Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Seventeen Photo Flawless Primer

Hey beauties, 
Just over a week ago I picked up a bunch of Seventeen products for a super discounted price. I grabbed two of these primers as they were only £1 each, So keep a look out in your local boots as there in bargains to be had! 

This is the Seventeen Photo Flawless primer which claims to Prolong foundation wear and Minimise Pores. My first initial thought was 'Oooh like porefessional?' but upon opening the twist off cap and squeezing it from the tube I realised it was more of a clear but not translucent gel/balm, a very thick gel/balm if I'm honest. I'm also not sure on the packaging, as primers go this one is on the small side, I may have paid £1 but others will be paying more, I've paid maybe £2-3 more for other primers and got almost 5x as much product... I also found twice as much as the swatch above had to be used.

This primer is good, on first application my skin was left silky smooth and soft, It also leveled out any uneven blemishes. I wouldn't say it minimised my pores however it did give that 'blurred' look. It also made my foundation stay on longer which I am very happy about. I however am not totally impressed this primer isn't moisturizing at all, and any dry bit I have stand out so badly once foundation is put on top, so I wouldn't advice this for dry skin! 

What's your favourite Primer? 
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  1. I have slightly dry skin so this probably isn't for me! I like Porefessional and Body Shop's tea tree primer. <3

    Tara x

  2. This may not work for me as my skin does tend to dry out sometimes! It's a shame as I actually have this primer but I haven't tried it yet.
    I'm glad it made your foundation last longer though, that's the most important aspect of a primer to me x
    Sweet Dreams

  3. I love the Porefessional primer. Great post! x


  4. I love this primer! It is essential you use a light moisturiser first though, otherwise it can dry your skin out a bit. I love the matte look for skin though, when I use this my foundation always stays put perfectly, even on nights out in sweaty clubs!

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  6. Great post hun... I need to get my butt into Boots and see if I can grab some bargains myself hehe xoxo


  7. I do have a soft spot for seventeen ahha :) I saw this sale shelf in my local boots but all the good stuff had gone boo hoo :(!
    It sounds quite good ( especially for £1) but it doesn't look like it's going to last very long which is a shame!xx

  8. This sounds really disappointing :(( my favourite drugstore primer is from Nivea - it's amazing xx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

  9. It looks very silicone based. I recently got the MUA primer and i've only used it a few times but I love it! It's more like a gel rather than very thick silicone based.

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  10. Shame about this one. I’ve never really used a primer but I’m on a hunt for a good one. Thanks for the review chick! :-) xx

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