post-application, but after that it is undetectable.
It plays well with liquid and cream foundations, and improves the longevity and appearance of my base - definitely a blurring-type formula (but without the silicone feeling), so if you're in to Benefit's Porefessional - you'll love this. I have to say, this is by far the best primer I've used for a very long time. If I can be bothered/have a night out to go to, I use this in combination with NIOD Photography Fluid. The result? The closest thing to airbrushed Vogue-skin I've ever been able to produce on my skin!
Have you tried any Deceim products?
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