Covergirl recently released three “skin perfectors”, called the truMagic “The Perfector”, “The Sunkisser”, and “The Luminizer”. They’re silicone-based, and Covergirl categorizes them online as primers and claims that they create a “soft, smooth finish” that “controls shine” and “won’t clog pores.” They are permanent, and now available online at Ulta.com & drugstore.com - drugstore.com also has a mini version available for around $5, which I haven’t seen in stores.
The first thing I noticed is that the packaging is WAY bulkier than it needs to be.
There is no reason it can’t have a flat lid! I guess you could store a sponge in there (it comes with one), but it seems like a bad idea to store a sponge on top of a cream.
Packaging aside, the product itself is very nice. It feels like cross between a silicone primer and a cream to powder blush. I think the name “sunkisser” is a good one – at least on my skintone (around MAC NC20), it does create a natural sunkissed / bronzed look.
I rarely wear bronzer on my face, so lately I’ve been using this on my neck, to even out my skintone (my neck is much lighter than my face, despite daily sunscreen). I find that it lasts well & doesn’t rub off on my clothing. It’s easy to apply lightly or heavily – a sponge gives heavier coverage than fingers – and looks natural both ways.
I can’t really speak to controlling shine, because (especially in the winter), my skin produces very little oil. Luckily, this doesn’t seem to dry out my skin!
Overall, I would recommend this as a lightweight, matte finish cream bronzer.
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