Wow!! Think I found my HG primer! Kept my face a nice, smooth, matte finish all day, only had to lightly blot and repowder once in an eight hour period. I typically use MUFE primer and foundation. After a couple hours my face starts to look shiny, oily and undesirable...but not with this primer. A little goes a long way. So happy I tried this!
I absolutely love this product! I would definitely purchase it again. Its better than the Sephora brand smooth primer that I have been using in my opinion. I have combo/oily skin so this was a definite plus for me.
I don't know if this primer really "mattefies", but it works great as a normal primer. I have oily skin and I feel that this primer make my skin less greasy. Not too expensive and you get enough product. I would absolutely buy this again.
This product is actually really good stuff and so worth the price! If youre someone who wears makeup on daily basis, suffer from oily skin which moves all the makeup then this is the one to go for! It will hold your makeup all day, and even does a decent job on not leaving the eye lid's oily :) . Defo purchase again!!
Amazing product for the price.
I have combination/mostly oily skin and foundation can't last more than a couple of hours.
I had to go out for the whole day downtown Toronto and I ran out of my usual primer so I got this as a quick fix, was not expecting anything special but I was very pleasantly surprised! My makeup stayed on all day in the ridiculous heat (I did get slightly oily on my nose though, but that was quickly fixed using plotting).
It provided such a nice base for my makeup as well, my skin felt smooth and my foundation applied nicely on top of the primer.
Bottom line I highly recommend this for anyone who wants a cheap primer that WORKS.
My all time favorite primer. I like how it feels like lotion, yet it isn't too thick. I like the slight scent that it has. It keeps my makeup in place all day and it doesn't sting my skin like the previous Rimmel primer I used.
I loooove this primer.
I haven't used many primers to compare it to though. I've only used IQ Natural's primer, the Two Faced Primed and Poreless primer, and the Tarte Clean Slate Deluxe Trio.
The product is white and feels like a lotion. It's not watery, but it's not thick. It only has a very slight smell (at least it does to me. My nose doesn't seem to pick up many scents). It's not sticky at all and is very smooth feeling.
This is the best at keeping makeup on and oil away. I normally don't have large pores, but I have lately (maybe not LARGE, but it is compared to my normally small pores) and it doesn't do anything for them. I already had barely-there pores when I used the other primers, so I can't compare.
I used this under the BH Cosmetics liquid foundation and was amazed. That foundation already isn't matte and my oil shows up within 10 minutes even when I powder. With this, I don't even need powder and the foundation stays on for at least 5 hours without oil coming through. And when oil does show through, it's only a veeeeeery little bit on my nose.
Due to my darker skin, wearing this alone is a 'no' for me. It leaves a white film after drying and that doesn't work for my skin color. I always wear makeup, so this is no problem for me. I just thought it'd be nice to add for the review.
This primer is AWESOME!!! I have quite oily skin and notice that my make up never stays in place all day. I have tried mac, dermalogica and Estée Lauder and this is by far the best primer I've ever used!!! It makes my makeup completely flawless and last all day. It minimises my pores and dries up my excess oil. And best of all - it's super cheap!!!! This is a must have for anyone with oil combination skin :-)
Mind you, this is the first primer I've tried since I'm new to makeup. i do notice when i forget to put it on I turn into a grease monkey, so it does work. However, my skin still oils up, just not as bad. I may have to add a powder to my regimen. I may experiment some more and see what else is out there once this runs out
I have spent the last 6 months to a year looking for the perfect primer for my combination skin. I apply my makeup very early in the morning before work and don't have the opportunity to touch up often until late afternoon, so I really need something which makes my foundation stay on! I was using Garnier Perfect Blur primer before but I had to switch to find something a little cheaper. I picked this up at Boots primarily because it was very cheap (£6 for 30 ml, so half the price of Garnier Perfect Blur.
This ticks ALL THE BOXES! It really does make my makeup stay all day! I particularly love that I can reapply it over my foundation to make my skin extra smooth and, of course, matte. This product is so good that on days when I only want to wear minimum makeup I'll just wear this primer and lightly dust some bronzer over my cheeks, my skin looks really even and you can't see any pores. The texture is quite unlike other primers, it doesn't have that super-soft silicone feel (which I actually hate, as it makes me feel like my face is oily), it goes on like a light moisturizer and dries into an powdery like texture. The packaging is excellent, small enough to take with you when you leave the house and very easy to squeeze product out of. A little definitely goes a long way here, you don't need much, just light coverage, to get the best results. I'm so happy with this primer, it will be a long time before I even bother trying anything else!
Note: My one (tiny tiny) criticism would be that you have to make sure that you have nicely exfoliated skin before you apply this to your face, as on occasion if I've had dry patches of skin on my face (as well all do sometimes) it can make your foundation a little patchy. Since I've started using a light hot cloth cleanser in the morning before applying the primer I have not had any issues with dry patches. It might also be important to note that I now skip moisturizing my face after I have washed it in the morning, as I find the primer does the job sufficiently.