Over the last few months I've tried a number of primers, mainly because I have occasional dry patches and foundation can hang around them, but also because I get oily in my t-zone. So with both of these problems I'm on the hunt for the perfect primer that does it all; mattifies, hydrates and helps my make-up last longer.
The primer comes packaged in a dark grey tube which is slightly transparent when in the light, thank goodness it is slightly transparent as I could see immediately that the tube wasn't full. Apparently there's 25ml of product, but as mine was only 3/4 full, who knows how much I got? That aside, there is nothing I don't like about the primer itself.
The primer is a clear gel which spreads very easily over the face, you really don't need to use a lot of it. The first time I used it I made the mistake of using too much, and my face ended up super shiny and greasy looking, though it didn't have any negative effect on the lasting power. I use the amount shown in the photo below, and this is enough to cover my face and jaw completely.
My foundation glides over the primer with ease, and on the days that I've had dry patches, this really does help to cover them. Foundation and powder can make dry skin look dull and flaky, but B. Prepared Primer helps smooth over dry patches and even out the skin ready for foundation. As for the t-zone, I don't think that it helps a great deal, so it may not be ideal for those with oily skin, but it certainly doesn't make it any worse.
Superdrug claim that the primer:
- Reduces appearance of pores
- Smooths and softens skin
- Makes foundation look better and stay put longer
I would agree with all of those statements. I don't have huge pores, but every woman wants them to all but disappear, am I right? They certainly look less noticeable after using the primer, and although I didn't buy it to help my make-up last longer it does help with that too.
Over all I'm really happy with the B. Prepared Makeup Primer, and wouldn't hesitate to either buy it again or recommend it to you. It makes my skin feel like velvet, smooths over any dry patches, reduces the appearance of pores and helps my make-up last all day. Out of all of the face primers I've used this is my favourite, and if it helped control shine I'd stop my search now.
B. Prepared Makeup Primer is available from Superdrug stores nation wide and online for £9.99.
Have you tried this primer? Or have you found another that you'd recommend for my skin issues?