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on 9/30/2015 12:31:00 PM
More reviews by pepsirules
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I really love this primer, especially for the price. It is pretty much an exact dupe for Smashbox's. I have combo skin and it kept my oil at bay all day, except for a few touch ups on my nose which is normal. There is also no smell. I first tried the Poreless version in the pink bottle but that did nothing for my oil control and I didn't notice a difference between this and the other one for pore control. The packaging is cute, but the amount of product inside is about a 1/3 of the size of the container. Also for the pink bottle it took me about 25 pumps to get the product out the first time! I had no problem with the white bottle. Will definately repurchase this!
on 9/29/2015 3:20:00 AM
More reviews by Erinmaiden
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine
This is a really good alternative to Smashbox Photo Ready. It doesn't do much for oil control, but the consistency is pretty much identical, and it makes my skin so smooth and perfectly prepped for foundation. Its a great basic primer. As far as the packaging goes- there's not nearly as much product as I thought there was, the container is a frosted plastic, so you cant see how much you have left unless you totally take it apart, which is obviously a hassle. I'd prefer it to be in a squeeze bottle, or at least a clear one so I could see when I'm running out. Either way, I've purchased this twice so far, and it hasn't done me wrong.
on 9/28/2015 12:46:00 PM
More reviews by corielle
Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
For the price of the primer I would repurchase, however, it wouldn't be my first choice because with my oily skin I feel like another primer would do a better job of keeping my oil under control. That's not to say I don't like it, though. It helps with oil control, just not as much as others. A little goes a long way and it makes my foundation go on super smooth. It does help my make up stay on longer and by the end of the day I noticed I only had to do small touch ups around my most oily areas (my nose and center of my forehead). This product didn't break me out at all.
on 9/14/2015 11:27:00 PM
More reviews by Mirimississippi
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Disclaimer: This is my first experience with primer, so I don't have anything to compare my experience to. E.L.F. products are always a hit or miss. And for me, the Mineral Face Primer is a definite hit. I have skin that can never really decide between dry and oily (although it usually sides with dry) and this primer is fantastic for keeping my skin in check. The application is very easy and smooth. You really only need to use a small amount, it spreads so nicely. The consistency is slightly jelly like. More cream than jelly, really. This literally makes my skin feel like velvet. It provides a great base for foundation and doesn't collect or ball up at all. Amen.
on 9/6/2015 7:08:00 PM
More reviews by SHeust
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I tried the illuminating version first but it was too glittery for use all over my face. So I decided to try the clear version, and I'm very happy with it.All I wanted out of a primer was something that I could cut with my beloved Lumene CC cream to thin the coverage/matteness and lighten the shade of the Lumene a bit. This fit the bill perfectly. The clear formula makes my Lumene go on beautifully; less orange/dark, and not cover or mattify quite so heavily. It makes my skin feel and look very soft and smooth and makes the mixed Lumene/primer blend glide and blend easily. Unlike when I tried to mix my moisturizer with the Lumene for the lightened effect, this primer does not make my base look patchy or fade. The resulting formula lasts wonderfully without melting or oxidizing. It doesn't make my sensitive/acne-prone skin become irritated or broken out, and even helps to hide/calm dry spots a bit.Very happy with this primer and will continue to purchase. Nice packaging, good price, works beautifully.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 8/14/2015 10:15:00 PM
More reviews by vnsschvz11
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
For the price that you pay, the results are expected. Primer is probably something that you should definitely spend a little more money on because that is pretty much what holds your look all together. Although this product didn't help my makeup last THAT long it did the job for about 2 hours(which in makeup world is like 2 minutes). It did make my skin super smooth but my pores opened up like A MOTHER so there's that.
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 7/23/2015 8:11:00 PM
More reviews by Mviera4
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I adore this primer. It is definitely my favorite drugstore primer! It's even better than some higher end primers I have tried. I have repurchased several times and will definitely be repurchasing again! It helps makeup last all day and keeps my face from getting oily. It's amazing and definitely worth the money. This review is for the clear one.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 6/9/2015 2:47:00 PM
More reviews by BeachBunnieXO
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
I have purchased this product twice. First was the white regular face primer, and second time I couldn't find it so I purchased the pink-ish version with tea tree oil. Generally, if I am going somewhere special or just hanging out with friends, I will reach for more more expensive primers (Smashbox etc), but this is absolutely an amazing alternative to the more silicon-style primers, which I prefer because my skin does not react negatively and I have imperfections in my skin that the silicones really work well on. I love the tea tree oil scent, and I love what tea tree oil does for acnegic and oily skin. This primer does NOT leave me looking oily but doesn't leave my skin too flat, either. I think it does a fabulous job hiding imperfections and keeping my makeup from getting splotchy and uneven later in the day. Its awesome how inexpensive it is, because I don't like using the high end $40 primers every day when I am not even doing anything cool, but I still always want to wear a primer. I have two kids to chase after, and my days are long. I have pretty much one shot to get ready in the morning and zero time to fix myself up so I gotta get it right the first time lol. I think this is a great product, especially for the price. Very nice every - day primer :)
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 5/10/2015 3:41:00 PM
More reviews by macabremakeup
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I've been using the face primer for about a week now...and I'm surprised that it did not break me out since I have oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin. Usually silicone-based primers breaks me out badly within minutes of applications so I was weary about even trying this one out. But I was out of primer and in a pinch. It does its job smoothing my skin before foundation application. It has a very velvety, silicone-y feel. I love that it comes with a pump and it's easy to get just a tiny, pea-sized amount out that I need...easy to control that amount you want. Definitely a steal for $6 when so many drugstore primers are twice the price now.
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
on 4/30/2015 6:44:00 AM
More reviews by coldwarkid
pros: good daily primer, affordable, foundation/concealer spread easily and evenly, silicone-basedcons: comes in a pump bottle, not very long lasting, accentuates dry spots - people with dry skin approach with cautionMy first ever primer. Never thought that a primer is needed but I've been staying 12 hours in the office and I despise retouching my makeup. This kept popping up as one of the best primers and since it is affordable, I decided to try it. I would say it's an average product. I was using this during Manila's "cooler months", my skin had a couple of dry spots that this primer highlighted - I knew it was this primer's effect because with only foundation on - the dry spots were not as noticeable. I don't think I will repurchase because I am still on the hunt for the best primer - if you want something you can use on a daily basis that is affordable this is a good product. Oh it looked like it's in a big ass pump bottle but it actually has very little product inside - I had to resort to scooping out some of the stuff when there weren't anymore coming out of the pump (after only a month). I would say there was a "wow so this is an effect of using a primer" because at 30 - it was my first time LOL. But not an HG product, because the wow factor was gone after overexposure to the stuff. If you are new to primers and would like to give primers a try - then take this out for a spin. Primers are a god send and necessary in Manila's killer summer heat. Would I buy this product again: yes, if I can't find a primer with the same price range that would have the same level of performance, so as of this point - yes I shall buy again.
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