Hello lovelies, welcome back to another week of theluxchronicles! I know I took an unexpected week off, but I just wasn’t able to keep up with blogging that week, so that’s my own fault. But I’m back now and I feel ready to take this back on again, so here we go!
Today’s post is going to be a review of a primer I tried out a few months ago in the search to find a mattifying primer for my oily skin.
This is the Boots N°7 Beautifully Matte primer. This base claims to mattify your skin and help with acne as well. 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 and that they didn’t get oily at all. 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 did work; I found that my skin did look matte after applying this to my skin and layering foundation on top of it. But I discovered that throughout the day, my makeup ended up breaking down and I would get quite oily again. I don’t think my skin is that oily but I would feel the need to blot after just a few hours after finishing my makeup. After a few uses, this became more and 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 will 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 too much of a white cast on my face. It did dry fast so you had to work quickly with it and it left a tacky feeling which I personally don’t like.
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 didn’t like how it made me feel like I was wearing something on my skin; my goal when wearing base products, foundation, blush, etc is to make sure that it feels like I’m wearing nothing on my face. I don’t want to be reminded all day that I’m wearing makeup because the products are sticky, oily, or feel heavy.
Overall, I didn’t have the best experience with this primer but I would try it again 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!