I am a huge lover of Australis products, so naturally when the Australis Midas Touch Serum Primer came out, I just had to try it!
Price AUD: $19.95
Prep and prime skin with our Midas Touch Serum Primer that contains flecks of gold and a splash of honey to hydrate skin giving it a gorgeous glow! Vitamin E, Honey and Gardenia Flora Extract help to soothe and brighten your skin tone!
I put a few drops onto my clear palette, and as you can see in the photo, there is tiny specks of gold within it. The actual primer itself is clear.
I applied it to my skin with a synthetic brush to stop it soaking into my fingers, and it felt quite moisturising. I did however have to use more product because it soaked into my skin faster than I could spread it!
In order to properly test out the primer, I used a powder foundation (Eco Minerals) on the right side of my face, and a liquid foundation (Loreal Infallible, Matte) on the left side. Below is all the products I applied to my face for the full day of wear.
I only used the Rimmel Stay Matte powder to set my under eyes as they crease horrendously and I wanted to test whether or not the primer would last with just foundation.
I spent the day editing videos, went to the shops and lounged around the house. The foundation had completely come off my chin and sides of my face. I was also quite oily on my forehead. The foundation had also come off my nose which is generally quite normal considering I am usually very oily there.
From overall wear, I would not recommend this primer for an oily skin type. It did not do well against my natural oils and did not hold my makeup in place. I do think it would be a great serum though as it has honey, vitamin E and oils in it.