Saturday, 27 November 2010

No7 Shine Free Primer

Hey Dolls

Woo hoo it's the weekend! How cold is it? Although it seems like we are the only ones who do don't have snow yet. Thank goodness. I love to look at it, very pretty, but I hate the disruption it causes. No matter how I feel though, it's on it's way...

I used my most recent No7 £5 voucher to purchase No7 Shine Free Primer. 

This product promises to stop that moment when you look in the mirror about 3pm and your face looks like a chipshop! It has a mattifying oil free base and light reflecting particles to help disguise fine lines and particles. It also contains watermelon and cucumber extracts which will help to soothe and cool your skin.
The only other primer I'd tried was the ELF fasce primer and I found that this had little or no affect on my make up's staying power what so ever. So I was keen to try something else which would make a differece.

The formulation is a thick, pearlescent white lotion, but it rubs in quite easily. I do find that it leaves the skin feeling a bit tacky for a minute or two so I wait til that feeling is gone before I apply my foundation. I'm not really keen on the smell, but once this is rubben in there is no trace of this. The foundation applies smoothly over the top of the primer.

The results?

Well I have noticed that it keeps my face matte for a much longer time, I don't get the shiny forehead and nose so early in the day and when it does appear it is lessened by this product. Hoorah!
I can't say I have noticed it minimising blemishes, but that's not what I bought the product for. I definately recommend this face primer and will be repurchasing.

Have any of you guys tried this? Or do you have a HG primer that you would never cheat on?



  1. ooo fab review!Might have to try this when they bring the £5 vouchers back!!

  2. Thanks for the lovely review. will definitely check it out :) I am a new follower and I have to say that you have a lovely blog :)

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