Product Review: Senna Silky Primer

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Name: Silky Primer
Brand: Senna
Size: 48g/1.70z
Price: $38.00

From Senna’s website:
This silky, sheer, oil free formula makes your skin smooth like a baby’s so liquids, creams, and even powder foundations slip on and blend easily. While antioxidants and vitamins treat your skin, this magic tool diminishes imperfections and helps fill in lines and wrinkles. Helps stop ‘disappearing makeup’ syndrome and saves you many touch-up trips.

What I liked:
– silky texture
– helps reduce skin imperfections
– makes makeup last longer
– no breakouts

What I didn’t like:
– if you don’t like silicone-based primers, this is not for you
– the packaging
– the price

Senna Silky Primer is a silicone-based face primer that comes in a beige tube. Even though I like this type of packaging as it is more hygienic cos none of the products gets contaminated, I personally don’t find the bottle very appealing.

Considering the product isn’t cheap, I was expecting a more elegant packaging, but as long as the primer works well, that’s all that matters right?

To use the primer, just push down the cap, put the bottle upside down and squeeze a very small amount (you don’t need much to cover your entire face) out of the tube.

The primer itself is white in color and has a creamy and silky consistency that glides on smoothly and effortlessly onto the skin, giving it a velvety feeling. And because it is so lightweight, it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing it.

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Still, it helps to slightly minimize imperfections and reduce the appearances of fine lines and small wrinkles, thanks to the silicones that temporarily fill them in. Although silicones may cause breakouts in some people, especially those with sensitive skin, this didn’t happen to me as my skin can tolerate them quite well.

Foundation applies like a dream over this base and I noticed that my makeup lasts longer and I don’t need to use oil blotting sheets as often as I do when I’m not wearing the primer. This is probably due to Silica, a mineral that helps absorbs excess oil.

In addition, the primer contains Tocopheryl Acetate, a form of Vitamin C, and Retinyl Palmitate, a form of Vitamin A composed of Retinol and Palmitic Acid, both of which are considered to be effective antioxidants.

Although it is a bit on the pricey side, Senna Silky Primer does its job well. Infused with antioxidants Vitamins A and E, the primer prepares the skin for makeup, helping it last longer while reducing small imperfections.

Rating: 4/5

Disclosure: this item was sent by PR for consideration. For more information, please see my disclaimer.
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  1. says

    I agree on the packaging, isn’t so nice. But hey, the primer sounds like it does the job. I’ve been using The Body Shop’s matte primer and it works pretty well. Have you thought about trying that yet or have tried it Gio?
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..EOTD – Extreme Neutral =-.

  2. beautifulwithbrains says

    Dee, I haven’t tried The Body Shop’s matte primer yet but it’s on my wishlist. :) At the moment I’m using Pupa Smoothing Foundation Primer. It is avaiable in a minisize (15ml but there’s a full size too) bottle, which is very convenient for me as I don’t use face primers often. And it’s also cheaper lol. But both Senna and Pupa are really good products that do the job very well and apart from the price, there isn’t a huge difference between the two.

  3. beautifulwithbrains says

    Prettybeautiful, oh that’s a shame. Hope you can find one that works for you. Have you tried Lorac’s or Monistat anti-chafing gel? I’ve heard those work well for sensitive skin although I haven’t tried them yet.

  4. beautifulwithbrains says

    Tavia, I like the Senna primer, it does its job well. The MUFE primer sounds just like what I need. Too bad I don’t have a counter near me :( I’m glad it works so well for you :)

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