As beauty editors, we get bombarded with a ton of new products every day (we know—tough life). Reviewed is a series where we report on some of the best products we’ve tried. Whether it’s a drugstore lipstick that lasted all day or a hand cream that saved us this winter, you’ll find all our favorites in this column. Enjoy!
I had sworn off makeup primers. They are great in theory because they’re supposed to smooth out skin for the easy application of foundation or tinted moisturizer, and they're supposed to keep your makeup in place all day long. But I've found that a lot of primers have too much of a slippery consistency and make my oily skin look way too greasy—which is not cute at all.
But I've always been a fan of Sisley Paris, and when I heard the brand was coming out with a new primer, I decided to give it a try. The verdict: My life has been changed. This is officially the best makeup primer I've ever used.
The consistency is creamy and almost velvet-like; it goes on super soft and blends into the skin extremely well. The primer also has a slight shimmer that gives you an added glow to your complexion. I've found that even under foundation, that simmer still shines through. Oftentimes I don't need to add highlighter to get that dewy look, but I'll add it if I want to look extra glossy.
But my favorite thing about this primer is that it's the perfect product to touch up my makeup after a long day. I never have time to go home after work to freshen up before a work event or a dinner out with friends (what NYC girl does?). So before leaving, I simply place a dot on my forehead, both my checks, and my nose, and blend in. My makeup goes from dull to bright and the shimmer in it really livens up my skin. I now add it to my routine and never leave home without it.