This Purple Primer Has Caught Everyone’s Attention
1. Why is it purple?
This has to be the most frequently asked question about this super-unique product–seriously, why is it purple? Thinking back to the very primary school concept of the colour wheel, we know purple sits opposite yellow, so it’s a great neutraliser for yellow tones in the skin. If you’re prone to sallowness or your skin is a little dull, this is an ideal primer for you. Slather it on as part of your morning makeup routine, prior to foundation, and watch as those unwanted hues are balanced out. Much like a green primer, it’ll blend evenly into the skin without imparting a purple hue once you’ve applied your foundation and concealer.
2. What sets it apart from other primers?
The main ‘grab’ of a primer is that it smooths out your complexion, giving you a gorgeous base for the rest of your makeup application. Then, you can start branching out into primers that suit your specific skincare needs–hydrating, mattifying, pore-filling and so on. As well as smoothing out the skin and giving you a great canvas to work with, the First Light Priming Filter uses small reflective particles to refract the light and give your skin a shimmering, radiant look. Plus, dry-skinned makeup lovers will rejoice as this formula is ultra-hydrating. Your makeup will never apply cakey or stick to dry patches when using this primer!
3. Who should use it?
Since this primer is nourishing and hydrating, anyone with dry or dehydrated skin is sure to love it. It’s also ideal for mature skins, as it will prevent your makeup from clinging to fine lines or settling in wrinkles, leaving you looking fresh-faced and gorgeous all day long. As we’ve established, the violet hue helps to even out any yellow tones in the skin, giving you a boost of radiance and that ‘healthy glow’ everyone covets. It’s suited to every skin colour and undertone, working as a universal brightener ideal for a flawless base under your makeup.
4. What’s the difference between this and the Backlight Priming Filter?
Another fan-fave from BECCA is the Backlight Priming Filter, their original, soft-focus formula that’ll be perfect for creating that ‘lit from within’ look. A popular question is, “what’s the difference between these two primers?”