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.
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.