I don’t know what it is about primers because I rarely rotate them (Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer 4eva), but whenever I walk up to the tester and feel the silicone-y smoothness on the back of my hand, I can’t not get it. It’s kind of ridonkulous how I never got a tube of Benefit’s Porefessional for myself, but that’s another story.
Anyway, at a bazaar a few weeks ago, I spotted this Korean brand I haven’t heard of yet and decided to buy a few things with the spending money (about $22, lol) my dad gave me. With half of that, I bought a face primer called Fill it Up Primer by y.e.t. cosmetics, which is a super new brand that launched just in 2012.
I was super impressed with their face bases as well, but I have so many to go through right now, so I resisted.
It’s quite a nice primer, and the packaging is cute but pretty standard. Its packaging is made of a lightweight plastic with an easy-to-use nozzle. You can pretty much control the amount of primer it dispenses, half of which is what I need for the oily areas of my face (center + cheeks).
The primer is a clear gel that settles into a velvet-y silicone-y layer.
I think it performed fairly well. As I’ve mentioned before, I live in a tropical country so aside from battling natural oiliness, I have to think about extreme humidity and abrupt weather changes. Primers are especially helpful, in my experience, and helps your makeup settle down into a decent finish after you unexpectedly get doused in rainwater or your own sweat.
I was pretty much amazed at how well it controlled the oils on my face. I usually get shiny on my T-zone (esp. the bridge of my nose), and my cheeks. While this doesn’t feel velvet-y smooth to the touch (au contraire, it is quite gunk-y and yuck), at least it looks pretty decent. I didn’t retouch with a powder or blotting paper.
So far, I’m pretty happy with it. Whether or not it breaks me out remains to be seen.
I have no information on whether or not y.e.t. Cosmetics is cruelty-free. You can purchase these online through this distributor.