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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Two Unusual Yet Budget Primers to Try

Two Unusual Budget Primers to Try

Is it weird that I really enjoy primers? Along with lipsticks and contouring powders (and maybe blushes too), they are my favourite thing to purchase and of course try. Primers may be a relatively new step in most beauty routines but since discovering my first ever tube of Benefit Porefessional, there was no looking back. I'm glad that primers have slowly but surely become a main stream product and trickled into the stands of more budget friendly brands; as well as becoming truly innovative. On such note, I have found two not only affordable but unusual primers that I urge you to try.

Two Unusual Budget Primers to Try

GOSH Primer Plus + Hydration (£13.99)

Thanks to a combination of air conditioning, humidity and perhaps not enough water, your skin may be calling out for a little extra hydration? Or maybe you have a naturally dry/dehydrated complexion to begin with? In both instances, you need to give GOSH Primer Plus + Hydration a whirl. A light, gel based primer that contains snow algae to help repair damaged skin cells, all the while gently hydrating dried out skin without being heavy, sticky nor greasy. As a matter of a fact, it is very much a lightweight consistency and other than the instantly cooling, gel sensation you can not detect GOSH Primer Plus + Hydration on the skin. You can feel the hydrating boost instantly, it is almost like a cooling glass of water for the skin - doesn't that sound heavenly.

As I have oily skin, this may not be a broad issue as my skin is less likely to lap up the extra moisture. I did however notice that this takes around 2-3 minutes to fully absorb, once it does, it creates a beautiful canvas for make up - smoothing and moisturising in one quick step. For those with dry skin, you will be pleased to know that the GOSH Primer Plus + Hydration moisturises any dry patches to allow make up to glide over the skin. As you would expect from any primer, this helps to prolong the wear of make up, and in the case of traditionally dehydrated skin it offers a little oil control. It works by keeping dehydrated skin moisturised, to prevent production of excess sebum to over compensative for the lack of natural moisture. 

Not only does GOSH Primer Plus + Hydration nourish, prime and prolong but it acts as a first step in anti-ageing. There are not many primers like this readily available, let alone on the high street. You can find it here - link.

Two Unusual Budget Primers to Try


We prime our face and our eye area, without as much as a second thought and yet we neglect an area that is subjected to the most daily wear and tear. Yep, I'm talking about our lips. Due to eating, drinking and talking, lip products are put through their paces daily and yet so many (myself included) are quick to grumble when they fade, slip or bleed. Well a £3 product may change that for good, as well as saving your lips from drying out from extra matte formulations.

MUA Pro Pout Prime is a silky, balm like primer for the lips which glides onto the lips providing a nourishing yet matte and colourless base. By doing so it creates a comfortable to wear barrier that grips onto any product applied on top, to prevent colour fade, moisture loss and of course smudging. Despite containing silicones, it is not at all uncomfortable to wear, nor does it alter the finish of any lip product layered over the top. The days of Lipcote being the only lipstick prolonging product out there are numbered. You can find it here - link.

Have you found any other unusual priming products that I should check out?










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20 comments:

  1. I will try the MUA one....nice review....xoxoxo....:)

    http://mariahussain.blogspot.com/

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  2. That GOSH primer sounds really fabulous. I hate feeling dried out by my primer.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  3. I don't own any primers! It's so bad of me, but every time I go into Boots to buy one I get distracted and buy something else! I really need to invest! :)
    - Molly x

    molly-ap.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I've had a few primers but always forget to put them on!! Sometimes I use Glossier priming moisturizer and sometimes I use the Maybelline Master Prime!

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  5. I actually don't own a primer. Anytime I have used one I haven't seen a difference. Just obviously don't suit my skin, the ones I have tried.

    Rachael x | N o v e m b e r S t o r m s | | I n s t a g r a m |

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  6. This is a really nice review of thess primers. Also I never knew that MUA had a primer! I'm definetly going to have to give that a try at some point! xx

    https://teatimewithciara.wordpress.com/

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  7. The MUA one is definitely one I want to try. I'm not completely sold on the idea of a lip primer, since balm seems to do the trick, but it's definitely something I'd love to give a go. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  8. I remember a few years ago the idea of a drugstore primer was unheard of and if you did find a drugstore primer they were really terrible its so nice to see everythings come on well

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  9. The GOSH Primer is one i have been wanting to try for the longest time, it sounds perfect x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  10. The Gosh primer sounds intriguing! I think I'll check it out when my primer runs out.

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  11. Been looking for nice primers, will definitely try these two

    Adaora
    www.always-becoming.com

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  12. LOVE THIS POST! I'm a sucker for primers and I love GOSH and feel it isn't talked about enough! xx
    alicekatex

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  13. I am using instablur at the moment by the body shop, I always forget to use it though... ill moisturise then break out the foundation then think Damn! after doing half my face, nightmare lol

    http://www.makeerinover.blogspot.com

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  14. That MUA primer sounds fab although I'm not sure if I'm convinced by the 'snow algae' in the Gosh one haha x

    http://bit.ly/angellec

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  15. Primers isnt something i have experimented with much, I found my smashbo one works well nd iv kind of stuck to it! but i like the sound of the gosh one, so maybe il give it a try!
    Tasha Rose Beauty

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  16. I will definitely have to try that MUA Pout Primer it sounds incredible for £3
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  17. I do really like GOSH, but I honestly never would of thought about their primers!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  18. I've heard good things about the GOSH primers, I'll have to give them a go!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  19. I think I'm right in remembering GOSH is vegan friendly? Because this primer sounds incredible - I need something to grip my makeup without feeling too much on my skin :)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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