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17 // Photo Flawless Skin Primer review

Hey lovelies, it wasn't till I subscribed and received my first Glossy Box that I actually used a primer under my foundation. I'll be reviewing the Murad too soon. So while picking up a 17 foundation, I picked up their primer. I'd heard very good reviews about this product and it was cheaper than paying just over £30 for something that will do the same job hopefully.

The 17 Photo Flawless Skin Primer retails at only £4.99. Again, how can you not try this, it's very affordable. You get 15ml of product, again a very reasonable amount. The packaging itself is in a squeeze tube. This will fit in any makeup bag or my over crowding makeup drawers. Blogging has seriously doubled my makeup collection. I think I'll have to expand again. Being a squeeze tube, allows you to get as little or as much product as you need. And I love the black and gold packaging. Simple and looks a little more than what it actually costs.


For those who don't know what a primer does? A primer is designed to make your makeup stay on for longer. They come tinted to even out your skin tone or plain like this one is. They can vary between a liquid formula similar to foundation or more of a gel. All primers should even out pores and make your skin as smooth as possible for your makeup to glide on. Both types can be worn alone, I just prefer to cover my face up in makeup.


On it's own this product isn't going to give you flawless skin. I have to wear foundation. This blends out so evenly and leaves my skin feeling very silky. The formula of this product is a clear gel. Very different to the Murad that I've tried. I'd agree that it reduces pores, though not a lot, a good skin care routine helps reduce them anyway. I prefer wearing it with my 17 foundation I reviewed recently, still works great with others! My foundation stays on all day. I don't have to touch up. When I go to take my makeup off, my skin still looks as great as when I applied it. I think having dry skin helps, someone with oily skin will see benefits just not as long lasting.  I've had this for awhile now and I still have way over half left. A little does go a long way. My makeup glides on as silky as this primer is. I love it and I'm buying this again!

What do you think? Have you tried this primer before?

21 comments

  1. great review :) i've never really worn primers for some reason! but this is so affordable i might have to give it a go :)
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    1. thanks lovely :) It's great, you notice the difference!
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  2. I've been such a primer snob only sticking to MAC and Illamasqua generally but I've heard so many good things about this little guy I'll definitely be giving it a try :) Great review! xxx

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    1. Haha ;) Drugstores I find are better, have very little luck with high end ;/
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  3. I might try this, i have just fallen in love with 17 as a brand, and its so cheap might have to give a whirl...though Ive never used a primer! xxx

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    1. Same, I've starting loving them again!

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  4. great review! my rimmel primer is coming to the end i think ill try this one next!

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  5. I've tried this and didn't get along with it, shame as its so cheap.
    I have oily skin though so that'll be why :( x

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    1. Aw shame :( Maybe it is your skin type, thanks for saying if anyone else reads the comments :D
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  6. i actually cant wait to try this now xx

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  7. I've been debating about getting a primer for a while but i'm not sure how it would weight up against putting something else on my skin. I don't know thought, i'm so tempted!

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    1. I'm sensitive and I get on fine, it's really light :)
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  8. Great review, I'd been umming and ahhing about buying this but was unsure on whether it'd actually be any good, so think I will give it a try next time I'm in Boots as I've been after another primer for a while!

    Hev x
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    1. Thanks lovely, it's worth it for the price, I need to try the rimmel :)
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  9. I bought this last week and LOVE it, I just popped it on my own blog too! What a bargain. I was walking up and down the make up ailse for ages and I was swayed by this ones price and glad I was as its great! I have an oily tzone so I cant use it on my nose, but I put it everywhere else and it feels so good as soon as you put it on! So glad I found it and pleased to see you did too :)

    Karys x

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    1. It's really lovely :) Such a good price and works a treat, murad is supposed to be good for oily, it's just expensive
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  10. I brought this a couple of weeks ago as it's kind of expensive to repurchase my Benefit POREfessional and I must say I absolutely love it, for the price it's pretty fantastic.
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  11. I have a big scar on my cheek which us only 2 weeks old and I'm very aware of it, do you think this could help me cover it better than my mineral powder foundation, that just seems to highlite the scar :(

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    1. This wouldn't, it'd only hold the powder longer. Try collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer, it's brilliant and cheap. xx

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