$1 Base!? AOA Wonder Skin Perfecting Blur Primer Review

My skin is beautiful. My skin is awesome. My skin is lovely, amazing, and does all the functional things it’s supposed to do, like protecting my nerves and organs and what not. Now, what my skin isn’t is perfect, which is why I picked up the AOA Wonder Skin Perfecting Blur Primer from shopmissa.

com for the low, low, low price of $1. Worst result: I wasted 4 quarters. Best result: I never spend more than $1 prepping my skin again!




The Hot Goss: This primer may only be $1, but it’s claiming to do a lot of things: illuminating, reflecting, filling fine lines, blurring like a snapchat filter, and making sure your foundation doesn’t clock out early! Plus, it’s vegan, paraben-free, and cruelty-free. All 0.67 fl oz. of it comes in this teeny-tiny squeezy tube (my fave type of primer packaging) and is a thin gel with little flecks of gold glitter in it.


The Hot Mess: There’s aren’t many bad things to say about this primer, mainly because it doesn’t do much. It doesn’t spread far, so I’ve never figured out if I’m using too much or too little. It kind of blends to nothing, leaving behind 10-20 tiny golden glitters on my face. I’ve used illuminating liquids mixed in or underneath my foundation before, and they usually aren’t full of glitter specs. If they are, there’s at least enough to see it through the foundation. I get no illumination visibility from this! I get no blurring effect! I get no filling in of my singular smile line! The most change this primer has ever done on my skin is making my foundation bunch up around my nose!




The Nice and Warm: I like the process of applying this foundation to my skin. The texture and consistency of this reminds me a lot of my Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel. When you apply it to the face, it feels a little wet, and soaks into the skin like water. It feels very hydrating and cooling, which I am a big fan of.


This primer isn’t bad. It’s just completely ineffective, because it doesn’t really do any of the amazing things it claims to do. I think the price and the vegan/cruelty-free/paraben-free nature of it is  pretty nice. The problem is that it’s just kind of pointless. Yes, it feels great on the skin, but I really can just throw on my Aloe Vera Soothing Gel before my makeup if I want that effect. In my opinion, this is definitely a product you can pass on!



What’s your favorite primer?

Thanks for reading!

Until next time, have an awesome rest of your day and an amazing rest of your week!

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