I ordered this last year, I got the white tube with the blue lid which is the clear makeup base. I ordered it on Sasa.com, I just went to see how much it would be to order it now and it seems the shipping charges have gone up. The shipping costs more than the product. I have been out of it for a few months now and I miss using it. I thought it was a great inexpensive primer. I dislike the Smashbox one but this one seemed to work well on me. It does a great job at blurring and filling in pores and I think it helped my makeup stay put all day. I didn't notice any additional oil added to my face, which I saw some other reviewers comment on. I am currently using the Estee Lauder Matte primer which is alright, I would really like to use Pore putty again but not if I have to pay so much for shipping.
One of the best primer I've ever used. Realllllly makes application of foundation smooth and flawless. I have the one with the blue cap that goes on clear, just like Smashbox's photo primer. Price is so-so, considering this is a japanese drugstore product. I got it from sasa in asia for about SGD 19. Packaging is just simple and effective. I like my primers and everything else in a squeeze tube form such as this because I don't need to worry about it spilling or of the extra weight when I travel. The design could be nicerrrr but I'm not complaining. My only gripe with this is that, since this is silicon-based to give you that poreless, smooth look, make sure you really cleanse your skin right at the end of the day otherwise it will clog your pores and cause breakouts.
I purchased the item with the blue cap, the pore putty in clear and THIS ITEM IS AMAZING. The texture is so much like Smashbox's photo finish foundation primer. I forgot how much I payed for this item but I'm sure it wasn't much. A little pea size goes a long way. I purchased this over a year ago and its only half done. I wear foundation makeup around 2 times per week. If you're near an Asian store, this item is a must but and must try!
NC25 Chinese, reddish undertones, old acne discolorations.
I purchased from Sasa, both the the Sana Pore Putty BB Pact SPF 40 (in compact form) as well as the Pore Putty Make Up Base Moist SPF 25 (in tube, gold cap form). I don't know if they can claim to be BB creams, but the color match is very good for NC25 than the billions I've tried.
The BB pact is buildable to full coverage, though it does slide by late afternoon (trying to avoid primers for my acne prone skin)! The tube version is light coveragto medium coverage.
I have to say, I'm quite impressed with this. I'm reviewing the blue lidded one. Conceals my pores pretty well and it absolutely makes my make up last so much longer! I wore this to a wedding recently and my make up remained fresh til the end of the night. I have noticed that it does break me out though so it will be saved for special occasions.
I'm reviewing the Sana Pore Putty in the tube, it has a slight tint to it that is perfect for my NC15-20 skin. SPF 50, which I love, and very easy to get new tubes for reasonable prices on ebay (I haven't checked elsewhere yet). This is really more of a bb cream for me, as I need no primer under it nor another foundation over it, just a dusting of powder--my skin is somewhat dry, but I do get some T-Zone oilies and this really just gives me a smooth lovely poreless finish to my skin. I seriously love this, and now all the foundations I THOUGHT I loved before are only paling in comparison. I've purchased 2 small tubes of this so far, my next tube will be the larger size. ♥ continued >>
I have the one in the picture, and I have 3 of these. [2 as back-up]
I have heard so much reviews for this product from Asian bloggers. I wouldn't really use it like a primer because it's tinted.
I always take a pea size amount of the product and pat it on with my fingers around my cheeks area to cover up those huge pores. I wouldn't use this all over my face because it looks very patchy and weird. I use it over my homemade primer to conceal pores.
The texture is smooth and creamy. It is easy to blend out but I really think it shouldn't be used all over the face just because it looks stupid. It will be good corrector for those who has slight pink undertones or extreme redness on the face. It does correct redness because of the yellow tint of the product.
I could wear it on its own and just do some concealing and powder my face and I'm good to go.
EDIT: I now apply it on with my Essence of Beauty foundation brush or a stippling brush and it gives my foundation a flawless finish afterwards. And this keeps my foundation lasting a whole lot longer, in comparison to just Aloe Vera gel alone.
This is a review for the blue version that comes in a tube. If you are looking for a product that controls oil, then step away, this is not for you. It is translucent and a bit on the dry side... spreads out evenly and does its job alright when it comes to concealing pores, my pores are fairly big, and pore putty hides it pretty well under most of my foundations. But I need to blot it often during the day because it does nothing for oil control. Once the oil starts seeping through my foundation turns into a mess. So... I can only give it a 3 even though it works so well... for a couple of hours...
I love this product. The texture is soft and leaves the skin soft and smooth. It does not have any smell, which is good.
when i went to the beach, even though the sun is so hot, my face remain dry and soft (my whole body were perspiring except for my face)
This review is for the product in the tube with a blue lid, which is completely different than the "pore putty" in a bottle.
Love this stuff! I used to use L'oreal Studio Secrets primer, but I couldn't stand the jar packaging. The packaging is not really pretty, but does the job and keeps my fingers out of the product. Who wants to waste primer under their fingernails?! Ew.
I find this, while thick, goes on very smoothly and gives my skin a nice matte look. I have a slightly oily t-zone which this product masks a bit. It also reduces the look of large pores, and as a bonus, masks minor wrinkles a wee bit. I would say that my makeup lasts a bit longer than normal, but I do need a bit of a touch up of powder foundation after lunch.