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I first tried this product a year ago and have never been without it since. It works best after moisturising and as a base before other makeup. I suffer from dry patches of skin on my face and sometimes powder looks a bit clumpy and exentuates the dryness. But with this product I don't have to worry about that. It makes my skin velvety soft and evens out any flaws. Any dry bits seem moisturised, any blemishes disappear, small lines are filled in. The texture just makes my skin take any variety of makeup perfectly and I just feel like it has a slightly more professional look as the base is so even. It's also brilliant under eye makeup as it keeps even the loosest powder in place all day long. There are slightly cheaper alternatives on the market but this is definitely value for money. I would prefer a slightly bigger pot as I end up buying it quite regularly but it is a firm favourite in my makeup bag.
This is a review of L'Oréal Studio Secrets Resurfacing Primer which I have been using for more than a year now. I remember trying it from the tester pot in the store and being amazed at how soft it made my skin feel (on the back of my hand) so I knew a purchase would be on the cards. Resurfacing primer sounds like something you should buy at the DIY store and it is quite an amusing name for a product you use on your face but then I also think that about the word 'foundation.'
The pot is really small at £15ml, it's high quality glass with a screw top lid and quite sturdy, I have dropped mine a few times and it has survived. The product inside is pink and creamy in texture but really thick when you go for a dab.
The product is best used in small quantities on the areas you wish to prime. I go for the eye area and even use a small dab on my lips sometimes. It seems to melt in to the skin with a non greasy finish and it dries completely clear so you can just use this on its own if you wish or don't have time to apply a full face of make up.
What does it do?
The L'Oréal Studio Secrets Resurfacing Primer smoothes out lines and wrinkles and any uneven skintone areas. It makes the skin feel supple and springy and ready for any other make up you are applying. A little bit really does go a long way and the pot I had lasted me months.
The product currently retails at £14.29 in Boots which seems quite expensive for just 15ml (and this is the only size it is available in) but you do get Boots points and at the moment they are also doing a free gift when you spend over £15 on L'oreal cosmetics so if you time your purchase right you can make it seem more of a bargain!
I have tried other primers but none of them have had the texture or consistency of this one. I really like how it makes my skin feel and have enjoyed using it. I do think it is expensive though, as all primers seem to be that are on the market and I don't use mine every day but I will use it if I think my skin needs a boost or if I am wanting long lasting make up for a special occasion.
I can highly recommend L'Oréal Studio Secrets Resurfacing Primer and will testify to its remarkable velvety texture. It melts on to the skin and a tiny bit will go a long way. You can also use this to stop lipstick running (putting a base layer underneath) but it is rare that I will wear lipstick so I don't know about that but I do find it a nice treatment for the lips and it gives a smooth finish without being greasy. Primer lovers should definitely give this one a try.
Being a busy mum with little time or money to spend on myself I'm always loathe to pay full price for a product I'm unsure will work. I'd tried other, cheaper primers that were either greasy or dried my skin out so wasn't convinced L'Oréal's Studio Secrets offering would be any better, but I took the risk and am so glad I did. This tiny pot has made a world of difference to my make-up routine.
I have oily, porous skin which is instantly mattified using only the smallest amount of this primer. Pores are sealed, ready for applying foundation - which on my skin always looked smeared until I discovered this product. 'Resurfacing' is exactly what it does. Even facial lines are softened, or 'smoothed'.
Don't be afraid of the diddy size; you only need a very small amount which goes a long way.
Although it's new to the market I've bought myself several pots for fear of it disappearing; I already can't imagine life without it.
Having slightly dry skin, my makeup tends to sink into any fine lines after several hours. After finding that the No. 17 primer wasn't fulfilling it's purpose, I decided to go on the hunt for a new primer. I think L'oreal have since changed the name of this primer, but seeing the words "smoothing" and "resurfacing" on the front of the jar, I knew it was just what I was looking for. Whether it actually did this was a whole other story of course, but the product title was very enticing. Being one for not happily spending money on expensive products, I must admit at ￡14.99 for 15ml, it isn't exactly cheap. However, being really eager to try it, I headed quickly for the till before I could change my mind!
The product comes in a glass jar with a plastic screw top lid. I know some people have issues with products being in jars, but personally I prefer it, as you can see exactly how much you have left, and plus you can actually get every last bit out. The first thing I noticed about this primer, apart from it's light pink colour, is the soft, mousse-y texture it has. For me, that was the selling point. It actually looks and feels like it's of professional quality. Like with any primer, you simply apply after moisturising to any areas you feel needs smoothing out, or resurfacing. For me this was around my T-zone and around my mouth. One thing I did notice with this, is you only need a small amount. So although you only get 15ml of product, it does last a long time, even if used on a daily basis.
I found this primer very easy to apply and blend into my skin, and I didn't need it wait ages before applying my makeup either. My foundation went on smoothly, almost effortless. And I didn't seem to use as much of it either. I know this is uusually the case of a good quality primer, however this wasn't what stood out for me. I bought this to hopefully smooth out the fine lines from my dry skin, and stop my foundation from sinking into them. Even after a full days wear, my makeup still looked smooth and even. Any blemishes would be beginning to show through, but at least I didn't have the annoying laughter lines showing. In terms of prolonging makeup wear, I don't think it did. Having said that, I always set my foundation with powder, so my makeup tends to last the majority if not all day anyway.
Like I said, this certainly isn't the cheapest of primers so be sure to make the most of a deal when you see one! I managed to buy to pots of this primer from eBay for less than the price of just one pot. A pretty good deal I'd say! Although if buying from sites like eBay, make sure to check the return policy, just in case! I used to use this everyday, however because it is a little pricey, I've resorted to only using it for special occasions and nights out. During the day, if I do use a primer, I usually just end up using the Rimmel Fix & Perfect primer.
Overall, this is my favourite primer for really smoothing out my skin, making it feel velvety soft and providing a better base for my foundation
this primer comes in a small amount for the price but it is worth every penny. It is easy to put on and it glides onto the skin easily. You do need to wait a couple of minutes for it to dry as with any primer, and this primer I would say is as good as the best primers which are on the market. It drys well and it does a very good job of hiding imperfections on the skin, little bumps on the skin and also dark circles and uneven skin tone.
It is unnoticeable under your foundation and makes a very big difference to making you look your best than just using foundation. it lasts really well throughout the day and stays in place. It does not have a bad smell as with some make-up you use. And the texture is smooth and creamy and is easy to pick up using your fingers and is easy to apply. Its not too thick or thin and is just right and even though it looks a pinky colour it does not show up under make-up. I would recommend this primer very highly to anyone who is interested in trying it.