Sunday Riley is a new makeup line by skincare expert Sunday Riley. It appeared at Barneys a couple of months ago-- you might have seen a photo of a gorgeous blush in their holiday catalog. The brand is finally also available online, so this will a good time to start posting my reviews. We're starting with the basic, a makeup primer, or: Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer.
Here's what Sunday Riley (or her marketing team) have to say:
Our Philosophy: All of our products are built on the foundation of Purified, Active, + Proven. We only buy active ingredients at 99% purity and we triple check them to confirm their purity levels. Maximum purity makes a huge difference in your skin radiance long term - and our returning customers are valued and priceless.
Thus, the primer and the other color products are supposed to help us in the anti-aging fight. I wouldn't abandon any part of my skincare routine just yet, but knowing that my makeup works hard for me is always a welcomed idea. The formula of Sunday Riley's primer is enriched with Peptides and Sodium Hyaluronate, both help the skin retain its moisture level and healthy texture. The primer is liquid and feels very light. However, looking at the ingredient list reveals that it is not as silicone-free as it appears, although the 'cones are farther down the list than in many other primers. I guess that's what makes Sunday Riley's perform so well in the makeup endurance department.
As I mentioned, the Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer comes in three shades: Deep, Medium and Light. The SA at Barneys thought at first that Medium would be my perfect match, but had to clean my face up immediately, as Medium was too dark and too yellow for me. What you see here is Light, the one I purchased, and you can tell that this color blends seamlessly. It dries down immediately, feels great, works well with every foundation and tinted moisturizer I threw at it so far and performs like a rock star.
Bottom Line: One of the best.
Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer ($48) is available from Barneys, in store and online.