Primer Declutter, Summer 2017

Primer Declutter | Essential Twenty

Yet another declutter for you on a Sunday. This week I’ve gone through my primer stash and got rid of an awful lot of miniatures that I’m just never going to use – either because a) I’m not interested or b) they just don’t do what I want them to do.

The Benefit Dr Feel Good is a product that I haven’t touched since it’s been in my collection. It came in a set that I had but I honestly wasn’t interested in ever using it. I’ve read a lot of positive reviews stating that it does exactly what it says on the tin (pun not intended) – it reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores – but I just don’t rate Benefit primers so haven’t bothered trying this.

The Body Shop Instablur was the first primer that I ever tried, so I assumed all primers were like this. As I ventured into more cream based products as opposed to those with a silicone feel I realised that this wasn’t for me. This is about half used and a good three years old so it definitely needs to go in the bin.

Last summer I watched a lot of YouTube videos which were sponsored by Miss Sporty. Everyone was raving about the Miss Sporty Instaglow but I have no idea why. This primer made my face a pinky/red meaning I had to use a ton of green corrector, and it didn’t even increase the longevity of my makeup. Huge bust! Fortunately I didn’t spend a lot of money on it but it’s just a frustratingly poor product.

I picked up my first ever ELF products when I was in America a couple of years ago, and I was really interested by the concept of the ELF Undereye Hydrating Primer but honestly it wasn’t anything special. It was similar in consistency to the Boots No7 Eye Serum and would probably work really well if you had particularly dry undereyes, but it was just an unnecessary additional step in my makeup routine.

Primer Declutter | Essential Twenty

I have a couple of the MAC Skin Base Visage samples from orders I’ve made in the past and I don’t rate them. I’ve nearly used one up but the other is completely empty so I’m just going to stick one in the bin and give the other to my mum. She prefers a silicone based primer whereas they just don’t work for me.

And last but not least is another Benefit product. The Benefit The Porefessional License To Blot is another product that I’ve just not used. It’s made for oily skin which I just don’t suffer with so it’s sat untouched in my collection. I just don’t get on with Benefit primers other than the Matte Rescue so will be passing on any I get in the future.

I feel like I did a good job of getting rid of primers. The only ones left in my collection are ones that I really like or ones I’ve tried but not formed an opinion on yet, so I’m finally getting around to using everything that’s in my collection properly. Well done me!

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