I read up on the reviews on MUA and Sephora and was very eager (and optimistic) to try this primer. First, its almost impossible for me to find at a store, so I had to order it on sephora.com. Itís also pretty expensive, although you get a big tube I still think its pricey. I wear Everyday Minerals loose powder foundation, and need something to help give me some staying powder (and better coverage) on my oily porous skin. Prior to getting this primer I just put the EM right on my skin sans lotion, which seems to help it last longer. If my skin is dry I need lotion but use it sparingly. The first time I tried it I put a little of this primer all over my face before using my EM, without using lotion first. Big mistakeÖI am sensitive to silicone, so I avoid anything with silicone in it. I read the ingredients to this and it doesnít say there is silicone (or silica) in it, but it sure feels like it. Its got lots of slip but feels very dry once you put it on. Too dry in fact. It says its supposed to be slightly moisturizing, but I think itís the opposite. After about a minute my face got white flakes on it and the primer pilled up. Looked terrible! I didnít even attempt to put my EM over that as I knew it would make my makeup look cakey. So I rinsed it off, and put on lotion first. Then I reapplied the primer. Helped a bit but I still noticed some dry looking patches where it pilled up again. I put on my EM and an hour later my face was as oily as can be. The second time I used it, I just put it on my forehead and T-Zone. I was still shiny an hour later so this did absolutely nothing for me except make my face look dry, flaky, and then greasy. Also noteworthy: I find the scent of this stuff HORRIBLE! It smells like cheap old lady floral perfume. It goes away after you put it on but címon! Thatís the best scent they could find for this? Yuck! Iíd rather smell chemicals than that retched floral smell. So back to Sephora it goes. At least I can drop it off at the store instead of mailing it back and save myself from spending any more money on it. I know some of you love this but it certainly didnít work for meÖ.the search continues.
It doesn't keep my oilies away very long and it caused me to break out even though I use oil-based cleanser. It does smell nice and I love the clear packaging. Too bad this didn't work out for me. :(
All bow down to the super human beings at YSL who formulated this ingenious product. THIS IS MY FAVORITE PRIMER- HG MATERIAL. It is so smooth, blendable, smells great, lasts all day, mattifying PERFECTION. Yes, it is another pricey primer, but I reccomend this to everyone. I don't like the fact that it is in a tube and not a pump, but it is still perfect. The price has never been more worth it, in my opinion.
Believe the hype - this stuff DOES work as mattifier, primer, and finishing touch to set your makeup. Really blurs your pores and gives your face that airbrushed effect. When I forget to use it (and you only need a teeny squirt), I really feel it b/c I end up blotting more than I'd like to. However, when I do use it usu. right before my BB cream and powder, then I can go til noon before having to blot for the first time.
This works!! Goes on super smooth and prevents your face from getting shiny. Prevents makeup from settling in pores and fine lines. I have typical combo skin with a shiny T zone. Will defo buy again.
Absolutely AMAZING! HG!!!! This is the best quality makeup product that I have ever bought for reasons which I will explain below, so the price ($42) to me is very well justified. I had my first tube for about 9 months before purchasing a new one. You only need about a pea sized amount, to get all day flawless makeup. The product itself has great "slip" and spreads like a dream. It has a whipped texture, but doesn't feel heavy or greasy on my skin, and the light floral scent is not offensive. It doesn't leave a white cast on the skin. This did not give clog my pores and make me break out like previous lesser primers that I have tried which are so overhyped but not even worthy of being mentioned in this review. Rather it minimized them and helped my powder foundation adhere better to my skin. As I am a bit on the oily side, I appreciate the mattifying property. I notice as the weather gets warmer, I have to blot about once a day, but believe me when I say I am not complaining about this, because it used to be that I would have to blot 3-4 times a day year round. I like the fact that it comes in a clear tube as well. When I got to he last bit, I cut the tube in half to scoop out the rest to put in a small sample jar. If you're still not convinced, request a sample first. You will not be disappointed!
Helps to prolong the hold of makeup, is easy to apply, doesn't smell, you just need a small amount. Foundation goes very well over this primer. Leaves skin soft and velvet. Doesn't control oil, I shine with or without this product, that's actually the main reason why I wouldn't buy it again.
The sun is on full UV blast, the dank humidity hangs around and sticks like a second skin, mingling with sweat and sebum, the bugs buzz, bite and feast - ah, the joys of summer! Time to break out my antidote to the great summer mayhem, shiny pore-riddled oozing T-Zone and gooey smeary makeup. It is ridiculous how effortless it is with this Primer to maintain some poise and composure while trapped in the midst of irritated, sweaty, not-very-fresh metro commuters during peak hours. This fruity-green scented velvety siliconey goo in a tube kept my face fresh as a peach with no sign of my makeup beating a retreat or forming random patterns that can be best described as "beige ombre". It performs its miraculous feat on the eyes too, putting UDPP to shame. And with its soft translucent tube, every last drop can be seen and squeezed out, no need to wield the chainsaw to dissect curvy hard plastic bottle parts to get at hidden pockets of products!
Initially upon application, i did not notice the immediate shrinking of my pores and was a bit disappointed. However, when i applied my liquid foundation over it, it seemed flawless and not too matte, with a hint of soft glow. I did notice that my oily face was kept relatively matte 12 hours out shopping with my bf!
I am super oily! I was a total fan of givinchi mister matte primer(still am) it smells of slight rose! (love that too) but I also have tried the ysl matte touch primer and it, I think even works a tad better! So ladies with oily skin in need of an awesome primer both work super well! So yes at this very moment I bought the full size of the matte touch and am glad I did!