This product was given to me for free and when i ran out of my regular primer i just started using this one. I have combination/acne-prone skin but at the time i had a very clear face and i was happy with it. I can honestly say i loved this primer at first. It felt very smooth on my skin even though it felt very oily too, i was not breaking out and my foundation was staying on all day. After a few weeks of wearing this though i noticed my pores were very noticeable(they never were before) and i started hating the feeling of oiliness when i put the product on my face. Because i started breaking out i knew it was because of this primer so i stopped using it right away. I decided to go check out how much the photo finish primer was one day when i was in a sefora and i was outraged at the $30 price tag. This is a primer that made my pores huge, that made me break out and feels oily when i put it on and even though its smashbox, $30 for it? Sorry thats just a big rip off to me. I understand if the primer was awesome then i would totally buy it for $30 but not when it doesn't work at all. I do not recommend this product for anyone who has combination/acne-prone skin as it could potentially break you out! But if you have dry skin it could be that awesome primer worth the $30.
i HATE this primer. i've tried several that didn't work for me, but i've never "hated" one until i tried this one. after applying it on the face, it has a tendency to "roll" or "ball" up. and it just made my face feel like i had a thick layer already coating my face. it's completely turned me off to all smashbox products
i got this as a sample twice tried it with my revlon foundation and bare minerals didnt do much i would not buy it again one primer i would recommend is the mac prep and prime loved it
The only reason I said I would not buy this again is because there are other primers I like more, not because I feel it is unworthy; it's a good product.
It makes my skin feel almost slippery, very smooth. It dimisinishes pored and gives an overall finished look. Do I think it is the end all be all that Smashbox thinks it is? No. I actually like L'oreal's better and it's less than half the cost.
This is always hyped up in magazines so I decided to give it a try. I bought it in the "hydrating" version. Not impressed. It didn't help minimize the appearance of my pores and I didn't notice my foundation staying on any longer then usual. My skin did feel moisturized but I don't need to buy a pricey primer to do that. Would not repurchase.
I really like this primer. It goes on very easily and I Iove how it makes my skin feel. My makeup lasts longer and I stay matte the entire day. I do only have mildly oily skin though.
I like this quite a lot. It feels really velvety going on and minimizes pores. It makes my face look so nice that I would even wear this alone without any other makeup. It makes my makeup last all day. It doesn't really keep me from getting oily (NOTHING will do that). But it is a nice product. I would recommend this and purchase it again. It isn't a miracle product but is certainly better than other primers I've used.
I cant go a day without wearing this under my foundation , i used to never think primers made a difference but when i tried this one it could even make the cheapest drug store foundations look flawless and more expensive looking !
Love this primer; best out of all the (many) other I tries. It smooths my skin, minimizes my pores and makes my foundation last. I used this years ago and over time have tried so many other products. Is it pricey? Yes. Does it work? Yes.
i have problematic skin: sensitive, easily irritated and red, oily t-zone, dry chapped cheeks, prone to cystic acne. i applied this product with a flat foundation brush under my makeup. it stung my face for about 2 hours then it stopped. my makeup was flawless all day no touch-ups needed. however, when i washed my face i had a lot of tiny bumps around my mouth and chin. i would not have seen them if i hadnt felt them when i washed my face. after washing my face it stung when i tried to apply lotion on my skin. i will keep the unused product and try it again once my face heals and is completely clear.