The Aldi Lacura Snapshot Ready Foundation Primer is a product I’ve wanted to try for a long time, but Aldi’s beauty range is so frustrating as they’re constantly changing up their stock, and constantly discontinuing products only to bring them back weeks/months later.
This Aldi Lacura Snapshot Ready Foundation Primer originally launched back in 2018, and it’s been so popular for Aldi that they’ve gone on to launch multiple other types of their ‘Snapshot’ primer.
The primer is extremely obvious that it is trying to copy the Smashbox Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer, which was one of the first ‘pore-blurring’ primers within the beauty community, and now every beauty brand has tried to create their own to emulate the success.
Aldi sometimes have a much better stock selection instore than they do online, and products which show as being ‘not available’ on their website, are still available instore. So I’d always recommend checking out their beauty department when instore, as you might be able to find items which don’t feature on their website.
The Aldi Lacura Snapshot Ready Foundation Primer is £5.99 and is available to purchase on their website right now, alongside four other versions of their primer; Lacura Illuminating Primer, Lacura Radiance Primer, Lacura Even Skin Tone Primer, and I have all four of the new versions, so I’ll be sure to do a comparison of all five to see which is the best?!
Credit where it’s due. The Aldi Lacura Snapshot Ready Foundation Primer has been £5.99 ever since it launched in 2018, and although it’s a massive top seller for Aldi, they haven’t upped the price, and I haven’t read any negative reviews on this primer, so I couldn’t wait to try it for myself.
“Get your skin looking picture perfect with this Lacura Snapshot Ready Foundation Primer. Whether you’re using this alone or under make-up, your selfies will never be the same again. Contains vitamin A and E, grapeseed extract and green tea for a nourishing and delicate foundation treatment.“
- Cruelty free
- Blurs the look of pores and fine lines
- Oil free
- Contains vitamins A and E
- With grapeseed extract and green tea for a matt finish
The Aldi Lacura Snapshot Ready Foundation Primer contains 30ml of product within a squeezy plastic tube, and aesthetically, it looks extremely similar to the Smashbox version of the primer. Once you squeeze the primer from the tube, it’s a clear gel which feels very slimey like a silicone-heavy primer (and the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer) does.
It’s the silicones within the primer which give the pore-blurring effect, and it’s rare to find a primer which does offer blurring benefits without having that same slimey texture. I don’t know if you can see a difference in the photo above, but I don’t notice very much blurring when using this primer.
I only ever use pore blurring primers on my cheeks or nose, and tend to prefer a more hydrating primer on my drier parts of my face, but if you have problematic pores, I personally don’t think the Aldi Lacura Snapshot Ready Foundation Primer will give you the same results as the Smashbox primer.
In texture, colour and packaging they look identical, but when you apply the Smashbox version, it really does make your pores look considerably less noticeable, and I don’t get that same result with this version of the Aldi primer.
Spoiler alert, but this Aldi Lacura Snapshot Ready Foundation Primer is my least favourite from the five Aldi Lacura primers, and I’ll be sure to share my reviews of the other primers very soon. For under £6 it’s very affordable, but if you prefer a noticeable pore blurring effect, I’d recommend the Revolution Putty Primer or the Makeup Obsession Putty Primer instead.