Really love this! My skin is schizto, for reference, combo with dry irritated patches and extremely sensitive.
PROS: NO breakouts!!!
hides my enormous pores
gives a matte finish
feels so good going on, not greasy at all
makes my skin feel sooooo soft
evens my skin tone, red blotches, dry spots, etc
makes my CS fndn last forever!
CONS: price! Wish It wasn't $30 since I use quite a bit of this.
EDIT: After writing this review, I put on my m/u today and totally forgot to put this on! haha! My Colorstay fndn looks like a crappy pale mask! Now I know how much I truly need this product =)
I'm on the fence about this one. I tried it as a primer under my Merle Norman mineral makeup, and to me, that defeats the purpose of putting the more "pure" mineral makeup on my skin. However, I find that if I use this primer ONLY under my undereye concealer, ie. the Luxiva concealer with the double pan, in "cameo", I get a much better result. Not sure yet about how it would perform as a primer as the one day that I used it all over my face, my face appeared shinier than usual. I'll update as necessary.
ok, i will admit i got this from a friend who works for Too Faced, but i SWEAR my review is completely unbiased by that fact; that said, this stuff is AMAZING. i have tried and wanted to love many primers, but none has been quite right. Philosophy's "the Present" came close, but i still was missing...something.
Primed & Poreless has it all -- primer qualities, a slight (though universal) tint that evens out skin tone, and all the extra goodies that make skin look, feel, and BE better.
i am almost 34, but i have adult acne and sensitive, oily-side-of-combination-but-getting-drier-as-i-age skin, so usually ONE of those problems is irritated. i've been using the P&P for a week or so now, and my skin has only IMPROVED. even though i got my usual PMS breakout, it was actually less severe than usual. my skin feels softer and smoother, and i'm having to use less foundation/tinted moisturizer to acheive a flawless-yet-natural look. my pores, which generally appear visible even with foundation ON -- much less off -- actually look smaller and tighter WITHOUT makeup now!
seriously, this stuff is so great i'm considering finding out whether it would be ok to wear at night, as a treatment of sorts (because of all the good ingredients, including retinol)!
i even let a good friend (a fellow MAC freelance artist) try this, and her reaction was "ooooh....OOOOH!!!" she also commented on how silky and smooth it felt on her skin.
the slight tint - which is pretty universal unless you are super dark - evens out the complexion just enough without really covering, so if you have at least relatively clear skin, it's easy to get away with wearing just the P&P, a little concealer on any spots, and undereye concealer, and still look great.
also, my cream blush blends excellently over this without pilling, and even powder blush goes on so much more smoothly and well-blended. i've NEVER had my blush look so perfect and natural, even when i pile it on (which i do sometimes, for a very bright cheek).
i like that the packaging is sanitary, and that when i'm down to the last of it, i can always cut the tube open to get a little bit more use. :)
so yeah...go get this...like, yesterday!
I've never been a huge fan of primers, as it seemed it was just another layer on my skin with potential to cause problems. BUT.... I recently took a look at my day-to-day makeup and realized that most products that I use are from TOO FACED. Weird... I don't know how that happened...but anyway.
So when I saw this new Too Faced product I decided to try it out. And I’ve been using it everyday – and I mean everyday... weekdays for work, weekends for going out. It’s different than other primers... probably a little bit more “dry” if that makes sense. Smashbox primer I didn’t like (either the original or the light versions) , Laura Geller Spackle was nothing special, Bare Minerals primers was my alternative, but I only used it for special occasions.
Too faced primer has a nice silicone texture, its really not liquid. It does have a light pinky beige colour which on my skin doesn’t do anything colour wise (and I have light skin – ‘fairly light’ in BE). So it will not show on yours either. I just really like the texture and how smooth and soft this makes my skin feel! It does control oil as I get oilier quicker without it. It has vitamins (A,C , E) and such so I like that. It has not broken me out at all! If you weren’t a fan of the usually recommended primers, try this one.
