After having such great thoughts about Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Foundation and the Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored, I knew I had to try out the primer as well.
So the primer retails at £24 and can be found at Harvey Nichols (UK) https://www.harveynichols.com/brand/fenty-beauty/644984-pro-filtr-instant-retouch-primer/p2986083/. FYI, Fenty Beauty is coming to Boots from the 10th of May! I’m so happy and excited about the improved accessibility of this brand 😀
Price wise, it’s one of the most expensive primers I have ever bought. As someone who has frequently used high street branded primers such as E.L.F. and MUA, spending £24 on a primer made me nervous. It’s not a product I tend to splash out on. No particular reason why, it just worked out like that for me. Is this primer worth the bigger spending budget than I’m used to? I would say so.
If you want to try a luxury priced primer, then this would be a great primer to start with. For £24, you get a pretty bottle of 32ml/1.08 Fl. OZ. I have found with this primer that a little goes a long way. You definitely don’t need to use a lot in one go. It’s sits on my skin really well for my foundation to blend well on top.
The most important part of a primer is that it shouldn’t feel heavy- it should feel like another layer of moisturiser. There’s nothing worse than having a primer that sits heavy on your skin and then you have too still put foundation and powder on top. This primer definitely has a light-weight feel to it and has a lovely smoothing effect that reduces the look of my pores. This was an instant plus for me.
Over-time, I usually notice my t-zone and my nose getting oily. However, this primer really helps the rest of makeup not fall apart into an oily mess. It really does help absorb any shininess without drying out my skin. I’m really glad this primer isn’t drying, that’s the last thing my combo-dry sensitive skin needs.
After testing out this primer with various foundations of different price points, (Rimmel London Lasting Finish Foundation and Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Foundation) this primer works really well with both and I can imagine it working with most foundations, concealers and powders to create that effortless light-weight look and feel. I’ll admit that I currently don’t have a very expensive foundation to test this out with but I can’t imagine it not working out. This primer is good with my foundations and concealers from the high coverage to the light/medium coverage.
After using it a lot of times, I highly recommend this primer if the price point doesn’t scare you away. If you are looking for a primer of an affordable price then you can’t go wrong with the various E.L.F. primers that are specific to what you need. You can see the texture and consistency in the picture below. As you can see, a little does go a long way so one bottle of 32ml will last a long time.
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