Friday, 27 March 2015

NEW FAVOURITE PRIMERS

I've done a post about primers a while ago that was about the Mac prep + prime, Baby Skin by Maybelline New York and Studio Secrets Anti - Redness Primer by L'Oreal Paris. 
Since writing that review I've tried out a few more primers that I want to share with you. 
The first one is "that gal" brightening face primer by Benefit, this one retails at £22.50 ($33). 
At first I was a bit skeptical as to whether this was really worth the price however once I applied it to my entire face I could definitely notice that it brightened up my skin and made it look fresher and more illuminated. It has a light pinky tone and can be worn on its own in summer or what I find great in summer is mixing this product with my foundation for lighter coverage. However I have read that it runs out quite quickly so I'll update on that in the future although as this price I hope it doesn't run out too quickly!

The next on my list to try was the Photo Finish Foundation Primer by Smashbox 
This one retails at £25 ($37). This product made my skin feel extremely smooth and covered all of my pores really well. I noticed that my foundation stayed on a lot longer with this primer. Although it is pricey, you only need a very small amount to cover your whole face so I think its definitely going to last a while which long term is worth it. it is oil free and contains vitamins E and A. 

The last primer on my list for now was Beautifully Matte Make Up Base by No7. This one is cheaper at £10.50 ($16). This one is great if you have oily skin as it keeps it matte and means that you do not need to put as much powder over your foundation. I also found that it is great for making eyeshadow stay on longer. The consistency is not as smooth as the previous two but I think that is due to it being for more oily complexions. Considering the price, I would recommend it, however if you have dryer skin then I would recommend properly moisturising before using it as it is quite dry. This primer is also hypo-allergenic so it is suitable to use if you have any skin conditions such as eczema.


Let me know if you've tried any of these and what your thoughts were! 
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  1. I absolutely love that Smashbox primer, too! It's the best feeling primer I've tried!

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  2. I really want to get the smash box one as it will be good for my kit also but was worried it wouldn't be worth the price tag!!

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  3. Oooh <3 I might have to try some of these out! it might be a while though, I have quite a few primers I need to finish up :D :P

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    1. Yeah I would definitely recommend "that gal" as summer is coming:)! and same! I think I'm sorted for a while with all these haha! X

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  4. I enjoyed That Gal when I had it a few years ago, but it's true, it does run out fast. I remember I cut myself trying to open up the tube to scrape out the remnants! I like the sound of the No 7. one, might try that out. Thanks! x

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