I'm currently on my second bottle of this stuff and I have to say I love it.
The packaging is easy to use. The pump squirts out probably a pea sized amount which is perfect for covering my entire face. I use this stuff when I'm looking to keep my makeup in place all day. I'd say this stuff keeps my makeup looking like I just applied it for around 12 hours. It is incredibly silky smooth on the face, and I honestly don't find it that greasy. I have oily skin in my t-zone and the rest is normal to dry end this keeps me feeling well moisturized throughout the day. It has really small shimmers in it but it's hardly noticeable on my face. My FAVORITE thing about using this product however, is the smell. It almost smells like sunscreen to me, and reminds me of the ocean. With this product having SPF 20, I'm not surprised. Would definitely buy again.
This primer blends very well and I love that it didn't leave a white consistency over my skin. It made my makeup very easy and smooth to apply and it's not very drying to the face. But it made my skin so oily. I've even tried applying it in dots all over my face but it still did nothing. Makes a great primer for people who have dry skin.
I got a travel size version of this primer in a VS "Prime and Glow" makeup set. This went on my face velvety smooth but it did little in the way of giving my makeup a smooth "flawless" finish. My makeup went on the same as before I didn't notice a difference at all. I have sensitive skin and this primer didn't break me out so I'm grateful for that... This has a great feel, but this just didn't work for me.
I work in a mall, and I recently had some time to kill after work. I wandered into Victoria's Secret and was poking around the cosmetics section. I found this primer. I was a bit hesitant, because it was a bit more than I wanted to spend on a primer. But I figured it was worth a try. So I purchased it. Now, I wish I had saved my money. I do like the scent of this foundation.
First, the packaging on this primer is pretty awful. When I first opened the bottle, I discovered that the pump had gotten stuck inside the cap. It took some manuevering, but I was able to get it out again. But this is definitely not something I would want to mess with every day. This primer also has a very watery/runny consistancy. I also think this primer is overpriced. I paid $18.90 for 25 ml. To be honest, my expectations for this primer were pretty low, so I wasn't really all that surprised or disappointed when I didn't like it.
Even though this primer claims to be oil-free, it feels very greasy, almost slimy. I also had a hard time getting it to absorb into my skin. No matter how much I rubbed it in, it still felt like it was just sitting on the surface of my skin. After I had the rest of my makeup on, I noticed that this primer also has a shimmer to it. It wasn't excessive, but it was definitely noticeable. It also didn't do much in the way of mattifying or controlling oil. It also didn't make my foundation last any longer. I also noticed that my face itched slighly after I had it on. All in all, this primer is just not worth the money. I ended up returning it to Victoria's Secret and will not repurchase.
I love this product. Its so silky and light. I tried some other primers first and they felt either too thick and pasty or so thin and barely there. This one is a good balance. Its thin and smooth but you can feel it on your skin. I feel like I can tell a difference when I wear it under my make up vs without it. I like the pump container because I apply it with my fingers so I just pump once or twice on my fingers and apply. Its not the cheapest but its not crazy expensive either. I don't know how I'm going to get the last of it out with the bottle since you can't open it but I have had it for months and it's not running out yet so when its time to buy more I think its worth it. I would buy again.
This stuff stinks...literally. It had a sickly sweet smell that I couldn't get past. I only used this a few times before I tossed it.
The one good thing about this primer is it did help keep oil at bay, which is one of my requirements for a primer. It didn't really help give that blurry, hide my pores look that I also look for in a primer. I wouldn't recommend this product.
I love this primer! It is the best one I have used so far, but I have only used three or four, so I don't have an extensive history with primers. I love that it has SPF in it, allowing me to avoid wearing greasy moisturizers under my foundation. It really helps prolong the wear of my foundation (at LEAST 8 hours) and provides a beautiful demi-matte canvas for application. The mineral pigments are softly diffusing of imperfections, so I feel like I can wear this primer solo if I want to. I also love that it has Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C in it, so I feel like I am doing some good for my skin.
I use three pumps for my face, neck, and chest (because of the SPF) and let it set for at about 5 minutes, otherwise it is too fluid for my powder foundation. It definitely dries down quite a bit, so waiting makes the finish better and will prolong the wear of your make-up. I will usually just put it on as the last step in my skin care routine rather than the first step in my makeup routine.
I really like the feeling of this product on my skin. Very lightweight and it feels like it creates a barrier between my makeup and skin, helping to hold up my makeup throughout the day and also to keep my foundation from sinking in to my pores. The only thing that I am disappointed with this product is that because of its popularity the price keeps increasing. Was once a really great value for a great product, hard to find affordable primers that work well...
I love this primer. It's my go to before I put anything on my face as far as makeup goes. I just repurchased after finally finishing a bottle. I have the oil free version because I have an issue with my face getting oily as the day goes on. It still has SPF 15 which I love because I know my face is protected. Also I love how my face feels as I put it on, it's so velvety and smooth. When I went to repurchased I tossed around the idea of getting the hydrating version (it's blue) or the illuminating one, however I was afraid the hydrating version would make my skin too oily and I was afraid I would be a disco ball with the illuminating one. Definitely something you should pick up if you like Smashbox's primer because it's pretty darn close and it's cheaper.
This is a really good primer!! It reminds me of Smashbox's foundation primer a lot. I think it works just as well. It's not as pricey as higher end primers either. It also comes with a lot in the tube.