Musings of a Muse

A Blog of Musings from a Cosmetic Whore

Oct 21, 2008

Tricia Sawyer Skin Balancing Water Primer Review

Ahhh water. Our body loves it and our skin needs it plus it's cheap as day old chips! Skincare nirvana comes in a simple bottle or a flick of your wrist to turn on your faucet!

Did you know as babies we are made up of 75-80% water? As we grow older that decreases from 50-60% and as for our brain it's made up of 85% water and our skin and bones 10-15%!

Helluva cheeky smart girl aren't I?

When I seen Tricia Sawyer Skin Balancing Water Primer but of course the very first thing that popped out at me was WATER! I always look for water content in my primers considering how much I hate silicon based primers so anything that remotely resembles a moisturizing primer experience will end up in my greedy little hands instantly!

Tricia Sawyer Skin Balancing Water Primer contains silicon but it also has a unique cooling formula that's water based which releases extra moisture when applied. The Muse likey! The primer is oil-free and glides gently onto the skin leaving behind a cooling, moist, dewy surface to prep your skin for foundation.

Although this didn't do much to make my foundation last longer it did provide a flawless canvas for my coverage and made it easy to work with since it created a balanced, moist surface for my foundation. I think it successfully gave my skin a normal feel for a few hours of wear which was both shocking and delightful. Since my skin is combination at the moment, ranging from oily to dry in different locations of my face it was shocking to smooth some of this on, proceed to apply my makeup, and have my skin act normally for 8 hours. Obviously as per it's name it does balance the skin.

The texture is extremely interesting as it does have a slight silicon feel but it does have a water base so it manages to feel very moist. I find silicon primers uncomfortable to wear and notice they pill on my face however the water base in this allows it to glide on perfectly well, absorb quickly, while feeling light and airy on. It creates a super moist feeling and in turn this provides ease of application for my foundation.

The primer comes in a really great pump style bottle that distributes just the right amount of primer with the first press.

All in all I really enjoyed this one and recommend going to try it out at your local Sephora. The texture and formula is truly dreamy plus eases application and creates a flawless finish to my skin for my makeup. I love the extra amount of moisturizer it provided and the way it eased my irritating combination skin was a huge plus!

This one looks like it's shaping out to be a keeper!

You can nab yours at or visit Sephora to try it out before you buy it!

The Muse likey! I see it becoming a fast favorite and possible a staple product in my morning makeup routine!

Tried it?

Love it?

Want to try it?

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Blogger Starry x2 night said...

Ooh, if it doesn't have silicones, I'm all down for it!

Also, Muse, do you mind if I add you to my blog list?

October 21, 2008 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger onigiripie said...

aww hey muse! i think ill comment on ur blog more now often that i started my own blog! except i havent posted anything :| :P but i did add you to my blog list :P anyway..this bottle reminds me of the skin 79 gold bb cream pump, same shape!

October 22, 2008 at 3:50 AM  
Anonymous rocketqueen said...

Yes, me wants! Moisture is always good for me!

October 22, 2008 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi starry!

I don't mind in the least, thanks for the add, greatly appreciate it :)

It does contain silicons but you can't feel them :) It feels like a cool cup of water as you rub it in...very nice and soothing :)

October 22, 2008 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello there onigiripie!

Congrats on your blog :) Thanks for commenting here! I look forward to talking to you!

Thanks so much for the add Iappreciate it!

It does remind me of skin79 too lol! The same is identical!

October 22, 2008 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

me too linn!

Anything with added moisture I'm all over! My dry skin in the winter needs it :)

October 22, 2008 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Sher said...

hi muse! I've only tried SB's primer and it has a habit of balling up otherwise id love it more. This primer looks good so far! too bad its an on line only at sephora. I like tying things before i buy =X

October 22, 2008 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello sher!

I HATE that. SB pills on me too! :(

I can't blame you..I didn't realize it was an exclusive darn :( I wish they'd bring it in store as you really have to feel the amazing texture....really nice!

October 23, 2008 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

ps sher you might want to indulge during sephora friends and family discount and if it fails to work just return it.

no shipping fee back for sephora plus if you use a small amount they don't mind returning :)

October 23, 2008 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger makeupmag said...

I love how you put in so much effort with your photos. I don't know where you get your energy from! Amazing woman! :D

Hehehe, I thought the photo of the pump looked a bit like a rice cooker - I did a double take, LOL!

October 26, 2008 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

lol thanks mags!!!!!!!!!!!! I dunno where I get my energy either lol or where I find the TIME! I need more time in the day to get it all done :)

LOL it does kinda doesn't it :)

Thanks for your great comments!
Missed ya around here! Hugs!

October 27, 2008 at 2:08 PM  

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