Name: 24 Ore Perfect Primer
From Deborah’s website:
Colourless silicone gel texture, minimises imperfections, smooths and primes skin for foundation. Matt effect.
What I liked:
– helps minimize skin imperfections
– matt effect
– smooth texture
– small size is perfect for those that rarely use primers and don’t wanna invest in a bigger sized product
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– doesn’t help foundation glide on smoother
– doesn’t help makeup last longer
– if you use face primers a lot the small size will be a con for you
– if you don’t like primers with silicones, this is not for you
Buying Deborah products has always been a bit of a gamble for me. Most of their products are average at best, quite a few are just awful but every now and then, you come across a gem. And when I saw they had finally released a face primer, 24 Ore Perfect Primer, I was hoping it would be one of these rare gems. After all, I tried quite a few face primers and they all did their job well so why should this one be different? Sadly, it is different and not in a good way.
Deborah 24 Ore Perfect Primer is white in color but it dries quickly to a matte transparent finish, so it doesn’t change the color of your skin. It has a lightweight consistency that is soft to the touch but not as silky smooth as other silicone-based primers I tried, and I think that’s the reason why it doesn’t help foundation glide on smoother. Your skin needs to be well hydrated before you apply the primer or the foundation will go on patchy, emphasizing any dry spot you may have on your face (something that never happens with my beloved Pupa Professionals Smoothing Foundation Primer).
It also didn’t make my makeup stay put for longer but that this is a claim that this primer doesn’t make so I’m not sure I can complain too much about it. Still, it would have been nice if it did. What this primer claims to do though, is to smooth skin and minimize imperfections and that, it does. Somewhat. Ok, a little bit. I can see a slight difference: my pores look a bit smaller and my fine lines reduced. The problem is that you really have to look closely to see these differences because they are barely noticeable! I’m not sure it is actually worth buying if the results are so poor.
At least the price is reasonable and the packaging, a little sleek black tube, is hygienic. It contains 18ml of products which may seem a small amount to those that use a face primers on a regular basis, but if you’re like me and apply it only for special occasions, investing in a smaller-sized primer like this would be a better option. But then, Pupa primer too is available in a mini size and just works so much better!
Available at: Deborah counters
Deborah 24 Ore Perfect Primer is a pretty useless product. It has a soft, but not silky, consistency that doesn’t help foundation go on smoother. Transparent and with a matte finish, it slightly helps minimize imperfections but the results are barely noticeable. The packaging is pretty and sleek, the price cheap and the size ideal for those who use primers only on special occasions.