Makeup Review: Ren Skincare Perfect Canvas Clean Primer

The base of my makeup here is the newly-relaunched Perfect Canvas Clean Primer from Ren Skincare, which I’ve been using for the past couple of weeks. It promises to minimize pores, smooth the skin and grip makeup for long-lasting wear using probiotics, blue agave, and alpha-glucans. It also gluten-free, cruelty-free, and is formulated without silicone.

Aside from the pretty orange bottle, I instantly like how watery it is. At first touch, I knew my oily skin would enjoy it, Then as I put it on my face, it transforms into a denser liquid that has a bit of a slip, leaving the skin plump and firm. It sinks in quickly and dries matte as well, making it easy to apply foundation after.

I noticed though that it does play well over creamy skincare products. It tends to pill so I only use water or gel-based serums under this. It’s not mattifying but it blurs my pores a bit and it doesn’t aggravate the oiliness of my skin. Due to the consistency, it really does hold makeup together, making it last longer and prevent it from sliding down my face or gathering at the corner of my eyes and nose whether I use light or full coverage foundations over this one.

The Ren Skincare Perfect Canvas Clean Primer was provided by @renskincareus and @collectivelyinc . Available for $45 at


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