My job here on this site is to tell you if something works and usually compare it to products I’ve tried in the same category but wow, that’s kind of hard with this next one. It’s REN Perfect Canvas ($55/1.02oz @ renskincare.com, dermstore.com, sephora.com) and there’s nothing to compare it to!
When I first looked at this one, the ‘Perfect Canvas” name meant to me, ok, it’s a face primer, but it’s much more than that. They call this one a finishing serum and with a name like that I would assume that it goes on after makeup but I would be wrong in that assumption too! It’s made to go over your moisturizer and before foundation and supposed to matte down the skin that the moisturizer can impart.
Here are some facts about it: The consistency is more like a serum than a primer, it’s silicone-free (instead it contains a faux silicone called Agave Tequilana), it’s a clear liquid, contains hyaluronic acid, Probiotic Extracts (for epidermal growth), and Glucans (keep the skin in balance), to name a few standouts.
I actually like the consistency of this one as it feels really slick like a typical primer with silicones but instead of slip, this one provides grip for the makeup, so it will make your makeup last a tad longer than your traditional primer.
This one seems a little pricey but I got full coverage from about 3 drops so it should last you a while and it does have some skin care benefits, so maybe that will help you balance out the cost.
Is this one you are interested in trying?