Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Battle of the....primers

A couple of years ago no one really bothered with make up primers but since then there has been a boom in products being released. The first primer I bought was the Studio Secrets smoothing resurfacing primer and the latest one I've bought is Bourjois Flower Perfection translucent smoothing primer. 


I can tell you're thinking why that is relevant but in fact these two products are so similar it's a little bit silly.

I've had the L'oreal primer since 2010 and it's taken me ages to use it because I simply wasn't impressed with it. Ok at first I have to admit I did like it but I hadn't used any other primers so had nothing to compare it to.


Both products look the same but the textures are slightly different. 

The L'oreal primer is more of a cream and even though it does sink into the skin quite quickly it does leave my skin feeling a little coated and I have to admit in the end I really hated using this product but not one to waste anything I persisted and used it up.

On the other hand, the Bourjois primer is more of a lightweight gel. It absorbs super quick, leaves your skin feeling like silk and my foundation went on really well over this. The only thing that I don't like it that it's in a pot rather than a pump but the product's consistency wouldn't suite a bottle so I'll forgive them for this!

Overall I would undoubtedly buy the Bourjois primer over the L'Oreal one any day. It simply suited my skin better but it is slightly more expensive at £9.99 for 7ml compared to £14.29 for a 15ml pot. 

If you want to try these then both of these are available at Boots or Superdrug.

3 comments:

Victoria said...

I have the L'Oreal one and whilst I find it ok, I don't think it is anything special and I am constantly aware of it on my skin. I quite like the Maybelline Anti Aging gel one at the moment as the consistency feels much lighter.
x

kia said...

I've tried the Bourjois one and love it! Primers are definitely becoming more popular these days. Lovely blog btw, I'm your newest follower :) x

Talking Trash & Wasting Time said...

I don't know what I did without primer before I discovered it a few years back.
I use Smashbox photofinish and I love it so much. I have tried the L'Oreal one but not too keen on it. I want to try the Maybelline one to see if that one is any good, for the price it is its worth a try :)

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