Today's post is inspired by Phoebs who asked me to tell the make up don't story that I mentioned in my 'Things I learnt in February' post. So Phoebs, this post is especially for you!
Product in question...
This story began a few weeks ago when I was trying to take advantage of a free delivery offer on Illamasqua. Bear with me, this will make sense! I was intending to buy their matte primer. But the website refused to recognise me despite me putting the correct details in. So basically this post is pretty much Illamasqua's fault. More specifically, their web team's fault.
On the hunt for a decent primer I popped into Boots on my lunch break and began perusing the No 7 stand when a member of staff asked if she could help. Why yes little lady with the corkscrew blonde curls and the scary blue eye shadow, yes, yes you could. She promptly urged me to buy the No 7 Shine Free Primer. So, part with my cash I did.
Next day I opted to try said primer. Without reading those teeny tiny instructions. I mean, it's primer - slap it on my mug and I'm done right? Oh no no mistaken one. For this makes it sit in odd places, visibly I may add, on your face. And it looks bloody awful. I really didn't have time to take it off and start again so I applied my foundation. Not the best finish in the world but you could only tell up close, i.e. me scrutinising my own face in my compact mirror.
Upon reading the application instructions I found this little pearl of wisdom: "Moisturise before applying. Smooth on alone or under foundation for satiny soft, shine free skin."
Next day I did as it said. Still the primer didn't look much better on the skin as it still sat in odd places and made my pores look obvious. And my skin was anything but satiny soft and shine free. So sorry little No 7 lady, this wasn't a great purchase. It was a waste of £11.
There be the end of the story.
Have you tried the No 7 Primer? Did it work for you?