I think this product is perfect for summer for me, it can be a little drying in the winter because I have not yet found a good moisturizer to go with (either too drying or make me shiny).
However, I have tried smashbox, guerlain, laura mercier, MUFE, mac, clinique, lancome and many other sephora/nordstrom/macy brands and this is the best.
You have to LET IT DRY for a good ten minutes or else it doesn't work for me and my makeup gets shiny.
I have used this swimming in a chlorine pool, sweating at the gym and at concerts and you can still see my contour!
Many primers don't work for me (too oily most of the time) but this one works perfectly, helps my makeup stay on throughout the day even on the most oily parts of my face. It is pricey but one jar lasts a long time so it's well worth it!
I love this. I have used Too Faced's Primed and Poreless and Benefit's Porefessional and this one is my favorite. It does a great job in giving a smooth surface to apply my makeup and does a decent job blurring pores, on par with Benefit and Too Faced. What I like most about this product is what bothers a lot of people about it--it's the packaging. I like that it is in a pot and I can dip my finger in and pick up just a small dab to put in the area I need it. With the primers in a tube, I find that I often squeeze out too much and then end up wasting product. I know it's a sanitation issue for those who don't like the jar, but I haven't had any issues with breakouts. This 1oz jar of Mally has lasted me twice as long at my Too Faced (1oz) and Benefit (which by comparison is only .75oz) I still have a fourth of a jar left after 9 months of almost daily use. I'll definitely be repurchasing when I'm done.
This is worth the money. You only need a small amount at a time. It truly makes your makeup stay on without retouching. It is perfect.
I like this primer because it stays matte for several hours, and because I can apply foundation and powder over it. The other primers I have tried either get shiny very quickly, or impede the application and blending of makeup.
I am not a big primer person. I personally don't feel like they do much of anything for me. They don't make me look softer. They don't make lines disapear. They don't make my foundation last longer. Usually they just give me acne it seems. They also make my face feel soft, but that is about it. So please take what I have just said into consideration before you buy anything based on my review.
Warning aside I think this a decent primer. It feels smooth on my face. It doesn't get gummy or pill up. It blends on easily with fingers and a little bit goes a long way. It feels luxerious. It feels silicone-y. It feels like a lot of primers. It makes my foundation look a touch better, but it could be my imagination. The thing I like the best and the reason why I gave this such good marks is because it hasn't given me acne. Now I know that may seem weird, but my thought is that if this stuff (primer) that doesn't do much for me doesn't cause acne in me....it might just be a holy grail primer for someone that primer does do something for.
Overall I think this is a well made primer and it does a good job. I don't get the effects of primer other people do (weird body chemistry maybe), but I can tell a good primer vs. a bad primer. It is like a gift I guess. It is just a gift that doesn't give to me.
Overall I think this is a good product....if you can understand why I think so. I think it is worth trying out. I just wouldn't buy it at full prize. You can get it on Mally's online site in a starter kit for about $30-40.00, depending if there is a coupon or not. The starter kit has a full size primer and setting powder. Check that out if you are interested. :)
It's not bad..but i jus don't think it's worth 35 dollars. ..they're other primers that are cheaper n jus as good. .i think the Garnier 5 second blur is comparable to this one. and like 20 dollars cheaper
This is great primer! It smooths my skin and helps my foundation to last a bit longer on wear time. So far so good with no breakouts. The only thing I don't like is the packaging...its huge for 1oz of product. Its totally over sized and bulky and takes up too much room in my makeup bag. Also jar packaging isn't my favorite b/c of germs.
Appearance: The primer comes in a plastic jar which some users may dislike. The packaging is cute with a pink metallic top and clear bottom.
Wearability: It goes on smooth and helps my foundation last all day. You only need a dab to cover your whole face so a jar should last a long time
Cost: I believe it was around 35-40 dollars at Ulta. It comes with 1 oz of product.
Overall thoughts: I've tried several primers and so far this one has been the best in terms of overall effect and longlasting. It also hasn't caused my sensitive skin to breakout at all.
I normally use Hourglass as my choice for a primer, however, lately I switched to a different product to cover discolorations and noted that it was looking cakey which is an issue I have never had with Hourglass before ...... I always watch Mally when I see her on QVC because I get a kick out of her and remembered that she had a primer which is sold at my local ULTA so I purchased it ...... I had no issues using the Perfect Prep Poreless Primer when using a different foundation as I had with Hourglass ..... Mally's primer is thicker and thicker foundations and even concealers adhere better than Hourglass (atleast in my case.) I did have a small issue with my thicker foundation at times looking a little cakey ..... I use a small amount of primer and it helps along with my foundation to cover discolorations and more importantly lasts until I wash my face at night. I still use Hourglass, however, when I need more coverage Mally's primer works great but the cakiness does bother me so the search for the best primer for me goes on.