Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base Review Featured

About SOFINA Primavista Ange Long Keep Base

Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base

SOFINA Primavista Ange is the No.1 selling base makeup brand in Taiwan*, and they have now relaunched their popular Primavista Ange Long Keep Base with an upgraded formula.

The new and improved SOFINA Primavista Ange Long Keep Base UV primer retains the same defining qualities of the previous edition, but boasts an even longer-lasting effect that instantly brightens the skin while preventing dullness and keeps shine at bay. Reformulated with better sebum-absorbing properties, this long wear primer helps with oil-control and simultaneously protects the skin from harmful UV rays with SPF16 PA++. With a non-sticky texture, the primer evens out skin tone and leaves a smooth and bright finish – setting a perfect canvas for makeup application and have you looking shine-free all day.

This primer from SOFINA not only looks good on skin, but is also good for skin. It is formulated with hyaluronic acid for intense hydration and is non-comedogenic tested.


*Taiwan Nielsen Research: Value sales in Cosmetics offline market in Makeup Base segment from Oct 2015 – Sep 2018.

Primavista Ange Long Keep Base retails for SGD17 at Don Don Donki, Welcia-BHG, Sofina Official store on Shopee and Lazada. Stay tuned till the end for a special promo!

SOFINA Primavista Ange Long Keep Base: Editor’s review

Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base Editors Review Before After

It is difficult to find a primer that can keep foundation looking fresh and makeup intact in Singapore’s hot and humid weather, so I was eager to try the SOFINA Primavista Ange Long Keep Base and see if it would work as claimed.

The packaging of the bottle makes it easy to dispense an adequate amount of product that the brand recommended. The primer has a very lightweight and watery texture, so you can spread it across your face evenly.

I liked that the primer didn’t feel oily or greasy, and actually left a matte finish on the skin that was very comfortable. If you have oily skin, you can definitely feel that the oil has been whisked away upon application of the primer, so it is easier to apply the rest of your makeup without worrying that it will cake as the day goes on.

Another point worth noting is that the SOFINA Primavista Ange Long Keep Range actually brightens your complexion immediately after you apply it. It added a pink, healthy glow on my face which made me look really radiant, which is great if you prefer to wear lighter makeup such as tinted moisturisers.

I would apply this under my foundation and go to work – my typical day consists of sitting in a dry, air-conditioned office, as well as heading out for events in the hot sun. I was surprised to find that my makeup not just stayed intact throughout the day, but actually managed to look fresh, as though I had just applied it. My foundation didn’t oxidise as much, and my makeup wouldn’t cake even if I am sweating quite a fair bit – I was certainly impressed by the efficacy of this primer!

20 readers’ reviews on SOFINA Primavista Ange Long Keep Base

SOFINA Primavista Ange Long Keep Base
4.5

Summary

Most readers liked the lightweight texture of the SOFINA Primavista Ange Long Keep Base, and the velvety matte finish it left on the skin. Some of them were surprised to find that the primer didn’t feel oily or heavy at all, which was better than other primers that they have used before. Even those who have dry skin did not find it too drying on their face either.

They also noted that upon application of the primer on dull and uneven complexion, they saw that their skin tone not only became more even, but also sported a healthy and radiant glow. The primer smoothened the skin surface as well, which made it easier for many readers to apply their foundation afterwards.

Despite the differences in skin types, almost all of them agreed that the Primavista Ange Long Keep Base had helped their makeup to stay fresh and intact over a long period of time. Some with oilier skin reported a bit of oiliness around the nose by mid-day, but the rest of their foundation continued to look bright and did not oxidise. One reader even shared that she faced fewer breakouts after using this primer from SOFINA due to the product’s effective oil-control properties.

*Reviewer Alice Bamadhaj’s rating was removed from the overall rating of the product as she was allergic to one of the ingredients in the product. 

Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base Review Catherine Chia

Catherine Chia, 19
Concerned with oily skin and enlarged pores

My previous experience with other primers hadn’t been good – some always leave a sticky finish and look cakey. To my surprise, my skin didn’t feel as sticky or look as cakey with this SOFINA primer, and my makeup actually looked rather good at the end of the day! I like that this primer feels very light, almost as though there is nothing on your skin. The finish is also nice, and my makeup survived everything from normal days indoors to 4 straight hours under the blazing hot sun. I would recommend this to my friends and family, especially people in my age range as well as those who have oilier skin and struggle with cakey base makeup.

Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base Review Bao Yi

Bao Yi, 22
Concerned with dull and uneven skin tone, oily and acne-prone skin

I have used both drugstore and high-end primers before but never noticed a stark difference, so I used to think there was no need to apply primer before foundation. However, I would actually want to repurchase this one from SOFINA! I used to have very dehydrated and dull skin by the end of the day, but I have noticed that now I have fresh, bright, and hydrated skin! I have even noticed fewer breakouts after using this primer, and this is coming from someone prone to acne. I would highly recommend this for people with similar skin type and problems as me to try this out!

Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base Review Qian Ru

Chan Qian Ru, 22
Concerned with dull and uneven skin tone, redness on face

When I applied the SOFINA primer on my skin, it was not sticky or oily at all. My skin felt smooth, which helped my makeup to look smoother as well. I usually use mattifying primers to control oil in my T-zone, but I was still very impressed by how well this one held up. I did not expect this primer to stop all of my oil production in this hot weather, but I was so surprised to see that my skin did not even appear shiny. It was only possible to detect oil if I attempted to blot or touch my face. My skin also did not feel heavy as it normally would by the end of the day. I will definitely use this again because it has a good price point and really lives up to its claims. If you have oily skin, or even just normal skin, I recommend you use this so that you keep your face feeling nice and fresh.

Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base Review Cherrie Anwar

Cherrie Anwar, 24
Concerned with dull and uneven skin tone

I have tried various primers before but none of them ever balanced my skin properly, so my foundation always ended up looking patchy. When I used this primer from SOFINA, I found that my skin actually felt smooth and I no longer faced the problem of patchy foundation. My skin also instantly became brighter after applying the primer. By the end of the day, I saw that my makeup looked almost as good as it had at the start, and my skin didn’t really feel oily. I’m so impressed by this that I have even decided to throw away my old primers and buy more Primavista Ange Long Keep Base, because it has made such a huge difference to my makeup.

Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base Review Jia Min

Kok Jia Min, 23
Concerned with enlarged pores

I don’t have the habit of using primer – I usually just apply cushion foundation straight on the skin. When I tried this primer, I saw that my pores looked less obvious. I also observed that my skin became brighter, and continued to look radiant throughout the day. Unfortunately, I have very sensitive skin, so my face felt a little itchy towards the end of the day. My makeup also looked a little cakey, but I think that was because of the foundation that I used. As I think that maybe the product didn’t work as well on me because of my personal skin problems, I would still recommend this product to other people such as my sister.

Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base Review Nicole

Nicole, 25
Concerned with dull and uneven skin tone, oily skin, enlarged pores

This primer helped to brighten my complexion, so my face actually looked fairer and dewy right after application. Throughout the day, my skin continued to feel good and only a little bit of makeup faded away at the end. Personally, I like that the primer has been very effective in making my skin look brighter, but I feel that it did not really make my pores look smaller. I think younger girls who have just started using makeup and/or primer should definitely give this a go.

Caiyun, 28
Concerned with oily skin

I compared this to my previous primer and found that this one from SOFINA actually made my skin less shiny, even if I don’t use a mattifying powder after applying foundation. I also like that I do not feel that I am putting an extra layer over my skin. My skin tends to be oily by midday, but I was surprised to find that the primer has helped my skin to remain looking matte! I love that this is so lightweight in texture, mattifies my skin really well, and makes sure my makeup doesn’t oxidise – I would use this again and recommend to my friends with oily skin!

Yasmin Nur Dalili, 23
Concerned with oily skin, enlarged pores

In the past, I felt that some primers were breaking me out after a while, so I stopped using them. Using the SOFINA Primavista Ange Long Keep Base, however, may have changed my mind. I realised that my skin was visibly fairer upon application, which helped me a lot when I had long nights out. It was very smooth to the touch as well. By midday, I would feel that some areas were slightly oily but much more controlled, and it continued to control oil very well even after long hours. The downside is that this primer may be too good at controlling oil, so I had a few dry patches on my skin after using it. I’ll recommend this to people want a lightweight feeling, and I do think this is a good alternative to higher-end products that work the same.

Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base Review Jun Wen

Yong Jun Wen, 24
Concerned with dull and uneven skin tone, acne scarring, oily T-zone

I have an oily T-zone, but I found that it became less oily when I use this primer, compared to the times when I wore my other primer or went without a primer. My makeup continued to look fresh even during noontime – by then, I had already worn makeup for 4 hours! The lightweight texture and velvety finish were very nice, and I love the fact that I do not have to touch up at all throughout the day. I would recommend this to my friends with oily skin!

