Hello babs! I thought I would review a primer today that I have had for quite some time now… It’s the Figs & Rouge Soft Focus Pore Perfect HD+ Matte Veil Primer which I actually received in a Glossybox. You can get this from Feel Unique for £35 which is INCREDIBLY expensive for a primer in my opinion!!! I don’t normally go for a pore minimising primer, I tend to go for hydrating ones as my skin is quite dry but I was intrigued to give this a go…
This has 30ml / 1fl oz of product in it.
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The products come in a pink squeezy tube. The name of the brand is in gold lettering and the name of the product is in black lettering. The lid screws on and off.
AQUA (WATER), ZEA MAYS (CORN) SEED FLOUR, XANTHAN GUM, TAPIOCA STARCH, PHENOXYETHANOL, SALICYLIC ACID, CHLORPHENESIN, PARFUM, ALCOHOL DENAT, PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA (ENGLISH PLANTAIN) EXTRACT, SODIUM SALICYLATE, MAHONIA AQUIFOLIUM (OREGAN GRAPE) ROOT EXTRACT, CI 14700.
The primer does have quite a scent to it, it does go away slightly when applied to the skin but it slightly noticeable so I would bear that in mind if you are sensitive to scented products.
When I first applied the product to my face I noticed the consistency is in-between being runny and being thick. The product comes out a pale pink colour but blends out colourless on the skin. It almost feels like a watery gel when rubbing it into the skin. To start with it feels very hydrating but then dries down matte (it takes a couple of minutes to dry down). When it is drying down it does have a slight tackiness to it but this goes away when it is completely dry so if you like a tacky base then I would apply your foundation quickly. Once it was dry it did leave my skin feeling quite smooth but I didn’t really notice much difference in terms of minimising pores… I’d say this is more on the hydrating side then it is on the pore minimising. My foundation applied nicely over this primer and settled down well. I’d say my skin was a demo-matte finish, not completely matte but not incredibly dewy.
I think this is a nice primer but I don’t think it’s worth £35 in the slightest, it is definitely way overpriced. In terms of which skin type it works best on I would say if you have dry skin then it does add some nice hydration but I think it could also work for oily skin as it does dry down matte. I would say there are better primers on the market in terms of pore minimising as I didn’t really notice a difference once I’d applied it onto my face. If you’re fine with splashing the cash then give it a try but if not then I’d say you’re not missing out on much by not buying this primer. It’s ok but it’s not the best out there… I hadn’t even heard of this brand before until receiving it in a Glossybox so I know for a fact I wouldn’t have purchased this haha.
Thanks for reading!