So we all love Primark, I mean who doesn’t! They have impressed us even more with bringing out a new beauty/make-up! YESS!
So I thought let’s see if they are all cracked up to be…. I did a YouTube video also, so head over to my channel to have a cheeky look!
First I tried their Illuminating Primer, from their PS..PRO range – €5. It claims, to give a radiant, illuminating base for your foundation. I personally love illuminating products. The feel was nice, felt very soft, I seemed to need a fair bit to be able to cover my face. The smell, it didn’t really seem to have a smell, not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. Personal preference I suppose.
Once it was applied, my skin did feel a tad softer, but I wasn’t blown away. To be fair, though, I don’t use primers that often, but I still probably won’t use this one again.
On to the first of my foundations. First up the PS..PRO, Long-wear, Mineralized Foundation! – €6
Well! There were only three different shades in the store I was in. Which consisted of Porcelain (White), Warm Beige (Orange), Dark Beige (Very Orange/Brown). This disappointing me straight away, but have since seen a few other shades for this foundation, so perhaps it’s more my store then the foundation!
I loved the packaging. A very sleek design, accompanied by a glass bottle, and that ever so loved, pump. The shade, well…. Completely wrong, I went with the Warm Beige, it had very heavy orange undertones, which really match me, yet I do think, maybe if I was to mix in Porcelain, it would be a better match. The smell, it smelt really nice! The coverage, not bad, from my normal foundation, this was very full coverage. It is also very builder-able, if you are looking for that extra coverage. The overall feel. It felt a little heavy and sticky, but I think is mainly as I am not that used to heavy, full coverage foundations. Once I put a powder on, it felt a lot better.
Overall, I did like it, it would need to grow on me slightly, just for the full coverage side, it’s just such a shame that the colours are so out! Not my least favorite, but by no means the best.
Next was the Flawless Face Foundation – €4.
Much better! Again the shades of colours that were available, weren’t great, but they were more realistic. They had Nude, Beige, Dark Beige. Not to sure, but I went with Nude, and from the bottle, it looked perfect match. The packaging, very simple, a squeeze bottle, no pump 😦 The smell, smelt okay actually.
When I applied it to my face, it felt nice, easy to even across my face, and the colour was almost perfect. Straight away the foundation made my skin feel super smooth, and that was before the powder was applied. The coverage was a strong medium coverage, but again, could defiantly build it to a higher medium coverage.
This so far was my favorite.
Lastly, the 2 IN 1 Foundation. This has a foundation and a concealer hidden in the lid! €3.50 Genius!
The packaging is very similar to the above, but this had the concealer AND A MIRROR!! In the lid! The smell, wasn’t horrible, but not the best smell. The feel, very very very sticky. It felt like it was just sat on the surface of my skin, and not in a good way. It was really oily. As far as I know, I’m pretty sure they don’t have different foundations for different skin types, but should defiantly consider this.
The colours again were rubbish very similar to the PS.. PRO foundations, (just fancier names.) This didn’t match my skin tone, but was a little better then the PS..PRO. After two minutes of having it of I just wanted it off my face. Was horrid! I felt restricted from the feeling on my face, even after the powder was applied.
The concealer, not all that, very similar to the foundation. Over all, i really really didn’t like this AT ALL!
Overall, I was really unimpressed, was a massive let down 😦 Although, plucking out the favorite would have to be the Flawless Face €3.50. For the all round success. The feel, the coverage, and value for money, it was the cheapest, but felt the most expensive, and had the best skin tone match for me.
So if your thinking of buying a Primark Foundation, I would recommend the Flawless Face.
If I’m completely honest, I would stick to your foundation, you use at the moment. That being said, there are some great products that are Pucker! Stay tuned for my review on the Eye and Lip product review!