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This review is from: Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel 28g / 1 oz. (Personal Care)
I purchased this off the back of rave reviews on Makeupalley for use as a primer to use on your face before you put on your foundation. A primer acts as a base that makes your skin velvety soft & smooths out/blurs the look of fine wrinkles & pores, as well as making your make-up last longer. I was going to spend about £20-£25 on a Smashbox one, but then I saw the reviews for this that actually got a higher score (Smashbox primer is considered the holy grail of primers) & although skeptical, figured I'd give it a try if it saved me money. It has to be said, the hundreds of reviewers were right, this does indeed serve as an absolutely BRILLIANT primer (from what I understand, it's basically the exact same formula!). You only need to use a tiny amount, about half a pea, you rub your hands together & spread it on your face, it leaves your face velvety smooth & when your foundation is applied, makes blending so easy that it leaves a really professional finish (I'm a trained beautician). I stupidly decided recently to buy a different one, in a prettier bottle, BIG mistake, it was awful, so went back to good old Lanacaine (bless it's ugly little tube!). As an aside, my son, who recently went back to chef-ing after an extended break, came home after his first day in absolute agony, with the tops of his thighs rubbed red raw, due to the hot environment & being back on his feet for 8 hours, so I squeezed him some of this in a little pot & he's been using it ever since. He was so grateful & declared it a miracle! So it also does a brilliant job of what it's meant for i.e. preventing chafing of the skin!