Wendy Lee, 26
Concerned with dull and uneven skin tone, enlarged pores

My skin feels great when I apply this primer from SOFINA, unlike other primers that are so thick that it feels like your skin cannot breathe. The primer also gave my skin a nice finish. By the end of the day (about 12 hours), my overall makeup look was more or less acceptable, except for the nose area that was a bit more oily. I strongly recommend the Primavista Ange Long Keep Base to people who are doing photoshoots, because the oil control it provides is really awesome.

Clarrisa Chin, 19
Concerned with dull and uneven skin tone, oily skin, enlarged pores

Some primers I used previously were very sticky and oily, but the Primavista Ange Long Keep Base actually left a light, powdery finish on my skin. My makeup looked more matte afterwards as there was no more oily glow. By the end of the day, my makeup would usually have oxidised, but this primer kept it looking fresh and not oily at all. I also couldn’t see my pores! I think this has definitely done a good job in helping my makeup look fresh and bright, while controlling oil production.

Siti Shahida, 27
Concerned with dull and uneven skin tone, oily skin

After applying the primer (which wasn’t sticky or greasy), my skin looked flawless, and this remained so until the end of the day! I like that it is easier to apply my makeup with this primer because my skin is smoother, and that foundation doesn’t oxidise even after a long day. This primer has performed much better than others that I have tried before, be it in terms of oil control or helping makeup stay fresh for long hours. I am happy to have found a good primer, and I want to recommend this affordable option to other makeup enthusiasts as well.

Tessa, 28
Concerned with dull and uneven skin tone, oily skin

I didn’t have the habit of applying primer as I used to think that there was not much difference. However, the Primavista Ange Long Keep Base changed my mind. It made my skin feel smooth upon application, and barely any makeup wore off at the end of the day. I will use this product again and recommend it to my friends as well.

Jermaine, 26
Concerned with dull and uneven skin tone, oily skin, enlarged pores

When I apply the SOFINA Primavista Ange Long Keep Base, my skin feels hydrated but not oily at all. It also definitely looks brighter! Usually my nose and eyelids will be oily by the end of the day but with this primer, my makeup actually looks fine. I was also impressed that my eyeshadow stays on throughout the day without creasing, even though I have oily eyelids. I like the consistency of this primer as it is not too thick or watery, and the nozzle dispenses the right amount of product. I would use this again, and recommend to people with oily skin and eyelids.

Michelle Lim, 21
Concerned with dull and uneven skin tone, oily skin

I found that the application of the primer from SOFINA was really easy and it felt like there was nothing on my skin at all but at the same time it seemed like there was a protective barrier. My makeup looked great and fresh after a long day, except for a little wearing off around the nose. I like that this product has a nice packaging, no chemical smell, and is so easy to apply. I recommend this to anyone who is trying out primers for the first time!

Eleanor Chew, 19
Concerned with dull and uneven skin tone, oily skin, and enlarged pores

Using this primer felt almost as though I hadn’t applied anything, because it was so lightweight and smooth on my skin. It was slightly oily at the end of the day, but this was already very good, considering that my face always produces a lot of oil. I like using the Primavista Ange Long Keep Base because it makes me look better and really boosts my confidence.

Rachel, 32
Concerned with dull and uneven skin tone, enlarged pores

This primer was not oily and sticky at all, and I saw that my skin brightened immediately after I applied it, which made my makeup look like it is glowing. Throughout the day, my makeup would still be intact and my skin wouldn’t be too oily or dry. I love the matte finish, brightening effect, and long staying power that the Primavista Ange Long Keep Base has given to my makeup, so I would highly recommend it to my friends and also use this product again!

Toh Rou Jun, 22
Concerned with dull and uneven skin tone

This is the best primer that I have tried so far! I was very impressed that it applied really smoothly and gave my skin a satin finish. It is also the first time that my makeup did not crease in my smile lines, nor did my skin feel extremely dry or oily. I am absolutely in love with this product for its longevity, natural finish, and ability to even out my skin tone, so I want to share this with my friends in the beauty community and anyone who needs a little help evening out their skin!

Wani, 22
Concerned with oily skin, enlarged pores, and acne

The SOFINA primer helped my skin to stay matte while helping my makeup to look bright and fresh throughout the day. It was easier to apply makeup as well because my skin became smoother after using the primer. I think this primer has controlled my skin’s oil product much better, and also locks makeup down for much longer than others that I have tried before.

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