Save vs splurge: primer

When primers first took over the makeup industry I deemed them an unnecessary luxury (how wrong I was). Naturally, curiosity got the best of me. I jumped on the bandwagon and bought my own.
For a reasonable few months I kept an opinion that primer didn’t actually do anything, because the drugstore ones I was using, didn’t. 
Benefit’s ‘The POREfessional’ was all the rage with beauty guru’s and magazines. I figured if it didn’t work, nothing would. (Also Rihanna used it and I was about 15 at the time, so that meant everything to me).
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I now believe that it’s the best primer on the market. It does exactly what it says on the tin; blurs pores and creates a smooth, long-lasting base for foundation.
However the tiny 22ml tube it comes in, runs out fast, and at €34, it’s not cheap to be replacing regularly.
When I saw my mum bought NYX ‘Pore Filler’ a while ago the old curiosity came back for a visit. I tried it (sorry mum) and immediately noticed the similarity to the ‘POREfessional’ in both texture, and colour. It continued to impress me in both finish and lasting power.
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The ‘POREfessional’ has a slightly thicker consistency so you might find yourself using more of the ‘Pore Filler’ at any one time. Luckily, it is a much more affordable €15.99 from selected pharmacies and Penny’s nationwide.
With that all said, it’s now up to you whether to save or to splurge – either way you won’t be disappointed.