A primer from Aldi?? Yes indeed, a foundation primer from Aldi/Lacura. It's not really surprising that they have branched out into all sorts of different specialist products following the success of the initial lines. I was a great believer in the old adage that you get what you pay for, well it seems to me that with Aldi you often get a great deal more when compared to the rest of the beauty product market. Even their packaging has moved up a notch where it stands alongside lots of higher end products. Now let's look at this primer.
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It comes in a neat little 15ml jar full to the brim. OK, 15ml is not a huge quantity but with this sort of product you use a tiny amount per application so it's plenty. Packaging is simple, sleek and classy looking. So far so good, now the product inside ... It has a souffle spongey sort of texture when you press your finger onto it. A little goes a long way in terms of application. I take up a little at a time and apply, adding more as I go. It's not too silicone and not oily. It has enough slip to give you time to make a proper application, it doesn't grab anywhere, it applies smoothly and evenly and gives a fair amount of blending time.
They say it's suitable for all skin types, but because it's designed to give a mattifying effect, I think it is better suited to more oily skin types, my skin is on the dry side so I make sure to use a fair amount of moisturiser underneath or keep it mainly to my T Zone. A couple of times I have felt my skin a little tight towards the end of the day reinforcing the notion that it's not ideal for dry skin. (In fact I would say on days when my skin is ultra dry, I give primer a miss altogether) However, foundation (I'm currently using Chanel Vitalumiere) applies really well over the top of this as it provides a smooth surface. I did find that if I applied it too generously under the eyes my Lacura highlighter pen tended to pill a little so if you intend using a highlighter pen there I would suggest going easy on this primer under the eye. Primers have the advantage of helping foundation to last longer on the skin.
If your skin is in the normal to oily range, you have never ever tried a foundation primer and were reluctant to spend your hard earned dosh on some of the pricey ones, then give this one a go. It's good value at £4.99. If your skin is dry/very dry, I would give it a miss.
This is a Special Buy available in store from 3rd February until stocks last.