So I received OLEHENRIKSEN’s newly launched Banana Bright Face Primer to try out and share my thoughts on. I won’t lie, initially, I was super skeptical. Despite knowing of the brand, I hadn’t used any of their products before and I doubted whether this would want to make me.
The directions say that the product “can be worn alone, under makeup or dabbed on top of makeup as a highlight.” So I decided that I’d need to try it out both alone and as a primer before reaching a verdict.
So here were my thoughts!
As a primer
First impression: A little goes a long way, it leaves a soft, glowy undertone that leaves your skin looking healthy and dewy.
Endurance: Definitely found that the dewy undertone stays all day and my skin felt great even after I took my makeup off.
Final verdict: It works great as a primer. It does leave your skin looking a bit bright and oily once you take it off, but that could just be because of my own skin type. I thought it made my skin look plump and healthy and I absolutely loved that. My skin doesn’t feel dry or worn out after a long day of make-up which is a refreshing change.
On its own
First impression: It definitely makes your skin look dewy and gives it a natural highlight.
Endurance: Honestly, I will say because of how bright it is, it may eventually make your skin look oily throughout the day. So I’d probably only use a small amount and go easy.
Final verdict: I was especially skeptical to see how this would work on its own, but I’m pleasantly impressed. I love that I have something that can be my go-to on days I don’t feel like putting on a full face of makeup, and that requires minimal effort.
On the whole, I’m a fan. The fact that it works on its own and as a primer has me sold. The fact that it’s enriched with vitamin C makes me feel more inclined towards it as well since then I don’t feel as bad about having a full face of makeup on all day. I do think I will look into the brand and at the very least, check out the products in the same line.
Note: I was sent this product for free for testing purposes, but am not obligated to write a good review.