After all of those Lush reviews I think it’s about time we start talking makeup again. I mean, aside from Lush I’m also a big makeup lover. A while ago I bought a new primer from Lancome. It’s the Lancome Prep and Matte Primer. I still really love the Nars Pore & Shine Control Primer that I used before this, but I was excited to try something new for once. I mean, that’s what keeps us makeup junkies going right?! Anyway, this primer seemed to be right up my alley and I couldn’t wait to try it. I’ve been using it non-stop ever since I got it and today it’s time for the review. If you’re interested in reading more about it, make sure you continue reading this post!
First things first, let’s talk packaging. Lancome is quite the luxurious brand and therefore they do create pretty luxurious looking and feeling packagings. Okay, I admit, maybe it’s just luxurious feeling because the price is pretty up there, but that doesn’t matter. To me it feels luxurious and that’s what counts for now. The tube comes in a shiny silver box like most Lancome products do. I think that already just the box is super fancy looking.
Once you open up the box you’ll find the actual primer. The primer comes in a little tube. The tube is black and white and has a matte finish to it, just like the primer. The tube is pretty standard but it does look nice and professional to me. It has a cap you can squeeze off so you can get the primer out of the tube. The opening is very small so I do think this is a pretty hygienic packaging.
The tube contains 25ml of primer. I do think that’s not a whole lot. My favourite primer from Nars for example comes with 30ml. It’s just 5ml more, but I do think that 30ml is more standard and therefore better than 25ml. I do use primer all over my face so I’m not sure this tube is going to last me all that long.
Lancome Prep and Matte Primer 25ml – €32,95
Okay, so let’s see what this primer has to offer. Oh but before we do that I think it’s nice to quickly go through what I normally look for in a primer because I do think I’m rather specific about those things. I like it when my primers have a lotion-like formula. They should not have that silicone feel or that thick silicone texture. They should be liquid, lightweight and they may even be a bit runny. I also like them to mattify my skin but every now and then I do like a nice healthy glow primer as well. And lastly the primer should make my makeup go on smoother and stay on longer. I mean, why else do we use a primer?
That being said, let’s take a look at the claims:
Create the perfect base for makeup with Lancôme Prep and Matte Primer, a universal makeup primer that paves the way for flawless foundation results.
Lightweight and mattifying, the face primer creates a sleek, shine-free complexion while blurring the appearance of pores, lines and imperfections for a perfected, makeup-ready canvas. Smoothing and oil-free, the primer lends skin a natural matte finish, and is formulated to let light reflect off skin’s surface for zero flashback.”
Okay, this sounds really good. It’s supposed to be lightweight, it’s mattifying and it also blurs pores and stuff like that. I almost forgot to mention that, but I do like it when a primer has pore-blurring effects. I don’t think it’s a must because I’m not too convinced primers can even do that, but I do like it when they do. This all does sound very, very promising to me.
Having read the claims let’s move on to the part where I tell you what my experience with this primer is like. In my opinion the Lancome Prep and Matte Primer is really, really nice. The formula is exactly what I was looking for, a milky-lotion like substance. It’s super easy to apply, it feels comfortable on the skin and it’s really lightweight. It sinks into the skin within seconds.
Aside from that I really like the way it works for me. It makes my skin feel smooth and ready for makeup. It does mattify my skin but it does that in a very natural way. My skin is matte, but it does still have a natural radiance to it that I do like to see as well. Throughout the day it does do a pretty decent job at keeping my oil under control. My nose does some days need a bit of blotting, but usually it keeps me good all day long. In terms of pore-blurring I’m not super impressed but not disappointed either. It does smoothen the area and I don’t see super wide pores, but I don’t think the blurring is that impressive either.
Throughout the day my makeup does stay in place really well with this primer. Of course that’s not all thanks to the primer, the products themselves have an influence on that as well. But I do think that the primer makes a difference. Even with a bit of rain, my makeup stays right where I put it in the morning.
All in all I think that the Lancome Prep and Matte Primer is a really good product. It’s a product I hadn’t heard of before, but I’m glad I decided to give it a chance. I think it’s a really nice primer, the formula is exactly up my alley and it does what I want it to do. I think this is a great primer for anyone with combination to oily skin. I’ll definitely continue using this and I’m quite convinced I’ll actually repurchase it once I run out. To me that’s a pretty big deal, so this is definitely a product I’d recommend!
With that being said I’m ending today’s post. Thank you guys so much for reading it and be sure to let me know what your favourite primer is and why!