Technic ''prime it''

I've been eyeing up this Technic Primer in Bodycare for some time now, mainly because it's obvious similarities in packaging to Benefit 'that gal' primer but without the price tag of £21.50... This comes in at a fraction of that price for £3.99. The reason I hesitated buying it for so long was purely because I'm not sure if I need a primer. As most of them cost as much or even more as the foundation itself. I'm wondering if the price tag for some is worth the hype, but even I can't argue at £3.99 when compared to the price of other primers.
 So as you can see the label screams dupe of Benefit 'That Gal' the bright colours, the city scape, even the font is slightly similar. I do think the bottle feels kind of cheap, mainly because it WAS. Like I said in contrast to other primers on the market this is a snip at half the price of most. Even the Tesco Vivo primer costs around £6.
 You got 33ml as opposed to the 11ml of the full size That Gal.
 Although it doesn't claim to have the same range of 'healthy' ingredients. I'll be honest I know nothing about what the jiberish on the label actually means. Apart from aqua is water and limonene is some form of lemon extract? Stab in the dark for you. If anyone has any information about any of these ingredients good AND bad then please comment and let me know!
 The primer itself is white, unlike That Gal which has a slightly pinky hue from what I've seen online, there's no fragrance, it kind of doesn't smell of anything.... 
It rubs in fairly easily. It almost feels like it creates a slight bit of friction on the face, which I suppose it what primers are meant to do so the foundation 'sticks' on better. (I'm thinking like when you use undercoat before you varnish a door or something!) Saying that though, it doesn't make the application of foundation difficult, It does seem to help it smooth on a lot better and I also found myself using nowhere near as much as I usually do. The primer gave better coverage overall.....
And here's a gratuitous picture of my face after using the primer with my regular Bourjois healthy mix foundation with a touch of Corn Silk translucent powder over.

In conclusion; I think this primer was totally worth £3.99. It does seem to have made a difference to the application and longevity of the foundation.
And FYI:
You can pick up on Ebay a 7.5ml tube of Benefit 'That Gal' primer for as little at £1.99 (plus p+p) which I have now ordered to see how it compares to the Technic dupe. I must say the £1.99 price tag is very reasonable considering the full size Benefit is only 11ml and retails for £21.50! Do the math yo! I'll do a comparison review when it comes off Mr Postman.

Related Articles

26 Comments:

  1. I nearly bought this the other day but opted for a different primer but i may actually give this one a try now. Thanks for your review :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There's always been something putting me off it! glad I invested though!

      Delete
  2. Hey nice post !
    Be careful with ebay benefit buys I just ordered from someone called majestic cosmetics and it was a fake porefessional, it was just regular foundation in the tube rather than the creamy marvellousness that is Benefit porefessional x most upset an waiting refund!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah I've been conned with MAC fakes before off ebay. This one is a sample tube though so hats off to them if they manage to squeeze something INTO it haha. I think it's quite a unique product for smell/consistency so would be quite easy to spot a fake, either way I will blog when I receive it to let people know!!

      Delete
  3. I've never heard of this brand before. Going to have to check can I get it in Ireland:D Great Post xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They do a few dupes of well known products. Their high beam dupe is apparently really good!

      Delete
  4. I've seen this too, and have been debating whether to buy it or not for a while also.

    Think I'll have to go and buy it after reading your review, it sounds great for the price... Thanks for sharing :)

    www.laurasallmadeup.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I wish i'd seen this BEFORE buying my benefit primer!! I can't believe the similarities! I do like my benefit one because of the raspberry scent but I definitely have bought a name rather than a product it seems. Ney mind! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There's always a lot of hype around benefit stuff I personally think some of the packaging looks cheap and really puts me off buying any.

      Delete
  6. So buying this, YAY FOR TECHNIC DUPES xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I need to get the high beam dupe too!! yes yay for dupes!!

      Delete
  7. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  8. never heard of this brand before so was nice to read ur pot, would love to se a post on how they both compair. I also agree with the other comment be so careful with ebay! i have had so much fake make up sent to me i stay well away now xxx
    http://lolainthelounge.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I will do a follow up when I get the benefit one, yeah defo so many fakes on ebay, its so annoying!

      Delete
  9. been dying to see a review on this, so glad its okay, i will be picking some up xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've been after reviews too but couldnt find any! thats why I bought it myself in the end!

      Delete
  10. cool! i've never really seen a good review of a primer like this and i've never used one before so i'm considering trying it now x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Its worth the price if you're a primer first timer definitely. It's a lot better than the others I have tried. (mememe, murad)

      Delete
  11. I bought the 7.5ml tube of 'That Gal', and I really didn't like it. I felt it left my skin incredibly sticky, and was far too liquidy. It was more like a bad moisturiser! Well, I thought so! xx

    www.velvetbows.me

    ReplyDelete
  12. I really need to get to Bodycare. I keep hearing about so many great Technic products!!

    Lovely review.

    Marie x

    marieeelovers.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I normally love Benefit products but hated that gal...too sticky! This primer doesn't sound too bad though :) may pick one up x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I tried the benefit that gal today for the first time and I really do not like it, its too runny and is a bit too sticky. Much prefer this one and it's price!

      Delete
  14. What a bargain! I can't wait to get my hands on a bottle! It just goes to show, paying more for something doesn't always mean that the product is better. Thanks for sharing! xoxox

    ReplyDelete
  15. Only other ingredient I know is Linalool which you will find in pretty much every single moisturiser going... It's the grease off sheep wool! (thank BBC Three for that little nugget of info!)
    Elcie x

    ReplyDelete
  16. I swear by this primer. I have red blotchy skin and this takes the redness away. No toner or anything I have ever used has done that. It could be the quality ingredients such as kaolin, which is China clay (I believe only found in 2 major pits in the world and used in ceramics and good cosmetics for it's skin benefits.)

    You don't even need foundation if you use it, I've never even tried it with foundation before. However, I just bought Urban Decay's funky foundation potion bottle and I'll be trying it with that.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for the comment!

About Hello Terri Lowe


A UK Lifestyle, Food, Beauty and Music Blog, based in Staffordshire, you can also expect to see reviews of places around the country. Often spotted Manchester or Birmingham at the weekends, you can expect to see a little bit of everything from festivals to food and everything in-between. When not blogging, you can find me having a nice sit down with my cats, Stevie and Kitty, or enjoying a fine cup of coffee. Don't forget to take a look at my 'about' page if you're interested in collaborating on any exciting opportunities!


Follow Hello Terri Lowe on Bloglovin

e-mail: helloterrilowe@gmail.com

Latest on YouTube

Hello Terri Lowe Blog. Powered by Blogger.