Review on Collection's Primed and Ready Smoothing Make-up Primer

Tuesday, June 03, 2014


I am not the primer kind of gal because I never had a problem with making my makeup stick. I was never that oily to worry about my makeup slipping off towards the end of the day.

I have always believed that putting on primer is just an extra step to a makeup routine, but of course, I can never resist the urge to try different primers out there so that I may be able to recommend which ones are good when women ask me.

The new addition to Collection Cometics' growing cosmetics line is their Primed and Ready Smoothing Makeup Primer. When I was training the beauty associates for this brand, the girls told me that customers always looked for makeup primers. So the wait is over! Collection Cosmetics has a primer! And a good one at that!

Collection Cosmetics Primed and Ready Smoothing Make-Up Primer, PhP 349.00

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The primers that I have tried in the past (ok, I won't name brands), but I have quite bad experiences with primers so I thought all primers were the same. But through the years, I have worked on countless faces, I tried to make primers work on my clients instead on myself. I found that applying a layer as thin as possible will make makeup last longer, instead of making it slip off like it did on me the first time I tried it.

I just love Collection's sleek packaging. Compared to the old Collection 2000 packaging, this one is more fun and younger which is more eye-catching. Well, at leafs in my opinion.

Collection's makeup primer only comes in one size which is an 18ml tube. This small, compact, travel tube takes up little space in your makeup kit, and it's all you need to make your makeup last all day and all night.

This makeup primer is nothing I have ever tried before. Most makeup primers I have tried in the past were thicker and makeup would just slide off on top of it, but this one actually worked well on my skin. (Hooray!)

Just a pea-sized amount will be enough to cover your entire face. Remember, less is always more. The thicker you put it, the more likely it would cause your makeup to have a pooling effect, or worse, just slide of when you blot your face with tissue or blotting paper.

It glides on smoothly and has a gel-like consistency. It sets matte on the face and it's also transparent. The primer fills in fine lines and pores very well giving your skin a a perfect canvas for foundation.

This is my face with Collection's Makeup Primer. You can't see the pores on my face and also you may notice my skin is like velvet-y and matte. It doesn't make the skin feel dry or dehydrated.

I put on full makeup today and here is how I looked after 4 hours. You can see in my photo that my makeup still looks fresh and oil-free! The makeup primer actually helped my makeup build-up oil in this extreme humidity! My makeup looks like I have just retouched it!

I am proud and confident to say that this drug-store primer works just as well as high-end ones! It's amazing.

Because of my wonderful experience with Collection's makeup primer, I think I'm going to give primers another chance. I will include this primer in my daily makeup routine!

Length of usage before review: 1 week.

  • Can be used on the eyelids and the under eye area!
  • Holds foundation real well. Foundation will not slip off!
  • Gives a fresh, matte look all day.
  • Moistirizing. 
  • Pores are less visible, fine lines are filled up prepping the skin for foundation.
  • Just a little goes a long way.
  • You can just apply it on your T-Zone.
  • Lightweight feel.
  • Does not add extra weight on the face or make your face feel thick during the course of the day.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Compact size.
  • Affordable.
  • Easily accessible. More Collection stores are popping up everywhere!
  • Makes eyeshadow last longer too! Prevents cream eyeshadows from creasing.

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Retail Price: PhP 349.00
Purchased For: Gift from Collection Cosmetics
Will I re-purchase? Yes. Definitely.
Will I recommend it? Yes. Definitely.

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  1. Great review,. I also have this primer and I use it everyday :-)
    at first I thought its not gonna work well but I am amazed that it can work well like my other expensive primer (face shop)
    this is my fave and now i buy these in bulk coz tubes are small :-)

    1. LOL I totally know what you mean about hoarding products. I do that too when I love a certain product and the packaging is small! <3

  2. im thinking if this is like MK's silicon based primer ms sabs..


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