30 September 2012

Collection Primed & Ready and Fix Me Up


A picture of Collection Primed & Ready Smoothing Make-Up Primer and Fix Me Up Long Lasting Make-Up Fixer
If you saw my review of the September She Said Beauty box you will know that two of the full sized products we received in the box were from the once named Collection 2000, now just Collection. The products were the new Primed and Ready smoothing makeup primer and the Fix Me Up long lasting makeup fixer. I was really happy to see both of these products in the box and I was curious to try them. I don't use primers every day; a good skincare routine has controlled my naturally oily skin to the point where most days, my skin is just in a good enough condition that I don't need a primer. But there are days when my skin is playing up or when I know I will be out all day and in those cases a primer comes in handy! Setting sprays are however something I use quite often and my setting spray of choice is the E.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set (you can read my review of it here) so I was really curious as to whether this would work as well for me. 


The Primed and Ready smoothing makeup primer preps the skin, providing a beautiful base for easier makeup application and ensures your makeup remains intact throughout the day. It has the strangest consistency. It feels like silicone and almost looks like what you would imagine the inside of breast implants (sorry!) to look like. But when on it smooths on really lovely and leaves almost a velvet feel to my skin. I've used this more often than the Fix Me Up long lasting makeup fixer, and I actually quite like it. It doesn't keep my oil at bay all day, but it does prime my face perfectly for makeup application and it keeps my makeup in place all day. And even then it's only really my forehead where the oil starts showing through, so it's good at keeping it at bay elsewhere. I think the price is very reasonable, just £3.99, but I do think the tube is very small at only 18ml. If this was my regular primer I'd probably have to repurchase every 4-5 weeks and although it's only £3.99, it would soon build up. You can find it on the Boots website, and it is available in both Boots and Superdrug stores nationwide.

The Fix Me Up long lasting makeup fixer secures your makeup in 'one' misting motion. Now I don't know about you but regardless of what setting spray I use, one mist does not cover all of my face. So I think that is a little bit misleading in their advertising. Although this does keep my makeup in place, I don't think it does anything more or better than my E.l.f. Make Up Mist & Set. So I wouldn't be too fussed about repurchasing this! It comes in a teeny tiny spray bottle which is perfect for your handbag and costs £3.99 per 18ml bottle. You can find it on the Boots website, and it is available in Boots and Superdrug stores nationwide.

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