I know these kinds of products, or any for that matter really, can be awesome for some, and atrocious for others.... BUT:
I LOVED IT!
I received a deluxe sample tube from Sephora. At first I was not a fan because it dried down almost instantly and looked like elmer's glue. BUT then i applied a clinique face cream first, and when I went to apply this after, rather than massage it in, I patted it on and whoa! What a difference! I have oily skin, so I thought using a cream first would make my skin worse. NOPE. It helped the primer apply smoother and more evenly, and by patting instead of rubbing in, I was able to get an even application.
I apply the face cream and then primer and let it absorb while I do my brows and eye makeup. Once I'm done, I apply foundation and the like. It is WONDERFUL!!!!
I got about 2 weeks worth of product from the deluxe tube and then bought the full size. It is pricey. NO DOUBT, but I am in love!!! It makes my makeup look awesome all day! My makeup applies smoother, my face is less oily, and normally, with any other primer, if I pat my face down, the makeup moves around. NOT ANYMORE. I pat to absorb the excess oil and my makeup stays in place looking perfect!!!! I WILL DEF BE STICKING TO THIS!
I was faithful to my Too Faced Primed and Poreless, but this replaces that! I have oily skin, and do a Retin-A routine at night with hormonal cystic acne. This does NOT irritate my skin at all. I'm a believer!!! My only qualm was the price. It is expensive. If it was cheaper, it would have been perfect!
antes que nada hay que tomar en consideración al evaluar este producto que es para crear un efecto libre de grasa. En mi caso tengo una piel extremadamente grasa por lo que me resulta fenomenal y no me afecta el precio ya que vale la pena por los resultados aunque si es costoso. Nunca antes con algún otro primer ya sea el de Smashbox, Mac, Lancome, Benefit o incluso MUF había logrado tan excelentes resultados, piel sin grasa todo el dia, estoy muy contenta y lo recomiendo para personas con un cutis mega graso...
Yuck. Worst primer ever, even drug store ones work better! This made my skin super dry and it emphasized my pores more than anything. For $45 I'd expect something much better. It did nothing to mattify my face either.
I tried to like this product. It made my foundation blotchy and found flakes on my nose that I though I had sloughed off. I emailed the company and asked them how to apply. She said use a pea size amount, rub it between your fingers to warm up and pat on to the places it needed. Then let it dry (go brush teeth, comb hair or something). Then pat on foundation (don't rub) and then use a big brush to buff out. I tried this and it still made my foundation blotchy. I give up and threw this in the trash. Big waste of $38.
Mostly useless. I have dry combo skin. My cheeks are insanely dry, my nose is insanely greasy, and my forehead is sort of the right greasiness. I got a sample of this and gave it a go. It did a great job at first of masking pores and creating a matte surface. I had no issues with balling up whatsoever. I put this on my T zone only. So far, very like. Set off to work feeling good about my perfectly satin finish face. Got to work and almost went home to wash my face. What a train wreck! This had settled into my pores making them huge and white looking, any lines on my face were magnified by about 300, oh and my nose was just as greasy as ever. This primer made my makeup application WORSE and I really dislike it. Thumbs down.
This primer is great. It really does help with oil control, and it keeps me matte all day. When applying this - only use it where you absolutely need it. It is SUPER hard to blend, and if you apply it to a drier spot on your face it will magnify that spot. I use it only on my t-zone, then go in with my Porefessional before applying foundation. I also recommend patting this into your skin, NOT rubbing - if you rub it in, you will see where it has balled up on your skin. Overall, this really is a fantastic primer for the oily girls out there!
This is the best primer that I have ever used. It really does keep me matte for a good seven hours or so before I need to touch up again--this has never happened before! Before I started using Becca primer, I would have to touch up about two hours after I apply my make-up (even in the colder months) and then again in another two hours or so. My skin is very oily and acne-prone. This primer is for very oily skin, not for those who have the occasional shiny nose that's associated with a healthy dewy complexion.
Also, though not really a concern of mine, it minimizes my pores greatly and helps the make-up look more true to color once applied. It also greatly slows the oxidation process. Great job, Becca!
total let down, not even an hour and my face was shiny. tried it with a matte moisturizer, with an oil control foundation, without it...unfortunately still looking a good oil control primer :/
I received the sample of this product and was quite excited to see how well it worked. As soon as i applied it I could feel almost like a tightening sensation on my skin. It did do a decent job of diminishing pores; but once I applied my foundation over it feel like it made them even more pronounced. It made my skin extremely matte. The foundation was super tricky to apply over it. It wanted to ball up and make my foundations blotchy looking. I used a beauty blender and even tried with my fingers and nothing seemed to really make it better. I think that if you had very good skin and could go without a foundation this would be something nice to wear by itself, but as a primer I do not like it at all. I have sensitive skin, so maybe this is why, but I almost feel a burning sensation after it's applied and I do not like it.
Total let down! When I first put this on to try it, it made my skin look and feel amazing. Pores were less visible, skin felt dry but not dried *out*, exactly what just about everyone with oily skin longs for. So, naturally, I got super excited, put my makeup on, and went out. A few hours later, my skin was about the same level of oiliness it would normally be after a few hours. By the end of the day, it was even oilier than it normally is by day's end! I tried this several different times with several different foundations, and got the same results each time - starts out excellent, turns into so-so, then turns into a hot mess.
I'm still giving it two lippies instead of one, because it *did* minimize the appearance of my pores, but it did absolutely NOTHING as a mattifier, and actively interfered with my mattifying foundation. Returning this. Blarg.