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on 7/12/2010 8:40:00 PM
More reviews by prim4tologist
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I actually really like this primer. I know there's been mixed reviews on it, but I don't have any problems with it, aside from the fact that it is super expensive. The only reason why I don't think I can buy this again is that I am a broke college student, and I just can't afford to drop almost $40 for this thing. I know Ulta is having a special this week, and all smashbox primers are 20% off, but it is still a bit too pricey for me. I guess the quest to find a cheaper alternative continues...
on 7/5/2010 6:34:00 AM
More reviews by peachconcealer
Hair: Black, Other, Other
The 1st foundation primer I've ever bought. So far it hasn't disappointed me. I have a very oily T-Zone especially on the tip of my nose & the area above my cupid's bow. My makeup on these areas never stay longer than 2 hours. I was suprised with this primer, the 1st 4 hours = no shine at all and makeup is still there.......later in the day, I only needed to touch-up with some powder but I don't have to use bloting paper like usual. The only problem is the price. It's quite pricey at $76 here in New Zealand. I would save up and buy a new one when this's run out.
on 6/29/2010 1:25:00 PM
More reviews by missesB
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
What a joke. First of all doesnt control shine. Second- I see not difference in make-up application (I use concealer and powder). Also the bottle it comes in is deceiving. It looks like a lot- but there is not. I mean you only need a small pump for your whole face- but all of the sudden it looked like my bottle went from full to gone. Waste of money for what it promises. Only pro is that it did not break me out.
on 6/28/2010 6:06:00 PM
More reviews by sugamonkey
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Got this in a swap. Used it for the first time today and my makeup looked like it was gone halfway through the day. Isn't this supposed to make my makeup look smoother and last longer?! It also made my face oily, even though I don't have oily skin. Won't be using again. Sephora's primer is good and I'm going to try MAC's Prep and Prime tomorrow.
on 6/22/2010 9:48:00 AM
More reviews by dea2407
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Coarse
This is the first make-up primer I have ever used and it's a total WOW-product for me!!!I have an oily, shiny t-zone where make-up never lasts longer than 5 hours. With this primer it lasts about 4-5 hours longer - really! I mean, it's not like freshly applied after 10 hours, but it's still noticeable for me that I have put on make-up and there is no redness or much shine.I admit, the price is very high and it made me hesitate before I bought it. But as I only use primer for special occations, I think one bottle will last for 6 month at least.
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on 6/21/2010 2:42:00 PM
More reviews by eliza001
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I bought this product with high hopes, but my face has not looked this pimply since junior high. I have painful acne wherever I have applied this product. I have had more acne since beginning this product two weeks ago, than I have had in two years. My face also feels just as shiny as before. Would never buy this product again.
on 6/18/2010 1:45:00 AM
More reviews by galai_curryqueen9830
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I got this as a sample and I've been using this for the past two days.I apply this on the centre of my forehead, down my nose, chin, and on the apples of my cheeks. In total, I use a pea size amount - not even a pump I would estimate.I'd apply this, and wait for 5 minutes for the primer to sink into my skin. The feeling that I get after I've applied this is that my skin feels very smooth and semi matte. When compared to the Make Up Forever HD Primer, this leaves a more moisturizing feel to it, and both primers leave my skin semi-matte. The consistency of it is a white cream - unlike the MUFE's HD primer, it is not a gel. The cream is very smooth.So I've been using this for the past two days and the bottom line is that it keeps my foundation on. It controls my oils alright, but I do see some oils peaking through after 8 hours of wear, however, not enough for me to have to reapply powder. My foundation stays on, does not sheer out, and looks somewhat the same as it did when I first applied it early in the morning. Goes on a lot smoother than without primer.Compared to MUFE HD primer, it's oil control is the same, and I like the consistency of the Smashbox primer more. However, it falls short compared to HG Mineral Veil primer. I also enjoy working with a creamy primer than the gel. However, the MUFE HD primer holds on my foundation a lot better. My foundation looks exactly the same after 12 hours of wear to when I first applied it.As for the packaging - I like it. It's a pump therefore it is efficient and you're able to get the last drop. The price is OK seeing how it does do a job of what a good primer should do.Unfortunately I will not repurchase this. I like the MUFE HD primer more and I'd rather spend my money on that primer instead of this because that MUFE primer does hold my foundation on a lot better than this one does. EDITI prefer this primer a lot more than MUFE HD primer as I have noticed some breakotus from the MUFE primer. I also want to correct that, this primer does keep my face semi-matte. After 10 hrs of wear, I do not see too much oil peaking through. I like it very much, not too silicone-y, but still moisturizing at the same time. This works so much better than the Smashbox Primer Hydrating (blue) primer.
on 6/13/2010 4:07:00 PM
More reviews by jay45
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
One of my friends highly recommended this product so I thought I would try it. I have oily skin and she told me it would help my makeup stay put all day. I do like the feel of it on my skin, however, it make me break out extrememly bad everytime I used it. Because of that I had to stop using this product.
on 6/3/2010 12:59:00 AM
More reviews by angellove1705
Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine
I have been wanting to try this primer for so long because of all the celebs that say they love it. I however found it not so amazing. I found that I had to apply a lot of it to get a good, even coverage. And it did not seem to make my makeup look fresh like I was expecting. It is very disappointing because this is really expensive - just not worth it for the little effect. The packaging is really smart the way it pushes up. I felt like I was getting every last drop of it out. I wish more makeup products were like that.
on 6/2/2010 12:55:00 AM
More reviews by larsonwendy
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I have the .5oz sample size, which will last a while because a little goes a long way with this stuff.I love how it doesn't feel oily when I put it on, it's not siliconey feeling like the original version of Photo Finish is. I like that it's more like a moisturizer.It did keep oil at bay and kept my makeup on all day...which is what it's supposed to do.only 4 lippies because of the price (almost $20 for a half an oz WTF!)I will however repurchase the full size.
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