This primer didn't diminish the look of my pores. It made my skin look super dry. And worst of all it broke me out around my nose. So I will be returning this product. I wouldn't recommend this primer
I got this through the Sephora point system, so I got to try out the full size product for free. So far, I've had a good experience. The product itself is a liquid cream that turns to a rather dry finish once pressed into the skin. I only put it on my mid forehead, on my nose, and chin. It does a decent job of smoothing the areas out and correcting the texture of my skin for foundation. I have normal skin and it didn't make me more or less shiny throughout the day, but definitely helped my foundation last all day (in addition to UD all nighter). I found it odd that the product was tinted, still confused as to the point of that. The packaging I felt was rather on the inexpensive side, cheap plastic. Overall, I do feel like it's a good, solid product but there are probably better primers out there for the same price point.
This broke me out with 5 blemishes in only 2 days. I know they were caused by this product because they were all on/around my nose, cheeks, and upper lip; areas I very rarely have breakouts, and also areas where this product was applied (to reduce t-zone shine and minimize pores). Even for someone blemish-prone such as myself, 5 new spots in 2 days is insane. I've never had any luck with primers, so for someone whose skin does well with them and also is not acne-prone, perhaps their experience would be differerent. For myself, I threw away my sample and will not be purchasing.
The good thing about this product is that I didn't pay for it. I "cashed" in my Sephora points and got a full sized tube of the primer. I wish I had saved my points. Although the primer does smooth out skin, the effects don't last very long. By the end of the workday, my face is a greasy mess when I use this. Unfortunately this primer, like many other Benefit products, is not worth its price ($30 retail).
I love the matte finish it gives you and the smell is amazing! Although this seems quite pricy for the small tube, but you don't really have to use a lot. My t-zone gets quite oily after a few hours, so after moisturizing, i put about half a pea size onto my t-zone and the amount of times i have to blot throughout the day dramatically reduces!
Some times I wear this alone and it leaves my skin looking fresh!
I'd most probably buy this again unless i find some thing better
My pores actually looked bigger the longer I wore it through out the day, and I need to stop falling for cute packaging. This gave a small amount of oil control, but really not much compared to other products. I usually love things from this line! This far from wowed me. It did not help to keep the foundation from fading. This was very siliconey and cakey..,.and my pores was still visible. Especially when my oil broke through after 4 hours and my foundation faded. I wore this with Benefit Hello Flawless foundation. These two together didn't stay flawless on my oily skin. I could still see every pore on my face. It looked nice on areas where my pores are not big, so it basically defeats the purpose of this product for me. I prefer my Pop Beauty Face Magnet. That one actually fill in my pores and looks flawless all day.
The thing cost $300 hkd which is ok worth it u decide
The packaging is absolutely cute it has a printed action figure and it looks like a toy box.
The stuff is weird.
It looks like tinted playdough.
It feels like tinted playdough :P but not gross. Its dry playdough not sticky playdough.
It feels really smooth and like your own skin kinda waxy but silky, i think i sound confusing. The texture makes you wonder if you have enough product on your finger.
I got this because of makeupgeek. Whatever Marlena says its a good product I auto think oh theres a good product out there Im going to get it right now. **who doesnt?**
Really its a weird product.
It does actually work tho. When I first applied it I hated how it didnt fill up the pits on my cheek, but I think I was too overly expectant, cus it filled up every single other pore on my face.
Because of the weird texture, your face feels like porcelain, and it does look like porcelain too. ^ ^
This is an amazing product, but dont expect it to completely fill up pits. Nothing Ive found so far yet can do that so if anyone finds something that can, please shout out.
I had to take off a lippie for the price which is pretty outrageous for the amount you are given but otherwise I think this is a great product. I only use primers to prevent makeup from settling into fine lines and for corrective purposes and I've used probably every primer in the world and I can't say that one "lasts" longer than the other bc it probably hugely has to do with what foundation you wear but this is great for minimizing pores, it feels amazing, not too oily but still so soft and blendable. It's definitely one of my favorites!
OMG! I love Benefit but I hate this stuff with a PASSION! This was my first primer. Honestly if I hadn't been given a sample of Urban Decay's this might have turned me off of all primers for life. This stuff was sooo soft and has no "stick" if you know what I mean. MY make up just FELL off my face by mid day. It's sad how crappy this stuff is for 30 frickin dollars. I exchanged it and don't even ever want to look at it again. When I say my make up fell of I mean it was gone. And I tried it a good 5 times on different days and at different times to see if it made a difference. Nope. If anything it clogged up my pores and made them look worse!....*sigh* I still love you Benefit...
I have heard some great things about this so I gave it a whirl. I got two samples from Sephora (single pre-made samples enough for two days). I used it alone without any other primer. I have heard of people using one primer and dabbing this on where they needed to cover their pores. I used on a moisturized face. It has a balm consistency. I am used to lotiony-creamy primers. It wasn't bad, just different. I found that it did minimize the look of pores and made my skin look great even BEFORE I put on foundation. Made a great canvas for foundation application. As far as making my makeup stay put, it doesn't work any better than any other primer I have tried.