Saturday, 8 March 2014

♥ Stay Matte Primer and Bargain Brushes!

Sorry for the quality of the photo's in this post, I was just dying to get something else up and make my page a bit more interesting! The weather in Cornwall has been absolutely beautiful the past two days and I've been spending all my time in the sunshine and by the seaside while I still can. I'm going back to work and the reality of life at home at the end of next week, and leaving behind everyone at uni is really hard. Especially when life in halls is so different to life in the family home! But what I did do today was pop into Wilkinson's and have a little look at any offers they had one and I managed to get these two treats. Wilkinson's isn't normally where I'd purchase any beauty buys, but their Rimmel counter is a weakness of mine and I get student discount, so I was saving some pennies!

Rimmel Stay Matter Primer
This is only the second primer I have used. After getting my hands on a sample size POREfessional and using that as a base coat for my makeup I found the finish was just a lot better. I then settled for using a Simple moisturiser for a while before ending up buying endless BB creams. My usual routine is to just moisturise, add a little bb cream to my t zone, then my foundation... But with using a primer I think I will cut down on the bb cream! 
I was shocked when testing the product in the shop that the primer is the same colour and texture as a moisturiser and not the clear, thick, gel I am used to from these sort of products. It softens the skin and this does show, I think, and I'll be sure to update you on how well the primer wears! 
I only paid £3.98 as an 'introductory price' in Wilkinsons, and then got student discount so overall it would of cost me around £3.50, which was an offer I could not pass up on, espesially as it's a product I've yet to test!

Wilkinsons Foundation Brush
I also managed to pick up a foundation brush from Wilkinsons own range. Having never bought any sort of makeup brushes before, I couldn't really justify spending £10 on a Real Techniques brush or even more on a MAC one, so I thought I'd start small with the brush in the first image! It only cost £1.50 (again, student discount knocked a little off this) so if it turns out to be awful I won't mind at all, and will have learnt my lesson. I'm used to only ever applying liquids with a sponge and at the moment by bare hands suffice any make up application and I can only imagine how awful that must be for the sensitive and delicate skin that makes up the face. The brush itself is super soft and feels lovely on the skin. I would say that it is quite stiff but I wouldn't know if that's what I should want a foundation brush to be like! I'm yet to use the brush but I'll be sure to update you on how good (or bad) it turns out to be!


  1. I really want to try this primer.. it sounds lovely. I like it when the primer is more of a moisturiser consistency than a silicone gel, as it doesn't dry my skin out as much xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie


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