I’m on the dark side of 30 (33 in May!) and along with that, I have a few fine lines that I wouldn’t mind glossing over on my forehead so when the radical new Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer (£38) launched and promised to diffuse and soften those fine lines, I had to try for myself!
Remember a few years a go when the beauty world was abuzz with those white creams that had pigments in that burst on touch and turned in to a skin matching product? The Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer employs that same technology. The white cream very gently blends with your skin tone to even out your colour and provide a more balanced complexion. For me, it slightly evens out the harsh difference between my red cheeks and my T zone, which in the long run means I use less foundation to cover.
The primer gives my skin a silicone-slip which helps my foundation glide on effortlessly, settling down to a silky soft finish. My fine lines are blurred and the skin looks glowingly radiant without being Twilight Cullen-esque shiny, but then again, my fine lines are so fine I think I’m the only one that can see them. Placebo effect? Possibly, but who cares if it makes ME feel better?
The primer does not prolong my foundation wear time, on my skin, but what it does do is make it look flawless for the time it is at it’s best. I wear make up for 14-16hrs a day, nothing looks good by the end of it unfortunately but I know that hot damn, for the bulk of the day my face is on point!
The Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer has been an absolute joy to use and I reach for it every day since I got it. I don’t know if it’s because I have a giant moon face or I am using more than I should be but to get what I consider a good even coverage, I seem to be using a heck of a lot and at £38 for 22ml, that’s a whole heap of expensive to be walloping through.