Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Gosh Velvet Touch Foundation Primer

As we all know, a primer is a gel/liquid/cream that we put on our face before make-up to help it last longer throughout the day.
This specific primer claims to 'fill in fine lines and deep pores in the skin to create a uniform, matt, and silky soft surface'. It is a clear gel-like consistency that you pump out of the bottle using the black press down pump at the top of the bottle. This makes it so much more hygienic, and also helps to make sure you don't waste product as the pump is very easy to control.
Personally, I only take about a pea size amount on the tip of my finger and then gently spread it between my fingertips and apply in a circular motion on my face. It lives up to the expectations of feeling very soft and silky, as any primer should. It does not leave what feels like an oily grease on my skin. It feels like it almost soaks in whilst still leaving a smooth surface. 
I have oily skin personally and I wouldn't do my make up without a primer. Saying this, it is an optional step and you do not have to use it. 
I have previously used other primers such as the L'oreal Studio Secrets Primer. Though this primer looked very pretty in the tub (a pinkish white shiny colour), when I applied it onto my face it made it feel very oily. Typically after washing my face in the morning, the oil wont build up for a couple of hours but this made it start straight away and caused me to break out. I didn't enjoy this product at all.
I have also tried the Smashbox Photo Finish Light. I do enjoy using this product. I'm not to sure if it causes me to break out or not yet because I haven't used it for long enough. I will do an in depth review on this when I know how my skin reacts to it.
Having said this, Gosh Primer is by far my favourite primer at the moment. This is my second tube of it and it just does the job without any hassle. I would say that it doesn't fill in pores as well as it claims to. I end up using my Benefit Porefessional for that job. However it still does an amazing job at everything else. 
Ultimately, my foundation stays on throughout the day and part of that is due to this product. I also use other products to avoid it melting away during the day. If you would like I could do an everyday foundation routine and show you what i use and how i use it.
On a final note, the Gosh primer isn't expensive. I usually buy it from Superdrug and it costs me around £13 and lasts for most of the year. What's not to love?
It does come with a lid, but it was kind of mucky so I took a picture without it :)

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