Benefit porefessional primer dupe| KIKO skin trainer CC blur

Since I had a little shopping “problem” ( to say the least), I payed a visit to our local KIKO store only to walk out with some make up in my bag and a guilty feeling conscience a few minutes later. But yolo right .. lol.

The primer I bought convinced me immediately because my pores basically disappeared when I swatched it on the back of my hand.

I have used it a couple of times and I am loving it so far. I always thought primers wouldn’t make that much of a difference in how your makeup looks and lasts, but it does make a difference!

It does half of foundation’s job by evening out texture and color correcting- that’s of course if you use a good primer.

Kiko’s skin trainer CC blur is one of those good primers you should invest in. Benefit porefessional is hyped for a reason but the price tag makes me hesitate (it’s about 35 bucks for 22 ml).

The skin trainer costs about 24 $. It is not drugstore pricing but I guess a primer is where you want to invest.
Especially when you’re struggeling with caky makeup, redness or blemishes like I do. It really  does help! And it doesn’t irritate my slightly visible perioral dermatitis, so that’s always a plus. You don’t need to use a lot of foundation and therefore your makeup looks more natural, more skin-like.

I tried to capture it’s effects in a swatch but the photography doesn’t show it as well. If you take a close look you can see that the left side is a  bit more blured out.


But you can go to your local kiko store and grab a tester and see for yourself. Do you guys have primer secrets? I would love to know.

xx Love Mel