I’m so sorry I’ve been so quiet recently. I’ve decided to give myself a few months off whilst doing up our house and concentrating on my full time job as a production manager in television. I will however try to keep blogging for you all. As you know I subscribe to Glossybox, it’s a great way to keep in touch with new products to the market and to try new brands. The majority of the time a product comes in my box I use it and enjoy it and then go back to what I usually buy, but on receiving one of the items in my October box I’m now a complete convert to the Monu Illuminating Primer. I’ve never heard of Monu as a brand before and always open to new things, so gave this one a bash.
I always use primers in my work but I’m not a total advocate of them as until now I’d not come across anything that I felt was really worth the money for day to day use, but agree that the addition of a primer for bridal make-up adds a longer lasting effect and much more flawless look. Read my blog here about primers. The Monu Primer was quite a different texture to other primers I’ve tried. It’s a thick white cream with a slight (illuminating) shimmer to it, not that the shimmer is visible after the application of foundation though.
Apply to the face and neck in the morning after cleansing and toning, using gentle upward movements.
I have quite greasy skin, certianly as the day goes on I find that my foundation has worn a bit especially on my forehead and around my t-zone and feels very greasy. I’ve tried all sorts to combat this, from using soap, loads of different moisturisers and serums. Initially I used this over my moisturiser which is a No7 Protect and Perfect for oily skin one, I found it improved the greasiness but it still wasn’t great, so I then cut out the moisturiser and tried just the primer. It amazing, it goes on well and my make-up really does last all day and no shininess. I’ve also tried it on some of my clients, it seems to work well with all skin types and really does help to give a good surface to work on and a healthy glow.
It’s not cheap but the hope is that you don’t need to use very much so it would last you. A 50ml bottle is £24.95 and can be bought from the Monu Shop online.
I highly recommend this product, so give it a go and let me know what you think.