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I Finally Found a Primer That Works on My Problematic Skin — and It's Not Even a Primer

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I own one eye shadow and about 10 moisturisers. Needless to say, I wouldn't describe myself as a "makeup kind of girl." I'm much more into my skincare routine. Due to the fact that I have both oily and dry, hormonal acne-prone skin (lucky me!), I've spent many years perfecting my beauty routine; I stay away from makeup I'm scared will clog my pores, making me an antiprimer person. I used to think, "Why add another layer?" I realised I was doing it all wrong when I tried this Capture Totale DreamSkin Advanced Perfect Skin Creator (£90).

Before you let the price tag scare you away, let me start by saying this product has hands down changed my skin, and it lasts forever. So how did I discover it? One of my friends who has similar skin issues showed up to an event looking flawless, and I immediately asked what was different. She told me about this miracle formula, and the next day I headed to the department store.

The saleswoman informed me that DreamSkin has always been a popular product from the brand and that it was just reinvented to also help with anti-ageing. It's a light-pink texture that has a very faint smell of flowers. It's meant to help even out skin tone, cover spots, reduce redness, and minimise the appearance of large pores. I was sold.

The cream does everything it promises, but — more importantly — the consistency is just right for my combination skin. It keeps my dry patches moisturised throughout the day without flaking, and my skin doesn't feel slick or oily. After weeks of use, it didn't cause me to have any breakouts. My skin overall looked more glowing, and my foundation stayed on longer and better.

This product was a total splurge for me, but now I can't imagine living without it!

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