It’s been a while since we had a good product review, yeah? I’m excited about today’s, because I don’t get too many makeup products. What we’re looking at today is Studio Gear’s Prime Objective Skin Perfecting Face Primer. It’s smooth, creamy, and wonderful.
The Prime Objective primer is a silicone-based foundation primer. It is free of fragrances and parabens, but does contain preservatives. It also contains Retinol and moisturizers, delivering skincare benefits as well as long-lasting makeup. It has a pump delivery that dispenses a lot of product, and perhaps too much for my preference. Here’s the Cosdna entry for Prime Objective.
It’s no secret that I love silicone primers. I’ve talked at length about my love for Smashbox Photo Finish. It’s probably no surprise that I like Prime Objective. I replaced my Photo Finish with Prime Objective for a couple weeks and saw comparable performance; it held my foundation on (which is NARS All Day Luminous Weightless foundation) with no issues.
That said, I don’t like it quite enough to replace my Photo Finish. I said it was creamy, and for me, it’s a little too creamy, and feels a little greasy with my already-oily skin type. That, and the pump dispenses a huge amount of product. The box actually says “use one to two pumps as needed”, but I can’t imagine anyone needing two. Between the large amounts of product and its creaminess, it’ll pill up like it did on my hand here, and taking care not to overwork it, especially after it’s set, is necessary.
So, my final word is that this primer is a great product if you want a little more skincare in your makeup routine, and you don’t have sensitivities to silicone or Retinol. And, Studio Gear were cool enough to give wacie.com readers a 10% discount on studiogear.com orders; use code BB at checkout. Let me know if you give this or other products a shot! The Prime Objective Skin Perfecting Face Primer retails for $30 for a one ounce tube.
I was given this product for free by Brandbacker and Studio Gear. My opinions are not swayed by free stuff.