Long gone are the days when (after moisturising of course) foundation was the first product you applied to your face when starting your make up regime. These days, in order to fully prepare your skin for application and to provide maximum staying power, you need to apply a primer.
A good quality primer should smooth the skins surface, blur fine lines, mattify the skin and basically provide a blank canvas for you to work with.
There are various primers available on the market and it can be quite daunting to pick the one which satisfies your needs and remains within your budget. I've played around with primer quite a lot as during my working day I don't really have the time to reapply powders/blushers and so I have 2 primers which I would happily grant holy grail status too (more on them later).
The Bourjois flower perfection primer is one which I experimented with when 1 of my HG primers (smashbox btw) ran out and I wanted to try and find a cheaper alternative. After sampling a few products on my hand in my local boots, I settled on this Bourjois one as the texture on my skin after application appeared to be very similar to my Smashbox one.
This primer is OK, in that it decreases shininess on the face and definitely makes the skin feel smoother but I just don't feel it has the staying power of my beloved Smashbox primer. It's also quite a small pot (another gripe I have with it as I much prefer the pump bottle which the smashbox primer is packaged in) and if you want staying power, a little doesn't seem to go a long way, therefore I feel this will be used up quite quickly if you apply primer daily like me.
Sometimes (not always), this primer seems to make my foundation 'ball' up which my two go-to primers do not.
All in all, this primer is OK and I will continue to use (I have actually started using this under my eyes to try and stop concealer settling in my fine lines), however once this runs out, it will be no loss to my make up bag and I won't repurchase.