I love this product! Definitely not a primer but a great corrector. I have pretty dark circles, i dab a little bit as corrector under my eyes let it sit for a minute then dab some peach concealer then dab a small amount of light beige concealer and it works great on my fair-medium skin. U might wanna set it with powder.
I would definitly repurchase!
First: THIS IS NOT AN ALL OVER FACE PRIMER. It is neither a primer, nor for the entire face. It is very very tinted and though the consistency is runny at first I find it hard to blend it in. A little goes a long way as this is very pink. I will not re purchase just because this wasn't for me. I am very light skinned and no matter how little I use it's just too pink for me. I actually just swatched a little on my hand just now and it looks like I applied blush to it.... I know its ironic that I am complaining that a drugstore product is TOO tinted..lol but oh well, I will stick to lavender tinted brighteners.
I think the reason people give this a low rating because they dont know how to use it. This is meant as a brightener therefore you should use it sparingly and only in the places you need it. I use it under my eyes to conteract the dark bluish color. IF YOU USE TOO MUCH THEN YOU WILL BE PINK OR ORANGE.Overall it brightens nicely.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. I just discovered it, and I'm a little afraid it has been discontinued. I don't know what I'll do without it :) It makes my skin glow in a natural, non-sparkly way. Definitely more of a highlighter than a primer. It seems to work best just on cheekbones, rather than all over the face. Love how it makes my skin look!
So far so good. My sister gave me this product because she didnt like it for some reason. I was kinda weirded out by a pinkish looking primer. I have it a try...as soon as I smoothed this on my face....it felt light...airy...breathable. Then I looked in the mirror and wow! My pores seemed smaller...and even my foundation took on a life of its own on top of this. I love this product and will be repurchasing. I am kinda considering letting go of my Loreal Studio Secrets primer..the one in the pot.
I noticed that this product needs to be used with a light hand if ur gonna wear it alone...in the light u will en up looking pink and kinda powdery....so use a light hand...blend blend blend.
As far as letting go of my Loreal Studio Secrets Priner...the one in the pot...nah...I will keep that one as well.
I agree with the person who says this is more of a color corrector foundation additive. I tried it all over my face as a primer but it doesnt really work well as a primer. I use the other L'Oreal studio secrets magic perfecting base and that one is a WAY better primer. It does give my skin a nice glow but if I use too much its makes my skin look really orange/pink looking which to me doesn't look nice at all. I do think it looks good mixed with foundation/moisturizer or to accentuate cheekbones and the like
I THINK THE ANTI -DULL PRIMER WORKS WELL. BUT YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE ALL THE OLD SKIN IS REMOVED FIRST. AND YOU ALSO HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE USING THE RIGHT PRIMER FOR YOUR SKIN. I ALSO THINK THIS PRIMER IS GOOD FOR OLDER WOMAN THAT WANT TO GET THAT GLOW BACK, WE LOSE THAT, ABOUT AROUND AGE 45 TO 50. IT HELPS SOFTEN MY FACE!
I have always struggled with dark circles and I saw a makeup guru saying you need an orange base before your concealer under your eyes to neutralize the blue for caramel skin. First the consistency is VERY watery. Thidsproduct was $16. However, after using it, the consistency is perfect. After I use my under eye moisturizer and it soaks in I take half a pump of the primer and it completely neutralizes the circle. I then use Paula Dorff secret camoflauge in Salmon and the medium Nuance correcter stick (Its a perfect peach) that I mix with a drop of orange primer and gone and perfect. If the day is extra humid , hot or raining I use benefit powderflauge just under my eyes.
Having read the reviews on this product, I've got to offer my two cents. As many reviewers have noted it does not work well as a primer, it is far better a corrector; L'oreal misnamed this product.
At first I tried to use a bit of this mixed in with my everyday moisturiser. All I got for my trouble was a greasy discoball look. After looking for a receipt that had gone missing it was time for some trial and error....
I use the med/dark formula and apply with a light touch touch on cheekbones, undereyes and forehead. It illuminates under moisturiser as a subtle effect. That's right under moisturiser, I found it sat better and didn't smear/run as much when mixed with other products. But I would still not call this product a primer!
I use this almost everyday just to give that oomph, especially if I'm in a hurry and don't have time to contour with bronzer and blush or apply full face.
For me a little goes a long way, the texture is a bit runny but blends into the skin easily. It does have a touch a shimmer, but I'm applying this in very specific areas so I'm not concerned with discoball effect.
I don't understand why ppl gives such a low rating ? The orange corrector def correct v dark circles. N Concealer w a concealer! Hg. Prdts! Note this is for professional nt for beginners