Tina's Favourite Primer... which isn't technically a primer

Everyone​ ​expects​ ​me​ ​to​ ​use​ ​only​ ​luxury​ ​products.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​99%​ ​true!​ ​​ ​La​ ​Prairie​ ​Foundations​ ​and​ ​By​ ​Terry everything​ ​​form​ ​the​ ​basis​ ​of​ ​my​ ​professional​ ​kit.​ ​I​ ​am​ ​a​ ​luxury​ ​purist​ ​with​ ​just​ ​one​ ​exception.​ ​Since​ ​I​ ​am responsible​ ​for​ ​the​ ​appearance​ ​of​ ​A-list​ ​actors,​ ​shot​ ​by​ ​the​ ​most​ ​advanced​ ​camera​ ​lenses,​ ​I​ ​don’t​ ​mess about​ ​when​ ​it​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​products;​ ​I​ ​use​ ​the​ ​best​ ​and​ ​most​ ​sophisticated​ ​formulations.​ ​However,​ ​“best”​ ​does not​ ​​necessarily​​ ​mean​ ​the​ ​most​ ​expensive.​ ​One​ ​product​ ​that’s​ ​stayed​ ​in​ ​my​ ​kit​ ​over​ ​the​ ​years​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Boots​ ​No. 7​ ​bestseller​ ​called​ ​Protect​ ​&​ ​Perfect​ ​Serum.

Protect​ ​&​ ​Perfect​ ​acts​ ​as​ ​a​ ​dream​ ​primer​ ​for​ ​filming.​ ​Unlike​ ​red​ ​carpet​ ​or​ ​beauty​ ​make-up,​ ​I​ ​cannot​ ​layer​ ​on rich​ ​skincare​ ​underneath​ ​the​ ​foundation​ ​to​ ​impart​ ​plumped-up,​ ​glowy​ ​radiance;​ ​skincare​ ​has​ ​to​ ​be​ ​kept super​ ​light.​ ​The​ ​lights​ ​on​ ​set​ ​will​ ​cause​ ​make-up​ ​to​ ​slide​ ​off​ ​if​ ​I​ ​use​ ​rich​ ​moisturisers,​ ​even​ ​on​ ​dry​ ​skin! Filming​ ​in​ ​a​ ​cold​ ​location​ ​is​ ​slightly​ ​different,​ ​but​ ​for​ ​studio​ ​or​ ​warm-weather​ ​locations,​ ​I​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​without this​ ​hero​ ​product.​ ​Dry​ ​or​ ​dehydrated​ ​skin​ ​is​ ​best​ ​addressed​ ​with​ ​serums​ ​and​ ​fine​ ​oils,​ ​followed​ ​by​ ​Protect​ ​& Perfect​ ​serum​ ​and​ ​oily​ ​skin​ ​can​ ​get​ ​by​ ​with​ ​just​ ​this​ ​serum​ ​alone!

Why​ ​do​ ​I​ ​love​ ​it​ ​so​ ​much?​ ​The​ ​serum-gel​ ​hybrid​ ​texture​ ​absorbs​ ​immediately​ ​into​ ​the​ ​skin​ ​leaving​ ​a​ ​smooth veil​ ​that​ ​make-up​ ​blends​ ​perfectly​ ​into..​ ​The​ ​formula​ ​acts​ ​in​ ​many​ ​ways​ ​as​ ​a​ ​primer​ ​and​ ​contains​ ​Peptides, which​ ​are​ ​known​ ​for​ ​their​ ​plumping​ ​abilities.​ ​I​ ​find​ ​the​ ​texture​ ​of​ ​this​ ​serum​ ​is​ ​unrivalled​ ​by​ ​other​ ​more complicated​ ​formulations.​ ​The​ ​make-up​ ​adheres​ ​seamlessly​ ​without​ ​rolling,​ ​sliding​ ​or​ ​going​ ​patchy​ ​in areas.​ ​Unlike​ ​silicone​ ​primers​ ​which​ ​form​ ​a​ ​barrier​ ​between​ ​the​ ​skin​ ​and​ ​make-up,​ ​this​ ​primer​ ​disguised​ ​as an​ ​anti-ageing​ ​serum​ ​lets​ ​me​ ​work​ ​product​ ​right​ ​into​ ​the​ ​skin​ ​to​ ​create​ ​a​ ​completely​ ​believable​ ​result.​ ​I don’t​ ​want​ ​the​ ​camera​ ​to​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​foundation,​ ​it​ ​just​ ​has​ ​to​ ​show​ ​beautiful​ ​skin,​ ​and​ ​that​ ​is​ ​exactly​ ​what​ ​this product​ ​helps​ ​me​ ​achieve.

So​ ​darlings,​ ​when​ ​you​ ​are​ ​next​ ​in​ ​Boots​ ​and​ ​fancy​ ​spending​ ​less​ ​than​ ​£30​ ​on​ ​a​ ​brilliant​ ​product​ ​used​ ​for many​ ​years​ ​by​ ​yours​ ​truly,​ ​try​ ​the​ ​No.​ ​7​ ​Protect​ ​&​ ​Perfect​ ​serum.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​best​ ​applied​ ​smoothly​ ​with​ ​my Large​ ​Foundation​ ​Brush​.