Wednesday, 27 March 2013

'That Gal' review

I don't usually do product reviews, but there are two items coming up! Kind of like the 'empty's' posts some girls do, I wanted to share these with you guys because simply because I really LOVE these products and think people could love them to. So first up is a face primer from Benefit.

I didn't actually believe in primer. I thought it was just like moisturiser and I already had some of that. But there was a little freebie tube of That Gal in Glamour magazine (and I love glamour - usually for it's freebies!), so I thought I'd give it a go. Although the tube is tiny, I was with Theana and Harriet when I got it and we all thought it wasn't worth it, I thought about when I bought it and I've had it for almost a year! I'm not saying I use it everyday but I'm pretty sure I do use it at least once a week, and that's pretty good going in my opinion.

So the primer. 

It's a lovely pinky colour that smells like bubblegum - and I love it when my face smells good! When it's first applied you don't see much of a difference, and you can walk away and forget you've got it on - there's no tightness, no stickiness and no slickness that I've experienced from another primer (which caused my disbelief). Once you've applied your makeup I think you can definitely see a difference, your face looks brighter and almost more flawless (you know that fancy setting you can get on your camera to make your skin look great? Like THAT!). But the thing that seals the deal on this product for me, is that I use it when I know I'm going to have a long day (okay, I mean I'm going on a night out after work and don't want to lug foundation with me), it keeps my make up perfect. I'm talking leave-the-house-at-9am-touch-up-your-eye-liner-at-7pm perfect. 

I literally cannot explain how happy this makes me. To spend a bit more on a primer that really works means I don't have to wear as much foundation and also that I don't have to use more of it during a top up. I'm not sure if that is any more economical (as the primer costs almost as much as my foundation...) but it seems like it should be! 

Have you tried this primer? what did you think?

p.s. I'll try and take a photo of the little tube but I'm on my way out of the house right now!


  1. I've been wondering about trying a primer for a while now, and after this I shall definitely be purchasing this one!
    Sounds exactly what I'm looking for! :)