MONU are a brand who I have been seeing around for quite some time. I remember receiving a full sized bottle of facial mist in a beauty subscription box many months back which has been a permanent fixture in my long haul suitcase for those balmy days down route. All of MONUs products are not tested on animals or use any animal derived product including sulphates and colourings. I really like the ethical philosophy behind the brand and that the products are all natural. MONU Illuminating Primer with a SPF15 is the newest step in my skincare and make up application and here are my thoughts.
Primers are a bit hit and miss with myself. I either forget to use them underneath my foundation, or I end up looking like an oil slick because they have reacted with my skin (take note Baby Skin). MONU Illuminating Primer* is a refreshing change in consistency and formula to most other primers I have tried. I have been using MONU for around three weeks now, and have been ensuring I use it daily so I can actually see what the results were. I’ve been using it before foundation and also on no make up days too.
First of all; the scent. Its so organic and natural, it reminds me of foliage and leaves. Its clean and smells of essential oils but I couldn’t pinpoint which oils are used. From the information given on the box, MONU Illuminating Primer contains light reflective Mica, zinc oxide which provides a barrier from harmful rays, cassia alata leaf extract which protects against UV damage, blackcurrant seed oils for suppleness and elasticity and vitamin E.
The pump action tube gives just the right amount of primer in one pump. Although it is a cream, it is as light as a mousse once massaged into skin. A little goes a long way and one pump is more than enough to cover my entire face and into my neck. There is a faint shimmer in the cream that gives off an ethereal glow when fully absorbed. It sinks into my skin wonderfully and doesn’t feel like any other primer I have used before. I usually wear Double Wear for work and a pump of MONU Illuminating Primer underneath Double Wear changes my matte foundation into a a delicious dewy glowing foundation. Hours of running around at work has no effect on the primer. It holds my foundation in place and I haven’t noticed any oily patches appearing on my face which is just fantastic.
I’m certainly going to be keeping MONU Illuminating Primer in my skincare routine. I adore having flawless, blurred out skin with minimal lines that are achieved from using this wonder primer. MONU have a fantastic skincare and make up range and I urge you to give them a look. You can find all the full range at the MONU website. MONU Illuminating Primer is £27.95 for 50ml*.