What better time to test out face primers than the dog days of summer? It’s been so hot lately, and I’ve been putting all of these primers from the drugstore to the test. Since I love a dewy makeup look for the spring/summer, I thought it’d be best to try these particular primers.
The primers up to bat are the Milani Prime Light Primer, the e.l.f. Aqua Primer Mist, and the Wet n Wild Dewy Face Primer. All of these can be found at Target, which is usually where I purchase my drugstore makeup products; although, they can be found many other places.
I was a little hesitant to try this, as it’s from a more expensive e.l.f. line. The Aqua line is one of their newer ranges of products, and the whole idea is to hydrate your skin. I thought this would be perfect for this battle of the dewy primers. This wasn’t quite as dewy as the other two, but it did end up being my favorite. You can spray this directly onto your face or you can spray it one your hands and apply it in that way. Either way, this worked really well as a dewy primer. This one wins hands down, because it’s so versatile. You can also spray it over all your powder to keep it all in place during the day. This costs $8.
So, I’m going to start off with one major con, and it has to do with the packaging. The opening for the tub is very large, so it’s really easy to squirt out too much. I learned the hard way the first time I used it! Aside from that, this behaved in the same way as the Milani one. It was a great, glowy primer that kept my makeup on all day. Of course, this has a leg up with the price as it was only $4.69.
What a long name! This is a full-on glow kind of primer. Get ready to rinse glittery particles off your hands when you’re done applying it. Although my hands looked glittery, my face did not. Layered under foundation, it gives your skin a lit-from-within glow. A little goes a long way, lest you start to glow a little too much. This also kept my makeup on for a full day of work. This cost $8.99 at Target.
The winner of this battle is definitely the e.l.f. Aqua Primer Mist not only for it’s versatility but also because the packaging was the easiest to use.
Have you ever tried any of these? What did you think?
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