Beauty Review: e.l.f. Hydrating Face Primer
My rating: ★★★★☆
This is possibly one of the most straightforward beauty products I have bought. My skin can sometimes look a bit shiny (I mainly just wear moisturiser on my skin) and I was looking for something that I could use in conjunction, but wasn't too heavy and also to help with some of my oversized pores around my nose.
I think I came across the e.l.f. brand in an online magazine and upon visiting their website, I was instantly drawn in. It looked so modern, I loved the packaging and most importantly, it was affordable. Time and time again when I read reviews touting 'the top 10 best moisturisers' for example, most of the time they are products that are over £50. For someone who has been using NIVEA products for over 20 years, spending a lot on skincare products never made sense to me... so, e.l.f. made sense! Another modern, affordable beauty brand I could shop with.
I came across the hydrating primer and it had so many good reviews!! ... I am a real sucker for a good review, I admit that it 100% influences my decision to purchase something.
The very first time I used the primer, I loved it! It easily glided onto my skin (it's translucent) and 'blurred' out my pores. Exactly what I wanted!! I don't have anything bad to say about it at all and for £7.50 there is no reason for me not to purchase it once it runs out (might take a while!).
I haven't used it as a base for make-up (foundation and the what-nots) as I'm not a make-up kind of girl (yet) even though that is one of its prime uses, so I can't comment on that side of things.
Overall, if you want something affordable, looks cute on your shelf, blurs out your pores and makes your skin feel super smooth, I would gladly recommend this product!
Photo is my own.