I’m not always one for face primers. My skin is very prone to dryness and dehydration, so if I do use a primer, I like it to be a hydrating or illuminating primer. However, lately my skin has been slightly more oily (which I am not complaining about), so I figured this would be a good time to try Julep’s new Blank Canvas Mattifying Face Primer.
Because I do not have oily skin, I have been wearing Blank Canvas under a foundation that I know can go a bit greasy on me throughout the day: Revlon Nearly Naked. When I typically wear the Nearly Naked foundation, by midday my t-zone is fairly greasy – like I didn’t even know my skin was capable of producing that sort of oil. But, when I used Blank Canvas underneath, my foundation stayed a bit more matte than usual.
I would say that if you have exceptionally oily skin, this primer may not be what you are looking for because I did notice a bit of oily buildup throughout the day on my dry skin. Blank Canvas is a decent primer for anyone with normal/combination to slightly dry skin, but it’s not groundbreaking.
Do you use mattifying primers? Has anyone else tried Blank Canvas?
Availability: Julep, $28 (1 oz).