I felt I had to write a review for this wonderful product which has received many bad reviews. I use it to control the oilies on my nose and it actually works (spent many £s finding a HG to control oilies). I "press" this into my face after moisturising and before makeup (usually Everyday mineral MMU). I know it says to use afterwards but I find it more effective before. If I use it on my eyelids it stops my eyeshadow creasing too. I have supersentive skin prone to rosacea, and eczema around my eyes. Amazingly I haven't found this aggravates my skin and I can't use many makeup brands or moisturisers (only natural oils like jojoba or E45). After usinf Dr F my makeup stays on all day and doesn't need touching up (I never though that I would be able to experience that!) and I am much less shiny. I am half way thru' my first tin and have just bought 2 more from Lookfantastic (Benefit s0% off sale and free shipping!) as I will never stop using this product. I can even wear it on it's own, seems to even my skin tone. Doesn't do much for wrinkles.
The only nice thing I can say about this product is that the packaging is good...............and that's all. Horrible cake-y gunk.
I've tried it both under and over make-up, I've tried it on it's own . It is quite useless in my opinion. Plus it gave me my first ever whiteheads.
This is for the bin and Benefit will not get another penny out of me.
This works great for body parts other than your face...like your decollete, shoulders or arms (special occasion) but I don't really like it on my face, it makes my make-up slide off of my face.
I'm not a fan of anything other than spritz over my MU. That being said...w/a store demo I saw how a MU artist used this to glowing results. However, she didn't mention that if you have combo skin the effect would be IMO dismal at best. I couldn't be more sad...this is just not right for combo skin (oily t-zone). :(
This stuff makes your face feel gross, I feel like i have to wash my face right after its put on, and through the day...forget it. It smells nice is the only good thing. Putting it under makeup always sucks, i thought i was getting a good primer but it sucks, i switched to smashbox photo finish and i love it
I first discovered Dr. Feelgood when my sister was getting foundation powders tested at the Benefit counter at the mall. After the MA finished putting the foundation on her, he took some Dr. Feelgood and put it over the foundation. When I saw my sister's face, it was completely poreless. Both my sister and I suffer from huge pores on the cheeks and pits from previous acne. As soon as we saw the difference on her face from Dr. Feelgood, we both bought it. When I tried using the primer at home, I just could not achieve the same results. That's when I stopped caring for Dr. Feelgood and stopped using it. Then one day I told my sister how I didn't like the primer so much and told her I wasn't sure why the MA was able to cover pores but why I couldn't. She told me that I was using it wrong. Instead of smearing it on the skin, I was suppose to pat it into the skin. So I tried taking some Dr. Feelgood on my index finger and patting it onto my cheeks..almost like filling the pores in on my face. I tried gently patting but that gave me okay results so I started taking more product and firmly pushing it onto my cheeks. Doing this completely covers all my pores (and I have a lot of them). I haven't been able to achieve such results with any primers. I know that this product has really bad reviews but that may be because a lot of people do not know how to use it. Had my sister not told me how to use it, I also would have thought that it is completely useless. So if you are considering buying this or already have one, try patting the product on your face rather than smearing it like a lotion.
It sort of covers my pores and I dont know if its because I have really large pores but it just doesn't do what I had expected, which was cover and fill this pores in! So I won't buy it again.
This is described as a balm for your face, that it will fill in pores and fine lines. Says that you can use it on bare skin or over makeup. OK, this it does do, it filled in my pores and kinda the lines when my skin was bare...not that i have many lines. Yet what else is it good for? Primer? I found NO use for this product!!! Avoid this if you want a real primer. It felt like a film on my face (duh its a balm), yes it felt silky and nice for the first hour but it wasn't much of a mattifier in my opinion. I wanted to wash my face after a while since my skin couldn't breath. Dr FeelBAD is not the right prescription for oil prevention and pore minimizer. On its own I wore it a few times just around the house but it didn't help with the Benefit Playsticks.... I felt the primer and I don't want to feel a filmy primer over or under my foundation. The smell was okay. The tin was cute but the sponge was disposed of after a month since it was so clunked up with the product. I threw it away without finishing because I had NO choice...how else would I apply? I didn't' want to ruin any of my brushes. Worst Benefit product I have ever used.
Im not quite sure why the reviews on this are negative. This product is great. It keeps me shine free all day and i have very oily skin. It mattifies perfectly minimizes pores and makes my skin soo soft. The smell is heavonly. You have to make sure u apply this correctly or it will be disasterous. Get some product on the sponge and after your makeup application dab the dr feelgood all over your makeup. Then use your fingers and rub gentle circles until the face feels velvety. After about an hour watch how this product transforms your face and makeup. Your face will look so smooth and your makeup will look perfect. Key to this product is less is more and use this over, yes gals, over your already applied makeup. you'll be stunned what this product can really do!
I paid £23 in Boots, thinking I was getting a good primer that would control oil, disguise pores and give a smooth base for my make-up.
Wrong, wrong and wrong again.
First off, after one use, the actual product was filthy and covered in dirt. It doesn't look appealing. Once on, my skin felt okay. Silky, filled in almost. Then when I applied Double Wear with a MAC 187, I noticed that it looked.. wrong. I looked closer and it just wasn't settling, with large patches where it had gone sheer and see through. Double Wear is very high coverage.. one thing it is NOT, is sheer!
It balled up and moved around. Once I'd finally corrected this, I noticed that my pores looked larger than usual. They're big at the best of times but they now looked like actual holes on my face.
I gave up on Dr Feelgood.
One day i was in dire need of a lip primer, slapped some one and I got a decent-ish base, if a bit gritty. So not *totally* wasted, but it's hardly a good outcome. I bought it for one thing and it turns out the only thing it's good for is as a passable lip primer.
Awful, just awful.. especially as I've found my HG primer and it costs £1.50 on eBay :(