Touch in Sol No Poreblem Primer vs Prime Essence

One makeup product I have yet to find a favorite of is primer. I’ve found a lot that I really like, but have never claimed anything as my actual favorite. I always felt like there was something better that I haven’t come across yet. These Touch in Sol No Poreblem primers might just be what I’ve been waiting for! Although they share a similar name, they’re both their own unique type of product.
The original No Poreblem Primer is meant to cover and smooth out the appearance of pores, wrinkles, and uneven complexion. It retails for $18 and comes with 1 oz of product. It’s packaged in a beautiful frosted glass container that includes a pump and a lid. It is a silicone based primer that claims to have a lightweight formula, infused with ingredients such as soluble collagen and green tea extract.
The newer No Poreblem Prime Essence is meant to shrink the appearance of pores, smooth skin’s texture, and control oil. This one retails at $23 for 1 oz of product. The packaging of this primer is very unique. It comes in what looks like a squeeze tube, but has a glass tip similar to something you’d see on a facial serum.

This is more of a water based primer, though it does have a few silicone ingredients. Some of its other ingredients include Calendula Flower Oil which helps to heal wounds and soothe irritated skin, L'Arginine which is an amino acid that works to relax the skin and improve circulation, and Damask Rose Water for soothing and supplementing skin’s vitality.
In the swatch picture below, you can see the texture differences between the two. The No Poreblem Prime Essence has a more liquidy consistency, whereas the original No Poreblem Primer looks like a standard silicone primer with a hint of pink undertones.

The Prime Essence definitely does what it claims to do. It absorbs quickly into the skin and I do notice it shrinking and tightening my pores. I do think it does a good job at controlling my oil throughout the day, but I would recommend holding this product upside down because it’s very liquidy.

The original primer also lives up to most of its claims and is what I reach for when I want a little more hydration on my skin. It has a very smooth consistency that glides over the skin effortlessly. However, I don’t know that it’s doing much for my uneven complexion. That’s what we have foundation and concealer for.
Touch in Sol did an amazing job with these primers and I love them both for their own reasons. I’ve never had a problem blending foundation over either of these formulas and they last very well throughout the day without breaking down the rest of my makeup. I would absolutely recommend both of these primers, depending on your skin type and concerns.

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XO ♥ Christina ♥

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