It’s no secret that the drugstore can be just as good as high-end rivals, especially eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks! Recently, I went out on a whim to purchase 2 new base products from the drugstore but how well do they actually work and does their price reflect their performance?
The first product I went for was the Revolution colour correcting green primer. Now, this does cancel out some of my redness, a lot better than others I’ve tried, however, it still doesn’t quite satisfy me enough. For the price, it is amazing and it works well for application and staying powder, but for colour correcting, I can’t say it’s amazing. I usually reach for green primers over concealer as I just thought that a primer might be easier but since I haven’t found any that have worked as I’d like, I might venture to the colour correcting concealers.
I’ve worn this for the past two days and as far as primers go, it’s great. As far as colour correcting goes, it’s not the strongest.
There is a pro version of this primer too and I feel like that one may be the one I’m looking for because the pro revolution products have a slightly higher price tag for higher quality products, which is almost impossible because the regular revolution products are pretty much perfection!
Now, for the BB cream. I’ve used BB creams in the past and unfortunately, they’ve all disappointed me. Recently, when I was in Superdrug, I took a risk and bought the Superdrug 5-in-1 Skin Perfecting Day cream. I didn’t have high hopes for this at all since it cost so little and I’d had no hope with BB creams but I was proved wrong! This is one of the best base products I’ve ever used! The consistency is quite thick so it has a little more coverage than other BB creams but I love that and it’s not heavy on the skin. It’s also the only product I’ve ever used that hasn’t gone oily at all in the day!
I was blown away by this as my skin looked naturally flawless and still made my skin look fresh and dewy even after powder! I got the shade medium and it’s the perfect shade for me. I had to use a little concealer over it to cover more stubborn blemishes but it blended so well over the cream.
I can’t comment on all 5 claims, because it mentions that you could use it as a primer but I’ve only used it for a base and that was enough for me.
Also, I love that it has SPF and is cruelty free, this is absolutely amazing considering the such small price tag! I’m so so happy that I went ahead and bought this as it’s a new base that I’ll reach for many times and won’t have to damage my bank account when I run out!
What are your go-to base products and what do you look for in a good primer?