Well I bought this once (travel size) kinda pricey for what it is. It was ok not the "best" I always like trying new things but it makes me sad when I drop a few $$ on something that isn't all that great. I guess that's what trying out new things is about though.
i bought this primer after trying it on at sephora.. it made my skin feel smooth.. i tried it under my foundation like MAC, stila, BE.. and i felt it made it go on smoother. i never broke out after using this primer (i've heard from friends who have after using it). using this primer also helped with concealer. i used to use MAC which i felt was dragging the skin under my eyes.. (even tho i was slightly dabbing... my bad technique? who knows..). but with the primer on the concealer went on like lotion and was so easy to blend. the downside is definitely the price.. i'm not actually sure if i'll be rebuying.... maybe i'll try a few other ones before i do...
This primer does make your skin smooth as a base for mineral makeup but at what cost? The color correctors work well, they're very lightly tinted to correct subtly. However wearing this makes me feel like my skin is suffocating because it is so synthetic.
I tried some samples of this from ULTA..i really liked it at first..it was nice to see that it had antioxidants and vitamins in it. So of course...liking it...i bought the bottle. Its a nice primer just to wear without make up but with my combination of oily/dry skin my make up tends to feel a little heavy or thick if i start to get even a little oily. I haven't noticed my make-up "staying longer" but it might last better in the winter and fall when I'm boarding and traveling. Make sure your skin is completely dry when applying, i really can't stress that enough. PROS: Nice mattifier, makes skin feels so soft and smooth, does make make up go on easier,vitamins and antioxidants. CONS: Can make make up feel thick or heavy, bottle is big and bulky for product (heavy glass container), not good for travel.
The first time I ever tried this was in a sample I dug out of a Sephora catalogue. It was love at first application. Not ONLY did it make my skin smoother than silk, but it matte-i-fied my skin with out making it look dull, and it kept my foundation on all day! Needless to say...I ended up shelling out the dough to get a full sized bottle.
I've tried this with many different types of foundation, ranging from wet and wild tinted moist. (with I love BTW...), Smashbox's foundations, and MAC's studio fix fliud and select SPF...they all worked wonderfully.
Top it off with a little loose powder and you're SET. ALL DAY.
amaing product, and though its really expensive its def. a staple in my traincase.
this primer is great for making your skin very soft, but i have yet to notice it keeping my makeup on longer. i don't notice a difference with or without it, so i stop using it as a primer and now put it on at night only, it makes my skin smooth in the morning.
This product makes you skin very soft to the touch when you first put it on. That's about all it does. It doesnt mattify, it doesnt make my makeuplast londer.I bought the green one and once i put it on my face it reduced the redness but it just came back within 5mins.If you want a good mattiyer try Crabtree and Everlyn Oil Control Mattifyer. That has been the best on reducing oils and making my makeup last longer.
I would love to love this primer. But I don't.
My skin tends to be naturally dry (after a round of Accutane seven years ago) and at times, my skin can look rough and dull. Even after adding an exfoliator to my arsenal, my skin still needs a little "oomph".
But this isn't giving it to me. I do love how it feels- the texture makes my skin feel silky soft. But that's really the only benefit I have noticed. My skin still looks the same after I apply foundation. I've tried several different foundations with it (from Chanel to Estee Lauder to Flirt!) and it all looks the same, with or without the primer. I see no physical difference in my skin.
Another problem- the bottle is a pump. I wasn't careful with my first bottle of this and forgot to twist the pump shut and cap it. The primer congealed (with nearly half the bottle still left!) so girls, if you love this stuff make SURE to be storing it correctly. My second bottle lasted longer, but I still am having a hard time getting the last 1/4 of it out because it no longer reaches the tube for the pump- I need to open it and use a q-tip. How annoying!
I've stuck with it through two bottles- I give up. It's too expensive to not be doing anything noticeable to my skin! continued >>
I got a tiny tube of this at Sephora and tried it out under my eyes. I didn't know if it was oil-free or not (its not I just found out) but I tried it anyway and NO breakouts so far. I only use it right under my eyes to keep the BE powder from settling into lines and looking makeup-ey. It works and I love it.
Useless for oily skin. It definitely has a greasy/slick finish. It makes your make up look better, but it just makes my skin oilier and makes my make up slide around.