How good can a £3 foundation be? Well, I would have loved this to be the post where I make an epic discovery that it’s a Chanel dupe and the whole thing goes viral, but while Primark PS My Perfect Colour Foundation is absolutely fine, it’s not behaving like a £30 foundation. What’s great about it is that it’s very fluid, very blendable, feels comfortable on the skin and is a little bit dewy (which I like) although it claims semi-matte. It’s not, in my view, medium coverage, it’s light. I personally don’t think it’s a good formula for oily skin – there is a slight oil feel to the whole composition, but it’s sitting nicely and very comfortably on my skin right now. I’d recommend for a dry skin type, every day foundation that will do the job but without the dancing girls.
The Tinted Moisturiser is pretty much ALL moisturiser. In fact, the product even had a white cast to it when it came out of the tube. I literally think the formulators just put a bit of pigment in a standard Primark moisturiser and repackaged it as a sheer coverage, natural finish tint. I got so little coverage from it that it didn’t even feel worthwhile putting it on – weirdly, it’s more expensive than the Foundation at £4.
In the swatch above, it’s the foundation (Nude Beige), the tinted moisturiser (Nude Beige) and the concealer (Nude Beige). Which brings me round to the PS My Perfect Concealer which is £2. It’s fabulous! It’s not as highly pigmented as some concealers which in turn means that it isn’t dry at all because there are less powders in the formula, so if you have dry skin or creasing under your eye area, it’s not going to make everything look worse. It slips on like silk, feels light and creamy, but is more for went-to-bed-a-bit-late dark circles than I-stayed-out-all-night ones.
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