For months I’ve been using the Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener* underneath my foundation, and I’ve always been happy with it. However, I think it’s found a rival: the new Smooth Affair for Oily Skin Facial Primer & Brightener*.
Smooth Affair for Oily Skin Facial Primer* | Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream in 6* | Disappear Concealer in Light* | Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder SPF20 in Warm Silk* | Pure Pressed Blush in Whisper* | Chisel Powder Brush* | Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner | Longest Lash Mascara in Black Ice* | So Susan Colour Hyprid lip and cheek “cream-mousse”
I have naturally oily skin, and I’m lucky enough that with the right skincare routine and makeup products I’ve been able to balance the oil production so that my makeup doesn’t feel like it’s sliding off my face by mid-afternoon.
The Smooth Affair for Oily Skin Facial Primer & Brightener* is designed for oily and combination skins (the name gave it away!) and is formulated to reduce shine, tackle blemishes, keep oily skin under control and create a smooth matte finish for an even skin tone. It contains grapefruit extract which is meant to help minimise the appearance of pores and wrinkles, and it may help to fade uneven pigmentation; apple extract which is thought to exfoliate, refine and rejuvenate skin; and green tea extract for its believed anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties. It colour adjusts to the skin, and should be suitable for a range of skin tones. It’s also listed as non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, clinically tested and dermatologist tested.
I’ve been using this as a canvas for my foundation and, as much as I loved the original formula, as someone with oily skin I can certainly tell the difference between the two in a positive way and (as soon as I finish up the tube of original primer*) I’ll be making the swap permanent. I’ve been applying it directly with my fingertips, skipping the need to wash my blending brush. (Lazy Katie, I know!)
Most recently I tried this foundation out on a 30ºC day where I was running around London. I’m happy to say that, at the end of the day, my makeup was still in place everywhere except the bridge of my nose where my glasses rub, though with a little gently patting with my ring finger I was able to sort this out in seconds. It should go without saying, but on the cooler days that I’ve been wearing this primer I’ve been just as happy.
Have you tried the new Jane Iredale Smooth Affair for Oily Skin Facial Primer & Brightener yet?