Eh, this primer is okay. I bought a Laura Geller set as a TSV on QVC and this came in a 4 oz size, which is a giant squeeze tube with a twist on cap. I think it works fine as a primer as far as keeping the makeup on and preventing oxidation, but I don't really think it smoothes the surface of my skin too well. I have dry skin and get little flakes around my jawline and cheeks. This is just a little too thin/watery for my preference, and I find that by the end of my day (around 5-6 hours of wear) my makeup is still present and clinging to my patches. I'll finish it up, but I won't repurchase. I much prefer the bronze-n-brighten and rose gold highlighter from her collection. My favorite primer is Revlon's PhotoReady.
Personally, I thought that this was a good primer.
I don't think I've tried enough types of face primers (this is my fourth one) to clearly distinguish the pros and cons of Spackle compared to other primers, but I really do think that this is a good primer. Firstly, I absolutely LOVE the value- for $27, you get a really big tube full of product! There is really a lot of value for the money, and it's not as costly as some other primers out there. The packaging wasn't all that great; I found that the tube could easily be stained with other makeup. I do like the squeeze tube, though, since it gave me good control on how much product to squeeze out.
As for Spackle's performance, I liked it. I didn't think it did an /exceptional/ job keeping my face makeup in place, so to speak; after about 9 hours, it starts to deteriorate. I have oily skin, so that could be part of the issue. However, it's a great primer for daily wear, and did keep my makeup looking nice for when I needed it to look nice. I think it also smoothed my skin well and made my pores look a bit smaller. However, it really did make a difference in the life of my daily makeup, and that's all I was looking for.
Its consistency is nice; not super thick, a bit on the more diluted gel-cream side. This is great because a little bit goes a really long way with this primer! Spackle also cooperates well with my foundations, and didn't irritate my face at all! It's not a tinted primer, yet it did add a bit of a dewy glow to my face- that didn't really detract from the primer itself, though. The smell is also not the most pleasant, but not too overwhelming. Overall, I like this primer, and would recommend if someone was looking for a value buy!
I actually cannot comment on the packaging, as I was given a sample of it buying the (wonderful) Balance and Brighten powder foundation. I laughed at the name and figured I'd give it a try.
It stings horribly, and it does not do its job as a primer at all.
If you need a good primer in every way, don't waste your money on this. Go buy - no joke here - Monistat's Chafing-Relief Powder Gel. It has exactly the same ingredients as more famous and useful primers such as Smashbox and the like. (Next time you're in a drug store, go find a tube of the Monistat and as many other facial primers as you can. You'll see that there is virtually no difference.) It's also something like $7 for 15oz, hypoallergenic, and fragrance free. It works very well as a primer.
Unfortunately, considering that I love the rest of Laura Geller's products, I can't say the same for Spackle.
This is the first primer I tried because I had a sample, and at first the name turned me off. It sounded like it would be thick and scary. But I tried it anyway, and I was pleasantly surprised. It's actually silky and makes your skin feel nice. I don't know if primer is supposed to do something amazing, but this helped my skin feel more ready for makeup and didn't break me out. It also contains a lot of nice herbal ingredients and I think that may have helped. This doesn't get great reviews, but I'm hesitant to buy another primer without being able to try it. Very temped to get this, possibly in ethereal.
My primer was in a clear white tube, 1oz, and was given to me as a gift. I don't care for this primer. Smashbox photo finish is way better. This isn't the worst, but it isn't the best. I do think it helped my makeup stay on, but it's nothing to go WoW about.
I am a huge primer buff... so I have to rate this one because I like it for various reasons. First, I love how simple this primer is. It works for everyone, its simple and works well. The only thing I am not a fan of, is that it doesnt make your skin as silky soft as some of the others that i love. But this primer def does its job- and evens out your skin to make a perfect 'surface' for you to apply your makeup and have it look well.
Package was nice w/ pump feature. I did not like the primer itself. It has a gel consistency & I feel like my skin feels tacky & oily. My makeup did not any longer using it. Did receive alot of product for price but didnt like product, so that didnt really matter.
I bought this one to replace Benefit Porefessional (another review). This one is a true primer/pore filler which is what I was looking for. My foundation still melts off by the end of the work day, so my next step is to probably change foundations. :( This is a good product and is reasonably priced.
I put this on and in nearly an instant my face was burning and bright red. Seriously painful experience. Never again.
I bought Champagne Spackle via QVC in a 5-piece makeup kit in a cute cosmetic bag. Been using it a month. Although I like the idea of the Spackle, I find the claims made by Laura to be untrue. It doesn't lock in your moisturizer and make your makeup last any longer. I made certain to use all Geller products under and over the Spackle (including her brightening powder/creme foundation, Real Deal concealer, eye shadow with eye Spackle primer, but I still get cakiness. My belief was that Laura made products that would be compatible with each other. That is often why someone would buy products within the same line. But these are not compatible. I posted on QVC about this and they emailed me to say they were not posting it "for reasons that will not be given." Seems they just want rave reviews so they can push product.