The Smoother Skin Retexturising Primer
The Smoother claims to retexturize skin, creating a perfectly smooth, visibly transformed complexion. The gel formula claims to instantly lift and diminishes the look of pores and retexturize the skin’s surface for the smoothest looking complexion.
If Im honest, I hardly ever use a primer under my make up. I do have a few primers, but sometimes it just seems like an unnecessary step which doesn't really offer any huge benefits. Although I do have a few visible pores, mainly on my forehead, then are not that noticeable and don't cause me much of a problem.
The Smoother is a silicone primer which are known to be the preferred primer for filling in pores. I find its quite similar to GOSH primer, which is also a silicone primer and I have also read its similar to Smashbox's primer, although I haven't tried that to be able to compare.
The first thing that I noticed was how tiny the jar is. It really doesn't hold a lot of product, but once you realise that you don't need a lot of product to show some positive results, then the size of the jar stops being a problem.
I havent really be able to test this out properly yet, as my skins a bit hormonal at the moment, so I don't really want to be adding extra products when I don't need to. I have only applied it on my hand as of yet, to just get a feel of the texture etc, but once my skin gets a little better, I will start to use it and post an update of what I think.
The Eraser Anti-Age Foundation
There are six shades to choose from, with the lightest shade Ivory being the one I have.
I have a few other Maybelline foundations in the shade Ivory and they are all a perfect match for me shade wise, so I was a bit concerned when I first came to use the Eraser and it was significantly darker than my other foundations.
Never one to be put off, I still applied it (on a day I wasn't leaving the house, just in case I looked like an oompa loompa). The applicator is really soft on the face and it makes it super easy to blend. I normally blend with my fingers, but the applicator did a good enough job on its own. Although I thought the foundation was too dark at first, it did seems to blend into my skin pretty well. Sadly though its still not a perfect match and I do think it is a little too dark for me, which is a disappointment, as I do really like the foundation.
I would say its a light to medium coverage and I did need to use concealer on my blemishes, which for me was a little bit of a let down and I did think it would be a more fuller coverage going by the name "eraser". Then again though, I still use a little concealer even with my full coverage foundations. It feels extremely light on the skin and the finish is really impressive, leaving my face looking smooth, bright and dewy. The only downside for me, is the shade range. I just wish Ivory was a little bit lighter and more like Maybellines other Ivory foundations.
Both products can be purchased from Feel Unique who offer Free worldwide delivery on all orders.
I will post in a few days with an update on the primer.