BUY THIS! This is a super cheap well working primer! This is amazing ok so it's perfect it's like a moisturiser but so much better this makes my makeup last all day like all day as in 24 hours! This is great for dry skin oily skin combination skin and girl or guy can use this primer! I highly recommend it!
This is an amazing primer. It hydrates the skin yet is able to control shine throughout the day. It also makes my makeup last longer on my skin. Such a cheap price as well! A definite must try.
Primer and sunscreen in one! I have died and gone to heaven! My new HG. It takes a minute or so to set after you have applied it but it isn't too drying like some primers, and isn't too oily either. Good packaging, nothing fancy but I really love squeeze tubes for liquids. Only $10 too!
I purchased this from a local Priceline pharmacy for around $12 AUD because I was in search for a good quality primer. I heard that this was comparable, if not the same formula and packaging as the Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer. For ONE QUARTER (or even a fifth) of the price of NP's, this makes a great dupe.
There are two primers that Face of Australia offers; one with SPF and one without but the formulation isn't too different. The primer is silicon based and contains VItamin E and Chamomile but I don't notice these having any benefits on the skin. It is oil free WOOH great for the oilies like me and the claims are mostly true e.g. smoothes skin, locks in moisture, prevents fading. It also fills in pores so they are covered, if the foundation doesn't hehehe
When applied it does feels a bit sticky and takes about one minute to dry. The first time I used it I thought it was absolute rubbish, and was just like a moisturiser, but makeup really looks heaps better with it on, and lasts way longer! Makeup stays at least 2 hours longer than it usually would, and it doesn't slip and slide everywhere. My face doesn't get oily until 6 to 8 hours later.
The smell is quite nice. The packaging is just a squeezy tube (black or white depending if you want SPF) and a black pop up lid. You only need a small amount for the whole face and one tube lasts for quite a while. A really good investment and bargain. Definitely would purchase again so highly recommended.
This does make your make-up last long and makes my skin feel smooth afterwards.. making my make-up glide on. LOVE the added SPF15. Not crazy about the smell.. little off putting. But regardless still an awesome product!
This is a great primer which I find comparable to some high-end primers (MAC prep & prime for example). I use this instead of a moisturiser prior to applying foundation as its just as hydrating and soothing (as it contains vitamin E and chamomile). As it says, it's very light-weight and I don't find it greasy or oily at all.
I believe it helps my foundation apply smoother, and also improves the overall wear. Neither it, nor my foundation, sink into my pores or become 'cakey'. My skin takes on a more dewy appearance, and it doesn't seem to make me break out which it a definite plus!
I can't really comment on the price as twice now I have received a full size bottle as a freebie with another FoA purchase (I believe it retails for around $12 though, which is definitely affordable compared to MAC which is around $50). I will continue to use this until I find something better and/or cheaper!
This is an excellent primer I has repurchased twice and will continue to, it doesn't leave this face greasy or oily or anything
I LOVE this primer. I got it for $7 from big W which is pretty good for a primer. It leaves my skin so soft and I fills so smooth and makes my foundation glide so smoothly. Definitily my favourite primer! A must have.
I love this primer! I've tried quite a few primers over the past few years but haven't been entirely happy with them. I had tried the Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Primer which was really good but I just couldn't afford the $50+ price.
The FOA Face Base Primer has exactly the same ingredients but I find it does a better job than it's more expensive dupe.
It goes on smoothly and is great for filling in all the lines, wrinkles & bags under my eyes, it's really nice and creamy but does not have an oily feel & does leave any oily or sticky residue on your skin.
I'm so glad I found this product & I will definitely be buying again & again.
I agree with the other review. This is an excellent primer and I have tried a lot of higher end primers. It is very comparable to others and such great value. I've tried the older version and newer version of this and they were both fantastic. Make me realise I don't need to waste my money with expensive primers from now on :)