Musings of a Muse

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Feb 23, 2009

Shills Perfect Brightening Primer Review

Shills Perfect Brightening Primer promises the world. Prime, Protect, correct, and refresh tiredness all in one step plus anti-aging ingredients too! Whoa.

That's alot of talk....does it work?

Jump ahead to find out!

I've known love and I'm pretty sure that love is Shills Perfect Brightening Primer. Possibly the best primer I've run across in a very long time with darling packaging, a sweet price tag, and a pretty scent, this primer sure does please a Muse.

What it promises:

It claims that it will prime skin creating a perfection canvas for foundation application. It also promises to protect with anti-aging ingredients and also promises to correct by evening out and whitening skin tone. And finally it promises to refresh my tired skin!

Actually it seems to successfully do just about everything it promises.

What it does:

I don't have super large pores as you may may already know from past primer reviews but I think I can say that Shills Perfect Brightening Primer is thick enough to do a fairly good job of filling pores and creating a nice smooth surface for your foundation. The formula is thick and creamy but manages to absorb easily into the skin. It's a very pale pink shade that smells floral and fresh, almost rose-like. After moisturizing a tiny dab of this preps my skin beautifully and allows my foundation to smooth on easier. The product does whiten ever so slightly but nothing ghastly or unnatural just a hint of brightness that relieves tired, dull skin and breathes new life into it. My foundation lasts an extra 2-3 hours after use which is surprising considering this isn't a silicon base.

I can't decide what I loved best about this but some things I adored were the beautiful smell, the way it made my skin look bright and less dull, the great way it smooths on and offers extra moisture and eases my foundation on. I can't speak for the anti-aging elements but hey all the better if it does protect my skin against aging.

The foundation comes in a cute pink squeeze bottle with a little faux diamond tacked onto to the top. It's sadly not a lot of product inside the tube but since you only need a little it should last you quite a while.

I paid retail for this which was $239TWD, I've seen it on E-bay for nearly triple it's retail price which makes me wince in agony. I do think it's worth at least $15 USD but I really hate that it's been jacked up so badly. It's well worth trying out and it's Muse Approved for purchase by yours truly!

Who might like it?
  • Anyone who needs a thick primer to fill in pores
  • Those who want their foundation to last longer
  • Anyone who's skin needs a little pick me up to go from dull to pretty

Overall, Shills Perfect Brightening Primer definately promises a whole lot of everything and quite successfully delivers it all. I really liked this one and think it's worth tracking down for yourself.

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Blogger aichaku-愛着 said...

The packaging looks good! I didn't see this on the shelves, will look out for it. I'm abit of a Shill fan. :D

February 23, 2009 at 7:53 PM  
Anonymous petitez said...

Oh! This sounds good enough to try! :)

February 24, 2009 at 5:30 AM  
Anonymous priscilla said...

thanks for the great review! one question - is this in any way mattifying? i dont wear foundation and i am always looking for a mattifier that brightens.

February 24, 2009 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi aichaku!

Shills is awesome :) do they have shills in singapore?!

February 24, 2009 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey pets!

tis awesome stuff!

February 24, 2009 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi priscilla ;)

My pleasure...nope..not at all. It's more of a moist primer base :)

sorry hun!

February 24, 2009 at 10:14 AM  
Anonymous ming shu said...


was thinking of buying this as well... just not really sure how to use it...
do u use this b4 or after bb cream? or did u do away with the bb cream and replace it with this primer?


April 2, 2009 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi ming shu!

before your BB Cream, before foundation or concealer of any kind. You'll be using it to prep with so before you use any makeup you'll use this!

It makes your foundation last longer, fills pores, and creates a good canvas for your other makeup!

Hope this helps!

It's quite good :-D Stop by and tell me what you think if you get it!

April 2, 2009 at 3:55 PM  

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