This is a great primer. I bought it being a little frugal instead of buying my usual MAC Prep and Prime. I love this primer. It goes on very smooth and has a minimal smell. This primer does it's job as it does help my make up stay on all day. I would have to say my only beef with this primer is that it makes me a little oily, but take this with a grain of salt as I have very oily skin on my face. I put a little milk of magnesia on my T-zone and then put this primer on top of it and I never miss a beat. I have also notice less breakouts using this primer than any of my others. Also note that it lasts a very long time, I wear makeup daily and Ive been using the same bottle since July!!
This product is silky to the touch, it does not show under makeup, and as an added bonus has broad spectrum sun protection. What else can you want?
I bought this primer because I didn't want to spend too much money and I was running low on my other primer, so basically, it was just on a whim. The packaging caught my eye, though, and I especially liked how the primer came in a decent plastic bottle with a pump, but I did not like how the product was all mushed together in the bottle. When I opened the lid, it seemed like the primer was all glued to the edges of the bottle and I would have to shake the bottle with force just to get it out. The texture of the primer is also silky, almost watered down, and EXTREMELY oily, which I did NOT favor for my combination skin. However, it does help keep the makeup stay on for long hours. I would go to school at 8 am, go to work in the afternoon, then come back home at 8 pm, and noticed that my makeup had not worn off at all. Overall, this was just a product that I bought on a whim and that I have always wanted to try out, but I will definitely not buy it again or recommend it to anyone with oily or combination skin.
-has a pump
-decent price (about $18-$20)
-helps makeup stay on for longs hours
-have to shake the bottle multiple times
I absolute HATE this product! I bought this oil-free primer because I already have oily skin and my face would just be excessively oily if I bought had bought the one with oil. Anyways, I had used Rimmel's face primer before and I loved it! It did a very great job evening out my skin and minimizing my pores. As I started running out I began looking around for a new primer and I came across this one. I thought I'd give it a try so I bought it and tried it out. It was a lot thinner and more oily than the one I had before. I didn't like how it didn't cover my skin evenly and it didn't minimize my pores on my nose, instead, it made them more visible to the eye. After using it for a month I realized how dark my pores had gotten! I tried using every remedy that you could possibly think of to get rid of them, but no luck. I was so upset. I became really self conscious of my nose and went back to my old primer which helped hide my now black pores. I wouldn't reccommend this product at all to anyone especially those with pores, those who break out easily, and those who have oily skin. It's a big waste of money.
Love this primer. I have extremely oily skin and this keeps my skin perfect. Its hard to find something that keeps my skin matte and shine free all day.
I'm kind of amazed by this primer. I have pretty dry skin and most primers tend to suck up all the moisture in my face and leave me with a Sahara desert-dryness that I have to try and apply foundation over... but this one feels so silky and actually seems to hydrate my skin. I usually just smear on some tinted moisturizer and a bit of cream blush over this and I'm good for the entire day. It's really an impressive product, I will definitely purchase again.
I've tried a lot of primers I used to use the MAC prep and prime but would always end up greasy by the end of the day, I picked this up at VS to bump my purchase to $50 so I could use a coupon and when I used it I loved it. Goes on really smooth, gives a really nice base for foundation and just makes my face really matte and silky I use the oil free version because at 27 I still have awful acne and it helps to cover my acne scars. Really nice product, I'm starting to try more of their make up and am really liking it I was hesitant because I hate every fragrance except Heavenly.
This was the first foundation primer I used and it's probably the one I'll consistently come back to after having tried other face primers including from Stila and NYX. The primer has SPF 30 already so you can use any foundation with or without SPF. The texture of this primer is very silky, though too much of it can feel a little greasy on the skin, so a minimal amount is key to feel-good powder foundation makeup that doesn't get heavy on the skin throughout the day. This can be an issue for those with oily skin especially during the summer, but fortunately Victoria's Secret recently came out with an oil-free primer. I have yet to try this, but this definitely sounds like a far better alternative than the original for those with oily and acne-prone skin! The original formula should be great for those with dry skin, though.
I would give this product a 5, but the packaging has a pump that may dispense too much product at once, so I often had to pump a quarter of the way down to get just the minimal amount of product I needed for one application of foundation. A full pump would have resulted in the greasy mess I mentioned.
The price of this primer is a little high compared to primers such as those by NYX. I have tried the HD primer from NYX though, and although it's about $5 cheaper than the primer from VS, I still prefer the more versatile VS formula by leaps and bounds more.
I LOVE this face primer! Before this, I always used bareMinerals primetime primer. I ran out of them, so I went ahead and got this. I am quite impressed how good this works. It's scentless, has a PUMP, smooth to the touch, and has great staying power. A very good base for my foundation to sit on. It sucks I'm almost running out though, but I would definitely go out and buy this again.
I have gotten a sample of this stuff and over all i loved it. i just did not like the whole shimmer it had to it. but after i blended it into my skin i love the way it left my skin. my foundation and concealer go on so perfect that i forget I'm wearing any foundation. once I'm finished with the sample i will spend the 20 dollars on this product. anytime i do my friends make up they all love the product i use before the foundation. it doesn't leave your skin all oily like the other primers i have used.