How To Know Which Tula Primer Is The Right Choice For You?

TULA has recently released a new primer, ” Brighten up”, which has been gaining quite the buzz on social media. Their first primer, Facial Filter, was launched last summer. It can be confusing to choose between two beauty products from a brand. It can be difficult to decide between the old and the new products and which one is best for you. I’m going to show you how each primer works for your skin.

Before I go into detail about each, remember that TULA stands for “balance”. There are many options available that may be more suitable for your skin. However, if your skin has a breakout and you use Face Filter, it’s perfectly fine. TULA is a skincare brand that aims to help you balance any skin problems that may be affecting your skin and bring it back to normal. You can choose the primer that works best for you and your makeup. I use both primers but switch between them depending on my pregnancy. My skin has been extremely dry this pregnancy. There have been some small blemishes around the cheek area. This is a very different situation than usual. I usually break out in my t-zone and don’t have to worry about too much oiliness or dryness. This is what I will be explaining when I tell you which one I use!

Top Questions

Q: Can I mix primers?

ANSWER Serums are able to be layered. It doesn’t matter if you choose between a Vitamin C serum and a Hyaluronic acid serum. Layer both. You just layer them. It is important to know the texture of each primer before you apply makeup. Mixing primers would be a mistake. I would apply the primer to the area that you need it. This is what people do with masks all of the time. A clarifying charcoal mask may be applied to the t-zone, while a hydrating one to the cheeks. If you want to use both, apply them in the same areas. You may find that the areas with Face Filter are a little more glowing due to the color corrector.

Q: What order should I apply?

ANSWER Wash your face and tone it. Then, use your moisturizer, apply your serums and moisturizer. Apply sunscreen. Let dry. Start your morning skincare routine. Then, go to your coffee and start your day. Apply your TULA eye cream after you have applied your primer.

Q: Will they clog up my pores?

ANSWER Both have a non-comedogenic formulation that won’t clog pores. Brighten up is the best option for acne-prone skin. This primer is designed to smoothen the skin’s texture and is essential when applying foundation/concealer on top of a blemish.

Let’s talk about the tula primer. Please refer to the photos. Because rose petals are delicate and have fine lines I applied both primers. You can see how they react.

Face Filter


Radiance to correct uneven skin tone or redness Calms skin. It is great for dull or dry skin.

These are the main things to consider when thinking Face Filter. You can find my original review.

This primer was made with:

  • Chia Seeds: Increase the luminosity
  • Lorice: Enhances skin tone
  • Turmeric reduces inflammation
  • Probiotics: help skin retain moisture

It is color-correcting, so you can see its bronze-effect. With both primers, start with ” less”. Start with a little primer to get the desired color correction effect. This CC Cream is used by 50% of the users. It’s not a foundation, or a standalone product. However, it has great skincare and color-correcting properties so you can use it on light makeup days.

SUMMARY This is the one I reach for most when my skin feels dry. This one instantly makes my skin feel hydrated and even if my skin isn’t the best. This is also great for mature skin as the chia seed increase luminosity.

Brighten Up


Smoothing, calming and brightening. Balances blemish/oily-prone skin. Similar to a silicone primer, but without silicone.

This primer is for you if you love the feel of a silicone primer to make your skin smooth. It is made without silicones and has a completely different texture to Face Filter. Face Filter is a combination of a serum and moisturizer. This feels more like a mask to reduce the appearance of pores and texture. This primer is best for those who are oilier. Angie, my photographer, received one. I like to get other opinions before I blog. Here is her reply.

This primer was made with:

  • Probiotics: help maintain balance
  • Yuzu Helps brighten skin’s appearance
  • Willowherb Helps calm blemish-prone skin

SUMMARY I reach for this when I’m struggling with texture (tiny blemishes or blackheads, etc.). Or a breakout. Face Filter provides a great radiance and glow before applying your foundation, but

Brighten Up creates a smooth canvas for you to apply your foundation. Personally, I don’t like silicone primers because they “ball up” underneath my makeup. This primer doesn’t contain silicone so it won’t do that. Apply with a dime-sized amount.

TIP – You can apply it to your chest before you wear a tank or a v-neck blouse. This will even out your skin tone and smoothen any lines.


  • Non-comedogenic
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Balance your skin

Formulated without: Parabens and Sulfates. Phthalates. Mineral Oil & Petrolatum. Formaldehyde Releasing Preservatives. Triclosan. Retinol. Gluten. Fragrance.
Both can be used on any skin type and tone. However, they have different requirements. I personally use both, depending on how my skin reacts to them. I use ” Brighten up” if I get irritated or have skin that is dull or has been tanned. If my skin feels dull, or I have applied self-tanner, I use the ” Facial Filter”.
Both are used depending on the situation. I tend to have more sensitive skin so I use one or the other. {Typically, I don’t deal with too much oil or too much dryness I do not normally deal with excessive oiliness or dryness, except during pregnancy. , so I treat with primers based on how my skin is.|Primers are chosen based on the skin type.} You might be fine with one option if your skin is constantly oily or dry.

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