High and Dry. L’Oreal Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer
Sometimes, something so sensational comes along that it sweeps you off you feet. L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Resurfacing Primer is one of those gems – that is for seemingly for the majority, but, unfortunately, not for me. Having heard nothing but high praise surrounding this primer, I was expecting fireworks but was instead confronted with something of a damp sparkler.
“L’Oreal Paris Studo Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer gives a velvet touch. The primer has a beautifully smooth texture and is effective at disguising wrinkles and pores. It gives a matte look and a silky finish. The L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Resurfacing Primer is pleasant and easy to apply and it leaves no greasy residue. Used alone or under foundation, this primer is the perfect base”.
With the benefit of hindsight, I should have perhaps known that this wasn’t the one for me. I’ve never liked velvet, and I’m more of a dewy sort of girl than a matte girl. But let’s start with the positives. I like the jar. A lot. And sadly for me, that’s it. I found this very tricky to apply and near impossible to blend into the skin. Instead of a wonderfully smooth finish, my skin felt dry and cakey, and pores felt clogged. Instead of a bright skin, I felt as if my skin looked drab and dull. Adding foundation on top of this primer was a recipe for disaster. My foundation becomes difficult to blend properly, and halfway through the day had practically vanished. Far from ideal.
I had such high hopes for this primer – but after weeks of trying to like it, this has made its way to the confines of the bin. A quick glance on Boots Reviews seems that this is somewhat of a Marmite product – you either really love it or cannot stand it, and I know which camp I fall into.
Priced at £14.29 (do not get me started on that), this is available from Boots.