E.L.F. Mineral Infused Face Primer

Price: £6
Weight/ volume: 14g
Shades: n/a
My shade: n/a
Features: gel formula, mineral primer for face/lips
Purchased/ sample: purchased from E.L.F. website


Sales blurb:
Transform your face into a flawless and smooth canvas with the mineral Infused Face Primer. Developed to combat excess oil, flaky dryness, enlarged pores and fine lines to result in a natural and youthful looking radiance. This clear multipurpose skin primer will prepare your skin so makeup goes on evenly for a lasting finish.


+ locks in moisture and gives skin a dewy finish and also gave me a healthy natural-looking glow.

+ provides a smooth, even base for foundation

+ you only need a small amount, as a little goes a long way

+hygienic pump dispenser means that the product will stay bacteria-free. By way of comparison, the L’Oreal Studio Secrets primer comes in a pot and so needs anti-bac spraying regularly (along with my other makeup).

– best to wait for primer to be absorbed into skin before applying foundation, otherwise the foundation will slip and slide when you’re buffing it into your skin

doesn’t minimise larger pores as well as my current primer (L’Oreal Professional Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer)

Yay or nay
Rating 4 out of 5

It is a very good primer for a bargain price. Does the job with minimum fuss (no need for brushes, smoothly applied with fingers). It is best suited for those with dry skin and best avoided for those with oily skin. If it filled in larger pores, I would rate it as a 5.