I'm not really blown away by this primer. I think it does make my foundation last longer, and it helps my makeup go on smoother but I do think there are products out there which can do the same for a lot less money.
The consistency is quite nice, I apply this after my moisturiser and just before foundation, although I wait a couple of minutes before foundation as it can be a little bit tacky for a minute.
It's a good product but i'll try other primers before returning to this.
This primer is really good. Instantly when you put it on the skin it already feels like it smoothes the unevenness on the skin out. And when I've put it all over my skin it feels so soft! Its a good base for foundation and also for tinted moisturizers which I have been using it a lot for. It's an all round perfect product that I would definitely buy again.
The only "negative" thing I have to say about it is its price. It is a bit pricy for not such a big package but if you want a very good primer that does what it's supposed to do you have to try this one.
I only tested this Product and i normaly dont use primers since i rarly wear eyeshadow or liquid foundation, but when i did test it out it was really soft and didnt feel greasy to me, and i had no bad reactions to it.. so really it was good but i think all smashbox products are expensive or were expensive last time i checked (which was a couple of years back) one of the reasons i dont normal use this brand.
this feels heavy, doesn't control oil, and is way over priced. the elf mineral infused primer feels very similar, this is just thicker. i like this for under the eyes, but anywhere else and the oil breaks through pretty dang fast
While I liked the results that I got with this product, I get literally the same results with Monistat Anti Chafing Gel. I spent two weeks doing comparisons between the two and the differences were so minimal, it doesn't justify Smashbox's price tag. I will not be repurchasing.
It is a good primer, it helped my makeup apply smoothly and lasted all day. The tube packaging is convenient and easy for travel. The biggest downside is its pricetag, I think I paid $45 CDN for this, definitely not worth it.
It's good, but for the money I'm sure you can get something better.
Love this primer. I have used MAC's Prep & Prime in the past, but once I ran out I wanted to find something new. I went to Sephora and tried this stuff out and fell in love with it. It's perfect on my skin and works really well with the Makeup Forever HD powder. Not sure I'll ever change my primer again :)
P.S. To the girls saying how their pores are still big with this stuff, try Benefit's POREfessional. I know a few people who have pore-related issues and swear by this stuff!
I bought this product as it was recommended to me by a Sephora rep. The primer worked well to help my make-up stay put but did not help to smooth imperfections or control oil. Midway thorough the day my face was just as oily as usual. I would not buy this primer again, there are other primers out there that are less expensive and do a much better job.
It has been a while since i reviewed anything but this just made me so frustrated!
I had been talked into getting this primer by a mua working at ulta. I told her I needed a new primer (ran out of mac prep/prime) and i needed somethng to help the foundation from settling in the lines around my nose. She said that this was her HG primer and that it helps with all her imperfections so i decided to go for it.
Its under 40 dollars which is okay if it would have worked i guess. To me its no different than MACs Matte creme (ok so Smashbox's is a little thicker in consistancy) Honestly real talk its nothing special in my opinion. Far from loving it and on the verge of hating it. Everytime i look at it, it just feels like im looking at wasted money.. i wish it would have worked for me, guess ill just keep looking :(
I can't say there is a big difference between this primer and other more affordable primers. I'd save your money, and buy a different one instead of spending 30 dollars!
Keeps Makeup On
Silky, Smooth, & Light Weight
Smells AWFUL! (usually I hate when people say how a makeup smells bad, but this really smells bad!)
Made me break out more
Price is Awful
Okay my skin is extremely oliy and I get dry patches and I have rough textured skin but after using this it seems to work amazingly perfect for my kin type and smoothes everything out. I only use a pea sized amount and it seems like it would be a problem for anyone who has sensitive or oily skin. As for my skin type it worked wonders. And it gives my skin a matte finish which is what I go for. I just use it when I think I absolutely need to though cause its crazy expensive!