This review is for the Adorn Cosmetics Hydration+ Plumping Skin Primer which retails for $57 AUD.

What Adorn say about this primer:

“Adorn’s all in one Hydration+ Skin Plumping Primer and Moisturiser combines the benefits and convenience of moisturisation and a makeup primer in one convenient product. This beautiful, natural formula is complemented with the introduction of Jojoba Seed and Acai Oils, plus gorgeous Mango butter and Marshmallow extract. Our skincare is suited to most skin types and conditions and DOES NOT contain any toxic nasties, parabens, petro-chemical derivatives or sodium lauryl sulphate. Use during the day under your foundation.”

My Thoughts:

This is my favourite primer for anyone who has dry, dull, mature, or thin skin. I also love to use this primer in my own makeup kit, applied to clean skin under mineral makeup, or mixed with the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops.

The Upside:

This primer is incredibly hydrating, and really does appear to plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. It also smells really good, and I while I like knowing that it’s free from any nasty toxins.

The Downside:

I had to search my mind for a downside to this product, and honestly the only thing that has ever even slightly bothered me is that the cap comes off sometimes in my makeup bag. This has never made a mess though, I have just almost lost the cap a couple of times.


The Extended Review:

I have been using this primer for a while now, and I can say without reservation that it is excellent. It wouldn’t be my go to for very oily skin types, but for sensitive, mature, tired, or complexions on the drier side this is definitely my first choice.

The Adorn primer looks and applies just like a moisturiser, and works best when given time to settle into the skin before applying makeup.

Adorn hydration+ plumping primer

Adorn hydration+ plumping primer

See how dramatic the results are on my poor dry hands? 😉

This primer boasts ingredients such as: Jojoba oil which is beneficial for all skin types and mimics skin’s own sebum, helping to balance oil production while healing and hydrating; Acai Oil, which is a powerful antioxidant; and Marshmallow extract, which “soothes and smooths” by simultaneously reducing puffiness (due to its anti inflammatory properties) and helping to hydrate and plump the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines. Marshmallow extract has also been proven to help speed up cell regeneration, and is incredible for those suffering from skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Makeup Artist Tip:

Cleanse and moisturise your face as usual, then apply one pump of the primer to your whole face using clean fingers or a foundation brush. Let the primer settle on the skin for up to five minutes before applying your makeup. I recommend this primer for anyone wanting a natural and toxin free primer, anyone using mineral powder foundations, and for people with skin that needs a little extra TLC. Those who have tired, dull, mature or problem skin will notice a great improvement from using this primer underneath their makeup.


The Adorn Cosmetics range is available worldwide from their website.

Thank you for choosing truly cruelty free products!

Charada x

Adorn Cosmetics Hydration+ Plumping Skin Primer Ingredients: Aqua, Cocos Nucifera*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (palm free), Glycerin (palm free), Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Acacia Senegal, Mangifera Indica (Mango Butter), Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil, Althaea Officinalis Extract (Marshmallow Extract), Hydrolysed Rice Bran, Carica papaya extract, Parfum (Vegetable preservative).

~ This product was provided to me for review purposes, however all opinions within this review are my own, and true to my experience. I will always be honest about how a product performs regardless of whether the product was supplied or purchased.