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As a huge fan of the foundation in this range, I was desperate to try the new Shiseido Revitalessence Skin Glow Primer which offers lots of skincare benefits and added radiance. Here’s what you need to know.
What is Shiseido Revitalessence Skin Glow Primer?
- Skincare-active, silicone-free illuminating primer
- Works to strengthen the skin’s barrier
- Locks in moisture for glowing skin
- Works to instantly smooth and brighten the skin
- Improves makeup application, finish, and wear
- Promises to visibly improve bare skin in just 1 week
- Hydrates for 24 hours
- Features Fermented Kefir+ and Niacinamide
- SPF25 PA++
- Fragrance Free
- Suitable for all skin types (from dry to oily)
Formulated with two prebiotics – Fermented Kefir+ made from Japanese rice harvested in Hokkaido and Niacinamide IVitamin B3).
Fermented kefir+ – helps strengthen skin barrier
Niacinamide – helps increase smoothness and brightness
SPF25 PA++ – delivers an invisible layer of protection
How to use it
This primer is really easy to use and apply. I just smooth a small amount over the whole face, focussing on the areas I want more glow, and also areas that show pores and fine lines.
I let it settle into the skin for a few moments, and then apply foundation on top. You can also wear it alone for a dewy no makeup look.
Before and After Photos
Here is the before photo with just skincare:
Here’s a photo with the Shiseido Revitalessence Skin Glow Primer applied all over the skin:
My Review of Shiseido Revitalessence Skin Glow Primer
As I said at the top, I love the Shiseido Revitalessence Skin Glow Foundation. If you want to check it out, make sure you read: Shiseido Revitalessence Skin Glow Foundation SPF 30 Review & Swatches.
Because I love the foundation so much, and really enjoy the glow it gives, I didn’t initially think it needed a primer. I love the finish it gives on its own. Having said that, I love what this primer does to my skin.
It feels super hydrating yet light, and foundation literally glides on to the skin. I used the Skin Glow foundation on top in shade 250, and I found I needed less product than I do when I have used it without the primer. I could skip concealer and everything stays in place really well.
Also, I think this primer looks beautiful worn alone. It would be the perfect subtle skin perfector to pop on for no makeup days, when you want a little boost of hydration, a lovely pearly glow, and also SPF 25. Fabulous.
Also, I think we are about to see the Pearl Skin trend everywhere, and this product will play perfectly into that theme.
I love pairing this primer with its matching foundation, but more than that, I think it will be the ideal product to pair with a more matte foundation if you are looking for a really longwearing complexion duo, with added radiance.
Also, top tip, this is a fab product to have in your handbag for a bit of a day to night transformation, if you want to top up your makeup without starting from scratch. I just press a small amount over the whole face and then top up concealer etc, for a refreshed, just applied look.
I actually really love it with the Sisley Phyto Teint Perfection foundation*, which I will have a review on soon. A great one to look at if you like a soft matte look and a long wearing finish.
Where to buy it
Shiseido Revitalessence Skin Glow Primer is £39 and available via the following links: