Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Review: L'Oreal Studio Secrets Primer


A couple of my favorite bloggers had mentioned this product, so I kept an eye out at the store. The first place, Target, was plum sold out. I figured it must be a good product if it was sold out.

The next place had it, and it was on sale to suit, so I grabbed it and took off. So what did I think?


Well, to be honest, it's not my favorite primer to date, but it's ok.

The consistency is interesting: It is like a paste, almost like a spackle that is thick, not liquid.


It seems like if you apply it over your pores that it would fill them in and even out your complexion. But I didn't see any such results.


To me, it applied evenly, and my makeup applied fairly decently on top. It does have a little weird "balling-up" action going on as you try to blend it in:

see how it kind of balled up on the skin? Eww!

I also noticed it didn't keep my oily face at bay. In fact, of all primers, I got oily faster on this one than any others I've tried. Super disappointing!

Overall, I only wasted a few bucks, so I'm not too bummed, and if push comes to shove, it's better than no primer. I liked the concept, and think maybe with some tweaking, this could be an awesome product.


Fintia said...

I got a small sample in one of my magazines and I did not like it at all. It felt wrong on the skin! lol Plus, like you said, I did not see any difference with my pores.

FabDiva20 said...

I recently purchase it and I like it! I love how it makes foundation application smoother and the oily aras not too oily. But the downside of this is that the only area that got oily is my nose.

Abby Q. said...

Fabdiva, maybe it was just my nose too? But usually if my nose is oily that's like a deal breaker for me :( Well anyways I'm glad it has worked for you! :)

Marie. said...

I actually really want this... I heard it covers fine lines and wrinkles!