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Sue Devitt Microquatic Blue Anti-Aging Primer

Sue-Devitt-Microquatic-Blue Anti-Aging-PrimerSue Devitt Microquatic Blue Anti-Aging SPF 30 Protection Primer is one of those products that does a bunch of great things in one little bottle. Upfront it provides protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays with SPF 30. It also contains soothing blue algae extract to combat redness and anti-irritant crystals to sooth upset skin. It also works to stimulate skin’s natural collagen production and repairs sun damage with anti-aging ingredients like Ceramides 2 and Matrixyl.

I was eagar to try this stuff because I’d read some fantastic online reviews. Plus, everthing I’ve used from Sue Devitt I’ve fallen in love with. I reviewed her Lip Gloss in Bermuda Triangle, and it’s now my favorite nude, shmmery, go-to gloss. And Sue Devitt Gold Coast Bronzing Powder has been a favorite of mine for years! (Review follows.)

Back to the Sue Devitt Microquatic Blue Protection Primer. Sue Devitt recommends warming a small amount of the product between your fingers to break down the crystals and then you smooth the primer over your clean, dry skin. You can also mix a little of this on the back of your hand with foundation or a daytime moisturizer. As I have complained about on HOTB a lot, my skin is super sensitive, so I always approach product reviews for skin care with trepidation. But I was really impressed with the quality of this primer. I used just a bit after my morning skin care regime, which includes a sunscreen. I added this primer for a little SPF backup and it would have been a great prep for foundation… But believe it or not, I don’t own a single foundation. (I know!) So I just used this stuff on its own. It calmed the redness in my skin, added a little glow, and had a slight mattifying affect on my sometimes oily skin. Also awesome? It didn’t break me out or irritate my skin. The pump top is hygienic (no fingers going into the container) and the bottle is pretty enough to leave out on your counter top. Oh and by the way, my second attempt at a product photo went a little better than my first, right? And thanks for the tip about the Macro Setting, Suzanne.  Price: $48.00


Sue Devitt Gold Coast Bronzing Powder is a makeup bag staple for me. I’ve tried plenty of other bronzers, but I keep coming back to this one. A word to the wise: Don’t freak when you see it in the pan, because it does look dark, but the trick is to use it sparingly. A few light swipes on my cheeks, jaw line, forehead and nose, and I have a natural looking, healthy glow that works in the summer when I have a little fake tan going or in the winter when I need to warm up my naturally pale complexion. The best part is that it doesn’t turn my skin orange and it doesn’t contain any shimmer. It’s just a soft glowy, magic shade. It’s never broken me out or made my skin itchy, and it contains SPF 10.  Price: $30.00

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