Boots No. 17’s newest primer and foundation is called Photo Flawless – who doesn’t want to look flawless in pictures eh? I do find that foundations (such as Make Up For Ever HD) make you look a bit ‘dead’ in real life. So how would this duo compare?
I am madly into primers of all kinds so this teeny tube piqued my interest.
17 make-up artist Vanesa Guallar says:
“Apply the silky formula all over your face and to the eye area and massage into the skin. Not only will it ensure your make-up is even by minimising pores, it will create the perfect canvas for your foundation allowing it to glide on seamlessly.”
The foundation is available in Natural, Fair, Biscuit, Ivory, Honey and Caramel. These professional creamy satin finish foundations will seamlessly cover spots and dark circles and give you 24 hours of long lasting even coverage from morning ‘til night.
I got the one in Honey…
Here are the textures of the product:
The primer is a silicone one, which gives that instant glidey silky feeling to the skin. It does cover pores quite well and smooths things out as most silicone primers do – there is just a tiny quantity though at 8ml! Tiny! You can only use it on certain spots or you’ll get through this in days.
The foundation is extremely thick – thus somewhat tricky to work with. You can pat it on to the skin (the best way I found to apply it) but with a brush it seemed to sit on the skin and streak. Also honey which is usually ok for me was too light in this foundation so I guess I’d me more of a caramel (I am about NC30-35).
Before – you can see my cheeks are quite red:
After – the coverage is excellent but it’s such a thick foundation it’s almost mask like and you can see it is a good few shades too pale for me:
With this being Boots No. 17 the price point is good; the Primer is £4.99 (but you only get 8ml) and the flawless foundation is £6.29.
See the range