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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

High Street Primers: The Big Beauty Battle!

*Ding, Ding* 
Here we go with the battle of three of the high street's top selling (or if you're across the pond, drugstore) primers.

I picked up these maybe three months ago and have been trialling them to find one that can cope with my oily skin type.

1. L'Oreal Skin Perfection Magic Touch Instant Blur (£8.66)
If you've seen my L'Oreal Lovelies posts you will know my adoration of the L'Oreal Paris Skin Perfection range. This was my first ever jump into the newly released collection and when I first used it I really didn't think much of it. The texture was a lot thicker than I was used to and it was almost like a barrier over the skin which I assumed would suffocate my it. When my skin is very dry this a real no no to use as it just accentuate any flakiness especially around my nose but I surprised that when I'm having a good skin day this creates a flawless base. By flawless I mean FLAWLESS, I've never known anything like it. My make up looks airbrushed on and doesn't move all day. Admittedly I have to use a powder to set my foundation with this but the extra work is well worth it. 
Overall its a 7/10 from me 

2. B.Prepared Makeup Primer (£4.99) 
This was a very quick purchase when I was in desperate need of a primer on the go after work. It was cheap and on a huge display at the time so being in a huge rush I grabbed it and paid. It has a strange, thick gel texture and for the price I can't say it's bad but for my skin its definitely not something I'd repurchase. After about 2-3 hours my makeup is like a slick stream and looks horrible to me but I think if you were to have normal skin and were looking for a cheap alternative this maybe a good choice for you. 

4/10 from me

3. Maybelline New York, Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser (£7.99) 
I admit it, I bought this one entirely on the YouTube, Blogging hype like I guess thousands of people did and guess what..... they were right! This has a thicker gel texture than the B.Prepared offering and sits smoother on the skin. I would say again if you have very dry patches avoid going over them but otherwise I think it would suit most skin types. I will be honest and say half way through the day I do have to re-powder my t-zone but it really is brilliant for the cost and beats the competition on the high street at the moment.

8/10 from me which makes it the winner of this round!!!


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