31 Mar 2014

Lets Talk Primers | Benefit, Maybelline and Revlon!

Hello Lovelies. Welcome back to Beautiful You!

I have always been one for being lazy when it comes to primers but recently my makeup hasn't been lasting as long as I would like it to so I thought that I would go on a hunt to find a good one! All of the products are from the drug store but some are slightly more expensive than others, but there is a range so at least one should suit everyone!

The three primers that I am trying out are
1. Maybelline Baby Face 'Instant Pore Eraser'
2. Revlon Photoready 'Perfecting Primer'
3. Benefit The Porefessional Primer

Maybelline Baby Face
I bought this primer with so much hope because I had heard so many good reviews but I just can't lie to you, I really haven't been impressed. I don't know if it is just me because I have quite oily skin at times but this just exaggerated that and I just couldn't control the shine which is never good! The formula of it is quite slippery and gel consistency and although it is easy to apply; I don't find that it sinks into the skin that well and then when you apply your make-up over the top, it just slides off! I really hate giving this a bad review because I was so excited about it but I am being honest and I don't think its worth buying, sorry!

Benefit Porefessional
Everyone loves this primer and I am no different! It evens out your skin tone, leaves the skin feeling flawless even without foundation and reduces the appearance of pores, what more can you want? My make-up lasts insanely well when I use this primer and I wish I could use it all the time but I simply couldn't afford that on my student budget. However, if you are looking for a product to help your make-up stay on a night out or when you know you are going to be doing a lot, this is definitely my go to!

Revlon Photoready
I have been using this primer so much recently, basically everyday and I love it. It is really moisturising in my opinion and even when applied on its own it looks really good. It evens out my skin tone as I have slight bit of hyper-pigmentation on my cheeks and it clear that issue up right away. It is so easy to apply and it creates a smooth basis on which to apply your foundation. I find that this makes my make-up last a very long time, even if I have been out by the beach where it is windy or I have been hot and so on. I love this primer and although the price tag is slightly steep at £11.99 you really do get your money's worth!

Those are the primers I have been loving, or not so much recently, let me know if you have any other opinions or other primers that I should try out because I am always looking for more! Have any of you tried Maybelline Baby Face Primer, did you like it? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. i use Benefit's "porefessional" too, i absolutely love it! i would never not use a primer now. i do agree that it is quite expensive though! luckily its just been my birthday so i got a new bottle! id love it if youd comment back http://amyelizabethfashion.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/a-week-of-instagram-8.html xx

    1. It is so amazing, I have just finished my tube and I want to cry! xx

  2. I tried the Maybelline one and liked it but I have quite dry skin so maybe it's more suited to that skin type? The Porefessional is my favourite primer though, I love it! xx

    1. That might be so, lots of people I know have said the same thing! It's brilliant xx

  3. I've heard great things about Benefit's Porefessional and it would be perfect for me, as I often suffer with uneven skin but it's a little expensive.I guess if you don't use much though,it can go a long way.Great picks.xx

    1. If you are ever in a position to have a splurge definitely get it, so worth the money! xx

  4. I need the pore-fessional! Although I like the look of illamasqua's primer too. decisions, decisions!


    1. Benefit's primer is outstanding, I've never heard of or anything about Illamasqua primer! x

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  6. I really want the benefit primer!!