I picked this up back when this little product was released (I can’t even remember when that was!) with the under eye concealer and liquid highlighter, since I love putting primers to the test since my oily skin struggles without one. The other two I’ll probably post reviews on at a later date, but for now, let’s focus on this little guy. This is the Seventeen Poreless Primer, which unlike other drugstore primers (thinking of ones such as the Maybelline Baby Skin Primer or the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer for two examples) instead of being a liquid or gel based product, is instead a very thin cream in a small and simple compact case.
If you’ve read any of my skin care reviews you’ll know I generally shy away from anything cream based, but I was quite intrigued, and at £5.99 in Boots (and if I remember correctly it was cheaper at an introductory price), my temptations were hardly crushed by the price.
Like I’ve already said, it’s a cream based product, although it’s such a thin consistency that it is kind of hard to call it a cream at all. It has a slightly gel-like appearance in a weird sort of way without being a gel at all. For anyone who has used it, think of it as a thinner version of the Maybelline Baby Skin primer in terms of consistency. This for me is great since the thin consistency is usually better for my skin, since anything too thick can be potentially pore clogging, which unfortunately means spots are to follow.
The idea is to use your fingers to apply it to the skin, although make sure your hands are clean first! I can’t imagine using a brush or sponge to be very effective for this primer, so I use this as a change to give a gentle facial massage as I apply it to my face. It smoothes over the skin really nicely, and although I can’t say it blurs my skin amazingly well, it does feel like my skin feels more smoother and more even in texture, especially when I get those pesky under-the-skin bumps which are oh-so annoying. It does help pro-long the wear of my makeup a little bit on my less oilier areas like my cheeks and jawline, but doesn’t do very much for the oiliest areas of my face like my nose, chin and forehead, especially during the warmer weather the UK has been having.
However, I can’t fault this too much, other than the fact I do struggle with oiliness still, it is otherwise a nice primer. While not necessarily the best for oily skin types like myself, if you have normal or even slightly dry skin which doesn’t have too many visible flaws (you know what I mean, right?), I think this primer will work well to maintain the even and smooth texture of your skin so that if you do decide to wear makeup, it lasts a little longer than it normally would. Personally, I will keep experimenting to find the primer that works best for me when my skin is quite oily, but I will save this for the winter time just in case my skin becomes a little less oily in the colder weather.
Have you tried this little guy? If so has it worked well for you? Or are you considering giving it a try? I’d love to hear your opinions. Thank you for taking the time to read my post, and if you’re interested I’d love it if you checked my blog in case any of my other posts interest you.