Wednesday, 7 March 2012

REVIEW: L'OREAL Paris Studio Secrets Professional Smoothing Resurfacing Primer

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!

E x


  1. Primers are good. It's a good use to prevent breakouts in the future. It protects the skin underneath all the makeup. I actually made a primer of my own...but it still made my face oily. I should probably go and buy a primer! :)

    Thanks for the review!

    1. Wow what was yours made from?
      Yeah defo try out this one x

  2. Great review! I love this works really well & doesn't break me out like most other primers I've tried! XO

  3. I've used this as well, it is awesome. I'd say only thing i didn't like was the price for the amount you get. Otherwise, this is a great primer.

  4. Really good review, I've heard a lot about this primer too, it is a bit on the pricey side but if it makes a noticeable difference then I'd try it, better than constantly blotting lol. I'm following your blog please check mine out babe:)xx

  5. Thanks for the birthday wish.. x Great review hun.. Havent seen anyone review this before :)

  6. before I buy myself some primer, i need foundation first :) i suck at makeup but i'm writing this one down for when i finally get a chance to go out and buy some :) hope you have a great weekend, love!

    x, james

  7. Never tried this primer, but heard great things! Nice blog! Xx

  8. Hi! New follower loving your blog! Hope you will join me too x

  9. Nice review! I wanted to try it out. I’m not sure if you like doing tags, but I tagged you in my 11 Question Tag :)

  10. great photos! I would love it if we followed each other. I'll be following you through GFC!

  11. Great post ! :)

    I really like this review and will try the product to test as well so thank you :)

    Just stopped by your blog!
    Loved it instantly so I have no choice but to follow you around!!

    Please feel free to check out my blog if you have the time



  12. thanx for sharing! great review:)

    Maybe you like to follow each other? We follow you for sure! Would be great if you follow us back:)

  13. Like foundations, should primers also be selected according to complexion?


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