I always find on the blog I never share products that are bad or just a bit meh! (great describing word there I know but couldn’t think of anything better) I always plan to write them but usually get excited by something and share that instead. This year I am going to try and share more products that I personally didn’t get on with.
When I was home at Christmas I had forgotten to take a primer home with me so had to go to boots to buy one. As my stash of all make up back here in Cardiff is rather large I decided to pick up a cheap primer to save wasting money.
I spent a while swatching them on my hands to test them out and in the end settled on Seventeen Stay Time Long Wear Primer.
You get 20 ml of primer for £5.49 which seemed pretty reasonable to me. On the hand at first it felt sticky but once it had settled felt smooth and not too heavy.
The packaging is pretty simple. Classic white and black. The different fonts I think attract the younger market that it’s aimed at and the squeezy tube works well for the product.
The product itself is nude in colour and very thick so only needs a little. It blends out and feels light when blended but it does feel sticky until it has fully sunk in. The first think I don’t like. The sticky feeling is annoying but as it felt smooth on my hand I was willing to look past it.
On my face when I first applied it and left it for a few minutes to sink in I was impressed. It had smoothed out and left a nice matte but light feeling finish.
Product blended out
Then the problems started. I’m yet to find a moisturiser this agrees with. It seems to be one of those that when you apply foundation over the top it starts to rub off. But this only happens on my cheeks. So I decided to persevere and try using it just on my T-Zone where I really need the primer.
Immediately after applying it’s ok but after an hour or so any dry patches of skin or spots seem to be patchy and look awful. The primer seems to settle in these areas and start to clump together, not a great look!!
So all in all it’s just a bit meh! It only works on my T-zone and it only works when I have clear skin. So if you are oily and not spotty this may work for you but for me I just can’t get on with it!
Have you tried this primer? Did you find it better than me?