Over the last few years I’ve been taking baby steps into the big, slightly intimidating, world of beauty and one of the things I’ve never really tried is a primer. It wasn’t until recently I was unhappy with the way my foundation just wasn’t staying put on my face and I was struggling to achieve that flawless look that everyone else seems to have mastered. Whilst I’m not saying I’ve suddenly discovered the secret to flawless skin, I’ve definitely seen a difference in the way my skin looks.
I picked up the Revlon Photoready Perfecting primer from Boots for £12.99 in hope I could make my foundation last longer and disguise some of the fine lines I have cropping up on my forehead. To be honest, I’ve never really been clued up on primers however I have tried the POREfessional primer from Benefit as I’ve received a few sample sized tubes in the past. Call me naive and a little silly but although I liked the unusual, silky/matte texture of it, I never really understood its use, it just seemed like another thing to add into my daily routine that I could do without.
After looking into primers in greater detail, I now understand their purpose and can see that it’s a product that should be one of the essentials within my daily make up routine. Beginning with the packaging, I love the glass bottle is comes in and the pump to dispense, I think it could easily be mistaken for a high end product.
The primer has a lovely silky texture similar to POREfessional from Benefit, and a little goes a long way. Following application, my skin feels so soft and creates a good base for my to then apply my foundation. I feel as though photoready primer from Revlon also helps to mattify the skin which is great for me as my skin can get quite oily. My foundation applies a lot easier with the primer and lasts longer on my face too. Why has it taken me so long to add a primer to my make-up routine?!
Is a primer a product you use religiously in your beauty routine? What primer are you using at the moment?