Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Colorbar, Face, Product Reviews | Posted on 16-08-2013
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Today I’m reviewing the Colorbar Perfect Match Primer which I’ve been loving lately!
Price : Rs 750 for 30 ml
My take on the Product
The primer comes in a clear tube with a silver twist open cap. I like the transparent, sleek packaging, its quite handy for travel as well. The only issue is that the cap is slightly flimsy – the outer silver cover can slip out revealing the inner white part which actually keeps the tube closed. Apart from this minor issue, I really like the simple packaging. Because its transparent, you can easily see how much product is left in the tube.
The primer has a thick, gel texture and it feels very smooth and slippery on the skin – an indication that it contains silicones. It is transparent in color. It spreads and blends very easily into the skin and gives a soft satin finish. What I love about it is that it gives a smoother appearance to my skin – minimizing the look of open pores mainly. I don’t have fine lines so I can’t tell if it minimizes those as well. It also controls oil and my foundation/base stays fresh and shine-free much longer when I use this underneath. It prevents the breakdown of the base due to the natural oils of the skin and you require fewer touch ups with compact etc. to keep the face looking fresh. I think it does everything you expect a primer to do – minimize imperfections, give smoother base for foundation, control oil and keep foundation/base fresh for a longer time. If you’re looking for a good face primer, do give this a try. Definitely recommended for oily skinned women!
Function wise, this is very similar to the L’Oreal Base Magique Primer and the price points are similar too (L’Oreal one is Rs 800). I find the Colorbar one little easier to use because its a tube while the L’Oreal one comes in a tub. Secondly, the Colorbar is more liquid-y compared to the semi-solid texture of the L’Oreal one so I find it easier to apply.
The GOOD about Colorbar Perfect Match Primer :
- Sleek, compact, convenient packaging
- Blends easily
- Gives a soft satin finish to the skin
- Makes foundation go on smoother
- Minimizes look of open pores
- Controls oils
- Keeps foundation looking fresh longer
- Prevents breakdown of base on oily skin
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Colorbar Perfect Match Primer :
- The cap is *slightly* flimsy on the outside (mine has come out only once but I feel its worth noting)
Colorbar Perfect Match Primer is a silicone based primer that gives a satiny smooth finish to the skin. It does everything on my primer checklist – gives a smooth base for foundation, minimizes open pores, extends wear time of foundation and controls oil. If you’re looking for a face primer – do give this a try!
Rating : 4.75/5