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Monday, 23 May 2016

L'Oreal Studio Secrets Resurfacing Primer Review

I was looking back on my posts recently, and upon realising many of my most loved products are yet to make an appearance, I thought it was about time I reviewed more of my favourite products. So here goes!  Many moons ago, when I was looking for a primer that would give me that flawless base, I heard of the L'Oreal Studio Secrets Resurfacing primer. Admittedly, I was quite shocked by the price, £14.29 for a drugstore primer (here). However, it's not everyday that I buy a primer so I decided to give it a go.

I was looking for something that would smooth over my skin, almost like a soft focus effect, and a primer that would help with the longevity of my makeup. L'Oreal claim this primer masks wrinkles and uneven textures, giving you smooth feeling skin with a velvet touch, all thanks to it's high 'elastomer' content - which basically means rubber (or silicones to you and I, you really do learn something new everyday!).




The texture of this primer is very unusual, I can't say I've come across anything quite like it! It's consistency is that of a very light, whipped mouse. It's pale pink colour is also quite unique. You get 15ml of product in the little jar, and granted it does seem like a tiny amount for the price, but you only need the tiniest bit per application. I would really start with the bare amount as it actually does a great job at spreading and smoothing over the skin, plus if you apply too much it will ball up and the texture won't be as smooth as expected. I have made a small dent in my jar but I only use it for occasions, however if you were using it more often you might find that it runs out quicker. Also, whilst I really like it, I probably wouldn't want to wear it daily because of the high silicone content.

As for application, I scoop a little bit of product out using my ring finger and just dab and smooth it over the areas where I need it most, so for me it's the nose, my cheeks and forehead. I then smooth what's left over on the rest of my face. Whilst most claims of the 'velvety-smooth' finish are often exaggerated when it comes to adverts, I can honestly say this is not the case with this primer! As crazy as it sounds, it really does leave my skin feeling soft like velvet. The texture of my skin is all evened out and it creates a really nice base for foundation and layering products up.



As for it's claims about longevity, I have noticed that my base stays on longer. It looks fresher and my blush is still where I placed it, rather than having melted off half way down my face. However, at the same time I wouldn't put this in the same category as other primers which I think are more heavy duty, I think this one is more focused on creating that flawless base for application rather than meeting a target of so many hours.

L'Oreal claim the studio secrets primer gives a matte look and a silky finish to the skin, making it suitable for combination and oily skin, however I would say the finish is more on the semi-matte or satin side. Even with my dry skin I don't find it uncomfortable at all, and I don't find it so matte it removes all the shine either.

Overall, I realise it might not sound like it but I really do enjoy this primer! I think that when thinking of primers you tend to think about extending the wear of your make up, but this primer offers something that's a bit more different. By smoothing over any uneven textures it gives me more of a flawless base before I've even applied any foundation or concealer. It is however a pricey product for a drugstore range, and it seems to be disappearing from my local drugstores which is a shame.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Which primers would you recommend?

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28 comments:

  1. I love L'oreal products but I haven't seen this before. It is so strange that the formula of it is like a mouse, a pink mouse. Glad you like it, I don't own many primers as I always forget to use them haha, but this one sounds really good
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    Yiota
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    1. I think it's because they're probably discontinuing so you don't see it is stores anymore. I only own three as well, I only use them on a few occasions :)

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  2. I agree that £14.95 is quite expensive for a drugstore primer, and for one you might not wear everyday but other than that this sounds really good :) I love the little pot it is in :)

    My current favourite primer is the B Anti-Blemish Primer, i like it as i have very spot prone skin.

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    1. The post is surprisingly quite heavy! B do great quality products :)

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  3. It sounds good but £14.95!! That is expensive for a drugstore product! It would be perfect for those days your going out but maybe not everyday?
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    1. Yes it's an occasion one for me :)

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  4. I haven't seen this one before, when was it released? I am not a primer person, I don't really wear primers unless I have something important and I want my makeup to look flawless.

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. I think it was quite a few years ago, I'm sure they're slowly discontinuing it now. It's an occasion wear for me too :)

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  5. I didn't realise this primer was so expensive! I'm using Nivea Shave Balm at the minute and really like it but it doesn't give the velvety feel yours does!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I've heard a lot about that one too and if it works at the price, then that's a great deal!

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  6. I really like the sound of this primer and don't mind paying a bit extra for something if it actually works! Great review and I will definitely be keeping my eye out for it :) x

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    1. It's lasted me absolute ages and it's still going strong so I think it works out as good value :)

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  7. I've never heard about this brand! I've tried the l'Oreal Infallible primer and it's a really nice primer. Now I'm using one by Catrice :) xx

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    1. I've heard about the L'Oreal infallible but I don't think we can get Catrice here :)

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  8. A good base makes all the difference. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. It sounds like a lovely product to use now and then - glad you are enjoying it and getting your money's worth from it even if it is a bit more expensive.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thank you, I'm definitely getting my money's worth :)

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  10. I've never heard of this product until now but it sounds pretty good! I'll definitely need to have a look for soon :D

    Lizzie | lizziegines.co.uk

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    1. I'm glad you found this review useful :)

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  11. This sounds like a great product, girlie! I think a great primer includes the ability to even out or smooth over uneven textures because it certainly helps the foundation and other products apply better to the skin. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. My foundation definitely goes on smoother with this, it creates a great base :)

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  12. Looks like a good one! Haven't heard of it before so maybe I should give it a try!

    Xx,

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  13. I don't think I've seen this before, will look out for it when I'm next at the drugstore. I don't plan to purchase it as I don't think it's right for me but I swear I have never seen it around so I'm curious if it's sold here.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I think they may be gradually withdrawing it, there used to be plenty in my drugstore before but I don't think I've seen them for a while :)

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  14. I prefer using this in the winter months as it's quite hydrating and in summer I tend to use a lighter oil-free option!

    Lovely review though!

    Layla xx

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    1. My skin type is quite dry so I can use it all year round, but yes if you have combination/oily skin it can probably get a bit too much :)

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