primer water

I took a trip to the huge new Primark at Leicester Fosse park recently when I went to see my mum and amongst a huge amount of products I bought the P.S. Primer Water.

The price of this Primer Water is £2.00 and I think it’s supposed to be a dupe for the Smashbox Primer Water, especially as the packaging is suspiciously familiar.

I can tell you that the ingredients are different though so in that sense they are different but they both say they are silicone free, alcohol free and oil free so there is definitely some sort of copying happening.


P.S. Primer Water Preps Skin for Makeup Application, hydrates and refreshes.


The bottle is clear and so is the liquid. It is a pump spray bottle. The packaging is pretty basic but it doesn’t need to be expensive looking as it really does just look like the Smashbox bottle. Simple yet effective.


There are no instructions but I would say this is sprayed on the face prior to applying makeup and also can be used to take away the cakiness of using multiple powder products on the face.


The scent is quite strong if you unscrew the lid, it has a strong floral scent but when you spray it really doesn’t translate and the scent is nearly undetectable.


This is a brilliant fine mist (better than the MAC Prep & Prime) and it feels cooling on the skin when you spray it.

I spray it on prior to makeup and it definitely does work for me, although I don’t know if it really makes a difference but I enjoy the step.

I have not yet tried this but I think this will be a great spray for wetting an eyeshadow brush for making eyeshadows more vibrant.

Although I can’t say whether this is a dupe as I don’t have the Smashbox version I have to say it’s amazing and for the price, only £2, you would be mad not to pick this up!