This Tula primer is like an IRL filter for your face
I’m a big fan of multitasking beauty products. A 2-in-1 cheek and lip tint? Yes please. A moisturizer enriched with SPF? Give me. The fewer steps, the better. That’s why I’ve got my eye on Tula Filter Primer ($38), a primer that hydrates skin, blurs pores, and has a subtle tint to even out blemishes and discoloration. The formula has earned the seal of approval from dermatologists and nearly 8,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating from adoring fans, and it’s easy to see why.
Most primers do one job: prep skin to enhance makeup products and increase longevity. This The primer isn’t a regular primer, though – It’s a cool primer (just kidding, but not either). It has tone to offer, especially if you prefer a “no makeup” look, as it provides just enough buildable tint to even out your skin tone and give you a lit-from-within glow. It is also extremely effective as a makeup base, as it really highlights the natural glow of the skin and adds a dewy layer. Bonus: It contains non-comedogenic ingredients, which means it won’t clog pores.
Key ingredients in Tula Filter Primer include licorice to combat uneven or blotchy skin tone, as well as Tula’s signature probiotic extracts. Probiotics help balance skin, which may lose beneficial bacteria after cleansing. “When you wash your face, especially with harsh cleansers and soaps, you remove both good and bad bacteria from your skin,” Roshin Raj, MD, gastroenterologist and board-certified internist, previously explained. “Any disturbance in the balance of bacteria – too bad – leaves the skin susceptible to skin irritations such as dryness, inflammation and infection.” It’s true, what’s good for your gut is also good for your skin.
When you use a skincare product that contains probiotics, you’re helping kick-start those good bacteria, which in turn support a healthy skin barrier, fight inflammation, and leave skin feeling more supple and soothed. Tula points out, “It’s not just a primer, it’s skincare.” And they mean it!
The primer is available in five shades: Deep, Medium, Medium/Deep, Fair/Light and an untinted “Universal” shade. FYI: The shades aren’t meant to match your skin tone exactly, they’re just designed to enhance it. Thanks to the nourishing ingredients, the base is suitable for all skin types (oily, combination or dry) and is ideal for sensitive or acne-prone skin.
Thousands of buyers can’t be wrong. One wrote: “I’m a mum of 4 and makeup has been the last item on my to-do list for years now. I was told about this product while looking around Ulta, and it blew my mind. changed my life! It’s so quick and easy, and gives my skin great color and a glow. I get compliments all the time, and can’t wait to put it on in the morning. Less than a minute is do ! “
Another confirms that you can wear it alone, without foundation: “I love the base. Light but with very good coverage. I wear it alone, without foundation. I like the natural look and the light glow.”
The best of all? It’s easy to use. Apply one to three pumps (depending on the desired coverage) all over your face, and that’s it! You have finished! And just like that, you’ve gained a few extra minutes to enjoy that morning cup of coffee.
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