Friday, April 29, 2022

VDL | Lumilayer Rosy Perfect Primer: Review and Swatches

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VDL | Lumilayer Rosy Perfect Primer: Review and Swatches
As mentioned previously, Avon now carries a good number of Korean skincare and makeup brands and I recently tried the Lumilayer Rosy Perfect Primer (C$90 for 30 ml) from VDL. A Korean color cosmetics brand, VDL is best known for its Lumilayer Primer range. This particular version of the primer appears to actually be created in collaboration with Belif, another beloved Korean brand available through Avon in Canada. Promising an even rosy glow and a velvety smooth finish, the Lumilayer Rosy Perfect Primer contains a trio of "tone-up capsules" that adjusts to a rosy beige tone after blending. To read all about this primer and to see some before and after comparison photos, click......
VDL | Lumilayer Rosy Perfect Primer: Review and Swatches
VDL | Lumilayer Rosy Perfect Primer
Packaged in an elegant yet sturdy glass bottle with a pump dispenser, the Lumilayer Rosy Perfect Primer is a silicone-based primer formulated with rose water, pearl powder, and ruby powder. With a lightweight, slightly runny but creamy texture, the primer contains a trio of black, red, and yellow pigment capsules that bursts upon application. The colors blend and transform into a flattering cool-tone rosy beige color that actually provides quite a bit of coverage. Redness and discoloration are significantly minimized.
VDL | Lumilayer Rosy Perfect Primer: Review and Swatches
VDL | Lumilayer Rosy Perfect Primer
Thanks to the silicone-heavy formulation, the VDL Lumilayer Rosy Perfect Primer has a mattifying and pore-blurring effect. At the same time, however, the primer is also a bit drying, clinging to dry patches and fine lines. I have to take extra care to pat the primer onto the skin, or else it emphasizes textural imperfections. Personally, I feel that the formulation has enough coverage to work as a semi-sheer BB cream, great for natural, everyday makeup when paired with a good moisturizer. It probably works just fine under a foundation as well but the layering may feel a bit heavy, especially if you use a full-coverage foundation.
VDL | Lumilayer Rosy Perfect Primer: Review and Swatches
VDL | Lumilayer Rosy Perfect Primer
It's also worth noting that the VDL Lumilayer Rosy Perfect Primer contains titanium dioxide so on the Korean market it is advertised to provide a SPF of 50+ with PA+++ (excellent UVA protection). Due to strict Canadian regulations on sun protection products, the same claim is not made on the Canadian Market. However, I still think it's worth mentioning as the product does contain SPF, which is a huge plus. Overall, this is an interesting primer. I love the coverage and the color it brings to the skin and the beautiful packaging and SPF protection are great bonuses. However, I don't love the silicone-heavy, clingy formulation that seems to emphasize dry patches. I would say that if you have fairly normal to oily skin without a lot of textural imperfections, this would actually be a great product. However, if you have dry or combination skin with fine lines, the VDL Lumilayer Rosy Perfect Primer is probably not the best match.

Ingredients: Water; Methyl Trimethicone, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Magnesium/Potassium/Silicon/Fluoride/Hydroxide/Oxide, Triethylhexanoin; PEG-10 Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Panthenol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone; Cyclopentasiloxane; 1.2-Hexanediol; Synthetic Fluorphlogopite; Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, Fragrance, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Aluminum Hydroxide, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Zein, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Palmitoyl Proline, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Magnesium Palmitoyl Glutamate, Sodium Palmitoyl Sarcosinate; Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tin Oxide, Sodium Citrate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Pearl Powder, Mica, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-DI-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Rose Extract; Ruby Powder, Alchemilla Vulgaris Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvense Leaf Extract, Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Rose Flower Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Citronellol, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hexyl Cinnamal.

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Isa Knox is available at Avon through Avon Independent Sales Representatives or directly at Avon online.
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