This product is expppennnsivveee, and you just get this tiny little tube! A little ridiculous, but I think it's worth it for the right people. I have really ugly and big pores on my nose and sometimes my forehead, so when I'm done applying makeup I dab this on and it definitely blurs out my pores. I haven't used this as a foundation primer and I really wouldn't recommend it, honestly. Your foundation will probably rub most of it off, and it's really just too expensive to be used ALL OVER your face. Get a regular Beauty Balm foundation primer from MAC or something. This is good if you have a few problem areas and just dab a little over them at the end of your makeup routine, but if your whole face is a pore-y mess, you may want to find something else unless you have big $$$, because this stuff is expensive. The packaging is a little deceptive too, because the box makes it look like it's going to be quite a bit bigger. Very cute packaging though.
I'm a primer/mattifyer junkie and have tried most on the market, but this is the first one I've bought twice - it's simply brilliant, the effect lasts ages, and though mattifying is billed quite a way down it's list of benefits it keeps my oily areas matt for hours along with hiding first wrinkles. A little goes a long way and any product where you use every last bit in the tube is worth the money in my opinion!
This really seemed to do just what it claimed ! To be honest, I was surprised at how well it worked! I have some larger pores on my cheeks and this completely blurred them out so it looked like the were not there at all! It also left a really soft and even finish perfect for foundation to go over. It seemed to really keep my foundation on for a longer time and I certainly loved how it gave my face a really clean , seemingly pore-less face to put foundation on over.
Overall I liked it I thought It was a really really great primer and really would recommend it to anyone in the market for a high end primer , especially if they consider their pores to be a big issue.
Price - 30$ - so it's a little pricy but that amount of product you get lasts you a really long time
Packaging - pretty good- Its cute! And easy to use there is nothing wrong with it
would i re-buy it ? Yes !
who should buy it- people in the market for a high end primer who want their pores to be blurred
- It definitely does "blur" my pores a bit. It won't make them vanish, but for someone with big pores like me, this primer makes them a lot less obvious.
- Awesome packaging, I like the little squeezy tube.
- Makes my skin soft and smooth, but I'm pretty sure that's just silicone at work as usual
- It does improve the look of my foundation on top, but marginally so. I don't look photoshopped but it does my rough-looking skin look "better" for longer.
- I'm oily, and I didn't notice any oil-control from this primer. I still had to blot around my normal time.
- It's scented vaguely like aloe or mint or something. I don't mind, but some people might.
- Kinda pricey at $30 for a small-ish tube. :( I wonder if the Too Faced primer is just as good, since that one also claims to blur your pores...
Overall, great product, although not a miracle worker that some people claim it to be. It's a tad pricey, but if you really like the effect, I can see this being worth the money. I only use it in specific parts of my face (T-zone, focusing on the giant pores on my cheeks) so I don't think I use too much at a time, so a tube should last me a while!
Let me start by saying I am not cheap, but $30 is not worth for the amount you get. So this primer basically does nothing for my face and I don't notice a difference besides the shine that's added on my t-zone. Save your money, but if your like me and like to test the product out before reading the reviews than go ahead and buy it.
This is the best thing I have ever bought. I feel like I have big pores. I definitely have bumpy skin and a touch of acne.
This stuff totally smooths out my skin and makes any sort of make-up that I put on top of it looks smooth and silky. Even powder. Even in the parts of my face that have tons of movement like around my mouth, smooth smooth smooth sailing!
really great primer.im really glad i gave this primer a try because it does what i wanted a primer to do to my skin. my skin is very oily and acne prone, and this made my skin less oily,didnt break me out, made my makeup last and also made my foundation look better. only thiing i didnt like was that for the size of the tube it was too much money tho all u do is just apply a dab, very little bit.but over all a great primer i do reccomend :)
I used my full sample of this and have been wanting to buy another one ever since! The best primer out there !
Really NOT impressed by this. Didn't really improve the look of my skin at all and has a cloying citrus smell. It smooths your skin, but common now, any drugstore primer can do that. For 30$ I'm expecting a primer to really blur out your pores and imperfections. The girls at Ulta really pushed me to purchase this like they always do with Benefit products. Do they get commission or 'benefits' from selling their products?? In any case, this primer sucks and I've tried many and know what to expect from a good primer. Very disappointed.
The forumla is sort of cream to powder which is really disliked. Similar to Too Faced Primed and Poreless. I didn't like the feel of it or. how it made my foundation apply. it probably made my makeup last about 5 minutes longer than it would have done without it. I'm not a fan.