I have oily skin and this just makes it worse. This makes my face feel slick and my makeup never really sets. I highly do no recommend this for people with oily skin. I did like the packaging though.
It's true that this product does not work well for combo or oily skin. It must have too many silicones or something because it makes my makeup just slide right off my face. Why the good review then? Well, because I HATE returning products, I decided to keep this around and try to use it (after all, it coast me $40!). I have found that it works really well as an under eye primer! I use this first, then smooth on a thin layer of mac's concealer in a jar (studio tech?), and finish with a light dusting of benefit powderflage. The results are just beautiful. No creasing, no caking, no oil break-through. My under eyes look flawless from morning until I take off my makeup at night. Because the coil is wound so tightly in the pump I can easily get the tiniest dot for each eye. This product should last me around 2 years with daily use and I will probably repurchase since the results are so nice.
I wanted to love this because I'm a huge Lancome junkie but this just didn't cut it. It does make your skin feel super soft and smooth at first application. As for hiding pores and making your makeup stay put...nope. I was very oily after a couple hours and makeup slid and creased everywhere.
Gladly I got a sample of this to try out before buying it. When I first applied it on, I was like 'wow this is so amazing'. It does make my skin feel very smooth and a great surface for foundation to glide on. At the end of the day, I was like 'hell no'. It broke me out like no-tomorrow. I also found my skin very oily after a few hours when I have this on. So glad that I don't have to go back and return anything. I'm now back to my Smashbox primer which does not break me out and have better oil-control power. Although it's bad for me but everyone is different because I got the sample from a friend who really likes it so if you think about buying it, I recommend you to get a sample and try it out first.
Ugh! This stuff turned my skin into a grease slick. What a let-down after all the heavy-handed marketing from the local Lancome rep. It definitely didn't live up to its promise of helping to hide fine lines and keep my make up in place. On the contrary, it felt heavy and greasy and my make up didn't last as long as it normally does. What a waste of money!
Like most people I had heard great things about this product and it was highly recommended by sales girl as primer that would help my oily combo skin....used it twice and then took it back for refund - all my make up including eye make up slid off my face and I was even oilier than before - NOT a good product. Very petroleum based if you ask me......
Warning; Do Not Buy!
I had the highest expectations for this product! There were reviews and Youtube posts raving about it's quality; they were lying! I couldn't wait to try this product! Sorry to ruin the stream of positive reviews, but the truth needs to be told.
- This did not extend the wear of my foundation at all! I would say it made it less!
- Did not help conceal marks, dents and lines on my face
- Certainly did NOT control any oil on my face, created even more oil!!
- Made me shiny the moment I put it on my skin
- Felt think and heavy - Which was SO weird because it seemed so light and I only used half a pump or less!
- Felt greasy on my skin
- Made my dry spots more noticeable
- Greasy texture
- VERY expensive!!! (And I am usually happy spending extra for a good product)
I found my old Proactive Mattfying Primer to be more effective!
The only positives I have is the good packaging! I felt like I was tricked by the sales people and the reviews; and I couldnt take it back. If you want to try the product, make sure you only try a sample! Because it's very expensive for such an ineffective product.
Sorry to disappoint!
I've been on a hunt for a oil controlling primer for 2- 3 years now, so after seeing a Youtube guru using this in one of her videos, I immediately had to get my hands on it.
The packaging is nice, made of glass and with a pump. The texture of this primer is just like any other sillicone primer, clear and gel like. It takes some time and blending before it's fully absorbed.
But the question of the day is ofcourse: What does this primer do for my skin? It does leave me with a better canvas for my foundation application and it also does control the shine on my oilly t-zone... but unfortunately only a little bit.
So at the end this primer is definitely not impressive for me to repurchase. If you're looking for a nice quality sillicone primer, I recommend you to try the Gosh Velvet primer. It's cheaper and if I'm honest the Gosh primer is better as it absorbs faster on my skin.
I really like this primer. It is oil-free and helps to make my makeup lasts longer. My foundation color did not change despite after 10 hours in office.
However, it makes my face breakout and become more sensitive.
I would continue to use if my face is not sensitive type but too bad....
I was on a waiting list at the local Lacome counter for this product. When it finally came in, I rushed to the store to pick it up. I love it! It helps my makeup stay on longer. It also helps to smooth the top surface of the skin to prep the skin for foundation application. I apply my Clinique Super Balanced Foundation and then my Lancome Powder. I have a perfect finish all day. I just have to touch up around my nose where I get oily. I would highly recommend this product to others.