The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer Review

The Ordinary Colours is the makeup range from the brand. It features two types of foundations: High Coverage and Serum foundation, I have reviews of both of them on the blog. There are also two primers and today’s post is a full review on the High-Adherence Silicone Primer.

The High-Adherence Silicone Primer promises to smooth and blur the appearance of skin. it gives a matte yet hydrated appearance and can be used alone as a non-greasy hydrator or as a primer before makeup application.


I really like silicone-based primers because of the smooth effect they give the skins o when the released this I knew I had to try it. The texture of tis primer is very lightweight compared t other silicone primers I have used, it also feels very hydrating on the skin. It doesn’t have any particular scent. The primer comes in an easy to use squeezy tube.

The primer layers well with other products and once pill. Compared to other silicone primers I have used, this one doesn’t have a powdery feel. I don’t think it leaves the skin matte or even gives a matte appearance, if anything it leaves a dewy finish because I have been using this during the fall/winter with powder foundations and my skin still looks dewy. On the left-hand side is where I have blended the primer out.

In terms of smoothing and blurring the skin, the primer has some effect although its’ not a massive one. My skin doesn’t feel dry during the day or matte. I have normal to combination skin and towards the end of the day, I find my tzone slightly oily and need to blot.


I really like this primer. I don’t think it gives a matte finish as The Ordinary claim, rather it leaves the skin looking hydrated. The primer does give a smoother appearance to the skin however if you have really large pores I would recommend something else. For a silicone primer, it’s very lightweight on the skin and does not have that powdery feel associated with silicone primers. For the price, I think it’s excellent and it’s a great everyday use primer, which is what I use it for.

High-Adherence Silicone Primer is £3.90 on Deciem

L’Oréal Infallible Mattifying Base Primer Review


Loreal Infallible Mattifying Base primer review


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The Drugstore Primer series is almost coming to an end with just two more to go( find out which primer I am using now on my Instagram!)! This week’s review will be on the L’Oréal Infallible Mattifying Base Primer I have been using for the past week (I’m a little late with this review)

L’Oréal’s mattifying primer promises to minimise imperfections, pores and shine. It gives a mattifying effecting and a velvet soft even surface


This primer isn’t what I thought it would be. I first thought it would be super matte and super drying so I wasn’t really looking forward to it. However, it’s none of that. It has a smooth texture and gives a nice canvas to work on. It has some pore reducing abilities but this isn’t a lot. In terms of mattifying, it doesn’t give a very mattifying finish, maybe a semi-matte finish.

It also claims to be oil controlling but I’m on the fence about this. My t-zone still gets slightly oily after 4 to 5 hours of wear and which is the usual time it takes anyway. What I do like about the primer though is that it keeps your makeup looking good even after sweating. (Probably because I combined it with the setting spray). I used this primer when I went to Oxford Street for some errands and at the end of the day my makeup looked good, no rubbing off or melting away.

I do wish though it give a little bit more smoothness when applied but nonetheless it’s a nice primer.



A nice primer from L’Oréal although for the price and its claims I wanted slightly more from it. I like it because it didn’t give me a really matte finish but for someone wanting that they may find this slightly disappointing ( a friend with oily skin who using this as well says it makes her skin oily lol). The primer is non-comedogenic which means it wont clog your pores, a win if you have large pores. It also goes on clear and dries clear


L’Oréal Infallible Mattifying Base Primer is £7.99 from Boots


MUA ProBase Moisturising Primer Review

mua probase moisturising primer review


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As you guys know, I am doing a series of Drugstore Primers and Setting Sprays Reviews! Check out which primers I picked here and the setting sprays I will be putting to the test here! To kick things off, today I will be reviewing the MUA Pro Base Moisturising Primer. I have been using this for a week and I am ready to bring my thoughts. Let’s begin!

The MUA Pro Base Moisturising Primer has added Vitamins A & E and tea tree oil. It promises to leave a velvet smooth base for even makeup application and feel light and moisturising.


It feels very light, almost like a lotion. I also like the added tea tree as it helps with breakouts. I didn’t experience any breakouts with the primer. In terms of moisturising, I didn’t feel as though it added any more moisture to my skin. I use the primer as the last step in skincare before makeup and using this didn’t make any difference. With the velvet smooth base it’s supposed to give, I wish it gave more. This primer isn’t silicone based although it has Dimethicone as one of the ingredients (4th) so you don’t really get the same feel and smoothness silicones give.


I know it’s only £4 but I wanted a little bit more from this product. I wish it was more moisturising and more velvety. If you have dry skin, I won’t recommend you skip your normal moisturising cream for this. I noticed its best applied with your fingers and allowed to dry a bit before going in with your makeup.

MUA Pro Base Primer is available in two finishes: Moisturising and Mattifying. I hear the Mattifying one is quite good.

MUA Pro Base Moisturising Primer is £4 available in Superdrug or the MUA website.


Head over to my Instagram to find out which Primer is up next!


Face your giants



Drugstore Makeup Primers

Makeup primers are an important step in your makeup routine. It’s important for helping your makeup last longer, target skin concerns and more importantly creating a barrier between your skin and your makeup hence less irritation from makeup products.

We all know about the Becca Ever Mattes, the Mac Prep and Primes and the Benefit Porefessionals but what happens if your budget doesn’t stretch that far? I mean those primers are great but do we really want to use our high-end makeup every single day? ( I like to save mine for special occasions) Here’s where I come in! I was browsing through Superdrug a few days ago trying to pick out a primer for a friend but I realised I hadn’t even used that many from the drugstore (and I feel a certain way about recommending products I haven’t used!). So, I decided to start a review series on drugstore makeup primers that can help everyone pick out the best primers from the drugstore!


I chose these primers based on

Price- under £10

Accessibility- popular drugstore brands and easily available

Testing criteria

I will be testing each primer against its claims, and trust me some of these primer claim to do a lot!

Side effects




How it’s going to work

I will wear each primer everyday for a week before reporting back my results!

The Line Up!

The primers in this drugstore challenge are

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser- £7.99

L’Oréal Infallible Mattifying Primer- £7.99

MUA Pro Base Moisturising Primer- £4

Makeup Revolution Ultra Face Base Primer – £5

Barry M Original Primer- £5.99

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 8 Hour wear primer- £6.99


All these primers are available from Superdrug and Boots or online from many sites. Note that the MUA and Makeup Revolution brand is exclusive to Superdrug but it’s also available on their websites too.

Make sure to follow me on Instagram (sarahfynn) to know which primers I will be testing out! This should be a fun challenge and hopefully, it can help you know which primers to get or ditch from the drugstore!

See you in a week with the first review in this series! Head to my Instagram to find out which primer is up first!