One product I’m terrible at remembering to use is a primer. For some reason, on days when I do wear makeup, I simply forget that I own a primer (quite a few actually…). However, I’m making the effort to work through my ridiculously massive stash and gradually use up products. So one product I picked up a while ago was the Olay Anti-Wrinkle 2 in 1 Instant Hydration + Wrinkle Blur Primer. This was on offer at the tills in Superdrug, and while I normally don’t cave for those kinds of offers, I figured on that one occasion, “why not?”. I picked this up for approximately £5.00 when it was on sale, but at full price it retails for £9.99.
Now, do I need to worry about products that aim to prevent wrinkles? Not really. At 21, this isn’t something I’m particularly concerned about, but at the same time, it doesn’t hurt to get ahead. I was drawn to the idea of a hydrating primer, since it was around mid winter when I purchased this product, and my oily-skin wasn’t as oily as it normally is. So at the time, I wanted to focus on keeping my skin sufficiently hydrated. This particularly product is aimed for people in their 30s, so I’m technically younger than the the intended users of this product, but I’m being rebellious in this case.
The primer itself is a strange pastel-blue cream, which smooths over the skin quite easily. Once it’s given a couple of minutes to settle on the skin properly, my skin is left feeling extremely soft. I can’t say I notice a dramatic difference in the longevity of my makeup, since honestly, I don’t wear a lot, but even without wearing makeup, my skin feels even smoother and nicer having used this primer. What it does do well is letting my skin feel like it’s in a better condition for applying makeup on. This is definitely useful for areas of my face like my nose and chin, where the warmer weather makes my skin super oily and the texture of my skin awkward to work with. I have noticed that on days when I do wear my CC Cream, it’s a little easier to blend and doesn’t take as much rubbing with my fingers, or as much pressure when using a makeup brush.
Overall, this a nice primer. While I don’t need to worry about blurring fine lines, this is a nice primer especially during the colder months. If you have oilier skin like myself, this won’t do the job of tackling excess oil, but if your skincare routine aims to tackle that already and does it reasonably well, then don’t rule this out. I’m happy to use this primer until it runs out.
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