The only other primer I've tried is Hard Candy Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer, which I found to have a sort of lumpy texture. In comparison, the Magic Perfecting Base is very smooth. I find it works very well as an eye primer, when I don't apply too thick of a layer. I have also used it to "stick down" my brows in a pinch, and it primes brows well to hold brow colour. It's sort of expensive to me as a broke college student- I paid $14 at Shoppers Drug Mart here in Canada- probably slightly less at Wal-Mart. But after having been disappointed by the cheaper Hard Candy primer, I would buy this again rather than try something else that might disappoint me. There is the issue of contamination because it comes in a jar, and I am guilty of applying it with my fingers, though I always wash my hands with antibacterial soap before doing my makeup.
Amazing product. Although it costs around £9.99, it lasts for a few months because I only apply a little. I apply it before putting my make up on and it leaves a really smooth finish, and makes my pores appear less visible.
I was on the market for a new face primer and set myself a challenge to find one on the high street instead of going for the higher end brands like I usually do. A friend told me that L'oreal had a primer which was apparently brilliant so I quickly headed to Boots to check it out. This is definitely not at a high street price though! For £15 I was expecting very good results from L'oreal and I had high hopes when I first used this. However I cannot begin to explain how disappointed I was. The packaging is a tub which I'm not a massive fan of because I hate sticking my fingers in product as I find it quite unsanitary. Still it felt good when I swatched it on my hand however after applying it to my face I completely changed my mind.
I have combination skin so my cheeks are normal but I have an oily T zone which I need to blot throughout the day. Two minutes after applying this primer it was already flaking off! It made the skin near my eyebrows feel so dry and horrible, I was completely shocked. I'm very much into how makeup feels on my skin, if it doesn't feel good on my skin I won't like it despite how good it may look and this one failed both categories. Looked horrible and felt dry and scratchy. Won't be repurchasing.
This is my HG face primer & I definetly recomend it. It is a small container but a little goes a long way.
By far my favorite drugstore foundation primer! You only need a little amount (i use a nickel sized amount for the whole face). It is very silky and silicone-feeling and will completely mask pores and fine lines to prep for a flawless foundation application. My one complaint is that I hate the packaging. It is really annoying to have to dip my finger into the little pot every time I want to use it.
Surpsingly, this product plays well with my acne prone skin. Works very well under tinted moisturizer and powder foundation. A definite repurchase.
I'm actually on my second jar of this primer, despite the price and the tiny jar. It makes my mineral foundation last all day and makes it go on very smoothly - it does very much make my skin look perfect after I use this. Not the most hygienic of containers, although a new cotton bud dipped every use solves that problem. Will keep buying this as long as the price doesn't go up dramatically. I wouldn't agree that "a little goes a long way", I use two pea-sized blobs to cover my whole face. Maybe I've got a humungous head, I dunno. Still, HG (for now).
I've re-purchased this twice now, so (obviously) I think that it's overall a good product. It mattifies, evens my skin tone slightly and gives it a clean look even alone (without makeup). I feel as though it works with my moisturizer to create a perfectly soft base for my makeup. However, I can't really say whether or not this truly extends the life of my makeup, as I haven't noticed anything on that front. I just like how it feels on my skin.
This primer is pretty thick, so I wouldn't recommend this to anyone with oily skin.
I just bought this product yesterday and I tried it this morning, not really sure what to expect because I've never used a primer before!
I didn't really see anything happen, I wasn't sure how much too put on, I read that a little goes a long way, but how much is a little? Because my 'little' will definately not spread on my whole face!
What i did really like about it is how smooth it made my face feel, i dont wear foundation, so i'm not really sure how it would work with that, i just use a concealer if i have a pimple. the reason i would probably purchase this product again is because my face looks a lot less shiny then it usually does 10 hours after applying it, and I'm sure it works really well with a powder also, i just didnt try it with one today!
I tried this product after my friend bought it and it didn't work out for her. I like the sleek bw glass packaging but I wish it came in a tube or bottle
As for the product itself, I'm pleased. It definitely mattifies my skin and smooths out my complexion. I find the product to be very soft and light. It can take a while to find a way to apply it due to the odd texture. It doesn't do too much if I use it in combination with powder foundation but it does help my liquid foundation to stick to my skin and appear less streaky.
It does a fairly decent job of making my foundation last, but I live in the south and it tends to get very humid, so the product can only do so much thanks to the weather. If I'm indoors or the weather isn't hot, it lasts all day. I like it, but if my friend hadn't given it to me, I probably wouldn't have bought it due to the price.