Goes on very smooth and does make the skin feel velvety and makeup goes on smoother. I just prefer a primer that leaves more of a matte finish though since I use heavier moisturizers underneath. Velvet Coat works fine if you can get by with a light moisturizer, but if you use a heavier one, I prefer something like L'Oreal's Miracle Blur.
This is not something I use every day, but periodically if I need to control oil or mattify things, mostly on my forehead. I bounce between this and a couple other primers and filler/sealer products. On the plus side, this does not break me out if I use it on my cheeks or chin the way most of the others will. It's got a nice silky feel and does its job mattifying. On the cons, it doesn't really fill anything in, but sometimes feels a bit heavier or thicker than some of the other options. Sometimes it comes out of the tube in globs or "spits" out in small chunks, rather than smooth gel, which is a little annoying. But maybe that's just the nature of the product. I feel it does that more when it's older (drier?) than when fresh. Anyway, the tube is a nice delivery system, better than a pot. Overall, it's a nice product, nothing too special, but useful to have around.
I am so bummed out about this product! I got a little sample packet of this that came in their catalog and couldn't wait to try it! Once I did, on that first day, I absolutely LOVED it!! It went on smooth and just made my skin look overall really healthy. I still got a little shiny by the end of the day but really I was looking for a primer that would just keep my makeup in place and look good all day so that wasn't a big deal for me. Unfortunately within just a few days my skin broke out with several pimples like I haven't had in ages. This is the only thing I added to my skin so without a doubt it was this. I gave it a rating of 3 because the product itself works great, it's just a matter of if it will work with your skin or not, and for me it just didn't.
About me: NW13 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.
I felt like this primer was very good for oil control. I will keep it around for the summer time when I have an issue with oily skin.
UPDATE: Yes, this is the best silicone-based primer I have tried yet, in terms of controlling oil. I didn't have to touch up my T-zone ONCE over a 12 hour period, where I was oily by 4 hours with my Cinema Secrets Ultimate Foundation Primer.
This is a very matte primer for my combo, normal to dry skin. I was looking for something to replace my Bare Mineral Primetime, hoping to find a bit simpler, more moisturizing formula.
I can't have things with chemicals (i.e. glycols), & reading the description for this-it was said to leave your skin velvety soft. Plus containing olive oil, I thought it might give my skin some more hydration despite the matter finish. It dries pretty quick, to a powdery velvet as stated, but I don't think it made my skin softer per se. Nor did I find it to make my MMU look fresher or stay on better than using my Primetime after several hours.
DHC Velvet Coat is not a "bad" product, I think it's just better suited for skin that can handle a more matte finish.
It doesn't break me out like other primers. It does help to stick my foundation on for much longer however the oil control is not as great as I expected. I would only buy it again if I find nothing interesting enough to test out. This tube also goes a long way.
it does give me a matte and smooth skin to start my makeup, but I get oily t zone quicker than without it.
This is my favorite primer. I love how matte it goes on, it is perfect for me right now. I am going through an extremely dry phase and have to slather on the moisturizer, so it's great that this product starts dulling the shine before I even put makeup on. I am a little worried it's going to break me out so I will update if that happens.
IMO, the creme de la creme of primers. I received a sample packet of this in their catalog and tried it the next morning and immediately fell in love with it. While other primers made me feel greasy and oily, this one is, as the name says, literally like velvet. I immediately ordered a fresh full-sized tube of it (from Ebay at a savings of about $6 plus free shipping) and don't see how I ever managed without it. A couple of times I've been distracted in the mornings and have forgotten this step in my makeup routine and, wow, can I see and feel the difference.
I'll continue using this on a daily basis. A little does indeed go a long way so don't let the price scare you away from at least requesting a DHC catalog as I believe this is one of their standard samples. IMO, this and their cleansing oil are 2 of the most AMAZING products I've ever had the pleasure of using.
I've given this as gifts! It works best for me on top of my foundation...or with none at all, as it reduces shine that can make pores so visible. Sometimes I put on top of sunscreen also...as that stuff makes me look greasy! A little goes a long way...