Monday, 18 November 2013

ARK Primer

I’m not really too conscious about anti-aging products but if a certain thing i’m using has anti-aging qualities in then I see it as a bonus. When I went to the Leicester Meet up back in October, this Ark Anti-Ageing SPF 30 Primer was in the goodie bag! 

I’m always on the look out for a primer as my skin is combination so I find that it changes depending on a number of things but a good primer is something I need to ensure that my make up stays putt for most of the day. After using a few different sorts of priming lotion, whether it be a moisturiser, a skin perfecting primer or a simple pore perfecting primer, I know that what I look for is something to smooth out my blemishes and pores rather than to create a glow or a ‘dewy’ look. 

The ARK Primer comes in a sleek glass bottle with a pump applicator ensuring that you don’t pump out too much product, a fault I find with many other primers. It is simple yet sophisticated packaging, not something you’d find in a tiny tube. It is a light lotion consistency, not too thick but thick enough that when you apply it to your face, you know that it’s there! There is no scent to it, not that I can smell anyway, so it’s a winner for me in that department! I apply this about half an hour before I plan on doing my make up so it has chance to sink right into my skin rather than just creating a barrier between my skin and my foundation. 

The benefits of having SPF and Anti-Ageing in this primer are not yet seen by myself as the time of year doesn’t require SPF protection as much as the summer months and I haven’t really been using it enough to see any signs of improvement ‘ageing’ and to be honest, I don’t think I need any help in that region, yet! 

Overall, I enjoy using this primer, it does it’s job and my make up stays putt for around 8 hours (the longest I tend to have it on for) without needing any touch ups. I have found that using it as a base works better for me than just using it alone as at the moment i’m suffering with really dry patches on my skin - This + No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream + No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation are my current go-to’s and i’m loving the combination!! 

I think the price tag is a little steep but it really does its job so I guess it’s an investment. It also seems to last AGES! I’ve been using this since the meet up (give or take a day or two) and use it 3 or 4 times a week and there is still more 3/4’s of a bottle left! You can buy ARK Anti-Ageing SPF 30 Primer here  for £36.00

Have you tried the ARK Primer or anything else from ARK!? I’d love to know if you have! 

P.s. Don’t forget to enter my Big Christmas Goodie Box Giveaway!