Monday, 5 September 2016

Flormar Double Radiance Primer Review

Flormar Double Radiance Primer

A girl can never have too many highlighters, right? We are always on the quest to get our hands on the latest product to give us that "lit from within" glow or else that glow that can be seen from space. Every makeup brand out there is offering an array of highlighters right now, whether powder or cream/liquid form, and I have some of both in my collection. However the product that I'm telling you about today is a new discovery for me and quite unlike anything else in my makeup collection.

This little beaut is the Flormar Double Radiance Primer. In case you're not familiar with the brand, Flormar originated in Italy but has been manufactured in  Turkey since the 1970s. The brand promises professional quality makeup at affordable prices. I came across their products at their stand at the Irish Beauty Show earlier this year and I picked up their Illuminating Primer which I raved about in a previous Monthly Favourites post. 

I discovered this product on a recent trip to my local Pharmacy. I'm terrible for having a nose around the makeup while I'm waiting on a prescription. Honestly, I think they make people wait so that they'll spend more. Put a new makeup brand or a bargain basket near me and I'm like a toddler at the supermarket checkout ogling all the sweets! There was no way this primer wasn't coming home with me after I'd heard so many good things about it. 

So what is this wonder product? As the name suggests, it is a primer to help prepare your skin for foundation and to keep your base in place for longer. However it is also provides a radiant, highlighted effect with a beautiful champagne (light bronze if your pasty white like me!) coloured shimmer running through it. It can be applied under foundation to give an all-over glow or else it can be applied after foundation to highlight particular areas like cheekbones, d├ęcolletage and shoulders.

Flormar Double Radiance Primer

Flormar Double Radiance Primer

I have been using this as an all-over primer base and I have to say it is absolutely beautiful.While it can look a bit intimidating when you pump out some product first, when you dot lightly onto the skin and blend it out, it is much more wearable. The consistency of it is very thin and liquidy so a little product goes a long way. It didn't feel at all oily to me on the skin either like some shimmery liquid products can. It does have a light tint to it but once I applied my foundation over it, I didn't see the colour of it showing through, just the effects. Even my husband said my face looked different - his words not mine- and he's not the most observant especially not when it comes to makeup! It is buildable too so you can either use a small amount for a subtle glow or add more if you wish to be visible from a ten mile radius :) It can be applied either with a blending sponge, your usual brush for liquid products, or else with your fingers. 

I would highly recommend this product if you are looking for a primer and highlighter in one - or to add shimmer and highlight individual areas. It comes in a decent sized 30ml bottle and retails for €12.95. As I said, I picked up this in my local pharmacy so I've added a link to Irish stockists here. Several of these pharmacies also have online stores making it easy for you to access if you don't have a stockist nearby.

If you have tried this or any other products in the Flormar range you are as usual more than welcome to comment and share your thoughts :) 

Bye for now,

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