I have very oily skin and I was hoping this stuff would control sebum production and help keep my foundation on. How wrong I was. When first applied, it has a mattifying effect, goes on smooth. It fills in pores, creating a softer, smoother canvas for your foundation. However, this does nothing to control oilines; after a couple hours, whether I wear this alone or with foundation, my skin feels gross and oily, so I would only recommend this product to those with normal/dry skin. I suspect this stuff causes breakouts but its hard to tell when my skin is so acne-prone anyways. It comes in a cute bottle with a convenient pump, but the lid is ridiculous: it doesnt stay on tight so don't pick it up by the lid, you'll drop and break the glass bottle. Not recommended for the extremely oily or for anyone who breaks out with dimethicone.
I purchased the gift set for $49. It came with a travel size and regular size bottle. Also, I received the eye primer as well in the set. I have only used this product for 2 days - but I must say that I LOVE IT. It does make my skin appear more flawless and it gives my MAC Studio Fix an all day staying power with absolutely no touch ups. Also, this product goes a LONG way. I only use about a dime sized amount (or smaller). The product feels nice and smooth - not sticky or cakey at all.
The price could absolutely be better, but hey. it makes my MAC studio finish concealor slide on without as much as a crease on my face. love love love!
I have purchased this product in its glass pump bottle and travel sized packaging.
The glass bottle and pump packaging does not allow you to easily get to the product at the bottom of the bottle. I had to remove the pump and shake the bottle upside down to get to the product at the bottom.
The plastic travel sized package is better because you can remove the last of the product thats remaining just by squeezing it.
I like the way that my liquid foundation looks after I apply it over Photofinish Primer. However, I have to be careful that I do not apply excess product or my face gets too slippery and oily.
I bought this off ebay for $15 so it was quite cheap considering the actual price of this is the stores is approx $45 CDN. I have decent enough skin and didn't really see any additional effects other than for smoother application of my foundation. However, I decided this a definite keeper for me after I applied it on my mother.
She was going to a holiday party and asked me to make her up as she doesn't usually wear makeup. She has acne pock marks on her face, large pores and wrinkles. Applying foundation on her after applying the primer was definitely easier and the foundation didn't sit inside her crevices and make her look horrible like it usually does. However, I still wasn't convinced until after I saw the pictures of her at the party. In the pictures, her face was flawless. There is something about the way light reflected off the primer that made everything seemed smooth. Even in close up pictures, you couldn't notice her pock marks etc.
I will most definitely wear this product when I know I will be posing for pictures but considering there is always some nut either at work or among my group of friends that likes to take pictures, I shall be wearing this everyday... just in case.
I quite like this primer. It made my dry skin feel so much smoother and moisturized. Makes foundation glide on very easy and last so much longer.
I love this primer!!! The ONLY two draw backs are the pump bottle and the price. The price isn't that bad because the bottle lasts forever if you know how to control the pump. It makes lines pores less noticable and makes my foundation last all day. I can't wait to try the new formulations.
Iíd never really understood primers before, but having tried this thereís no going back!!
Immediately after application my skin was smoother, the lines on my forehead appeared reduced & my pores less noticeable. My makeup lasted through an 8 hour working day & looked fresher.
Iíve no complaints about this product. Will buy again.
this product is ..."Okay"
- More than half a pump..and it just feels GReASY and it felt like my makeup wore less than without a primer
- Packaging makes it hard to get the last half of the prodct out sicne the pump only reaches half way
- 1/2 - 1 pump will be good .. with application of the hands..will cover the entire face .. i find using less helps foundation wear longer
- fills in pores, lines, etc... foundation looks more "Flawless"
so i am so-so about this product. If its used correctly, it can be beneficial. There are other primers out there that are much better --> i.e. Perfekt brand
I tried this and it did nothing for me. It actually made my skin more oily and shiny. I wear mineral makeup and it did not work well as a primer at all. My makeup didn't last more than 2 hours.