I’m going to be writing my review about Laura Geller’s Spackle… also known as a primer! There are two colours available; a Clear Spackle with a very subtle shimmer and a Champagne Spackle which has a golden shimmer to it (more for evening or summer make-up). Today I’ll be writing about the Clear Spackle.
Well, I didn’t know Laura Geller to begin with but as I like to find new beauty products and test them I tend to watch QVC a lot – only when the make-up is on! I’m like a big kid at Christmas when I watch new product launches!
So as you have probably realised I bought my Laura Geller Spackle (primer) from QVC the Champagne Spackle is £16.62 and the Clear Spackle is £18.75, don’t ask me why.
When it arrived on my doorstep I was quite curious to see how it was, how it felt and how long it lasted. I opened the box and was quite surprised at how small the container is (it’s sold in a tube with a pump). The content was cloudy with an iridescent shimmer, it felt a little oily on the back of my hand but I’m not one to jump to a conclusion quickly so thought to test it on my skin first.
Wearing no make-up but moisturizer I used a little amount and massaged it into my skin. It felt OK but didn’t really make much of a difference as it has been advertised to. I carried on and let it sink into my skin for a few moments before continuing with the rest of my make-up regime. Next up was the foundation and seeing if it glided on smoother over the primer, as advertised. My foundation blended in really well and looked smooth. So far it was OK, the real test was to see what my skin would feel and look like at the end of the day.
After running around London and working on a shoot I caught sight of myself in the mirror and could see some shine on my forehead, cheeks and chin – not good! I used blotting paper over the shine which reduced it and carried on with my day.
Once I came home, I was quite disappointed with the primer as it hadn’t done what it was meant to do and didn’t help my makeup’s staying power. So the next day I tried it without moisturiser and I have to say it made a huge difference! There was only a little bit of shine on my nose and forehead, but my chin and cheeks were fine! I was a happier girl that day.
The next thing I decided to do was see if a friend with dry skin had better results from the product. I gave it to her to try for a few days and the outcome was that she loved it, it made her skin smooth, it felt soft and her skin didn’t feel as dry.
So I gave it to her and she is still very happy with it, she has ordered the tube version and uses it to this day!
The Packaging is simple, it comes in a clear tub with a black lid and the Laura Geller logo on top with red lips. Simple – but a tad boring for me.
The price is £18.75 and can be purchased from qvcuk.com
Overall score: 6/10
I wouldn’t recommend Spackle to friends with oily/combination skin. I would only recommend it to girls with dry skin as it gives a complete moisture boost and seems to work better on dry skin. It was too oily and didn’t work out for me but, as I mentioned above, it did work very well for my friend and she still uses it to this day, but you won’t find it in my kit!