Strange how the same one product can illicit such different responses from different people. Have always shied away from LM before this - so pricey! However, I went mad one weekend and bought this with a few other bits and bobs. And I must say I am quite impressed by this! This works for me - just a thin, thin layer on and my foundation looks and feels much better (and I use a variety of foundations depending on my mood!) with no sign of flakiness; although I won't venture as far as using the word 'flawless', it's pretty darn close! No stinging or reaction on me (could that be due to the moisturiser-primer combination?) and after a bad spell with break-outs, I am now ever so careful to get every bit of gunk off my face at the end of the day so there has not been any problems on that end. I have to take a lippie off for the dreadful scent. Bleurgh! Thankfully, this goes away quite quickly. Conclusion : My make-up has never 'behaved' this well, even after nearly ten hours in a dry, air-conditioned office so YAY from me :)
This was my first primer purchase and if this is indicative of what all primers are like, I'll just have to skip this step altogether. For starters, it causes a burning sensation as I smooth it over my face. Secondly, it breaks me out (probably related to reason #1). And lastly, I can't even tell what it does. My foundation still seems to come off halfway through my day, even faster if I'm out in the sun. I use the line's foundation and loose powder, both of which I adore, but the primer is vastly inferior and in my opinion, useless.
i'm currently hunting for a really good primer so i tried this as well. after the failure of nars primer (it made my skin burn), i'm glad this one felt good on my skin. it helped make my foundation glide on smoothly and evenly. i still got a bit oily after a few hours, but that's fine with me as i'm not expecting it to blot off all the oils on my skin, anyway. i'm actually quite afraid of stuff that mattify to the point of sucking out all the oil in my skin.
what's great about this primer is that when my skin started getting oily, my foundation was still intact and smooth. i find that the oiliness with this primer on actually just adds to the dewy look of my skin. yeyy! i just took off one lippie 'coz though it worked great on me, i have yet to try other brands so i can't say for now if this is HG for me.
Why I don't like this product:
1) This product made me break out.
2) It didn't make the makeup application any better.
3) Hard sell by counter girls yet it's seriously an inferior product
4) It smells weird
5) It has a weird texture
6) It's a pointless step and actually made my makeup fall of my face after only 1 hour.
7) The ONLY thig that this product did was MAKE ME BREAK OUT and the SALES GIRLS AT NORDSTROM GAVE ME AN ATTITUDE WHEN I WENT TO RETURN IT. As if everyone in the world thought that it was the end all be all of primers.
I really tried to like this since I like some of her other products but no dice.
Not a fan of this product. It had such great reviews here so I had to try but it did nothing for me. Even immediately after application my face still looked shiney. A few hours later...forget it, I was reflecting light my face was so shiney! It is a liquid form primer and after I put it on I didn't think my skin looked any better, it felt and looked like I didn't put anything on at all. I will be returning this one.
Product Description: Created to extend makeup wear by creating a barrier between the skin and foundation. Just as an artist "primes" a canvas to prepare for painting, Foundation Primer prepares the skin for foundation to glide on easily, look flawless and stay fresh and colour-true for hours. Contains unique light-reflecting ingredients which create a soft-focus appearance, causing fine lines and imperfections to seemingly smooth over and give skin a soft, luminous glow. Pigment-free, Foundation Primer adds no extra layer to makeup. Protects skin from the harmful, aging effects of the environment with Vitamins A, C and E, which act as antioxidants. Oil-free, ideal for all skin types.
A must for non-foundation wearers. Foundation Primer plus Loose Setting Powder adds luminosity and smooths skin texture while maintaining a natural, bare-faced look. Efficient in allowing foundation to "stay put" in hot weather. Helps prevent skin from absorbing talc and pigment from your foundation as well as preventing talc from drawing oil from the skin. ontains botanicals such as lavender, orange, jasmine, rose, geranium, grape, kiwi and aloe extracts to soothe and refresh the skin.
On Me: product description sounds so good! i am a non- foundation wearer & while it really helps my loose powder to adhere to my skin & make me look flawless, it caused me to break out in little white zits all over my face!
I bought this Foundation Primer because the sales girl told me it was 2004 Cosmopolitan's Best Primer of the Year in HK. So far, I'm not exactly thrilled or crazy over thie primer although it did bring some praises from my girlfriends who couldn't stop touching and marvelling at my porcelain complexion!!!! Of course, I didn't tell them what my secret finish was :) I applied the LM t/m on top of the primer for some colour tone. For a more natural look, I would use this primer with some loose powder dusted over. Despite giving this 5 lippies,I personally won't buy this primer again because I'll be looking for something with luminescence this time round. The packaging is a plus because it's flat and light enough to go into my travel pouch.
This is really a nice primer. It does make a difference in the way your foundation wears...no matter the brand that you choose to use. I have tried it with the LM Oil Free as well as with my Shiseido foundations and it really does do what it is intended to do. I don't use an additional cream or lotion under it..just apply it to freshly washed skin. I did have slight problems with breakouts when I first started using this, but it turned out that my cleanser just wasn't doing the job it should have been. After I switched to a cleansing oil I was able to use this as often as I liked with no problems.
It also does last for quite a while because you don't need to use much (thank goodness..because it's pretty expensive!)
This primer is amazing. I've tried NARS primer and also Chanels.
But those only work to keep ur make up on place all day, they don't fix your imperfections.
This one is amazing !
It gives you the photoshop effect and it's so light you won't even know you're wearing a primer.
This primer smoothen out your skin and helps your foundation to get an even look and helps keeping pigment from running into your skin.
Love it and will be buying it for the rest of my life !
I can't live without this product! It has affected my life in the same way as cell-phones have affected us all making statements like; "I don't know how we could all manage before", totally applicable...
When I first was exposed to this product I truly felt the idea of primers overall would be a hoaks. But boy was I wrong! I am not saying however this is something everybody should consider a must. But for me being in my thirties with a very dry skin it has really made a difference. Not only has the use of this primer made my skin all over clearer and cleaner, protecting it from sucking up too much foundation due to it's constant thirst for any moisture. It literarly creates less need for foundation and powder to make my skin look flawless and it definately increases my make up's staying power. Today I only use tinted moistrizers as opposed to before hevier ones and I use a lot less powder. My skins condition has also vastly improved with less noticible pores, probably due to the protecting barrier of the primer. The watery gel like consistency doesn't seem able to do much when you first feel the product but it sure makes a difference in spite of it's seemingly invisible texture. A definate staple in my make up bag!