Review: Primark PS Pro Miracle Primer Prep and Perfect

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I am a self-confessed primer junkie, even when I find one that I love I always seem to always want to try the next time. The only exception is the Nivea Daily Express Hydration Primer which I repurchase on a regular basis as its an affordable moisturising primer. So as usual I was in Primark and check out the newish PS Pro makeup range, and when I saw a primer I found it hard to resist.

I’ve tried several items from Primarks Beauty Range in the past, which I have linked past posts at the end in case your interesting in knowing what else they offer and how it shapes up. Overall I have tended to have a number of successes, only one complete miss and a few that are just okay. So I had no hesitations in picking this up, they offer a number of primers in the new PS Pro range and I picked up the PS Pro Miracle Primer Prep and Perfect.

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The packaging is really stepped up on the pro range compared to the “standard” beauty items, the little cardboard boxes everything comes in and the attention to detail makes it feel more luxurious even though it’s all very affordable. The only thing that is slightly odd is the pristine white box with silver foiling to then have a black tube inside, I feel as though a black foiled box would of look a little more cohesive but it still looks attractive. Tube design

Initially I was apprehensive when I squeezed it out for the first time and it’s a nude colour, unsure if it would just look orange but as it worked into the skin it seemed to disappear not leaving any trace on the skin. It works into the skin easily making it feel smoother, half way between a silicon primer and a cream primer it leaves the skin feeling smoother although it doesn’t look a huge amount smoother or poreless.

Makeup sits well on top of it, laying smooth and flat making your face look smooth and perfect. I haven’t done a thorough longevity test unfortunately but the makeup lasts from getting ready for work in the morning, to after dinner in the evening looking almost as perfect as when you put it on so around 11/12 hours which I feel is more than enough time. I don’t know how it would shape up in a serious test but I’m genuinely impressed with how well it stands up.

Would I buy it again? Maybe but it’s not a stand out primer for me, sure it stands up well but so do a number of Primers out there on the high street these days. I recommend you check out Primark’s beauty range when you are in store as there are some real gems. If you are curious where to start you can see some more of my Primark PS Reviews on my blog whether you want a general overview of a range of products here (LINK), see an amazing matte lip colour here  or one of my favourite affordable eye shadow pallets here.

Gwen xx

Mega Empties Part One

Mega Empties Part One

This is the biggest empties post I have ever done with a grand total of 25 items overall (between the two posts), it just seems like everything has ended as a massive collection. I’ve kept putting this off as the mini reviews can take a little bit of time but my empties are taking over my life so I thought I would just have to bit the bullet and get it over and done with. It is also so big that something that was going to start off as one post has now become two as there is just so much stuff, so today we’ll cover make up, Skincare and some random bits and pieces. Part two which will cover Bath and Body as well as hair which will be up next Friday.


Makeup

L'Oreal Paris True Match Foundation Rose Ivory

L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation in R1 C1 Rose Ivory: My first issue with this is you cannot tell when this is used up and a lot of product seems to go to waste which is a shame, I was half way through my face when it ran out and had to take it off and start again so you probably always need a back up. I liked this foundation and its nice to have such a good colour match especially at the drugstore but I think due to being up able to judge it running out I think its something I would consider repurchasing but I’ll see what else is out there and possibly come back. Major bloggers bug now as I have to see what else is out there.


Skincare

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Superdrug Superfruits Exfoliating Mask: This is the first time I’ve tried and exfoliating mask surprisingly and I really enjoyed it my skin felt amazing after. Also with a mix of raspberry, cranberry and blueberry it just smells amazing I will definitely pick it up again.

Superdrug Yoghurt Smoothie Mask: This is one of my favorite Superdrug face mask it smells sweet and subtle and just perfect for any time of year and any occasion. Also with cocoa butter it is really nourishing to the skin and as I have to odd dry patches it works wonders at hydrating the skin.

Superdrug Purifying Cucumber Peel-off Mask: I love peel off masks as I just feel like they fully clear out your skin. This cucumber one from Superdrug was really refreshing and felt really nice.

Superdrug Tropical Peel-Off Mask: Final mask I promise, I always buy sachet masks and I react funny to mud masks and I like to mix up my face masks. This one smelt like pina-coladas need I say more really.

Skin Therapy Normal & Combination Skin Lightly Frangrance Face Wipes: Why did Tesco stop doing there everyday value own brand wipes? I used to love those wipes these were the replacement and cost twice the price (okay from 50p to £1.00 isn’t a lot but its the principle), but these are a dud. They feel nice on bare skin if you feel a bit oily and you want a quick clean and cleanse but for removing make up they are too dry and do nothing. They are especially useless for removing eye make up so I’m on the search for a new inexpensive makeup wipe for lazy days.

Botanical Choice Dark Circle Reducer Eye Patches ‘Sunflower’: I threw out the box but I have the sachets you you can have a little glimpse, you get four goes within a pack. I’m not convinced how well they work but they feel really refreshing and really wake you up so I’m enjoying them for now. I’ll definitely pick up some more at some point.

Superdrug Deep Action Pore Cleansing Nose Strips: Are there any good ones of these? These seemed like a little bit of a dud and didn’t really do much and it always came off clean which it shouldn’t as I have loads of blackheads on my nose.

Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Hydrating Cleansing Milk and Hydrating Toner: I received this in a swap from the lovely Danielle, it was like a 10 day treatment a long with mini moisturizer which I still haven’t finish they last way longer than that as a little goes a long way and they smell amazing well worth checking out if you can get your hands on them


Fashion Nails and Elizabeth Arden Green Tea

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Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Perfume Sample Size (3.7ml): So I recived this last summer in a set with several other Elizabeth Adren Samples which you can check out here to see what else I got here. They last ages and are great for travel, this is the first one I’ve finished and I was unsure initially about this one but on hot or sunny days it was a nice and refreshing scent. I think now I would repurchase and these sample size was great to fully discover what you like and what you don’t.

P.S. Love Fashion Nails: These were a super cute owl design which I wore to london zoo for my 21st birthday, I love the primark nails they stay on really well and only cost £1-£1.50. These were on sale for 50p so how could I say no. Although the primark glue is alright I much prefer to buy my own elegant touch glue which is awesome and lasts ages

Phew we made it through the mountain of rubbish that I’ve been hording in my room. I’m now about to fill up the recycling with all of my junk. . . .

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

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