Product Type: Boots makeup
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17 Photo Flawless Primer
Member Name: stickyangel
17 Photo Flawless Primer
Advantages: Smooths skin, stops shine completely, lasts all day, cheap
Disadvantages: Doesn't minimise pores when used alone
My skin has always been very oily and having tried loads of different products that are supposed to help stop the shine form breaking through I went to my sister (who's a beauty therapist) for advice and she suggested I try a skin primer. The ones she uses and recommends are way out of my price range so I looked around for a cheaper one and eventually stumbled on this one on the Boots website. It only costs £4.99 and has received good reviews on the site so I thought I'd give it a go.
The tube it comes in is quite plain but looks quite professional which fits with the image they want for the Photo Flawless range. The tube is quite small so it's easy to carry around with you if you found you needed to and it has a screw on lid which is easy to open. It has a nozzle type applicator which makes it easy to squeeze out just the amount you need which makes for less waste.
The texture of this primer literally feels amazing, it's not like anything I've ever felt before. It's like a gel texture which is really silky and smooth but has quite a dry feel to it rather than feeling moist or wet. Sounds strange but feels lovely! It goes on so smoothly and easily and I don't need to use much at all to cover the whole of my face.
It can be used either alone or under foundation and it's supposed to smooth and even out the skin, minimise pores and remove shine to leave your skin even and fresh all day. As soon as I apply it all the dreaded shine disappears and my skin feels really smooth with a silky matt finish. I don't think it minimises pores when I use it on it's own but if I use it under foundation it seems like it's filled out the pores to stop the foundation from sinking into them, which does minimise their appearance with foundation on.
I've been really impressed with the results of this. It keeps my skin looking smooth and shine free literally all day both when used alone and under foundation, and when I use it under foundation it helps my foundation stay on and look flawless all day. I've used so many different products that claim to keep oil at bay and none before this have even come close to lasting all day but this one really does, it's amazing.
Summary: A brilliant primer to keep your skin smooth and shine-free all day