Seventeen Flawless Poreless Primer - Boots - £5.99 - Link
I bought this item on a bit of a whim really, I wanted to buy my favourite "Seventeen Miracle Matte Pressed Powder" - I reviewed this last year here - link - its one of my favourite powders and its a close one with the "Rimmel Matte Powder" I also love - both perfect at taming oily skin.
Boots had an offer on where if you bought one item, you got the second half price so I picked this up to try, I needed(wanted) a new primer so I thought why the hell not.
The packaging was really cute and I've only really tried the primers in a tube that you have to squeeze out, so because this one was in a little compact I was a little intrigued to try it.
I've had a few weeks to road test it and give you my opinion and I think this little compact has a few advantages and disadvantages.
So I'll begin with the advantages.
The small little compact means that you will always know how much of this product you have left, no more guessing how much product is left in the tube before you need to buy a new one.
The formula is really oily on your fingers but when applying it it feels lovely and soft to the touch after it has sunk in your skin and it felt really light too.
It lasted all day and I found my make up stayed on quite well, it was a good base to apply my everyday foundation to.
Did I mention the packaging it so cute - I always think its the packaging that makes a product and it has to be visually appealing for me to notice it.
For £5.99 I think this is a good price to pay for a basic primer, compared to some brands like Benefit who charge £24.50 for their POREfessional primer - which I absolutely love but my bank account doesn't - and Boots sometimes have offers on where you could pick this up half price.
Now the disadvantages.
Because this primer is in a compact, its a little bit of a nightmare to apply, its not the same as squeezing the right amount out of a tube, you have to really rub your finger in to get enough product on your finger which results in it being a little bit harder to apply and its more time consuming - I also found I couldn't get an even application all over because of the amount of times I had to do this.
The awkward round shape also meant I couldn't fit it in my small make up bag because it took up a lot of room,compared to a small thin tube like Benefits - but this is a fussy disadvantage of mine, not everyone will find this annoying.
You would easily get 3 weeks worth out of this maybe more, you don't get a great deal of product in this compact but I suppose that would vary to each individual.
So you can see the advantages do weigh out the disadvantages and I would buy this again in the future.
I do think this a good primer, and for the price you can't complain, the formula is good and it worked really well with my skin and I'll most certainly be taking this on holiday with me because I can't seem to live without a primer now and this one at this price makes my bank account very happy.
Have you tried this primer by Seventeen?
What did you think of it?