My makeup routine (and I do this everyday for work pretty much):
- SPECTRO gel cleanser
- EVIAN mineral water spray
- Lancome Serum – youth activating concentrate
- Vichy mineral balm
- Too Faced herbal eye concealer
- Too Faced primed and porelesss
- PUR Minerals foundation
- Too Faced snow bunny bronzer
- Too Faced eyeshadow – Totally Toasted
- Too Faced lipstick – Free Love or PUR minerals lipgloss
(I don’t wear mascara)
i decided to buy this product because i thought it was probably better than the urban decay face primer because of the extra vitamins added to this primer... sadly it does not work for me.... because when i apply it bout 15 minutes later my face starts to itch!!! and later on the day when i wash my face i see red blotches popping up here and there than the next day i have a pimples/ zits popping up here and there
~ Velvety Smooth
~ Not too thick
~ it does stay matte
~makes putting concealer and foundation on much smoother
~ If you you too much it WILL break you out!!
~Breaks you out
~ when applied to the skin and with face make up on you cant really tell the difference
I am reasonably happy with this primer. I have a few in rotation trying to figure out which is best, and I find this is as good as any of them. Honestly, there isn't a huge difference for me between Monistat AntiChafing Gel, Primed and Poreless, and some of the others.
I like that it is flesh toned and not clear. It has never balled or peeled on me - - some samples have.
This is how I use it:
Benzaclin, Chanel Rectifiance Intense moisturizer, Shiseido 55 sunscreen, Primed and Poreless, Chanel Lift Lumiere foundation, concealer, La Mer Translucent powder, blush du jour. I let each layer dry a bit before putting on the next one, so I alternate doing my eyes and my face.
I'll probably replace it when it is gone.
LOVE this primer- I do have more problematic skin so i woudn't not wear this alone but it does give an eveness to your skin texture (helps smooth out pimple areas and old pimple scars, pores ext) to ensure great makeup application....even great with mineral makeup. This is the best primer for everday use I have used and It does not break me out an I have sensitive acne prone skin. It feels like velvet going on and is not too heavy at all. Only downside I wish the product size was bigger. LOVE this product, if your on the fence and have never used a primer,,,buy it it's worth it.
Great for combo skin. Really helps with oil control. Smoothes for make-up but doesn't cover age spots. Doesn't really fill wrinkles but makes them about 25% less noticeable. Same with pores. I get it because it's great at keeping makeup (Revlon ColorStay) from slipping.
Hello! I have very oily skin, and am on topical meds (Retin-A), so I was looking for something that would not counter-act the Retin-A, but would help my oily-ness. I received a large sample of this from Sephora, and it lasted me over a week. Let me say this: I LOVE IT!
It goes on SO silky smooth, and if used a lone, gives my skin a nice "glow". It really does help with my oil, and my makeup lasts from the moment I apply it @ 6:30am, until I get home @ about 5:15pm. Now, it does need a little blotting with face sheets every now and then, but compared to how oily my skin gets without using the primer, it's a HUGE difference! I love this and will gladly purchase again. It is very easy to apply and quick to absorb. Also, it smells lovely. I have turned several friends on to it, and they love it as well.
I've tried quite a few primers over the last couple of years, and was beginning to think that I would never find one that would make my skin look good without breaking me out or leaving me looking like I just had a close encounter with the Exxon Valdez. Until now. After using Primed and Poreless for a month, here are my thoughts:
Lightweight texture, leaves skin feeling silky smooth with no visible pores.
Has improved the texture of my skin after one month of use.
Provides perfect base for foundation, whether it be powder, liquid or creme.
Decent job in terms of oil control, stays on even when I'm a sweaty mess. Plus, it hasn't broken me out or caused any weird reactions.
Can highlight any flaky bits, but a good exfoliator and moisturizer will take care of that.
I love this primer, and will definitely repurchase it when I run out.