Hey guys! I'd not even thought of investing in a primer of any sorts but I'd heard people say that they were worth it. When I bought my mum's birthday present recently from Estée Lauder they had an offer for two sample sized products to be sent also, which I sneakily took for myself. (Heehee!) I chose the Matte Perfecting Primer and the Lash Primer Plus and have been very pleased with them despite the reviews.
As someone who has never used a primer before this is the only one I've used and other primers out there may be better, but I was really pleased with this! The product is meant to create a matte finish and minimise oiliness, which I think it does really well. When applied it feels like silk and creates a much better finish for foundation than just using foundation on its own. I did this yesterday and was actually shocked at the difference it makes using a primer! In short: eff da haterz. ;) Also this tiny little bottle has lasted at least a month and a half, so I'm very impressed.
I have to confess that I'm less impressed with the eyelash primer, which is intended to create more volume and length and generally make your mascara go the extra mile. I didn't notice much difference with volume but I would say it increases lash length a little, and I've never had a problem with the staying power of a mascara so it doesn't seem to make a lot of difference. As a freebie it's a nice little extra, but I probably won't repurchase this.
Do you guys have any Estée Lauder products? What do you think of them?