Let’s start by saying that the only reason I ended up purchasing these two items was the fact that I had read somewhere that Primark finally decided to make all their production cruelty free.
No, I am not vegan, and before you even start I know I do not classify as one, and I don’t care. I tend to avoid to put stuff on my face that has been tested on poor little creatures that did not deserve any of the things done to them and that is pretty much it with me, I won’t even go into detail as it is such a varied and strong theme, it may lead to a very difficult post – which I do not really want.
So yes, one afternoon I decided to walk into a Primark with one of my sisters, and the very sleek and simple packaging captured my eyes: I had to try something out from the new Primark X Alex Steinherr line. Not that I make it my daily job to randomly pick bits of skincare to try, but I had indeed to take one for the team. Oh, if only I was told I did not have to do this: it may be cruelty-free, but man, it was disappointing, to say the least.
It was their collaboration with Alessandra Steinherr, the glorious former beauty editor for both Glamour and Cosmopolitan. I had high hopes.
Sticky, smelly, and weird-looking, I have already given up on it. Also, in my modest opinion, not cheap either: at £5 a pop, the contents are tiny, more of a sample size than a full-sized product – and I would say thank God for that as I do not want to waste products for the sake of it.
The moisturizer is called ‘Maximum Moisture’ and it was possibly the weirdest one I have tried so far: maybe I got put off by the smell, maybe I was just not happy about how sticky it left my face…I just plain hated it. I might be new to the game of skincare and makeup, but even at first whatever I have been putting on has left my skin feeling fresh, nice, and plump. Also to note here, I HATE sticky skin, and that could be because my skin it’s very oily generally, but dear, I have chucked it in the bin PRONTO. Never looked back to it either.
The second product I picked, wrongly assuming it was a nice stick-on mask, it’s their ‘Plump & Glow‘ Facial in a Stick. This one had a very promising look and overall was not bad, it did the job in the cleaning department but I do not think it left a ‘glow’ on my face. I would use this again, as it was an easy pick for traveling, but I am being honest, not sure if I would purchase again.
As I said, the sleek packaging had me fall in love with it in a second. Not the product, sadly.
You can find the rest of Primark X Alex Steinherr here.