Kiko: Matte Face Base - Review
I have been using this primer for a little while since featuring it in my Kiko Haul from Lanzarote, and I've been enjoying it. However I wanted to see whether that was just a placebo effect, or if it really made a difference. So I wore it under one side of my makeup and inspected the results...
It comes in a matte white tube, with a shiny silver cap. While the packaging does lend itself to getting dirty easily, it does look sleek! 👌🏽
The product itself is clear, which I like (no white cast). When I first swatched this, it looked like the Inglot Mattifying primer, which I don't like the consistency of as it is quite thick and goopy. This, however, spread really easily and actually feels wet until its blended right in.
It was only after turning my head to let the light bounce off, that I could see the primed side did appear more matte. (Taking these pictures is also when I see how uneven I did my brows 😂)
ConclusionI'm not crazy! This does make a difference!
I would definitely recommend this to fellow oily skinned gals.
I also really feel like it gives a blurring effect so I would recommend it to anyone who needs help with texture smoothing, because while it is mattifying, it's not drying.
You can pick this up for just €9.95 or $16 through kikocosmetics.com.
They also do a Radiant Boost Face Base (to give a sheen) and a Skin Tone Face Base (to reduce redness).
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Let me know if you have any recommendations for other mattifying primers I should try!