[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I wrote about this product back in 2019 when it was newly reformulated – my go-to face coverage, at one time, was LM Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser which still exists of course. I don’t remember why I veered to oil-free but I rarely used anything else. I don’t think I’ve ever used the Pure Canvas Primer before so both have had an outing this week. One of my big discoveries during lock down is that my skin can manage without foundation or any sort of coverage actually as long as I pay attention to skin care and my tone is warm (when I walk Honey early in the morning, I don’t use SPF of any sort, but usually use it thereafter for anything other than incidental sun). It’s been a revelation but also triggered a bit of a dislike of anything on my face.
I can genuinely say that I don’t feel ‘smothered’ with either of these – or, indeed both at the same time which is what I am wearing as I write. If you are happy with bare skin, the primer gives light hydration with a luminious finish – nice if you like the light to hit your face and give some ‘glow’ but of course, it doesn’t have SPF. The Tint itself, which I thought would be too orange for my tone, is fine – a kind of ‘bonne mine’ look – and the weight is so light that I wouldn’t know it had SPF at all.
The shade I have is Nude 2N1 – it will be too warm for palest tones – and I seem to remember from my oil-free days I was Vanille. Or was I Sand? Maybe both at different times of the year. There are 20 shades to choose from running from lightest to deepest.
Either are a good transition or toe-in-the-water if you’re like me and not that keen to rush back to foundations, being lightly perfecting and tone enhancing without adding weight and clamminess. You can find both HERE for £35 (tint) and £32 primer, non affiliate HERE (John Lewis).
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
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