Hello lovelies, today’s Makeup Monday post will be about the Boots No 7 Primer!
WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO
This is the Boots N°7 Beautifully Matte primer. It claims to mattify your skin and help with acne too. When I read reviews about this product, people with oily skin seemed to love this primer and said that it helped them keep their makeup in place all day long without getting oily This gave me high hopes that it might work for me too.
However, I found the opposite to be true. At first, I thought it was working; my skin looked matte after applying this and layering foundation on top. But throughout the day, my makeup broke down and I would get oily again. After a few uses, this became more prominent as if my skin was getting used to the primer and was easily producing more oil to break through the base.
It was also difficult to apply. People who don’t read reviews on this primer might complain about how hard it is to work with this primer. If you apply this primer like a regular moisturizer or lotion, it’ll ball up on you and ruin the texture of the base of your skin. The trick to using this primer is to work on one area of your face at a time and pat the product in.
Other things to note was that I didn’t notice a scent and the texture of the product wasn’t too runny or thick. It was white but didn’t leave a white cast on my face. It also dried fast so you had to work quickly with it and it was tacky afterwards which is supposed to help products adhere better, but I’m personally not a fan of that feeling.
In the end, I decided to return this primer because it wasn’t helping with my oily skin and I didn’t like the way it felt on my face. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be reminded all day that I’m wearing makeup because the products are sticky, oily, or heavy.
Overall, I didn’t have the best experience with this primer but I would try it again with other products to see if I would get the same results. Maybe there’s a different way to apply it that I don’t know about. But I’m not in a rush to repurchase since it didn’t work before. It’s just a shame that a primer that seems to work well on a lot of oily-skinned girls didn’t work for me.
That being said, I think there’s a possibility that it might work on other people with oily skin, so if you want to, I don’t think it would hurt to try it out. You only need a little bit upon application and it didn’t break me out when I was trialing it.
So that’s my review for this week on Makeup Monday! I hope some of you found this helpful; thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you lovelies tomorrow!