I’ve never used a face primer before? Is that a heinous beauty crime? I don’t know. I’ve never really used one or seen the need for one to be honest.
But of late I’ve been looking at my pores and fine lines and thinking it’d be nice if I could do something more than I already do to camoflage them a bit.
And so I spent £14.29 buying the L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer. It has four of five stars on the Boots website and some decent reviews so seemed as good a place as any to start.
The product description certainly made it sound like it was just what I was after. Claiming to be inspired by professional make up artists, it masks wrinkles and uneven textures in the skin, making the complexion feel smooth, soft and velvety.
You are supposed to use it on shadowy areas such as under the eye, and on the least smooth areas, such as the forehead, sides of nostrils and around the mouth to stop lipstick running.
Well first things first this product does feel remarkable to the touch, and indeed as described, velvety, it’s beautiful. I should have properly read the description before I bought it though since I was hoping it’d work on my nose which has some rather obvious pores, but it doesn’t suggest using there. I ignored the instructions and put it on my nose anyway, all I have ended up with is clumpy foundation on my nose and I’ve tried two different foundations with it. It looks awful. It doesn’t do anything on those ravines I have on my forehead either. It does do a decent job of the smallest lines around my eyes, but I need it to do more than that.
Not impressed. If anyone wants it, £10 inc recorded delivery, used twice.
My search for a primer to minimise my pores continues!