Review : Banila Co. Classic & Hydrating PrimerJuly 17, 2013
Hello! I am back again with make up review, this time it's a Face Primer from Banila Co. I never knew about this brand before i visited Korea last year. When I was walking around MyeongDong, I visited their store and I pretty much hooked up with their face primer which they claimed as their best seller brand, as well as the best in Korea
I swatched the products on my hand last time and felt that it was amazing. But because I am not an impulsive buyer [Unless it's freaking freaking cheap lol] so I stepped out without purchasing anything. Little did I know, that it really is the best primer according to a lot of people. And I really regret that I didn't buy it
But then, Banila Co. is not easy to find in Indonesia. It doesn't have branch in here, and little online shops that have it. Finally I get these stuffs and I was so happy cos I can try it!
So here's it ~
There are actually 5 types of their Primer. Classic, Classic Matte, Hydrating, Hydrating Shimmer, and Natural. I only got 2 type as you can see. And it's all come with it's hologram packaging
Let's take a look at it one by one!
All the primes of Banila Co. comes in dispense pump packaging, with 30 ml products inside.
Like any other Korean products, they mostly put Hangul for the description
Classic Primer is supposed to give your face a smooth canvas to work with. This one is very basic
Meanwhile, the Hydrating Primer comes with metallic glass dispense pump. It is perfect for those with dry skin to help moisturise the skin before putting on any foundations or BBCream
I always stress out how important to pick the primer according to your skin type. It is as important as picking your foundation. But it helps your foundation works twice better if you have the correct one
So, here's the comparison of those two
Left to Right : Classic Primer & Hydrating Primer
The Classic Primer comes in transparent liquid which its texture really reminds me of Monistat Chafing Relief Gel or Smashbox primer. It has that soothe cool gel feeling that's very easy to spread on skin, and giving your skin instant smoothness. Moreover it's the lightest type of primer in this gel-type primer. It doesn't feel greasy at all, nor sticky. It just sets and stays still on my face. The oil control is not too bad either, considering that it's not for oily skin. It helps my T-Zone oil-free for around 6 hours
Talking about the Hydrating Primer, it looks like a skincare at first. Probably like a gel mask or moisturiser. Unlike it's thick appearance, it's very light and easily becomes thin once your blend it on your skin. And it instantly creates moisturised finish on my dry cheeks. I recall this feeling similar with what I get when using Laneige Sleeping Water Mask, Which I highly recommend too. The hydrating one is really fast to absorb on the skin, leaving it without greasy feeling, not even a trace of primer. Just a moisturised feeling!
Both of these products blends well on the skin and become transparent shortly. It is one of the best primers i have ever used, which also lets me to feel almost nothing although I wear this product! The lightness of the primer really helps your face not feel heavy at all
It neither causes me breakout, nor any other skin problems. It helps my make up last longer and sets nicely. Which I truly admire!