Product Type: Ruby and Millie makeup
Newest Review: ... base come in a rather narrow tube which is probably the length of my hand. It is made from a frosted clear plastic which is soft and mallea... more
Member Name: walsha11
Ruby & Millie Pre Base Formula
Advantages: nice primer, soft skin, clear skin tone, minimalistic design
Disadvantages: doesn't cover blemishes, tube a little dull, full price
I bought this Ruby and Millie pre base a while ago when they were giving out £5 off vouchers in boots. Ruby and Millie isn't a brand I tend to buy from a lot, though everything I have tried from them has been really good. In my local Boots the Ruby and Millie products are on a stand over by the expensive make up brands and I don't tend to venture over there all that much. As a result I often forget about the middle priced brand, though a voucher is a great way to try something out that might otherwise be a little too expensive.
This base come in a rather narrow tube which is probably the length of my hand. It is made from a frosted clear plastic which is soft and malleable. This makes it really easy to squeeze the contents out and because it is clear you can clearly see how much you have left. The tube has a silver coloured plastic twist lid which easy twists on and off. Underneath there is a small application hole, you press the tube and the contents can be squeezed through this hole. The hole is a nice size considering the tube is relatively small, it is big enough that you can get the amount you want without too much pressing. the design overall is nice and very simple. It looks very modern because of these minimalistic design choices, though for a relatively expensive primer the tube is a little unexciting.
The base is a fawny/pink colour which looks really nice. It is actually darker than other primers I have used in colour, though generally the colour does not translate to your face. The base has a lovely smooth and moussey consistency to it which makes it both lightweight and also rich feeling. When rubbed into your skin it instantly feels smoother and softer. It manages to even out my skin tone leaving my skin looking almost flawless. The only thing I don't think it is great at is getting rid of imperfections by covering them. I actually find I need a considerable amount of concealer over blemishes even after using this which is not the case with my favourite primer (see L'oreal review).
This primer costs £10 which is relatively expensive for what is essentially a high street brand. I have another primer which I prefer and which is a little cheaper so I think in future I will opt for my firm favourite over this one. That said, when I get a £5 off token again I will definitely be re-purchasing this because I think it's worth it for a fiver.
A good primer, but not the best out there.
Summary: A good primer but not my favourite.