Very good primer. Great on its own for "no make up" days, with a tiny bit of foundation everyday at work or for a full proper base when going out. Beautiful coverage, and nice glow but not shiny. Also works beautifully with just a bronzer over the top. I apply with a light foundation brush - the brush gives much better coverage than fingers and makes my skin look amazing. Whilst it is expensive, I am using less foundation and getting a better, more even and more natural coverage. Nice scent, too!
I use this tinted primer instead of foundation during the day time. It's a light coverage and makes my skin look natural and flawless. The reason why it's not five stars is because it's kind of sensitive. I have to use my fingers to apply it because I noticed with brushes and sponges you can see the streaks. Also, I can't wear this with some sunscreens because it will get flaky. But by itself, it's absolutely gorgeous.
I like this to even out my skintone on days where I want to skip the foundation. It doesn't have as much coverage as a tinted moisturiser but makes my skin look (and feel) smooth and clear. As a primer I would say it works well to keep foundation on longer, but foundation tended to feel really dry on my skin when I would wear this underneath. It dries to a satin finish but throughout the day turns matte. I would prefer something a bit more dewy. I enjoy this product but can live without it.
My skin is oily and tinted moisturizers tend to fail on me for that reason. This is a great product because it acts as a primer and can provide modest evening out of skin tone too. I generally hate the feeling of too much makeup and this is perfect for days when I need a little help but am too lazy to fully make myself up.
The pros: silky (due to major silicones) texture, offers just enough coverage to blur imperfections on a "no-makeup" day. The cons: Expensive. The pump, while sturdy and beautifully made, squirts out too-much product so make sure you use a light touch with it or you will waste. The biggest issue: the light is definitely not light enough for my winter-time ghostface (NC15 on a tan day). It's also way too pink for my yellow undertones so it does nothing to neutralize the blotchy redness that is the reason I wear foundation/bb cream. If you're dry like me, you definitely need to moisturize before applying this because although it has an almost greasy feel, it doesn't actually moisturize. Overall I do like this, just wish they would come out with an extralight, and I wish the undertones were warm, not pinky. Because it's so expensive, I will be returning it. :(
I was so hoping to love this after reading all the raves here and by bloggers, and loving the Sunday Riley shadow and blush I have, but it's not to be. I want something that will even out my skintone for days when I'm out running errands and such, but that is sheer enough that it won't look odd without additional makeup. I got this in medium, which was a tad dark for my light-medium skin; however, it's so sheer, it worked. What I did not like about this is that it is not, as several reviewers noted, moisturizing. At all. My skin felt dessicated just a few minutes after applying it, and looked very rough, which it isn't. I did, however, like the texture of the cream and it's ability to even out my skintone despite its sheerness. It's definitely not for dry skin, though. I think I'll try Amore Pacific's TM next in my quest. I'm returning this and will not repurchase.
The Bad: I haven't found a single moisturizer or serum I can use with this. As soon as I apply the EBTP over anything else, the pigment balls up and it's useless. Also, as others have noted, the cap pops off almost constantly, and keeping it in a makeup bag is a guarantee to have this happen. The Good: Used alone, the coverage is beautiful and yes, a dot of concealer on tougher areas and you have a flawless face. It also smells great, a little citrusy. Overall, I feel the good qualities far outweigh the not-quite-so-great and will repurchase when I run out.
I use this product alone and it evens out my complexion. The finish is like satin, not completely matte nor dewy. This imparts a glow from within when I wear this on my face. I love the concept of a "breathable" face product. The product is very light and has sheer coverage. For example, this product will not completely eliminate the redness around your nose, but it does make the redness more faint, making your face look more natural and not overly done and perfect. I like that. If you prefer a more "flawless" appearance, you can easily wear foundation or concealer above this.
For very dry skin: I would not recommend this for those with very dry skin as this product is not super moisturizing. I have normal/dry skin myself and I noticed that this product doesn't sit well on very dry areas around my mouth or nose, especially in the winter. Remember, it is a satin finish, not dewy.
The only downside I see to this product aside from the fact that it can emphasize dry skin is that the cap comes off very easily. When I dig into my bag, this product is always missing its cap.
This is one of my favourite things ever. Whenever I'm in a rush I can slap this on and just look like I have naturally gorgeous skin. No worries about streaking, caking, grease, etc. It's only a tinted primer, not a foundation, so no it's not going to cover much but it does even things out, leaves skin soft and matte, and smooths out pores and fine lines. No powder necessary. Bit of lip gloss, undereye concealer, mascara, and I'm done. Something in it even calms my overly sensitive skin down. My skin is always nice after I use it too, no congestion. <3
I do leave it on all day, it does get less matte, a little 'brighter' but definitely not oily nor separated. It also covers a little better after it's settled on the skin for a while, the dark spots not acne-level coverage.
Like other pale mua'ers, I don't find that it's as good as my other primers for keeping foundation on. I still use Hourglass veil with foundation when I need long lasting solid coverage. This product is gorgeous enough on its own for every day use.
Edit: Repurchased :)
Edit edit: Augh, it's sold out everywhere now that Lisa Eldrige and A Model Recommends are talking about it. Plus ebeauty dot ca is gone, TSC didn't pick up the Sunday Riley line, and there's a HUGE markup if I order from Neiman Markus (extra $26, not including customs, screw that) as a Canadian. It's always such a rude shock when I run out of this, there's no way to tell how much is left. I want to smash the bottle open. I'm so used to seeing my skin all smooth and perfected with this that I'm actually upset now that I've run out yet again :P ... fourth bottle. Is there such a thing as makeup withdrawal? I might pick up Face Fabric by GA in the meantime but I really am gutted that my skin won't look freaking amazing until I can finally order a supply to last all winter.
More things that I love: no aluminium, no parabens, no sparkles, feels like nothing
Third edit: Got one of these open. I don't usually run out of product so fast. It can take me up to 3 years to finish a foundation with somewhat regular use but this one is always gone in 3 months so I was suspicious. It's so easy to feel ripped off when you have no idea if there's some left or the pump is broken. It's impossible to tell how much is left since the bottle is thick and opaque... I used a drill. Anyways it was empty, completely empty, nothing left on the insides of the bottle except a few droplets of water. There was about a quarter of a pea size of product left within the pump itself, that's it. I normally don't wear much makeup at all but I guess I used this way more than I realized.
I don't like to wear heavy foundations on my face, and haven't had good luck finding a tinted moisturizer that doesn't get oily after a couple hours. Then I discovered this little gem, and fell in love. I clean my face with the SR ceramic slip cleanser, then put some sulwhasoo first care serum, sulwhasoo concentrated ginseng cream, sunscreen, and this primer, and don't get oily at all!! it is amazing! I do have to blot after some hours, but it's minimal. Coverage is just perfect for me, it blurs imperfection, makes your skin looks flawless and fresh. I do recommend it.