Thursday, October 4, 2012

Face of Australia Face Base Primer

I have never ever used a primer before in my life, so this review was quite a scary one to make. First of all I have nothing to compare this to so I really can't be sure that what I am saying is correct. Secondly, primers are really difficult to review because unlike eyeliner/blush/lipstick etc. you can't actually see the difference that it makes, at least not directly. It is easy to imagine things - imagine that my foundation looks smoother, imagine that it is staying on longer, imagine, imagine, imagine. I have done my best to complete an accurate review but if you are interested in purchasing this, I would probably check out some other reviews beforehand too!

As I mentioned, I had never tried a face primer before so when I was sent this to review, it was a little daunting. I had never felt the need for a primer as I'm lucky that makeup tends to stick to my face so I wasn't really sure that it would give me any truly incredible results anyway. I must say, I was pretty critical of this product, a little harsher with my judgement perhaps than with other products, but it still came out impressing me.

This does make my foundation and concealer last longer. I was a bit cynical in regards to it making my makeup last longer, but it really does - especially on those days when it is remarkably hot and sweaty and even the luckiest of us find our faces bare by the end of the day. I won't say that my makeup looked as good as when I first applied it, but honestly, that is a bit of a ridiculous expectation from a product anyway.

It does create a smoother base for my makeup to go on, and makes my skin feel lovely. It was pleased that it didn't weigh my skin down, make me feel as though I had makeup caked on or make my skin congested. Now that I have started using a primer, I feel a bit strange when applying my makeup without it, like I have missed a vital step.

Perhaps my favourite thing about this product was the way it made my makeup look 'fresher' for longer. You all know what I'm talking about when I refer to makeup looking 'fresh,' well I truly believe this product keeps it looking like that for longer.

This is oil free and contains Vitamin E and Chamomile...not that I even know what benefits those ingredients have on my skin. It is completely clear once rubbed in and has no fragrance.

I must say, I am impressed with this lightweight, non greasy primer that in my highly doubtful and judgemental opinion, definitely works. For the price of $11.95 it is very affordable and worth investigating. I think it is unnecessary for me personally during the day, but I use it for nights out or days where I need my makeup to last longer than usual and it does a very good job.

I give this product 8/10.

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review!
    I don't use a primer and I feel like I need to start

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    1. No problem :) I think this would be a good one to have a look at, I'm pretty sure it is a lot cheaper than many other primers out there.
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  2. Ive always wanted to start using a primer and keep walking past this one in Priceline.
    Thanks for the review :D It's a good thing this is oil-free because my skin is a oily wreck haha ;)

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    1. I always walked past this too, but I was lucky to get the opportunity to try it out. Glad you found the review helpful :) Ugh, I know how it is with oily skin - such a pain!
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  3. This is definitely one of my favourite primers! I was a little skeptical at first as well, but I'm so glad it actually amazing!:D

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    1. Thanks for your comment, it is good to know that other people like it too :) I am pretty impressed!
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  4. This was my first ever primer, and I loved it for so long! I tried some "higher end" primers, and realised they actually worked a lot better than this one!
    I use this one for my day to day make-up now as it's so lightweight and easy, and I use higher end ones for important nights out or special occasions!

    I still love this one no matter what! Good review!
    xx

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    1. How interesting! I'm like that when I look back on some of the very first makeup products I got into. Back then, when I wasn't aware of other products, I thought they were incredible, but know that I have tried so much out I've realised how bad they were!

      At least you can use it daily, I think it is pretty affordable and for me, does the job.

      Thanks for commenting!
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  5. I've always seen this product around but never knew how good it was as a primer! Thanks for the great review :)

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    1. No problem, I'm glad it was of some use!
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  6. I really loved and used this product for ages, but now I've switched over to the Natio Balm which I like just a little bit better :)
    I just found your blog by the way :) you have a new follower!
    x

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    1. I didn't know that there was a Natio Balm. Interesting! Thanks for following!
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