Monday, 5 March 2012

GlossyBox Review

Today I will be reviewing the Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer from January's GlossyBox.

I have never used a primer on my skin before and after using this one, I have to say I don’t think I will be again. I don’t want to sound completely pessimistic on my blog, as my last reviews were also negative, but I have to be honest! I don’t really like using a lot of different products on my skin, as I think a good moisturiser and cleanser is enough. So I think before I even tried this product, a part of me knew I wasn’t going to like it.

This product's RRP is £29, which I think is quite steep considering in texture it is quite thin (see above) and greasy when applied. Although it did allow my make-up to go on a bit easier, it made my skin appear shiny at the same time and I think this is a very high price to pay for something that isn't really a necessary part of my make-up routine. 

I let my mum use this product at first as I wasn’t sure what exactly it would do to my skin, the slightest change in routine can leave my skin looking dull and dry. This primer gave both my mum and I a few spots, which I suppose can be expected when you try out a new product, but I don’t doubt that this had something to do with the heaviness of the product itself.

The greasy and thick nature of this product was far too much for my skin as I am quite pale and fair. Where as usually you cannot see the foundation I am wearing, with this product my face looked a different colour to my neck and I absolutely detest that 'caked on' look! I think this is the problem with a one- size- fits-all product; it simply cannot cater for different skin types and tones, which is a shame.

Overall I would give this product a 2 out of 5, as it went on well but left my skin feeling greasy and oily. I wouldn’t use it again, however I think if you do use primers this could be a good one to experiment with... 

I was also going to review the Orly Nail Varnish that I received in January's GlossyBox, however I decided to give this product away in my 100 follower give-away- I have too many red nail varnishes already! Hopefully it will be of great use to Em Sheldon. My next review will be an item from February’s GlossyBox, so keep your eyes pealed:)


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