This Peel-Off 'Primer' Is Going Viral for Creating a Film to Prevent Makeup From Ever Touching Skin
The Direcsil Face Shield Patch ($15.50) is a Korean-based product that claims to refresh skin while delivering a "second-skin." The tube describes the product as a “face shield patch that protects skin from direct contact with makeup by covering the skin with a transparent, protective film.” While it’s not a primer, it is intended to be applied before your foundation so it doesn’t settle into your pores. According to various reviews, the clear gel feels more like a glue or hair gel than your typical makeup primer, and you can apply it either all over your face (though we’ve learned this would use up the majority of the bottle) or where your larger pores live and around more acne-prone areas.
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Once the gel dries, you’re cleared to apply your foundation and rest of your makeup as usual. Come the end of the night, you’re then able to peel off the areas where you applied the Shield to see that no makeup actually touched your skin. The reviews online are mixed, but you can be the judge. (Protecting skin from stressors is always a win in our book.)
Watch some of the reviews of the Direscil Face Shield Patch for yourself—you’ll be blown away.