L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Primer
I’ve tried to love them, but the only one I’ve found that works is, actually, not a primer.
I recently had the opportunity to trial L’Oreal’s Studio Secrets Professional Primer. According to L’Oreal, ‘inspired by professional make-up, this primer masks wrinkles and uneven textures in the skin, making the complexion incredibly smooth with a velvety touch. Skin feels soft as if resurfaced’.
We’ll see about that!
This comes in a jar, which is not my preference (as you all know). I would rather this came in a tube but I suspect the mousse texture (which I’ll go into a minute) would preclude that type of packaging.
On the bright side, this is super cute in the bathroom cabinet. And the pink colour of the primer makes me want to eat it!
My initial reaction when I applied this for the first time was ‘this is NOT going to work’. Although the texture of the primer is like a whipped mousse, you do have to rub to get the product to sink in. And, initially, it feels a little heavy on the skin. I was convinced this should just suffocate my oily t-zone and lead to disaster.
But that feeling is temporary. After five minutes, the heaviness dissipates and my skin feels super smooth and soft to the touch.
But does it work as a primer? Totally. It’s like this primer has a million suction cups that grabs onto foundation and blush and DOES NOT LET GO. I’ve been wearing this for over a week daily – in both a harsh and dry office environment as well as a sticky and hot (thanks to the summer weather) house. This is a trooper. It keeps everything in place.
AND it has worked nothing short of miracles in my very dark under eye area. I dab a little on the area and it acts as a perfect base for concealer / highlighter, reducing creping and flakiness. That alone is worth the admission price because I do struggle tremendously in that area.
Would I repurchase?
Absolutely! Not only does this brighten my skin but it acts like fly paper in drawing and holding foundation on my face all day. I’ve finally found a primer that really delivers what it promises.