I got a generous sample of this product at the Smashbox counter at Myer, as in Australia it's a pricey $60 per tube.
I was so excited for this to work well on me as I have been searching for something to help reduce pore size on cheeks and help with oilyness towards the end of the day.
Unfortunately I really didn't like this. I tried it for a solid week in all sorts of ways (under makeup, over makeup, a little, a lot, leave to set, dont leave to set) and it did absolutely nothing for making my pores look any smaller. In fact, I think it actually made them appear larger.
One of my favorite primers! Smoothes crows feet and makes pores and other lines disappear. It goes on thick, so you need to wait a few minutes before applying foundation, so it absorbs in, otherwise makeup will tend to seem like its going on cakey. I learned this lesson, then watched a video on it and since it's been a lifesaver and also helps absorb shine really well for my oily skin.
It's weird how this product has negative reviews. I really like this product. It works great for me when it comes to my pores. I usually put this on after my moisturizer and than spray it with my urban decay de-slick setting spray. I only do that because this product can be a little thick when you put it on. Over all I think smashbox did a great job with this product! The only down fall to this product is that it's way to pricy!
I bought this because i needed a new primer. I put it all over my face and put foundation over it. It looked terrible! I couldn't apply the foundation smoothly and my face looked all flaky. That's when i realized this is really just for targeted areas. It's actually great for deeper lines. But since i'm in my twenties i feel like i don't need it yet so i won't repurchase for now.
I love it. It's the only thing I have ever found to fill in the few very large pores that I have on my cheeks and nose. It isn't meant for the whole face, just those trouble spots, and it does a great job. I've been using it for over a year.
I got a sample of this with Let's Do Lunch Tues & Thurs promotion. It really works on the many fine crows feet around my eyes!!!!! (It's $32 for 0.75oz which is pricey to me.) Most wrinkle products do nothing for me. It is very thick and waxy but once you apply it you don't feel it or see it. I am impressed and would buy this when I run out of my sample.
I just use this as a primer for my forehead and the smile crease around my mouth. It actually does work at filling in the creases and makes your foundation go on smoothly without slipping into any fine lines.
I recently purchased this product after reading reviews from many different sources. Unfortunately it does absolutely nothing for me. It made no difference to my pores. No matter how I tried applying this, I got no results.
Looking for something to cover small ice pick scars and pores and give an even base for my other makeup. This was not that product, and a little pricey too! Clarins Smooth Touch is much better. This one would require a lot of product for desired result. Also, upon second usage I realized that the tube was probably only 40% full! Still searching for my HG...
For me this would be a score of 1 but I can see how someone else might have success with this product. I read all the reviews to hear what others complained about and I learned a few tips on how to apply and how to keep it from rolling off. I tried it many ways, under foundation and over. I warmed it and I just slabbed it on. I used a little and a lot. I tried it all. For me, this did not deliver. If it was $15 I would have kept it for that one little dent I have but for the price it wasn't worth it. It did not fill in my pores any better than the regular Smashbox primer (and I already own that) and it did not fill my lines well. If you have deep pocks, dents, ice pick scars, etc. I would recommend you try this. If you have lines around your eyes and mouth I would suggest you buy it somewhere you can return it.