I really wanted to do this review agessss ago, but I had actually lost it for about 3 weeks...I found it the other day under my bed...
I never really saw the purpose of primers before, I always assumed it was basically a moisturizer for your face and that it weren't necessary. Then more and more of my favorite Youtube gurus started to rave on about this primer, and I thought maybe it was time to try it. Now at just under £15, it wasn't the easiest thing to put in my basket, especially for a high street brand, but I did it anyway.
What it claims?
"L'Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer is inspired by professional make-up artists, this primer masks wrinkles and uneven textures in the skin, making the complexion feel smooth and soft, with a remarkable velvety touch"
What does it look like?
I have to say, the packaging does look and feel quite premium...but at that price, that is expected! The primer comes cased in a 15ml clear glass jar with a glossy black plastic lid.
After screwing open the lid, the primer appears almost like a whipped light pink mousse, which allows the primer to be travel friendly as leaks are avoided. It also has no smell whatsoever, which is a plus for those with allergies or sensitive skin.
When touched, it has a soft, fluffy-like texture, almost like melted marshallows. When rubbed against the skin, it feels amazingly soft and velvety, filling in all the gaps and craters in your skin lol. I do find when I apply this to my skin as a base, I'm left with a white chalky finsh even though L'oreal suggest you can use this alone.
Does It Work?
I notice a huge difference when I use this under my foundation. It takes longer for me to actually start getting oily around my nose and gives me a flawless, matte finsh. It makes my skin look softer than it is, evening out the surface and helping my foundation last even longer on my face. I love it and would recommend!