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Saturday, 25 February 2012

17 Photo Flawless Skin Primer Review

I have a bit of a confession to make. I am a bit of a make up snob and will spend my money on high end + top brand bits. I somehow had it in my head that buying drug store products weren't as good quality or wouldn't last as long. But recently I've started to become less of a snob and all because of one little product....

This is the "Photo Flawless Skin Primer" from the 17 range in Boots. I bought it in my local store for £4.99 (which gives you 15ml of product). I absolutely ADORE this product. I have used many a primer: Mac Prep + Prime, Chanel, Too Faced but this comes out on top. 

It has a clear, gel like consistency which is easy to blend on the face and leaves your face with a soft, smooth + even finish. It leaves a perfect base for foundation. It doesn't sit heavy on the skin and dries matt. I found that my foundation glided on so easily on top (I currently uses Chanel Mat Lumiere), and gave such an even smooth finish with the foundation applied on top.

This lasts ALL DAY. I get quite an oily t-zone which most primers cannot defeat. However, in the day, when i went to feel my t-zone there was hardly any oil/shine and it still felt matt. It also makes my foundation last all day. So many times I have come home from work, thinking what the hell do i look like. But this has really helped my make up last which I have never had success in at all.

I only have one downfall, which is the size of the tube (so petty I know). I feel like I will use this up quite quickly, so wish it came in a larger size tube. I have been using this a couple of weeks now, so depending on how long the tube lasts will depend on whether its worth the fiver each time. However I will be repurchasing for now....

Have you used this? What did you think?

Lucy Grace xoxo


  1. I've been looking for a new primer for ages and was going to buy the MAC Prep + Prime but think I might give this a go now! Great review :) xx

    1. I have the Mac one but this trumps it. Save your dollar :) x

  2. Thanks for this, I have been looking for a cheap but good primer for a while now. Was thinking about getting a benefit primer, but this is so cheap I'd be silly not to try it first xx

    1. Definitely try this one out first ! I don't think I've used any Benefit ones xxx