Do you ever wear primer under your foundation or tinted moisturizer? I do not. Being a makeup minimalist I can’t be bothered to add another layer, step, product mostly out of laziness. That is until I let my daughter do my makeup one evening recently and she used Benefit’s “That Gal” Brightening Face Primer under my Nars tinted moisturizer. It was kind of amazing. That Gal is a pale pink luminescent shade and adding a little bit all over the face gave me an extra glow (plus it had a matte effect around my T zone area). I want to try versions from Nars (which keeps selling out on Net-a-Porter) and Charlotte Tilbury before I decide which I prefer. And it won’t be a daily use product, but on those occasions when I’m tired and need a boost, have an event or want to look that much better.
top photo, courtesy Vogue.com