So, it makes perfect sense that they’d introduce new formulas of their bestseller. This new version, however, is different to the three other primers in the collection.
Right now there’s three variations of the putty primer; there’s the original Putty Primer, then came the Luminous Putty Primer, and then came along the Matte Putty Primer. This new addition to the putty primer family is designed to treat the skin whilst you wear it.
“Transform your skin into a smooth canvas (with or without makeup!) while saying buh-bye to blemishes.
This skin-perfecting primer is formulated with acne-fighting ingredients like Salicylic Acid, Zinc, and Kaolin to draw out imperfections, minimize the appearance of pores, calm irritated skin, and prevent future breakouts.
The putty’s unique, velvety formula smooths over imperfections, gripping your makeup for all-day wear or giving you an even, clear bare-faced finish.”
The ELF Acne Fighting Putty Primer is $9, just like the other Putty Primers, and it’s described as being a makeup primer formulated with acne-fighting ingredients to fight future breakouts while smoothing skin for a flawless and even complexion.
It features the same packaging design, with a round plastic jar, and a black matte screw-on lid. The primer is a strange green colour which really does look like guacamole.
It’s kinda random, but I don’t know if the green tint has some kinda colour correction properties, in that it could counteract redness of the skin around active breakouts and blemishes.
- 1.8% Salicylic Acid – helps prevent the development of future breakouts & helps reduce redness
- Zinc – helps reduces inflammation
- Kaolin – helps control oil and draws out imperfections
The ELF Acne Fighting Putty Primer is recommended to those with acne-prone, oily or combination skin, and if it works, it’s an impressive primer.
I do wonder how effective it could truly be, as primer is formulated to sit on the surface of the skin, so that it blurs and perfects the skin, as well as being a smooth base for your makeup to adhere too.
If you have acne-prone skin, you’d be better off using salicylic acid based serums and treatments which will actually penetrate the skin, instead of sitting on the surface of the skin until you cleanse your skin. I like the idea, and I do enjoy the original version of the primer, but I’m just not sold on this idea…