e.l.f. Illuminating Face Primer Review

e.l.f. Illuminating Face Primer Review


e.l.f. Illuminating Face Primer


e.l.f. Illuminating Face Primer is one of the newer additions to my rapidly growing e.l.f. Cosmetics collection. I have used the Mineral Infused Face Primer for some time (which I love) and the illuminating primer captured my interest because, well, who doesn’t want glowing skin!? This primer makes skin feel velvety smooth and creates the perfect base ready for foundation. I was a bit hesitant to start with due to its’ colour, but when applied to the skin it blends out like a dream. There is no “glitter”, simply just a gorgeous shimmery glow. It – is – beautiful!


e.l.f. Illuminating Face Primer Swatch
e.l.f. Illuminating Face Primer Swatch


e.l.f. claims
This Illuminating Face Primer preps your skin with a radiant glow with a soft, golden luminescence. The primer transforms your face into a flawless, smooth canvas ideal for long-lasting makeup application. 


This description is pretty spot on. It really is lovely! It is quite glowy (which is the point…) so I tend to use this more when doing a full face of makeup rather than all the time, but as I do want a little glow during the day I actually mix mine with the Mineral Infused Face Primer which gives the perfect balance and “lit from within” appearance. However, it really comes to life when doing a full face of makeup, literally making your skin flawless. Paired with my e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation (click here for my review) the combination of the two really is stunning – even on bad skin days!

e.l.f. Illuminating Face Primer
e.l.f. Illuminating Face Primer

The packaging is as lovely as all e.l.f. products seem to be, and the frosted casing looks so chic! The pump applicator is so easy to use and to keep clean, and disperses the perfect amount of product avoiding any wastage. The e.l.f. primers now come in 2 sizes, and as I am pretty hooked on them the larger sizes are genius. Price wise again as with e.l.f. in general they are all affordable, with the smaller sizes at £7.50 and the large at £12.50 (definitely worth getting the large if you love them as much as me!)

The website recommends applying the primers with a brush, but personally I just dot the product over my face and blend out with my fingers (although it is worth baring in mind with the illuminating primer you will also have illuminated hands – a tissue or face wipe easily solves this).

I feel that these primers not only make base products easier to apply and more flawless, but also makes the makeup last longer. It doesn’t grease up or get oily, which is a problem I have come across with other primers I have tried.

Overall, the e.l.f. primers are simply great, with the Illuming Face Primer being a definite favourite for me. Having smooth, flawlessly glowing skin all year round has never been easier!


Click here to link to e.l.f. Illuminating Face Primer

e.l.f. Illuminating Face Primer
e.l.f. Illuminating Face Primer

Related Reviews:
e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation
e.l.f. Instant Lift Brow Pencil


Have you tried e.l.f. primers? Let me know your thoughts!

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