Monday, 1 December 2014

Makeup Review/Favourites: Kiko, L'Oréal and MUA Primers.

It's the 1st of December!
Can anyone else not believe how quick it's come around? You think you have all the time in the world and then another year has gone before you know it. I hope you've all got plans to celebrate this special time with family and friends and enjoy every minute of it.


  
I'm going to kick off my December posts by reviewing and telling you about my 3 all-time, favourite primers that I use on a daily basis by; Kiko, L'Oréal and MUA. I have oily skin and I do use a couple of layers of foundation to cover up my blemishes and affected areas so I always need a good primer to make sure my make-up doesn't slide off.

 First up is the Mat Base Corrector by Kiko Make Up Milano. This is ideal if you have skin like mine or combination skin and it consists of 97% natural properties with sebum-absoring vegetable ingredients. It is also hypo-allergenic which reduces the chances of you having an allergic reaction which is always a good thing.

 At first, I didn't like this primer purely because the substance was a little bit stodgy, thick and yellowy-looking which isn't appealing at all. You also have to apply it quickly because once it's out of the tube, it starts to dry quite fast. But eventually once I got to used to it, I found that my make-up really stuck to it and created my desired matte finish. It really does get the best out of my foundation and reduces any visible pores, giving my skin a smooth look and velvety texture.

I got it when it was on offer but usually it comes to £8.90 on Kiko's site which I think is pretty reasonable if you want a good enough primer to hold your make-up.

 Secondly, this is the L'Oréal Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer and the brand claims that it is "a pure light base which illuminates the skin. It may be used as a base or alone ... fresh, light and silky soft formula that provides 8 hours of hydration". They're right because it really does light up your skin and can easily be used as a highlighter for a subtle sheen.

 The product is white and pearl-like with minuscule specks of pink shimmer. The consistency is a little bit watery so you definitely don't need to use a lot in one go. One pump and you're good to go, trust me!

Despite having oily skin and normally liking the matte looks better, it doesn't leave a greasy film on my face and it absorbs very well. It gives my face a really healthy glow and wakes my skin up especially when it comes to those very early mornings for uni. It glides on perfectly, blends well, minimises my pores and allows my foundation to stay in place.

You can buy this at Superdrug or Boots for £9.99

Lastly and definitely not least, my ultimate favourite is the MUA Matte Perfect Primer and I have to say it is perfect.. well, almost. MUA Pro created this primer and claims that it balances your complexion and has "oil control". They say that it's "formulated for oil prone skin, will matify complexion and provide the perfect base for foundation. Can be worn alone, or under foundation". It is ideal for normal/combination and oily skin, so great for everyone really!

 I have to say at first I was surprised with the colour of the product but its texture is creamy and a little bit buttery. This primer lasts for ages and I mean, ages! I can have it on all day for uni and then all night for a night out, I love it. Like the L'Oréal one, I only need a pea sized amount per application to cover my entire face. It is so easy to apply as well, it glides on brilliantly and even before putting on foundation, I find that it leaves my skin feeling soft and silky while also matifying my face so you can easily wear this without anything else. 

The only problem I have with it is that it's not big enough! Also it doesn't have any tints or glowing pigments within it so it doesn't give you a glowing look if that's what you're after. Especially if you're wearing it alone without any foundation, your face tends to look flat.

However you can't complain as it really does give you a perfect matte look and not only that, it only comes to £4.00 in Superdrug! I think this is a brilliant price, especially for everyday use rather than just for those special occasions. Some have even called it a perfect dupe for Porefessional by Benefit so you know you have to give this one a try rather than splashing out £20+!


So those are my all-time favourite primers, have you tried any of them?
Or do you have any recommendations for me?

Thankyou for reading.
Laura.

42 comments:

  1. I love the sound of the Kiko primer, apart from the fast drying formula. I've been using the tea tree primer from The Body Shop - it's amazing at keeping my makeup on, and it's fairly good (but not the best) at reducing pore size. I can live with that though, as I love tea tree oil!

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    1. Ooh that sounds good, I think I'll give it a try. Thanks for reading, Alice :) x

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  2. These all look really good i love buying new makeup!
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    1. Well I hope some of these will be in your new purchases! Thanks for reading x

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  3. Great products and thanks for sharing. Thanks for sharing and Happy Tuesday.

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  4. Love this!! and love our blog!
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  5. I have heard so much about Kiko cosmetics over the past few months but still haven't bought any myself! Definitely need to try them out <3

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  6. Lovely looking product, and great review - thanks for sharing! <3

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  7. Lovely post! c: x

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  8. some of these look good. thanks for dropping by on mine :)

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  9. These look nice.

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  10. Thanks for sharing all these products! I will definitely take a look at the Kiko store the next time I'm there!

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    1. Hope you find something to your liking! Thanks for reading my post x

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  11. These products look amazing! =D
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  12. the products are really cool!!
    luv ur blog :D

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  13. I have been wanting to try that Loreal Lumi primer! I keep forgetting about it. It looks amazing and I've heard nothing but great things!

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    1. You should definitely get it! Thanks for reading, Liberty :) x

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  14. LOOVE kiko!
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  15. I've heard so many good things about that L'Oreal Lumi Magique. It sounds like a great product. I've got dry skin so it's always good to add some glow to my complexion. I really want to try it but I just keep forgetting to buy it. Will write it down :) x

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  16. Great favourites!

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  17. Matte perfect sounds really interesting, didn't know that! Love your blog!

    Would really appreciate if we would follow each other on GFC, G+ and BL, so that we can keep in touch!
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  18. These look amazing x
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    1. They are haha. Thanks for reading it, Hannah x

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  19. Think I'll pick up the MUA primer for the Christmas nights out. After a bit of crazy dancing my makeup seems to vanish. I really love the benefit 24hour oxygen wow primer stick if your looking for a new one to try. Great post and fab review I love how much info you give. X

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    1. Ooh thanks for the recommendation! Aw you're welcome, I'm always honest :) hope you enjoy the MUA primer as much as I do! x

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  20. Kiko have some great and affordable products, love the review and blog :) xx

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    1. They're one or my favourite brands! Thanks for reading x

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