This Spackle has a nice consistency and it goes on smooth but that's about it. I found that after 6 hours or so my make up has worn off and I'm oily. Its a contrast from what I was using before which was Mally's Primer. My make up lasted almost all of my 12 hour shifts, I will return to Mally
This product is like a gel-cream in consistency. It goes on cool. And, I don't believe that it's ever broken me out.
This product acts like a moisturizer on my face and not a primer. I've never actually bought this product on its own. It would come in TSV's offered by Laura on QVC, that I'd buy. For me, it's not a must-have. As, I have tried better primers than this one. And, even though Laura says that you can apply it even up underneath your eyes, I have tried such and it would cause my eyes to tear up.
This primer didn't work for me. After a few days I got the usual tiny bumps that I get when a primer is silicone-based but this felt different to other primers I've tried so I was optimistic it would work for me. It felt really nice going on and very cooling plus it didn't pill so I'm sad it didn't work out. It seems expensive but if you get the large size it's much better value - that is, if it works for you!
I really, really wanted to like this product. I bought the Laura Geller travel set which came with the Spackle Under Make-Up Primer (1 oz., which is a great size!), their Balance N Brighten powder, a pretty, berry blush, a mini matt-maker powder, and a small blush brush (which is not good, because it sheds like crazy!). I have combo skin and thought the primer would work very well. I use the Smashbox primer, which is great but wanted to try something else. I was very disappointed because the Spackle primer breaks me out!!! :( The first time I used it, I applied in the morning before work and by the end of the day I had little red blemishes and bumps all over my chin. I didn't think at first it was because of the primer. It took a couple days to clear out. Then the next time I applied, AGAIN, blemishes all over my chin. I never, ever get break out on my chin area and this is the only product that could've caused it. Also, it does not make my make up last. Long story short, I do not like this primer and will not buy again.
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.