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Cargo Activating Face Primer

Cargo blue_ray High Definition Mattifier

Maintain a silky-smooth complexion in even the harshest light. Created for high-definition filming, CARGO’s blu_rayTM High Definition Mattifier provides a polished, matte finish, while conditioning the skin and minimizing pores and fine-lines under the scrutiny of any lighting. Vitamin E helps skin fight the damaging effects of the environment while providing moisture and Silica helps refine the look of pores and fine lines to create an overall silky-smooth appearance. CARGO Blu_rayTM High Definition Mattifier can be applied as a primer under other products or over base make-up as a finishing touch. It can even be used as a replacement of traditional loose and pressed powder to avoid that potential dry, cakey effect.

Price: R245 (30ml)

Availability: Selected Clicks stores.

What we say:
When it comes to my daily make-up routine, primer is a very important part. Even if I wear a matte foundation, I need primer to ensure my make-up stays on throughout the day. In summer my face tends to get a little oilier, so a primer is a lifesaver.

I am quite particular to the primer I use and I have used the same primer for some time now. I read great things about the Cargo primer, so I was excited to put it to the test myself. The consistency is the same as my go-to primer, so that was a promising start.

The primer is silicone based, so it blended effortlessly and within a few seconds my skin was smooth, matte and ready for me to apply my foundation.  Like with most primers, foundation application is a breeze, regardless of whether you use a brush, sponge or your fingers to blend your foundation.

By mid-afternoon my T-zone started getting oily which was rather disappointing. Considering this primer is similar in price to my go-to primer, I’m not sure if I would switch over to it. If your skin doesn’t get too oily during the day, then I would definitely recommend this primer.

– Emily

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