This is the best primer I have used. It makes my face feel silky and really helps my foundation to glide on, which is good for avoiding a cakey face. I haven't noticed a difference in how long my foundation stays on, but I don't have oily skin so that has never been an issue for me. I only use primers half the time because I don't find that it makes a huge difference. Its an extra step in my routine for a small payoff. So I usually save it for special occasions or when i'll be out for a long time. Regardless, its still something I will always want to have around.
I found this product very pleasing to my face it went on smoothly and lasted all day with very little shine coming thru my make up. Love Love it!
This primer is just OK, not that great for people with oily skin. I think it would work well for those with normal skin. The product feels like lotion and is not sticky. There is also no scent to this product which is a plus for me since I don't like face products that smell like perfume. I tried out the product for 1.5 weeks and exchanged the product for the Smashbox Pore Refiner. I hope the product works better for my ice pick scars.
I bought this primer and broke out terribly the first time. I stopped using it and blamed it on hormones. A few months later, I tried it again and gave my skin time to 'adjust'....same thing. A few large cystic-like acne spots and TONS of small pimple clusters all over. I was putting on Clearisal 10% BP at night and wasn't getting anywhere. I won't use this ever again. I have oily skin but it's not sensitive. Other than the breakouts the feel of it is great. Hate to trash it due to the price, what a waste.
My god, this primer made me break out HORRIBLY. Not only that, I have a nasty rash on my face that has not gone away ever since I used it (it has been a week). I wanted to try this after all the rave reviews, but honestly I should have listened to the other many reviewers who also got pimples because of this product. It may have made my skin softer after putting foundation on and made my skin feel smoother but the pimples are definitely not worth it. People with sensitive skin, beware!
I'm really on the fence about this primer. I've bought it for a couple years now, not loving it or hating it. I like the texture-- absorbs nicely, not glue-like, no offensive smell. I find that it works somewhat.. I can tell when I'm not wearing the primer, my face is oily. The product is just so-so. Until I find something better, I guess I will just continue to use. I'm on the hunt still for the HG primer!!
I keep using this, each time hoping it will finally work. It never does and I might as well not use a primer. My foundation, whether liquid or powder, still gathers in clumps between my brows and doesn't seem to maintain the coverage on the rest of my face. The price is fair if this product worked. I hate to give such a low rating (1/5), but it's really just a gel that does nothing!
HATE this stuff.... it breaks me out a couple hours after wearing it ..... I don't think my skin is sensitive to silicone. I used to use the monistat chafing gel, you can buy from drugstores, i found mine at target for $6. That did not break me out one bit. So if the photofinish doesn't work for you try the monistat one.
I got the trial sized one from Sephora and did notice it making my foundation last longer. However, it made me break out so it's not worth it for me. Even the small size lasts a while, so if you're not sensitive to silicone it might be a good bet.