40 Days and 40 Nights of Primers
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review from cavewoman
Primer #5, in honor of the Oscars!
The couture! The cleavage! The Clooney! *ahem* excuse me, but I did digress for a moment there!
However, in the spirit of the festivities on Sunday evening, the glitter and the glitterati, it seems appropriate that I declare the Winner In The Best Supporting Primer In An Opalescent Role, and that would be Armani Pearl Veil.
Clothed in the signature Armani elegantly-curved bottle with the sleek black cap, quite a bella figura on its own, this product glows with a luminous pink-peach shade that brightens the complexion so well on its own, and is actually wearable without foundation over it, that it could stand on its own without much more than a little dusting of finishing powder.
One of the few primers that dries without being sticky, the Pearl Veil is just a candlelight glow and not the silicone-type, fill-in-the-lines type primer such as Smashbox. This one is more similar to the Prescriptives Magic liquid. But so far in my primer pursuit, there has not been another product quite like the Armani. Every time I use it I fight the temptation to wear it on its own on my face, and sometimes the temptation wins. But under foundation it does not lose its glow. The luminous pink-peach glow works well under my LaPrairie. It does add a bit more color underneath, and seems more of an evening look to me.
Ah, an affordable Armani, a few lira less than a double-breasted greige pantsuit, but still, it's from the King and that's good enough for me. I have to take off a point for the spray apparatus and the fact that the product tends to separate. But, non te preoccupare! Spray it into your hand and then mix it back together with your fingers before applying.
Rating, otto (8), result, bellissima!