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on 11/17/2015 9:47:00 AM
More reviews by GemmaKate93
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Still on the hunt for my HG mattifying primer, I stumbled upon this and got a free sample. I hadn't read or heard much about it, but I was quite impressed.The texture is a bit strange....sort of like a putty material that is thick and you really have to work hard to blend it into your face so it doesn't go flaky and strange. This sounds bad but it does leave a smooth finish and a very matte base for the rest of your makeup. You only need a tiny amount which will make it last and make the hefty price a bit less terrible.It kept my foundation on well....I still got oily but nothing compared to other primers. This is also very nice on the skin compared to Smashbox and Makeup Forever which broke my skin out like crazy.I wouldn't say it hides blemishes as it claims. It does blur your pores a bit (if you have huge ones like I do) but not amazingly so, especially compared to Porefessional. If you have dry skin steer clear of this, but for normal/combination/oily skin I'd give it a go.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 10/15/2015 10:22:00 PM
More reviews by XariR
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This has become my HG of primers!! Wear this as my primer and then apply my Cover FX mineral powder foundation and it does not budge or get shiny for a full 8 hr day and then some!! Personally on my skin this as a primer works better than smashbox primer - which was my HG primer up until this point. I think my search for primers is over! The price point is fantastic, and with my Body Shop card I get an additional 10% off which you can't beat!
on 10/14/2015 6:09:00 AM
More reviews by cappuccinalex
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
Product enhances dry patches on my skin, especially on forehead and cheeks. Feels almost grainy, very solid for a primer, makes my skin feel smooth when applied alone but that's about it. Wouldn't recommend for people with dry skin.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 9/15/2015 10:46:00 AM
More reviews by vivianxx
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I've just started using this product, and so far so good. This primer mattifies my face, but still gives a healthy glow. I personally don't use this product on its own, I use it under my CC cream instead. The blurring effect is apparent both in real life and in pictures; pores are much less visible. The product however is a bit hard to spread, so do remember to blend it out really well before applying any makeup. The price is very reasonable for a decent primer like this, I bought it with 30% discount, so 10,50 euro only.
on 8/13/2015 9:50:00 AM
More reviews by ellex123
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Having used this product as both a primer under make up and as a 'corrector' on its own, my feelings are mixed. For reference, my skin is dry/combination. I have an oily t-zone and I'm prone to blemishes.Under make up I like it - it gives a soft focus to my foundation and makes my pores less visible. It doesn't mattify me all day (that would be miraculous!) but I do find my make up lasts longer before needing to be retouched / powdered, in comparison to other primers I've tried (inc. Smashbox, Porefessional, No.7 Beautifully Matte.) On its own as a corrector, it doesn't really do much for me. My skin did look a little smoother, but my pores are still just as visible. For this purpose it was no where near as good as Benefit's Porefessional.A lot of people seem to have an issue with the texture of this stuff - I'd describe it as a kind of whipped gel, which I didn't mind. It smooths on easily and leaves the skin feeling silky. So far it hasn't broken me out (unlike the Smashbox one which my skin hated immediately) and it's quite reasonably priced in comparison to some of the HE primers, so I'd probably repurchase solely for use under make up.
on 8/12/2015 11:52:00 AM
More reviews by isabellerodolfo
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I loved this when I put it on, weird dry-gel texture aside. It lasted all day. BUT, and it's a big but, I can't seem to fully remove it. I started with a cleansing oil, a scrub, then micellar water, but i can still sort of feel a film over my face. Weird. Too bad because it looked amazing while on my face.
on 7/21/2015 2:32:00 PM
More reviews by missjc75
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Hands down the best primer i've ever used. Bought it as I was fed up with my make up turning oily after a couple of hours. Have worn this primer under my foundation / power for 2 days now and have had virtually no shine breakthrough after an 8 hr day in work and commute. Also has the added bonus of giving your make-up a soft focus, almost airbrushed look. Such a good find, and great value considering I saved 40% on buying this with a voucher vode! Will definitely repurchase.
on 5/16/2015 8:14:00 AM
More reviews by izumilove
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
I haven't tried the porefressional or any other blurring/filler primers before this. The texture of this product is very siliconey and is clear in colour. It kind of reminds me of glue... If glue was less sticky of course! It glides straight onto the face and feels very smooth and slippery like silicone does. I wouldn't use this to cover your whole face. I feel like that would be excessive and would take too much product. As for performance - I found that this did blur my pores on the skin surrounding my nose. They weren't disguised but they did look much better. I do wish I had better skin texture and had a better pore situation but I do know it could be a lot worse, The main reason I bought this was because reviews stated that it had a mattifying effect. I apply it on my T-zone and unfortunately it didn't really delay or reduce the oiliness on my nose, even with the help of powder. Also, may just be me as I have a feeling my skin doesn't love silicone but after using it for a few days in succession I noticed some small pimples. They weren't angry painful zits but still. I find that this no longer offers me anything as I have found a sunscreen that blurs my pores too when used under foundation and I prefer the overall product. So no repurchase for me. This is a decent enough product that doesn't feel heavy and will make your pores look nicer under makeup. Another pro is that this is cheaper than a lot of the other Body Shop's makeup offerings.
on 2/27/2015 3:29:00 AM
More reviews by stardustrust
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I LOVE this product. It's absolutely amazing. When I was trying it out in the shop the girl put some on my knuckles where it's quite wrinkly, and to my utter amazement my knuckles looked super smooth and actually a little 'blurred' out. Like real-life photoshop. Yes the texture is weird, kinda solid and dry, but seriously? You're going to complain about how it comes out of the tube when you have to rub it in anyway? It finishes matte and almost powdery feeling, no greasiness at all for me, and I'm usually super oily.Today I wore it under my normal makeup (Maybelline Age Rewind with beauty blender sponge, so I dab on the foundation, not rub, then with Shiseido Pressed Powder to finish) and I have had no less than FOUR people compliment me on my beautiful skin! I have very large pores and super oily skin and I've always hated it, but when I use The Body Shop's Tea Tree Pore Minimiser, Seaweed Mattifying Cream and the Instablur, all my problems seem to be GONE. I have pretty deep eye wrinkles from my misspent insomniac teen years, and concealer always seems to cake in and make it worse, and no amount of the other primers I've used before could prevent it from happening. With the Instablur? I won't say they're gone, but they are above and beyond the closest thing to making my under-eye area smooth again.My face now looks super smooth, super even and flawless. I have never been happier.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 2/1/2015 12:43:00 AM
More reviews by tootyfruitie
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I really really like this and I've been using this for a month now. when I don't apply this product, my pores will show through within a couple of hours of applying my makeup and my eyelids will get super oily. After I use this, though, my pores stay hidden THROUGHOUT the day and my eyelid oils decreased SIGNIFICANTLY.will repurchase this over and over.
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