Sometime back when I was a make-up virgin planning to start my collection, Incolor Absolute Blur Primer was the first primer that I bought, or rather- I was sold to- by a drugstore make-up selling lady.
This is an honest review of revisiting the primer after having tried other products.
Basic Info about Incolor Absolute Primer with SPF 15
Price- INR 500-600 Rs for 30 ml (Depending on where you buy it from)
Ingredients–Cyclomethicone, Squalane, Phenyl, Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Propylparaben, BHA.
How to use- Apply primer with your hands after your sunscreen. With clean hands, smooth the product and apply evenly to create a base. This will smooth everything out and you’ll find that your foundation applies much better.
My Experience with Incolor Absolute Primer with SPF 15
My first impression about this primer was that it is probably as good as a drugstore primer can be, and I was new to the feeling of the primed up, porcelain soft skin, so I thought that the primer did a good job. But I soon realized that I didn’t have much use for it back then.
Coming back to reviewing it after revisiting it now, I tried to wear the primer on my bare skin all day and along with heavy foundation as well. The primer does a good job in blurring out the pores, and making the skin soft and ‘oil-free’ (as it claims), to some extent.
The biggest drawback in my opinion is that it does not hold or last long. When I applied it on my bare skin quite generously in the morning (since I have extremely oily skin), my skin got oily and sweaty again within three hours. Upon using it with foundation, I learnt that the foundation just doesn’t hold that well.
This primer not only makes my skin feel really heavy and cakey, it causes clogged pores and breakouts on my forehead every time I use it.
It has a really thick consistency which made me feel really uncomfortable throughout the day, more uncomfortable than a little oil or sweat on my face would.
Overall Performance of Incolor Absolute Primer with SPF 15
- Blurs pores
- Cost Effective
- Contains SPF 15
- Doesn’t hold make-up for long
- Not Oil-free all day
- Feels heavy on the skin
- Contains harmful parabens and silicones (Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone)
- Causes breakouts
To sum it up, although this primer does blur the appearance of pores and is highly affordable, it doesn’t do a good job as a make-up base; neither does it control oil for long. It feels heavy, and contains parabens and silicones which are not good for your skin. I would rate this product 2/5.
Would I recommend using this product?
Personally, I don’t see myself using this product again, so I will definitely not recommend it to you guys. If you have normal to dry skin, and if you don’t use make-up on a daily basis, maybe you could give it a shot.
But if you have oily and acne prone skin like me, I’d highly suggest you to take a different route.
Sometimes cost effective products are equally as good as expensive products, but this is clearly not the case here.