I’ve been reading great things about GOSH’s Velvet Touch Foundation Primer recently, and when people started comparing it to my Holy Grail, Smashbox Photo Finish, I decided it was finally time to add it to my beauty wish list.

This costs £13, and, like any other primer, claims to fill in fine lines and generally smooth out the skin, creating the perfect surface for your makeup. There’s also an apricot version which is a little more expensive at £15, but which claims to boost collagen production and leave you with firmer skin.

Sounds good to me so far, but has anyone actually tried this? Is it as good as it sounds? If you want to try it out and report back, it’s available  at Superdrug.

  1. This primer was my first foray into the world of primer’s and I wasn’t impressed. It pilled terribly on me but maybe it just doesn’t agree with my skin. I am using ELF Mineral Primer at the moment and I love it, much better than the £26 Dior one I was using previously!

  2. I bought this when it was 50% off a few months back. It didn’t make me break out, just turned me into a shiny greasy mess. I’m sticking with my Avon MagiX face perfector – I only bought the GOSH one because I’d run out of it – it’s only £10 and often on a 2 for £10 offer with some other bits. Makes me skin look smooth and really helps with any shine that occurs during the day. Brilliant stuff.

  3. When I first bought this I hated it, it made my face look SO greasy! And I already have oily skin, so it went back in my draw…

    The other week I ran out of my usual primer so I thought I would give GOSH another go, I don’t know what happened but now I love it! I have to make sure to use only the tiniest dab though, however it still makes my skin feel super silky and fills in any large pores I have. And with the amount I use each day (literally about the size of…a pencil lead? I can’t think of anything small enough!) I think it will last forever…

    I haven’t tried the Smashbox primer though, so I can’t compare them.

  4. I use this and love it! I only use a teeny dab of it though and it makes my skin feel silky smooth and stops my foundation going odd. Couldn’t compare it to anything else as I’ve only ever used GOSH!

  5. I’ve tried it and it was ok. It pilled a lot with mouse foundations but was fine with liquid. It didn’t make my MU last all day but I did have nice looking skin till it wore off. It did make me a little greasier though, so it’s no good for summer.

    It’s nowhere near as good as the Ud primers IMO and for wrinkle smoothing it is nowhere near as good as my fav primer Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel. Honestly, it’s wonderful and so much cheaper! Oh, and it saves my blister-prone feet.

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