Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer : Review, Swatch and Photos

 

Hey everyone!

Oriflame launched a few new products this month and I was quite intrigued by the Perfecting Face Primer that debuted in a new avatar in the January Catalog. The product had some tall claims about being better than MAC Prep+ Prime, I couldn’t resist trying it out especially at the offer price..So is it as good as they say it is? Lets find out!

Price : Rs 398, Offer price : Rs 259

Quantity : 30 ml

 

Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer - Review, Swatch and Photos
Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer - Review, Swatch and Photos

 

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What Oriflame says about the product: (click on image to magnify)

 

Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer : Review, Swatch and Photos
Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer : Review, Swatch and Photos

 

Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer : Review, Swatch and Photos
Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer : Review, Swatch and Photos

 

 

My take on the product

 

Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer comes in a simple plastic tube with a black screw on cap. The packaging is convenient to use and carry. Its difficult to tell whether the tube is white or transparent (since the product itself is white). I’m hoping its transparent since it would show how much product is left in the tube.

The product has a light creamy consistency and is white in color. It blends well though it doesn’t really have the slippery smooth feel characteristic of silicone containing primers. It feels like a moisturizer and has the dewy finish of one. I would not recommend it for oily skin for this reason. As far as its effect goes, I feel my skin did look a tiny bit more *perfect* though not miraculously so. It made my T-zone a little oily after a few hours so I don’t think I’d be wearing this product in the summers. It did make my makeup last a little longer, the foundation and blush stayed a little longer than they usually do. It did not minimize my pores at all. It doesn’t leave a significant white cast on the skin like the NYX HD Photogenic Primer but it does leave a dewy film of product behind which doesn’t get completely absorbed. I feel it will fare better on normal/dry skin types.

As far as the comparison with MAC Prep+ Prime goes, I’ve tried it for a while and it feels much more slippery and smooth on the skin. It also makes the makeup last the entire day and keeps the face looking fresh. It also controls oil even though it doesn’t feel mattifying. Oriflame primer on the other hand is moisturizing and does give a healthier look to the skin while extending the makeup wear time by a small amount but oilier skin types are not going to like to especially in warmer weather!

Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer Review, Swatch and Photos
Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer - Review, Swatch and Photos

 

Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer - Review, Swatch and Photos
Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer - Review, Swatch and Photos

 

Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer - Review, Swatch and Photos
Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer - Review, Swatch and Photos

 

Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer - Review, Swatch and Photos
Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer - Review, Swatch and Photos

 

 The GOOD about Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer :

  1. Hygienic, easy to use, travel friendly packaging
  2. Uniform creamy texture
  3. Moisturizing
  4. Gives a healthier look to the skin
  5. Extends wear time of makeup slightly
  6. Affordable

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer :

  1. May make oily skin greasy
  2. Does not significantly increase makeup wear time
  3. Does not minimize imperfections significantly
  4. Only available through Oriflame consultants

 

Overall Verdict

 

In a market which has a scarcity of primers, Oriflame Beauty Face Perfecting Primer is a good option but do not expect miracles. It does give a bit of moisturization and healthier look to the look but doesn’t extend makeup wear time significantly (when compared to L’oreal Base Magique or MAC Prep+Prime). The good thing is that its quite affordable and does have a some positives so I wouldn’t call it a complete dud. But the claim to be better than MAC Prep+Prime is surely one!

Rating : 3/5

 

Have you tried Oriflame Beauty Primer?

 

15 Comments

  1. Ankita, i was waiting for ur review on this 😀 n its so funny dat it was compared to “THE MAC PREP +PRIME” 😛 😛 😛

  2. when it comes to make up and skin care.. I like to invest for a long run. Though sometimes luck be at the affordable range kind but that is rare. Will give this one a miss then ^^. Thanks for the review Cora.

    1. If you’re looking for a primer and are not allergic to silicones, you could go for L’oreal Base Magique or MAC Prep+prime!

  3. I love this primer….does wonders for my clients and is a bit hydrating too…but I agree that it doesnt extend makeup wear that long especially in humid climates…but its an affordable option and also can be used on eyes.

    1. Hello,

      To start with I am very new to doing make up :),

      I am using Loreal hydra fresh range of face wash, tonner and moisturizer den I use
      the loreal true match mineral foundation powder,

      Mine is a oily sensitive N 1 yr back was acne prone as well, I have tiny open
      pores as well,

      I am planning to buy an daily wear face Primer so that the look must be flawless,
      I was searching for revlon photoready primers in India but unfortunately it’s not
      yet launched here :(,

      I want primers mostly which doesn’t have silicone in them since I have a sensitive
      skin :(, Can u suggest me some good primers which goes good with my skin? and
      also within my budget 🙂

      Just to add on I have a medium complexion N I use W3 golden beige shade in the
      foundation.

  4. Ths for sharing,.. and Lucky me i am one of Oriflame Member in Indonesia ^_^
    so i can get it easly anytime all the product,.. hehheheh
    for all firends who want to get this item in real katalog price (IDR) just can convert to USD, just contact me,…
    or U can be a member like me if U’re in Indonesian region,..
    see u all galz,…

  5. Hi All,

    The product is really nice, I just bought it a few days again and it gives a very clear tightened feel to my skin. I use it daily mixed with Royal velvet day cream and it gives me an instant glow.

  6. I have been using this primer for a while and it has fared well for me. I have a dry skin so the dewy finish is great and so is the makeup longetivity. usually without this primer on my makeup stays for 3-4 hours but with this primer underneath, I have noticed that my foundation and blush stayed for about 6-7 hours which is absolutely great for me. No touch ups at all! A hit for me 🙂

  7. which primer will suit me as i never use makeup n very rare or only during occassions: pls suggest me as my skin is dry n nor glowing any clip u can send me how to do makeup n apply : thxs:

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