Friday 9 April 2010

GOSH Velvet Touch Foundation Primer Review

I've been meaning to write this review for ages and ages but some how I've never got round it till now and since the bottle is nearly finished I thought I better do it :)
In the last few years Primers have gone from being a make up artists secret, to a beauty junkie and an everyday make up wearers must have. Lots of people don't see the need for them but I must admit I like the idea - having an oily / combination skin with lots of open pores I am always on the look out for something that will smooth my skin, mattify it , and above all make my foundation last longer.
The GOSH Velvet Touch Foundation Primer was one that kept coming up in primer recommendations so I thought I'd give it a go - the product itself comes in a 30ml pump action bottle which I like, the product dispenses easily, and it's airtight and hygienic
The primer itself is a clear, relatively thick gel texture - as with the majority it's a silicone based primer (Dimethicone in this case) -it has little if any smell just a slight almost unnoticeable chemical smell
It spreads quite easily on the skin and leaves a matte ish, smooth finish and it absorbs quite easily.
My only complaint is that it can feel quite greasy on my skin when you first apply it - it does absorb to some degree but I can still feel it on my skin and my skin still feels a bit greasy and clogged :(. Liquid foundation certainly lasts longer on my face by using this but I do find it can make mineral foundation look a bit cakey especially during application and patchy as it wears off during the day. Would I buy this again erm probably not this is my second experience of using silicone based primers (my first was one of the Smashbox ones) and I have to say I don't think I'm a fan of the formulation - I just don't think the silicone really works on my oily skin. If you have drier skin this may work better on you but its a thumbs down for me - still there are plenty more to try I have a few in my stash including Make Up Forever, Boots No7, Avon, and Laura Geller to have a go at so I'll keep looking - If you have any Primer recommendation I'd love to hear them x
I purchased the GOSH Velvet Touch Foundation Primer from Superdrug for around £13 although it's currently on special at only £9


  1. I used to have this. I swear the parabens it gave me the little spots I have round my chin.

  2. The only one I really like is the MAC spf prep n prime or the original prep n prime, you don't need much either. I've tried the smashbox and it didn't agree with me, far too greasy, think its meant be simialr to the gosh one as well.

  3. @legseleven7 - ewwww nasty I haven't had that thank goodness

    @Layna - cool I'll add them to my list to try - yeah thats the Smashbox one thats greasy although I have got a sample of the Smashbox Light and that seems much nicer and no silicone


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