On my recent trip to London, I picked up some of the Primark PS…Pro products. They are only in stock in some of the bigger Primark and Penneys.
I have been using them now for the past month and I have to say.. I am in love!
I only grabbed a few of the different products to give them a try – the Ps…Pro Longwear Mineralised Foundation, the Illuminating Primer, the Finishing Powder, the Lip Scrub and one of the Sheer Shine Lip Crayons.
Ps…Pro Lip Scrub, £3
I am a bit obsessed with the lip scrub at the minute, so I am glad I bought two!! It’s basically an exfoliator for the lips and is great for removing the dead, dry skin. Which, as a matte lipstick lover, I am more than happy to get rid of! It is quite sweet and a sugary texture, it has almond oil in it and it is enriched with Vitamin E, so it leaves your lips feeling soft and nourished. At only £3, I highly recommend it – I use it and put the tiniest bit of Elizabeth Arden lip balm on before my lipstick (especially liquid lipsticks as I find them so drying!).
Ps…Pro Longwear Mineralised Foundation, £5
Now, before I move on to the Ps…Pro Foundation, I will start by saying – I am not a lover of drugstore/ budget foundations. I have to really love a foundation to be impressed by it and I have to say, I had my doubts about a Primark foundation that costs £5. It is definitely the cheapest foundation I have ever bought and I was surprised to see just how many shades there were to choose from – 5 in total! I chose the shade, 01 Ivory, which is quite pale but the perfect shade for me everyday as I’m so fair skinned. Any Mac foundation wearers – I usually wear NW15 for daytime Monday-Friday (work).
The consistency is quite thick so a little goes a long way- I was expecting it to be more on the watery side for being so cheap! It comes in a pump bottle of 32ml (most expensive foundations come in 30ml). The coverage is very good – can cover blemishes ( I still wear a little concealer underneath!). For work, I have my makeup on from 8am and I am not home until 4 – it is still perfect in this time! Is it long-lasting though? Well some days I check after a full 10-12 hours of wear and it is just as good as other long lasting foundations.
Ps…Pro Finishing Powder, £5
I never go out without putting a setting / finishing powder on over my make up. It is a necessity for making your makeup last longer and a must for shiny, oily or dewy skin. It instantly mattifies the skin – leaving no shiny or dewy finish to the makeup. It can also soften the appearance of pores, imperfections and fine lines. This particular setting powder comes in one shade – Translucent. This means it doesn’t change or add colour / warmth to your make up – it just mattifies and sets it. Again, I bought two of these because it seemed similar to my favourite setting powder – Mac Prep and Prime Transparent finishing Powder (£21). I have to say it does the same job – particularly good for making dewy daytime foundation last a bit longer and stay put.
Ps…Pro Illuminating Primer, £5
This is great as a base for makeup. It is the closest thing I have tried to the Mac Strobe Cream (which is £24.50 for 50ml compared to the £5 for 30ml)
The idea of Strobe cream is to moisten and boost dull skin and it really does just that! It is a very light and basic moisturiser – not great for very dry skin. Sometimes if my skin is needing a little TLC, I would put on my moisturiser and let it dry before applying a light base of strobe cream. Putting strobe cream or illuminating primer on under your foundation gives your skin a bit of radiance and reflects light.
The first difference from the PS….Pro primer to the Mac Strobe Cream is the consistency, it feels a bit more watery and lighter (more is absorbed into the skin). Both products have the same shimmering, white coloured liquid that give the skin a dewy and radiant appearance. I find that it works well underneath makeup as a primer – it smoothes and hydrates the skin while adding a natural glow.
They both give your skin a glow underneath your foundation, and bring a little bit more life to dull or tired skin. Both do a similar job but I have to say Mac’s Strobe cream does do this job a little bit better – especially for nights out! However, that is coming from someone who wears strobe cream every day! If you don’t wear strobe cream – you will love this and think it’s gives a great wee boost of “oomph” to your makeup. Or if, like me, you wear a more expensive strobe cream, you will still be delighted to use this bargain dupe for your everyday makeup routine!
Ps…Pro Sheer Shine Lip Crayons, £3
I’m not usually a lip crayon fan, as I find them very drying or short lasting on the lips..
However, this Primark Sheer Shine Crayon in a soft, balmy texture and yet isn’t glossy on the lips! I only got the shade Marvellous Mauve – it just caught my eye and is my kind of ‘everyday lip colour’. Have to say – great for a wee hint of colour for everyday wear.. again wouldn’t be something I’d be wearing on a night out. Very good value for money!
Thought I’d add in a wee pic from Snapchat to show you all the Primer, Foundation and Lip Crayon on.. no editing or filters (excuse the hair towel and funny face!🙈 )
Have any of you tried the PS…Pro range yet?