Whereas at Nam Vo’s masterclass lately, the New York Metropolis-based make-up artist repeatedly reached for a similar product to assist create her signature “dewy dumpling” glow. I did not acknowledge the small rectangular glass bottle, although. At one level, Vo held it up and requested the group in the event that they’d ever heard of VDL. I contemplate myself a magnificence product encyclopedia, so I used to be ashamed to not be one of many many individuals cheering. Vo went on to elucidate that it is a South Korea-based make-up model recognized for its illuminating primers.
A few days later, VDL got here up as soon as once more. (The abbreviation stands for Vivid Wishes come to Life, by the way in which.) This time, I used to be relieved to know what it is all about. Seems, the Okay-beauty model is about to make its stateside debut with three of its in style primers in tow. (Extra merchandise will drop quickly after.) All are based mostly on the extremely covetable idea of glass pores and skin.
For many who aren’t naturally blessed with clear, poreless pores and skin, the primers pack a one-two punch. They assist clean and plump your complexion like your favourite skin-care merchandise whereas boosting its glow with light-weight but significantly pearly pigments — not not like a liquid highlighter. They’re additionally foolproof coloration correctors. (So make one-three punch. I do know nothing about boxing, so I am sorry if that is not a factor.)
Vo’s favourite of the trio is the Lumilayer Primer Unique. She begins off by brushing it onto the excessive factors of the face for a method she calls “underpainting.” Then, she applies basis over it. Subsequent, she faucets it onto the identical areas as earlier than to create a base for powder highlighter. The primer is flecked with shimmery violet pigments that give pores and skin a extra multi-dimensional glow than an alien-like one. When you take the principles of coloration correction under consideration, the purple hue helps cancel out boring, sallow tones in pores and skin to make it look brighter. On Vo’s mannequin for her masterclass, the Lumilayer Primer Unique made her cheekbones appear to be there have been little orbs of sunshine inside of every of them.
Nervous about slathering a cool-toned primer throughout your warm-toned face? You will want the Lumilayer Primer Contemporary. Its purple, white, and gold shimmer mix for a shocking peachy glow. On this case, peach helps dimish the looks of darkish circles and uneven pores and skin tone. You should use it by itself on prime of basis for a wet-looking highlighter impact.
For these with oily pores and skin who’re skeptical about primers meant to provide you a dewy look, VDL will not neglect you with its choice dropping within the U.S. It included the Satin Veil Primer in its lineup, a mattifying possibility that staves off shine. It will not suck the moisture out of your pores and skin, although. It is formulated with rose enfleurage oil, which shortly absorbs into pores and skin with out making it really feel greasy — a significant plus for acne-prone pores and skin. On the similar time, it helps soothe irritation and hydrate pores and skin. I really like the way it would not have that silicone really feel to it that tends to tablet in the event you rub it into your pores and skin an excessive amount of. You may therapeutic massage it into your pores and skin all you need, and it’ll simply take up into it much more with out patchiness.
Beginning tomorrow, August 1, you’ll store all three of the primers for $26 every on vdlus.com.
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