OMG i went to purcase this product after reading all these reviews and i was talked out of buying this from the guy on counter as its being discontinued and so was talked into buying the top sectre pore refiner which was not only more money but hasnt helped my skin in anyway, im still shiney and really not happy.
Can anyone confirm if this product is being discontinued?
Like this very much. It's for me, similar to the one from smashbox.
This is hands down the best primer I have ever tried. And believe me when I tell you I have tried them ALL. Before this, my favorites were: Bare Escentuals, Pure Luxe eraser, Fynrinnae velvet gel silica, Avon Magix perfector. Revlon Photo finish, Lorac, and finally MAC prep and prime.
Now I have to say, that in my experience, controlling oil has to be a combination of a good cleanser, good moisturizer and a good primer topped off with the right foundation because I find that no matter which primer I use, it differs depending on the foundation I use.
This primer creates a completely flawless canvas without drying. My make up goes on smooth and stays that way for hours. And my days are extremely long; minimally 12 hours. I have unbelievably, ridiculously, fry an egg on my face oily skin. I will try any product that has the words "Matte" "sebum control" or "oil control". I get sick of blotting all day. I'm 43 years old and I'm still oily. UGH. So yes, this is expensive and no I don't care. I will pay anything for any product that helps control this oil. And this does. Full disclosure: I still use MAC Matte over my foundation. The result: FABULOUS all day!
I wore this for eight hours requiring only one minor touch up; which in and of itself is a first. Add on to the fact that part of that eight hours was spent riding 12 miles on a bicycle in 95 degree weather and I think we have achieved HG
My skin is extremely oily and therefore prone to breakouts. I have tried many different primers to control the oilyness and to make my make up last longer but this is the best one I have tried so far.
This primer dries into a nice matte, velvety finish and keeps my skin matte for hours on end. I use this under mineral make up and my foundation goes on smoothly and lasts longer than it normally does.
I think this primer works even better in combination with a liquid foundation.
I take one lippie of for the price (it's just too expensive) but other than that I'm definitely going to buy this again. Oily girls should give it try!
I bought this product after reading the recommendations for it. It's an amazing product, it mattifies my skin for at least five hours after application. Really happy with this!
I have tried so many products to control the shine on my face, especially on the T-zone. This product worked for me is the best oil control primer that I have ever used. It is still working at the end of the day I will continue to use it and I would also highly recommend it!
I have no idea what is wrong with me, but anything that rates good sucks for me :(
I had high expectations for this. It went on okay, but there is no lasting power to it! Lacked both oil control and foundation lasting power.
Did not do anything to "smooth" skin or pores. Totally NOT worth the price. Mary Kay oil control primer is just as good as this and way cheaper, but I will keep searching for my HG.
Glad Sephora takes returns.
I was really shocked at how well this worked after trying so many primers that don't do anything. My skin is super oily and this definitely helps keep the grease at bay for much longer (I'd say about 3-4 hours) than usual. Normally by lunchtime I have to blot, but not when I use this. It's very similar to Urban Decay's Pore Perfecting primer - the only real difference is that the YSL is ever-so-slightly better at mattifying, whereas the Urban Decay is better at camouflaging large pores. Either way, this is pricey but definitely worth it.
I bought this product a while ago and tried it once but didn't like the way it felt oily on my skin so didnt use it until recently. Complete change of mind about it! There is a HUGE difference when i put this under my makeup! The pores all disappear on your face and my Laneige Dual Foundation just slides on.
This product may feel oily but it is not and it's more of a silky/matte effect.The smell is quite nice and one tube lasts a long time. It is worth the investment.