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Thursday, 3 June 2010

Ok, so I don't know about you but I am finding that a good primer is hard to come by. I suppose it is because everyone's skin is different and so it's pretty difficult to find out if it works for you until you have actually incorporated it fully into your beauty routine.

I had seen a couple of reviews that were on the positive side about this product though so a couple of months ago I gave it a go. It retails at £10.75 at Boots.

I was hoping for minimised pores and a non-greasy nose.

Unfortunately, what I ended up with was dull looking skin with obvious HUGE pores. This should be called Moisture Free Makeup Base.

When I applied this I would attempt to blend quickly, but still ended up with it clinging to the skin due to its paste-type texture. Then of course my makeup would go on on top and look the same. I mean ok so my makeup STAYS on with this - all day and all night if I wanted it to and it is possible to get a more even base if you put a thicker layer of it on. However, the first thing my boyf said the first day I wore it was "Awwww haven't you got a lot of makeup on today" (which translates to JEEZ! Too Much!).

I tried it for a couple of weeks to see if it was down to application techniques, but nothing made it work any better for me. It just made my foundation look like a heavy cakey mask. To be 100% sure I tried it with my bare minerals which is so sheer on my skin and even that then drew attention to my pores and looked like it was sat on top of skin horribly!

So in short - I have given up on this and will not be re-purchasing.

Oh, and incase you are wondering if it's just me - I did try and give this to L incase it worked for her about 2 weeks ago and she brought it back to me the next day saying it was AWFUL and had ruined her makeup for the day!

That said - I have used it as an eyeshadow primer in the past and it keeps your eyeshadow in place all day long, which is something!

Anyone else tried this primer, or have any other primers you swear by?

Giddy P


  1. I had one of them no7 £5 off vouchers and i thought i would use this product i used it on and off for 2 weeks and it just felt like it made my skin quite dry and dull like you said - i wouldnt buy this again im so pleased i got the £5 off now lol , mac do a primer which i had before its quite good give that a try :) xxx

  2. Mmmm it's a shame when products don't work well. I do like No7 normally too.

    I have heard some good reviews about MAC ones though - I will have to try when I next go!

  3. I have this. It's a horrible product. I've only used it like 3 times since I bought it.
    I am currently using L'oreal Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer, which I'm really loving at the moment. :)


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