I discovered a new favorite makeup primer lately. It’s so perfect and just what I’ve always wanted in a makeup primer. Is it lightweight? Check. Has Spf? Check. Does it smell good? Yep. Does it make your makeup last longer? Oh yeah! Vegan? Definitely. Organic? You bet. Is it from Coola? You guessed it right.
Just like Nars and YSL beauty products, there isn’t a Coola product that I didn’t like. I love how there’s an element of care and thoughtfulness in their products. They’re cruelty-free, vegan and organic. You can only hope that most products nowadays should be made like that, but nope. Fortunately, Coola is around and you know that you’re getting a quality product with their sunscreens, primers and BB creams. This Coola Dawn Patrol Classic Makeup Primer Spf 30 is no different. Just like their Rosilliance BB Cream (reviewed HERE), this primer is simply amazing. I’m all about products that protects the skin, so anything with added Spf is a major plus for me, especially when I might have forgotton to apply either a moisturizer or a foundation. With that, a good primer with Spf add-on is a health saver. Unfortunately, that’s kinda hard to come by. Even the most popular brand of makeup primers doesn’t even add any Spf to most of their products.
What I like a lot about this transparent Dawn Patrol Makeup Primer is the scent. Most primers smell like silicon, but this one smells like Honeysuckle, Iris and Lily. Slightly grassy too. The scent is never boring and the texture is silky smooth. A lot smoother than Smashbox’s. It feels very lightweight and hydrating at the same time. I love that it blurs my pores and it makes my foundation look even smoother. It may have a very slight silicon feel to it, but it doesn’t pill and it doesn’t irritate the skin. I swear, this is probably the best makeup primer I’ve ever tried. You will never notice the smell of sunscreen in this.
Another thing I enjoyed is that for 1 oz bottle at $42, you’ll get a lot of product in its glass packaging. Love the pump release for messy-free application. This will definitely last a long time, and is a good investment if you’re a fan of makeup primers like me. On top of that, this is such a time-saver if you’re prone to skipping steps in your makeup application. Would I say that this is better than the classic Smashbox Photofinish Primer? Hmmm, let’s see… With the nice scent, smooth texture, practical sleek packaging, and added Spf, oh yeah, this is definitely a winner, no doubt.
The Coola Dawn Patrol Makeup Primer Spf 30 is available at: Sephora and Ulta.
Disclaimer: Product sample was sent by Coola. The reviews and opinions herein are solely by the editor.
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