Is there anything Sam Moon doesn’t have?
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I love Sam Moon.
As I have mentioned in another post, Sam Moon is the place to go for all things shiny, sparkly, and unusual. In addition to handbags, belts, shoes, clothes, and jewellery of all kinds, they also carry beauty tools, Korean skincare, and a few makeup lines.
They carry a good selection of Nyx, Milani, Absolute New York, and L.A. Girl. They also have a few items from Aurora and Rude Cosmetics. On my last trip to Sam Moon, I picked up a primer from Aurora.
Aurora Silky Touch Pore Primer
I hadn’t really heard of the Aurora makeup brand. Sam Moon had a small stand-alone display of products from Aurora. Most of the items were very reasonably priced ($4.00-$18.00). I bought the Aurora Silky Touch Pore Primer for $7.99 at Sam Moon. (Sam Moon’s site is weird and doesn’t list everything they have, like this primer for example. Buy it from Aurora’s site for $12.00 here: https://bit.ly/2E32ZzM). I didn’t really need more makeup, but I’m still on the hunt for my Holy Grail primer, so I figured I’d try this.
Here’s the description from the Aurora site:
Pore-refining primer that creates a smooth skin texture and holds makeup in place for longer wear
3 Types of Powders spread out evenly onto the skin, controlling excess sebum for an all-day shine-free complexion, while White Jelly Mushroom Collagen retains moisture under the skin so that the face does not become dry or flaky.
Film Coating Layer helps keep the skin moisturized, but appear matte on the outside, for non-drying, non-oily skin comfort and makeup that does not melt away or cake.
Prepares an elastic and fluffy skin texture for a flawless makeup application, or a skin that is ready to go without makeup.
Silicone Elastomers help create a fun and resilient texture that blends out evenly on the skin, and protects makeup by forming a thin coating layer.
So, what’s it like?
This primer comes in a 1 once squeeze tube for easy and hygienic access to the product and is make in the U.S.A. It has a beige, lotion-like appearance. It’s a little thicker than a lotion, not quite as thick as the Nyx Pore Filler Primer. This primer has a very light floral scent that fades quickly during application. The beige tone doesn’t affect my skin tone, but it does seem to have a slight blurring effect.
Right out of the tube this primer seems very similar to Benefit’s PORE-fessional, or Nyx’s Pore Filler Primer. Soft and creamy with a bit of body to it. It blends into the skin and disappears like primer should.
My face tends tends to be oily down the center, normal everywhere else, with large pores on my nose and some texture, fine lines and wrinkles in other areas. I find that this is great on my normal areas, and just okay on my oily I-zone. This does not blur my large nose pores very well on it’s own, so I do have to double prime with something that’s meant to fill pores when I use this. Otherwise, I will end up with Polka-Dot Nose just a couple of hours into my day.
Would you buy it again?
Yes, I would. I like this quite a bit. It applies nicely without pilling up. It feels silky during application. I feel like my foundation blends out really well over this and goes just a little farther so I don’t need to use as much. It seems to help blur my fine lines and pores, even though it doesn’t fill them. While it helps keep my oiliness at bay, it does not keep me shine-free all day. Then again, I haven’t found a primer yet that keeps me shine-free all day.
If you are looking for a new primer to try that doesn’t break the bank and what I’ve described sounds good to you, maybe give the Aurora Silky Touch Pore Primer a try.