I have combo skin and bought the version for dry/sensitive skin because there was none left for the oily/combo skin. Despite this, it still suits my skin perfectly. I really LOVE this stuff, it makes my makeup look perfect all day, my skin isn't overly shiny or greasy and it gives me a kinda perfect sheen type look to my face and makes my skin look really smooth.
I realise that most of this is down to silicone, but I own a Guerlain primer that cost me an entire £38 more than this stuff (Nivea cost £4!!) - whilst I love the Guerlain primer, it doesn't prime as well as this amazing stuff does. What I like best about this is the fact it's moisturiser and primer all in one, that's just great for me, it saves me so much time, soaks in SO quickly and makes such a great base for my makeup.
I honestly am a high end snob but several realizations in my life have forced me into having to start looking at drugstore and lower end brands - mainly the realisation that seriously, higher end isn't always better and the fact that I honestly do need a new car after 10 years of driving round an old banger!!
ANYWAY.... I digress, try this - it's SUCH a good time saving makeup base, I really do love it so much and yes I'll probably buy it again. The one thing I don't like about it?? No sunscreen. I probably will look around for similar formulas like this in the high end market...just because old habits die hard ;-)
I did really like this primer, but I just don't find myself using it that often. I'm not sure it makes my foundation last any longer but it makes my skin looks so soft and gives it a natural luminance. The only things I don't like about this product is it does not contain an SPF and the box it comes in makes you think the bottle inside will be much bigger than it really is.
I'm not completely in love with this product, it was okay, but I wish it had a 'maybe' on buy again because this is definitely mediocre for me. The good points about it is that it is dirt cheap, and it does deliver on the 'express hydration' side of things, my skin was softer and smoother and does look a little healthier. The negatives I find is on the 'primer' side of things. It doesn't do anything for me really, my make up was the same as if I had never used any primer at all. Also, I don't enjoy the consistency of the product, it is very watery and feels a little slimy when applied, it could do with being a little thicker. Overall, it isn't bad as a moisturiser but don't expect miracles when it comes to primeing the face for make up. I say I would buy it again purely because it is very hydrating.
Love this primer! It's got a great light gel texture that doesn't sit heavy over moisturiers, and on oilier skins would probably suffice on it's own. My make up lasts over 12 hours with it though it does tend to maintain liquid or cream foundations better than mineral powders IMO. So cheap for a primer too.
I love this product so much!
I've tried quite a few primers now and this one is the best by far!
The packaging is sturdy and feels more expensive than it actually is and you get a decent amount of product for your money!
The product itself is quite thick but very light on the skin. Your skin does't feel too much different but there is a slight change in the texture of your skin. Before I started using this, I used to get really bad smile lines in my makeup and even though the foundation I used wasn't of a bad quality is would come off quite a bit throughout the day.
When I started using this the lines in my makeup were gone and when I got back from school my makeup was exactly the same, if not better than it was in the morning!
Only one thing I don't completely like is that it doesn't moisturise my face very well but that is something I can see past!
Overall, this product is fantastic and just generally amazing! Go buy it, NOW! :)
Don't like this primer at all! It doesn't act like a primer to me - just as a normal moisturiser. My skin is no different to before it was applied. Makeup didn't glide on smoothly - instead bits of foundation rubbed off! Fortunately I didn't buy this, I used a sample sachet. I will definitely not buy it!
I adore this gel like primer...its so light and fresh to use. I have the one for oily skin and use it on clean dry skin, i pat it on and let it dry (its dries super quick and is not in the slightest bit oily) its dries matte and is excellent base for foundation. it has a flowery smell which i dont mind and it hasn't made me break out or go red or anything. Its so cheep and soo good. If you have oily skin you should really try this. (the blue one is for oily skin the pink one is for dry skin)
This primer is great for the price! I used to think primers were overrated and had barely used them before. I'm usually very oily and don't really moisturise, but in the colder weather, I have noticed my cheeks getting dry so I have been paying more attention to skincare.
This primer is about £4 and has been lasting me ages! As it's Nivea, it is also very moisturising but I have been using this just as a day cream, not for night. The consistency is like a very wet lotion, which is probably why it absorbs so quickly. The quick absorption is handy as you need only wait a few mins before starting on your makeup. It also comes in two different formulas, one for dry skins and one for oily/sensitive.
I bought the oily/sensitive one and put an oil mattifying lotion on my T-Zone after applying the Nivea primer. The primer doesn't exacerbate my oily skin but it doesn't keep it THAT much at bay either but then it doesn't really say it's going to do that anyway! I love this product and will continue to buy it.