I’m finally doing a review on this brilliant little primer. I first came across it through a friend using it on a live video getting ready on Facebook and as soon as she said she loved it I knew I had to buy it.
COLLECTION powered by WITCH mattifying pore minimiser (primed & ready) | £4.99
This primer is a transparent primer which contains skin-clearing agents such as witch hazel (an antibacterial ingredient). It promises to blend easily, gently hydrate your skin and prolong your makeup whilst mattifying any shine.
It’s a gel based prier which is very similar to the BENEFIT Porefessional which I’m a big fan of, so if you like that please try this! I don’t wear makeup daily as you all know so don’t get through products very quickly but there is quite a difference in price between the Benefit Porefessional and the Collection primer so you can imagine how excited I was to find a similar product… Only if it works as well of course.
The product does contain silicone to help fill in slightly more visible pores but its definitely one of the best types of primers that work for me so I won’t complain at that, though – I know people that would.
This primer keeps my foundation on all day long. I’ll have a Too Faced born this way foundation review up soon, where read that I tend to reach for my porefessional by benefit when wearing that foundation. But since discovering this primer I’ve been using it and found it works pretty much just the same.
Of course theres going to be a slight comparison as there is a large price difference which usually defines what ingredients are in the product themselves. I find that the porefessional definitely minimises and smoothes out my skin a bit more than the collection primer but its not a massive difference.
When I wear this primer with my foundation, which changes quite often, it always gives me the same finish. It amazingly keeps those pores hidden all day and I’m sure its one of the reasons why my shine has been more controlled recently as I’ve not changed anything else in makeup routine.
I’ve found myself reaching for this when I do my makeup regularly because of the affordable price tag and my benefit porefessional for slightly more special events.
I would happily choose the COLLECTION primer out of the two with there being such a large price difference, its more affordable and does the job its meant to do… But I’m definitely not saying I won’t buy both!! (haha)
You can buy the COLLECTION primer online & in store:
Do you have any primer recommendations that work well minimising pores and keeping oil under control? Let me know in the comments below.
Lots of Love, Debra-Bow xxx