Sunday, 30 May 2010

Face Primer Review

face primer

Oriflame’s description
‘Lightweight lotion formulated with silicones to soften, soothe and mattify skin. Make-up glides on and stays fresh all day. Apply under foundation or powder. Can also be used as a base for eyeshadow. 30 ml.’

My opinion
This face primer certainly lives up to being lightweight and doesn’t leave my skin looking greasy. I have tried this under both a liquid foundation and just a powder; I personally feel it works better under a liquid foundation as it actually does allow the foundation to ‘glide on’ easily. This means that I can apply less foundation than usual which is great if like me, you’re quite pale and suffer with looking orange from the smallest amount of the palest foundation.

How could it be improved?
For me, the only thing that could be added to this face primer is sun protection but one way around this would be to use a day cream containing sun protection first thing.

I use this as part of my everyday make-up routine and I’d only recommend it for that purpose as Oriflame have other primers available if you’re looking for something more luxurious. I’d consider it to be a budget primer at £5.45 so I think it’s fair to say that it does the job at an affordable price and rate the primer at 4.5 out of 5.