Lancome La Base Pro


178 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$$


Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer

on 2/13/2011 9:17:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Black

My skin is combination, oily T-zone and very dry cheek and chin area. I bought it based on reviews, and am very happy with the product, even though this is my first primer and I have no idea how other primers would perform.
So what it does to me:
- Make skin silky smooth for foundation - it's so smooth I can't stop touching it to feel
- Keep my makeup the same for a whole 9 hours
- Even out skin tone - I noticed some red part on my face goes away
- Control the oil on my T-zone, I didn't have to blot or reapply anything
- Work wonder on the eye area.
What I think it doesn't do :
- Cover imperfections like zits, acne scars or very large pore. It does help a bit I think, but do not expect that it would cover your pores. But I still apply foundation and that layer would do the job, so I'm not really expecting it to do that, but still ... took off 1 lippie.

Some people would feel that it's oily but I believe the right word is "silky", just because of the silicone. It doesn't make my face oily though.
At first I didn't like it that much, but then I found out that I need to wait for a bit for it to settle down (dry out) on my face before liquid foundation, I guess if you apply another liquid layer on top when it's still wet, they would get mixed and the result wouldn't be as good.
It comes in a glass bottle with a pump. Yeah if you drop it it would break, but then, 90% of my cosmetics bottles are glasses anyway. Just be extra careful when holding it. I love the design though, very classic and elegant, and I like it that the bottle reflects what is inside : transparent, silky smooth, and high quality.
I am not really sure, however, how long it would last for daily use. If it's still here after 6 months, I'm definitely repurchasing :)

on 2/8/2011 10:22:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Tan, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This product is seriously AMAZING.
It is an amazing base for my makeup, held my foundation on all day, and it had my skin looking really beautiful.
It helped to moisturize my skin as well, and had a gorgeous dewey sheen.
However, it's extremely pricey : / and as I'm a student I'm not willing to spend 42 USD on a Primer. Sorry Lancome.

on 2/4/2011 3:18:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Green

This primer is very good, works very nicely with Lancome foundations! First impression of this was 'wow, its pricey!'. Half a pump is enough for the oily areas on my face (T-zone, chin). Packaging is a beautiful glass bottle. I use this with lancome's colour ideal foundation and they work wonderfully together.
This product lost a lippie because of the price, but other than that it's great!

on 1/30/2011 6:18:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

When I first used it I started breaking out really bad especially around my cheeks as I have quite bad acne around that area since I have a very oily complexion. It really upset me because, my skin was very good and smooth until I've used La Base Pro even though they considered it to be an oil free product I assume it's not a lasting effect as they say. Non-comedogenic I don't believe that. Although, the texture is very good the make up won't stay on forever unless you have oily skin.

Seeing I broke my first bottle in 2 days I invested another one to give it a chance overall spending £50 on quite a useless product as I now know. One way to loose your money is breaking the bottle it's very fragile and I'm disappointed their service is not nearly as good as Clinique where they can do a refund.

Overall, I'm not happy with it although, I will keep using it to see a difference praying it won't break me out even though I won't judge it too much as Lancome is still new to me.

EDIT- It doesn't seem to break me out anymore but I still get a oily complexion from it. 3/5. If I had to buy it again I would say 'No' not unless there's worse out there but this isn't too bad now.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I really like this. It does what it's supposed to do. Minus for the fact that a glass jar with a pump that actually fell apart for me forces you to throw away so much of the product. Like I said - IT WORKS WELL. Lets your fooundation glide on like a piece of cake and makes it stay put - also makes my skin feel moist. But... I think it's a bit too much silicone in this, you can smell it and feel it on the skin so minus for that.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 12/28/2010 6:41:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine

Eyes: Brown

this product is ridiculous for dropping $50 and it has drugstore quality. (but hey that's Lancome for you) it has drugstore quality and silicone in it.. putting it on your face feels good, makes your skin very soft, but it doesn't do anything... and i dropped the glass bottle and it chipped, i see no way it could shatter though. it's such a pretty bottle but it's not worth the money, and god awful for oily skin. i gave it to my friend after 10-ish uses.

on 12/17/2010 9:14:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

this product is WONDERFUL.. only with Lancome foundation though. i use Teint Idole ULTRA foundation and it makes my skin look super nice, but when i use other foundations like estee lauder, bareminerals or revlon color stay.... it doesnt look as nice. but it's okay b/c lancome's foundation is awesome as well ^__^; .

on 12/6/2010 10:34:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

GREAT stuff...BUT it seems to only work well with lancome foundations. Ive tried it with my laura mericer and smashbox and I dont see a difference. That's the only downfall, but it looks great and makes my foundation go on much more smoother.

on 12/1/2010 9:45:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I like this product but the only reason why I bought it was because they didn't have what I originally wanted and I wasn't near a MAC store at the time to get their primer. It is $45 for 1 fl oz, which in my opinion is very expensive, because it is nothing special. It feels like nothing going on which is nice, very very light, but sometimes I need to remind myself that it is on and not to apply more, because I can't feel it! I love the packaging very sleek and classy looking. I am worried about when it gets to the bottom because of the pump though.... I would not repurchase going to try MAC primer yet, because I have yet to try it and MAC is the best so, thats next!

on 10/17/2010 11:01:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I was really unhappy with powder foundations settling in my pores and creases until I tried this primer. I live in a dry climate and have dry skin. So I moisturize morning and night, then put the primer on, then my make up. It makes a huge difference. I only need a teeny bit--no more than the size of a lentil. It smooths over my whole face very nicely. Then when the makeup goes on over it, it stays looking fresh and not highlighting my wrinkles. My skin is sensitive and I have fairly good skin. Because of that, I very rarely wear liquid foundation. A little powder is all I need. But this keeps the powder looking smooth all day. I've already bought my second bottle of the stuff---and the first lasted me for a year. So considering how long it lasts, the price isn't quite as high as the initial outlay of cash would make it seem.

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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