Today I thought I'd review the 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer from Benefit. I picked this up when Glamour magazine had these little 7.5ml tubes as their freebie - and I haven't been disappointed!
Realising that there was only 7.5ml in the tube, I saved this over the summer for a special occasion (nothing in particular, but I always worry that I'll use a product up and then need it for a momentous, out-of-the-blue occasion...does anyone else or is this just me?) Anyway, when I came to using this - I actually discovered that a little goes a long way, so this tester has lasted me a lot longer than I thought it would!
This is a lot pinker than I expected (I guess that's the 'brightening' part?!), and although very different to the Laura Mercier primer I'd previously used a few times (sorry, Mum) - made my skin feel really soft and smooth. I only really applied this to my chin, nose and forehead - places I find makeup tends to not last as long, and where I often need more due to redness and breakouts. However, I felt this actually really helped reduce the redness of my blemishes before foundation, or even just concealer. As well as making my makeup last longer, this smelt lovely, applied like a dream and really did help to brighten my face - something I wasn't actually expecting following many disappointing 'wonder-claims' from brands! I did even use this on it's own a few times to help reduce redness and brighten my face on days when I didn't really feel like wearing much make-up - you'd think it wouldn't work, but I think it did! Huzzah Huzzah!
This is definitely a contender for my Christmas list now, and if you're interested, you can buy it from here.
Here's a little picture of me, looking rather gross now, come to think of it! Sorry. It looked nicer on iPhoto I guess! Anyway, I'm wearing the primer under a teeny weeny bit of BECCA Luminous Skin Colour, and some of my favourite Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Collection in 107. Oh, and my beloved coat is from Jigsaw (post coming soon as I love it oh so much).
Lots of love & Happy Advent/December!
(I'm going to be blogging lots and lots throughout December...maybe even some videos..so keep your eyes peeled! Definitely just realised how weird that saying is...peeled? I mean really....)
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