Dimethicone does for the skin what simethicone does for an angry, upset stomach....soothes, smoothes, calms irritation. I would never leave home without this product, and after using MAC's, Revlon's Nar's,,etc, this is the velvetiest-more so than DHC's Velvet Coat. Out of the clear, the tinted, and the Dermoxyl versions I have settled on lavender. I have very yellow olive skin and this takes the edge off. It keeps the oilies down, snuggles onto my makeup, and fills in fine lines. Love it!! The package however, clogs. The tubes work so much better as a product delivery system.
I had such high hopes for this primer and was so disappointed - I threw out half the bottle. I found that it dried to a film that actually rubbed off in little pieces. I would put it on my face then try to put on the foundation - the primer would just roll off my face. Maybe I had a bad batch?
I also found the pump useless and had to open up the top to get it out.
Right now I am using shu umemura's. I"ll post after I use it for a month.
I love this product. It feels good on my skin and my makeup slides on effortlessly and stays put. Very nice, indeed.
I LOVE this product! I have normal/combination skin but can get prone to shine and blotchiness. Using just a dab of this primer leaves my skin even, smooth and silky. I used it in lieu of foundation to even out my skin. Amazing!
I love the way my skin looks with this. I don't need any foundation when I wear this. Makes my pores smaller and evens out my skin tone. It just looks like I have great skin without makeup. I was actually surprised to see how many people don't like it. I use the green one.
I've noticed A LOT of brands have their own silicone based primers and this one is fine. It will not help if you are very oily and it's the middle of summer, but I think it leaves the face looking softer with less noticeable pores. Honestly, to me this is no different than the Bare Minerals Prime Time, DHC velvet coat, etc. I'd never buy it at full price.
I was actually very disappointed in this. I was expecting such great things-smoother skin, diminished lines and imperfections. Unfortunately, it felt like I smeared a lighter version of vaseline on my face. After it dries, it does nothing. Absolutely nothing. I put my foundation on over it only to find out that it made my foundation much more difficult to apply evenly b/c it kept sliding all over my face. It also clogged my pores and I had a terrible case of blackheads.
The only possible saving grace that I can find in this is that it does help to keep my foundation from "settling" into my pores. Most likely b/c my makeup is too busy sliding off my skin. I have never used so many oil blotting sheets in my life.
I do not think this is worth the money. I'll just buy monistat anti-chafing gel from now on if I really feel the need to slather up before putting my makeup on.
The Photo Finish Primer is suppose to allow you to give base makeup a smooth surface prior to being applied, minimize pores and hold down oil production.
When I tried this I didn't feel it did anything special, the product itself is thick and it feels oily. The worse things is my face broke out a the few times I wore it.
I give this product one lippie because it doesn't do anything special, it didn't do what it claimed, the base makeup didn't last any longer than it would without it, it's expensive and it broke my skin out.
The SA sold me the Color Correcting Primer in Blend (peach colored) for my acne blemishes. This didn't seem to help in minimizing my blemishes at all. My skin also became oilier. My pores were completely clogged, and I got more breakouts causing MORE blemishes.
i have bought this many times i love how smooth it makes my skin feel and my foundation really lasts a long time. i only ever buy it from qvc in combined kits so it is possible to hold of this without forking out the rrp. so not sure i would pay full retail for this, id rather try something different. but saying that i would stick with it at a descent price.