I bought this at Target on a whim and I am so glad that I did! I really like it. It makes my skin feel really nice, and ready for foundation. It minimizes the size of my pores and helps my foundation go on smoothly and keeps me from getting super oily through out the day. I like this way better then MAC's Prep + Prime which is what I was using before. They're both $29 and with Pixi's practical packaging, I can squeeze out every bit of product and get my money's worth. I will repurchase!
I got this in my Ipsy Glam Bag and I was pretty excited because I had been wanting to try something by Pixi. I have combination skin, but it is fairly easy to deal with and I really do not have issues with my foundation. On the whole, it did not really do what I think it is marketed to do, but I did find a nice use for it which I will mention at the end. But first I want to talk about using it as a primer in general.
There is a very light tint to it, but once I spread it out and gently rubbed it in, I could not tell it was there. It really did not do much. It kind of made my skin a bit different, but it did not help with the foundation settling into my laugh lines or anything like that. At the end of the days I used it, my make-up looked exactly like it does without the primer. Granted, I had the same results when using another primer so maybe my foundation just does not work with primer or I just do not need it.
Now, I did find a use for it yesterday: sometimes I use a concealer as a foundation and if I apply this primer first I can use even less of the concealer and still get pretty full coverage. I think I probably used half as much concealer, but got 80%+ of the coverage. It just seemed to help the concealer glide on better. Not really worth buying it again for that since I have others, but at least a good use for it while I have it.
It is also quite pricey and there are other primers that do the same job for much, much less.
I received a sample of this in an Ipsy glam bag subscription.
The primer isn't clear like a lot of primers are, it is a slightly tinted color but it looked fine on my skin. I usually wear a buff/beige foundation color.
Unfortunately, I didn't really like it. It took more of the product to cover my face than I use with other primers and I don't think the staying power was anything special. I'll probably use it up and just throw it in with my travel stuff.
I received this as a part of my Ipsy bag and I am not impressed. I don't normally have oily skin, but I like to use a primer to keep my makeup from settling in my pores on my nose and cheeks. My go-to primer is from Too Faced but I decided to give the Pixie a try. I noticed that after about 2 hours my face is oily and I have to use blotting paper. After 4-5 hours my face looks like a greasy mess and my makeup is sliding off. I thought the purpose of a primer is to hold makeup in place. Ick. I definately won't be purchasing this one. I'm glad it was only a sample.
When I turned fifty a few weeks ago, I had a mini crisis and went on a beauty buying spree. For the most part, I had a list of HG "stock up products", but I was still on a quest to find a good primer. I decided to buy a few and have tried them over the last three COLD weeks in Pittsburgh. The first, BE's primer, dried me out like crazy. After two days, away it went into the nether world of my junk makeup drawer. Second up was Laura Mercier's Hydrating Primer. By the end of the third day, my makeup was sliding off my face in spite of my attempts at extra mineral veil and finishing spray. My third try was Pixi via a sample I received in my ipsy bag. I LOVE THIS PRIMER! The pores on my nose are minimized, my makeup stays on all day, and I haven't noticed any oiliness or dryness as a result of using it. I did, finally, give Smasbox's Photo Finish a shot, but after one application I was right back to the Pixi. I am shocked at the number of mixed reviews for this primer, but I suppose that's the nature of the beast! It's a tinted primer with a semi thick consistency that goes on sheer, evens my skin texture and tone and leaves my with a great, glowing base to build my makeup on. For me, this is a must have!
I tried a free sample of this primer. I liked how much it brightened my complexion, and I even wore it alone without foundation. What ruined it for me was the oiliness of the product. My face felt so greasy and disgusting after using it. Makes me sad!
I still on the fence with this one... I do love that it doesn't have that slick, oily feel to it. Instead it absorbs right in and I think it does a good job of keeping my foundation on well. However, I wish it kept me more matte which is what I really wanted. My face still gets pretty oily mid day. I originally went to get sonia Kashuk's mattifying primer, but it was sold out. Not only there but in every target in my city. I think that's saying something... and it's almost half the price. I'll finish my pixi primer, but I wouldn't re-buy it. Especially for the price tag of nearly 30 bucks!
I am an African American female with oily, acne prone skin. Recently my acne has cleared up and I only get menstrual breakouts, but I still have post acne marks. My skin is still pretty oily though, especially on hot days. Now that the weather is a little colder it isn't as oily, but still oily nonetheless. I use garnier dark spot corrector as a moisturizer before I put on the flawless and poreless primer, then I apply concealer, liquid foundation, blush and a translucent setting powder (elf or MAC). I really like this primer. I have tried one other high end one which was, the MAC prep and prime Skin Visage Base which is the same price ($29) as this primer. The MAC one was probably the best I have used BUT this comes very close to it. I find that it leaves my foundation and everything looking flawless. I've never been one to pay much attention to pores so I do not notice much difference there but the shininess of my face throughout the day has also decreased. This literally last me all day which me touching up with my prep and prime translucent powder maybe 1-2 times in a 10+ hour day. I really like the product and WOULD buy it again BUT for the price, I am probably better off just buying the MAC one.
Expensive. In the year I have had this, I've used it maybe five times. I found a better primer that costs less than $10 which is Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Primer.
I found that this primer softened the look of my face and evened my asian ivory skintone. For at home days, since my skin is dry and I apply at least three moisturizing products, I love to use primers afterwards to cut down on any oiliness or shine. I figure less is more in benefitting my skin. Why apply BB cream or concealer when I'm trying to repair dry skin and maybe only three people will see me in a day ? Anyways, I would not get this again. Sorry Pix.