I tried this primer because it was a one of the 100 point V.I.B. choices at Sephora. Needless to say, I loved it. After I finished the little tube, I immediately went and bought a tube of it. It is a little pricey, but I feel like it makes my skin look amazing. After applying this primer I don't even feel like I need foundation. It smooths my skin, keeps my skin from becoming very oily and it does help keep my makeup stay put. I recently moved to Alabama so I have been looking for something that can help me beat the humidity and I feel like this primer really does the trick.
Absolutely love this primer. It makes my face look airbrushed. A little pricey but it sure beats what I was paying for hourglass mineral veil. I am making the switch now.
This primer has a slight tint too it, but not much. I feel like I can put this on with just a little powder and be ready for the day; however i definately prefer putting foundation on, and this most definately helps all my makeup stay on longer.
I got this primer with my purchase of a Too Faced kit at Sephora; it was a cute little travel size makeup bag with lip gloss, eye shadow/blush combo, the face primer and special primer for your eyes. I put some of the primer on my hands and rubbed onto my face, I enjoyed the soft silky texture as it went on. I then put on my foundation. About two minutes later I started noticing my face itching around my mouth and jaw area. I didn't have time to re-apply my makeup so I kept it on with the hope that the itching would stop, which it did about thirty minutes later. That night after removing my makeup and taking a shower I looked in the mirror to find that my entire face looked like I had a major sunburn. I should have taken the hint and washed my face immediately when the itching started. Not sure what ingredient I'm allergic to with this primer, but my skin did not like it one bit. I just tossed both primers, will not be purchasing in the future.
I LOVE this primer. I have tried various primers in the past of all price ranges (estee Lauder smooth matte base, benefit porefessional, loreal studio one etc) but I will definitely be repurchasing this, I find that I do not need very much at all, and that it makes my make up stay matte, flawless and looking just-applied all day. It does not break me out either, which I unfortunately found with the loreal one on my forehead.
If you are sceptical, buy one of the seasonal sets that Too Faced usually do that contains a trial size of this - you will be impressed!
I'm surprised at the low ratings for this product! This stuff works amazingly on me, and this is coming from someone who has tried countless primers to no avail. I picked up the sample tube from my local Sephora once I racked up 100 beauty insider points. I tried it the next day and yes, I am giving it HG status. It does everything as advertised: makes my pores smaller, keeps my oilies at bay, and prevents my make-up from fading/slipping off.
Usually I apply primer and finishing powder to my make-up, but at the end of the day (maybe after 4-5 hours) my foundation and blush slips off. I've used Smashbox, Sephora, Laura Mercier's primers and Urban Decay's all-nighter but none of the products did anything for me :(. I was convinced it was just my skin that couldn't hold make-up for more than several hours, but once I applied Primed & Poreless everything changed!
Yesterday, I applied my make up at 11 am and was out until 12:30 in the morning. I was at the beach and there was some wind. When I got home I was amazed at how all my make up stayed on (for more than 12 hours), and it's all thanks to this primer. I didn't even apply finishing powder or anything. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PRIMER. I will definitely purchase the full size.
This primer is effective at smoothing and helping makeup stay on but it doesn't control oil and it broke me out. Great packaging and a good value.
This is my favorite primer and I have tried many. It smooths out my skin and my make up last much longer. I have oily skin and this seems to keep the oily at bay longer. I do need to use a little more to cover my face then other primers I have tried such as smashbox. But I figure its a fair trade off to use a little more primer to avoid having to reapply my makeup more often. Love it!
This is my favorite high-end primer. It feels like satin going on my face. A little goes a long way. My face feels so smooth I often wear it by itself especially in hot weather. It smoothes fine wrinkles and gives my skin a subtle glow. It is on the expensive side so I don't use it everyday. Love it.
Great product, fills in pores and derma-creases and makes my foundation last most of the day. Makes your skin feel super soft, would try it in bronze (i have the original color) but I wasn't blown away by it, will try some new primer next time. Still looking for that HG primer.
EDIT: tried the bronze, don't love it don't loathe it. This is a very 'meh' face primer. With the bronze lots of blending is required so as not to look like george hamilton.