Today i'll be reviewing the newest product from my favorite skincare line, Jan Marini. I was excited to test out the Age Intervention Prime Face Primer. I'm already a fan of the Age Intervention products. I use the eye cream and moisturizer daily and have become addicted to the face mask - it really does work! When I heard that they were doing a primer I was super excited. The idea of combining amazing skincare with makeup is a phenomenal idea.
What the Product Claims (from http://www.janmarini.com/):
The website claims that this product will give you an Immediate "Airbrushed" Effect Plus Skin Rejuvenation Benefits. The product contains new agents that target elasticity, skin volume, inflammation and wrinkling.
Age Intervention Prime instantly perfects the skin and provides a radiant plumped and refined surface. Prime can be worn with foundation for an incredibly smooth and flawless long-wearing finish. Even without foundation, skin looks polished and beautifully reflective while pores and imperfections are minimized.
Age Intervention Prime also delivers a potent combination of anti-aging and anti-inflammatory technologies that dramatically lessen the appearance of many aging skin flaws. Skin looks and feels younger from the first application and results are progressively more noticeable with continued use.
***Picture credit from Jan Marini Website
To read more and find out how to win your own Jan Marini Age Intervention Prime Face Primer, click here!
Product Specifics: 1 oz. pump bottle
Skin Types: All skin types
Testing It Out
The first thing I noticed is that the packaging is very sleek looking. However, the bottle isn't see through, meaning you can't tell how much is left. Some MAC products are like that as well, which makes it difficult to tell when you're running low. The product itself has a pump which I'm all for. This makes it more sanitary and easier to use on clients.
The primer easily comes out of the pump and has a yellowish tone to it. The consistency is very similar to that of Smashbox's original Photofinish Primer. It has a lot of slip to it so it glides over skin really well. I experienced no allergic reactions after applying. Some days, I would just apply the primer with no makeup and see how it held during the day. I noticed it didn't really do much for oil control, so if you're looking for an oil control primer, this isn't for you. However, it does give the skin a nice, airbrushed finish.
About 8 hours after I applied, I would come home and notice that my skin still had that smooth, slippery feel from the primer and my foundation would still go on very smoothly. I'm loving that the product contains anti-aging and anti-inflammatory components. Over time, it will help to heal the skin and rejuvenate it. A lot of cosmetic companies try to promote healing agents in their makeup pitch which I don't always buy. However, I'm a user and believer in Jan Marini Age Intervention products, and I'm sure this primer will perform just as well as its skincare counterparts. I think this product is best for non-oily types. It worked great on my dry, sensitive skin. I see it also working amazing on mature skin for its moisturizing quality and anti-aging properties.
-product has a pump - makes this more sanitary
-nice packaging and design
-contains anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties
-gives skin an airbrushed finished
-makes skin super smooth - foundation glides over easily
-packaging makes it hard to see when you are running low on product
-not easily available
-does not do much for oil control
Summary: This product is very similar to a lot of primers out there in terms of consistency and use...however, it has the added benefit of actually being good for your skin.
GIVEAWAY ALERT GIVEAWAY ALERT
The folks of Jan Marini have generously offered to give away one brand new Age Intervention Prime Face Primer to one of my lucky readers.
Here's how to win!
- be a follower of this blog
- leave a comment telling me why you want to win
- be a resident of the US
- I will announce the winner on Thursday's post.
FTC Disclosure: This product was provided to me by the company to review. I am not affiliated with the company or paid to review this product.
Atlanta Makeup Artist