why you need a makeup primer in your life

I’m just a little behind in sharing all the videos I had scheduled to post while we were in Kauai, and while I may not get to all of them here on my blog (but you can watch them on YouTube!), I definitely couldn’t forget to share the latest Holy Grail Makeup Primer in my life.

Holy Grail = The Best Ever or otherwise Perfection Product…just in case you didn’t know.

Okay, so let’s just first go over a few of the reasons why you need a primer, because really, if you’re wearing foundation…a primer should absolutely be in your makeup life as well.


  • The silicones within a makeup primer actually provide an incredible adhesive for your foundation, which allows your foundation to stay on longer than it would otherwise.
  • A primer fills in your fine lines and wrinkles, creating a smooth and flawless palette for the foundation to lay on top of.
  • A primer will also act as a sealant for any products you’ve used prior to it, as well as it creates a barrier to any ingredients in your foundation that you might not particularly want absorbed into your skin.

Now, I have tested and tried out quite a few primers throughout my beauty life, and very few have impressed me the way my City Cosmetics Pore Minimizing Primer has. In fact, the very first day I wore it with my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, I was texting and voxering all my beauty minded friends with my freaking out excitement. It was honestly, love at first wear.

It’s now been over a month, and I’m still just as in love.

So much so, in fact, that I made a dedicated video all about it so that I could go into more detail about why I think you guys might want to test it out as well…


Here’s just a few of the selling points…and then make sure to watch the video for my experience and thoughts! (and if you end up wanting to order, click here to get it 30% off!)

  • Unlike other pore minimizers that only fill in pores temporarily City Pore Minimizing Primer works to help physically tighten pores, giving you dramatically visible results that last.
  • cruelty-free, and none of our products will ever be tested on animals.
  • City Pore Minimizing Primer is hypoallergenic, so it is appropriate for even the most sensitive skin types.
  • Uses powerful, naturally-derived ingredients that work together for maximum results you can feel
  • City Pore Minimizing Primer uses only the best clinically-proven ingredients in powerfully effective concentrations to address the root causes of enlarged pores, fine lines, and wrinkles instead of just covering them up. By delivering nourishing compounds deep into the skin, City Pore Minimizing Primer provides dramatic results that last even after makeup and primer are removed.
  • Most primers rely on silicone as their sole active ingredient, so large pores and skin unevenness are only temporarily filled in, but will reappear when the primer is removed. City Pore Minimizing Primer takes a different approach by using ingredients proven to improve skin from the inside out for a smoother, plumper, more moisturized result.
  • Anyone can benefit from City Pore Minimizing Primer! With its clinically-proven active ingredients, people of all ages can use Pore Minimizing Primer to combat enlarged pores, fine lines, wrinkles, dry skin, uneven skin surface, excessive oil production, and even skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis.
  • Watermelon Rind Extract helps to reduce fine lines rapidly
  • Helps dramatically improve key components in skin’s self-moisturizing complex
  • Natural dirt- and oil-destroying compounds derived from a South Africa helps treat and prevent the root cause of enlarged and clogged pores
  • Olive-Derived Squaline helps kill the bacteria that causes unsightly blemishes while potentially helping to fight tough skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis
  • All-natural, hypoallergenic ingredients mean that even the most sensitive skin is safe


FTC: While this product was sent to me, I always share my honest opinion of everything that I try and review on my channel. I will never accept payment in exchange for a faux positive review. Some links above may be affiliate.

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