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Napoleon Perdis has drilled into us all that “it’s a crime not to prime” but I’ve been a little scared off by some of the gluggy, Clag glue-like formulas out there. And those spare seconds I have in the am are often spent with my eyes shut. Firmly.
Enter: Tom Ford’s new Complexion Enhancing Primer.
1. It’s multi-purpose.
The way this product reeled me in? It’s a primer, yes, which means my makeup won’t slide off my face at the rate it usually does, but it’s also been touted as a pore minimiser. Plus, it’s tinted, which means it can also add “luminizer” to its CV. Very clever.
It comes in two colours “peach” and “pink”, I chose the former. When I tried the product out on the back of my hand, I was a little worried I’d made a very, very dire decision. I was sure it was going to look like orange face paint against my pale skin, but I needn’t have stressed; It rubbed in seamlessly.
2. You can wear it on its own.
First and foremost, its function is to prep your skin so your foundation slides on (and stays on) perfectly. But if you’re a minimal coverage kind of lady, applying some of this and giving your foundation a break will suffice. Think of it as a tinted moisturiser meets luminizer. And expect to feel glowy.