There’s still a bit of me that thinks primers are alllllllll of the marketing and none of the necessity, especially if you pile a foundation over the top, but when it comes to mattifying, I can see their purpose more easily. This one, from Essence, is a very nice little find at £3.50, easily doing the job of a primer three or four times its price.
I’ve swatched it (complete with traditional winter goosebumps – sorry!) but it doesn’t really give a good indication of what it does. So, it’s a light textured cream with mattifying elements and an illuminating effect. It doesn’t have that heavy silicone-y feel to it that a lot of mattifiers have and blends quickly and easily into the skin. The packaging calls it a ‘wake up’ effect but that can mean many things and it also claims a pore minimizing effect. While I can’t say that my pores were particularly minimized, my complexion definitely had a hit of sheen to it and looked smoother (fractionally) once I’d got my make up over the top. I don’t have oily skin so it’s hard to say how well Fresh & Fit performs over time, but it did obliterate a small amount of nose shine completely.
Really, for £3.50, if you’ve ever wanted to try a primer or are a regular user, I wouldn’t even think twice about snapping this up. I think it’s possible that Fresh & Fit Primer might become another Essence super sell out! And it’s in stock HERE.
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