Friday, 27 March 2015


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! 


  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!!

  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

    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

  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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