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Are you sick of highlighting products yet? No? Then keep reading! 🙂
I recently watched a haul from Bunny (grav3yardgirl) and she had picked up the Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Prism Cream. I purchased it immediately after she swatched it. The glow! I needed it. The rainbow-esque packaging! Yes, please.
How to Use
You can use the Prism Cream as a primer, as a spot highlighter for the face or body, or mixed with foundation. The impressive ingredients list made me want to slather this cream all over my face, so priming it would be. It contains colloidal gold to lift and firm skin, plus hyaluronic acid and aloe to help skin retain moisture.
I use Prism Cream almost exclusively as a primer. It is creamy and adds hydration to my skin (thank you, hyaluronic acid!) while imparting a lot of glow. After I apply my foundation, my skin is radiant and my imperfections are blurred slightly. I actually think my makeup does last a bit longer as well, which makes this product really stand out, as it is much more than a traditional glowy primer.
Swatches & Comparisons
Prism Cream is just slightly darker than my skin tone, but it blends well and adjusts color on my face to not look so dark. It catches the light a bit dramatically all over, but it’s perfect as a base underneath foundation.
|Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Prism Cream swatch|
Earlier this year, I discussed two primers that also promise to yield glowing skin: Becca Backlight Priming Filter and Dior Glow Maximizer Primer (review here). Neither product worked well as a primer, nor did they mesh well with my wintry dry skin – they just enhanced my pores and dry spots. However, my skin is now more normal than my initial post, and these primers work much better for me, though they still accentuate my pores a little bit and do not add more life to my makeup.
The three primers have different tones as well, which makes me feel justified in keeping all of them in my collection. The Becca primer is the lightest, a champagne gold – it is stunning on top of cheekbones for a more natural glow. Dior is very golden, perfect for a bronzed, sun-kissed look or for warm skin tones in general. Prism Cream is a slightly warm golden beige. More subtle than the other two, PTR’s primer performs its magic in a more subdued way.
|Swatches L-R: Becca Backlight Priming Filter, Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Prism Cream, Dior Glow Maximizer|
In terms of price, the PTR Prism Cream is the cheapest at $42 for 1.7 oz. Becca retails for $38 for 1 oz and Dior retails for $42 for 1 oz – you’re getting more product for the money with the Prism Cream.
I am excited that my skin is allowing me to reach for my glowy primers again. I’ve discovered a new favorite in the Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Prism Cream, which provides skincare benefits on top of effective priming and luminizing. I’m not entirely sure if this will work for oily skin types, as I tend to be normal to dry. I think it’s worth trying though!
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