When I first started to use foundations in my teens, I never used primers. I didn't really understand why you needed to use them and I didn't really think it would make a big difference. Skip a few years later and I finally know how vital primers are! I can't believe I used to apply foundation without them. So, what exactly does a primer do? Think of a primer as a base product, it makes your skin smooth and moisturised so when you use foundation it applies well. It is a great way of ensuring your foundation blends well into your skin and does not look cakey or patchy. A primer creates a perfect base before you even need to reach for your concealer or foundation. When the lovely Max Factor team popped the Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer* in the post for me, I couldn't wait to try it out. I don't think people realise how important primers are and what a big impact they make on your face make-up! To start with, the packaging is lovely and classic, that is one thing you can always guarantee with Max Factor products, they always look very old 50's Hollywood style, which I adore!
I found the texture of the primer very smooth and light, I don't think you need a thick texture because you want it to sink into your skin cells, not sit on top of it. The formula dried quickly which left my skin feeling very smooth and even, it really helped my foundation apply well and it did not make my skin oily. What's so different about this particular primer? Well the Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer has the main ingredient from their All day Flawless 3 in 1 foundation. Because of this, your foundation lasts longer and it also has SPF 20 in the formula. The size of the bottle is 30ml so it will definitely last you a while. I really think this is a must have for your make-up bag, you really notice a difference when you apply your foundation and it is perfect if you are at work all day and you don't have the time to touch up your make-up! You can buy the primer here at Boots or from Superdrug, have you tried this primer yet? 10/10 ♥