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Monday, September 16, 2013

Seventeen Flawless Poreless Primer Review

Seventeen Flawless Poreless Primer

Seventeen Flawless Poreless Primer
Seventeen Flawless Poreless Primer

Having being blessed (ha!) with bucket like pores I will try anything that promises to minimise or disguise pores and the newest product for pesky enlarged pores is Seventeen Flawless Poreless Primer. What intrigued me most about the Flawless Poreless Primer is that it is a balm based product which is relatively rare - most primers of this category tend to be more of a thick gel like liquid. The packaging is somewhat funky and very much what we have come to expect from the Boots Seventeen brand which is aimed at the teen market. My only complaint would be that for what is a fairly sizeable case it is really odd that it has no mirror? Bizarre.

As mentioned this is a balm like product that is fairly solid in texture until warmed and applied by the fingertips. The concept of Seventeen Flawless Poreless Primer is to provide a silky, flawless base with somewhat disguised pores perfect for foundation and other facial products to be applied on top off. Best described this is a solid version of Benefit's Porefessional and a cheaper alternative to Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch primer only the Seventeen version isn't quite as refined. Yes it will provide a smoother than usual canvas but it doesn't quite have the air brushing properties that the Clarins primer does. However it does somewhat blur the appearance of enlarged pores, leaves the skin feeling softer and helps prolong the wear of any product applied on top. Despite having a light pink colour in pan form once applied to the skin it becomes completely transparent and therefore is suitable for all skin tones,

Like I said above this reminds me a little of Benefit's Porefessional Primer in that it is a silicone based product that not only somewhat blurs and diffuses minor skin faults but it can also instantly mattify any oily areas of the face when applied on top of make-up. If you have sensitive skin or a silicone allergy I say avoid as it is a fairly heavy facial product that at times did make my skin feel a little comfortable and despite having a mattifying effect at times I have found it to encourage my skin to produce excess oil which is never a desired effect. For that reason I would deem this to be a better fit for those with normal or dry skin but for change of £6 it is a relatively good product and a welcome addition to the UK high street.

Have you tried this out yet?

Seventeen Flawless Poreless Primer £5.99 via Boots - link
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19 comments:

  1. I saw this today in boots and was really interested in it, but I didn't really get rubbing the pan to put it on my face. Might give it a go though :)

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  2. Will definitely try this :) As I love the benefit one but its very expensive. So I would love to find a cheaper drugstore one :) Thanks for sharing and reviewing it.

    PS I LOVE FASHION AND BEAUTY :)

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  3. This is on my list of things I have to try !!

    www.luvsthat.blogspot.com

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  4. This is on my list of things I have to try !!

    www.luvsthat.blogspot.com

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  5. I saw this in Boots and I may just have to pick it up on their current offer!
    catrinteleri.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Id love to try this, its such an affordable product you cant really go wrong!

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. The new Seventeen bits look so good, definitely want to give this a go along with the higlighter :)

    Claire from Stylingo xxx

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  8. Ashamed to say I've never tried a primer... but this looks decent value! Though I hate to see what was a "bargain" brand creep up in price like this!

    http://moneylessjess.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. If you struggle with your pores you should try the Nip and Fab Glycolic Fix Serum. I picked it up on a whim and my nose is now practically poreless, could have cried with happiness when I noticed how well it was working.

    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  10. Oh this looks a bit good! I reviewed porefessional recently but I'm willing to bet this works as well for a fraction of the price!
    Tams x
    nakedbeautyblog.com

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  11. I'm going to need to try this I think, I'm a primer addict after trying The Porefessional.

    Slightly Skint Blog

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  12. Adrienne, I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, check out my blog for details!
    I really love your blog, it amazes me how you manage to post so often and consistently! I especially love your honesty, I feel like I can really trust your recommendations. It's a shame this primer doesn't come in a more yellow hue since these shades really wouldn't suit me, and my eyes just get red not dark!
    Abi x

    abiioxocube.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I have the benefit porefessional which I love, however since I have oily skin I'll probably stick with it!

    http://www.blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Pretty packaging.. Good review !!
    http://marrymemakeup.com/makeup-artist/

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  15. I have oily skin so might not be good for me but the bourjois bronzing primer is a good budget buy

    http://missglossykate.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxx

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  16. Love the products Seventeen are bringing out at the moment, for a high street brand they've really upped their game! x

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    1. I completely agree

      charlwilletts.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I might pick this up for pore hiding. I hate silicone primers but they're a necessary evil for large pores. :( So I'd rather spend £6 on something like this than £20 whatever with Benefit (I still think that's ridiculously overpriced. The Laura Mercier ones give you more for the same price, jeez.)

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  18. I also unfortunately have huge pores around my nose and cheeks, and nothing seems to hide them but I will definitely give this a try now and at £5.99 how could I go wrong?!

    charlwilletts.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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