I like it! I was really on the fence after reading the reviews as to whether I wanted to try it...curiousity gained the upper hand...again! It is really thick but easy to work with, not so easy getting it out of the tube but that's okay. After reading the other reviews I did take the pointers offered and they worked well. A peanut size works well, adding more in places and less in others was also great advice. Another reviewer mentioned that it takes a few minutes to really see the effects, I agree. I have been wearing MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Loose foundation which worked well over this, not cakey or gunky at all and not drying.I was worried wearing a powder foundation over this. I did find that it visibly smoothed my skin, made my eyes look less puffy, smooth and generally my face looked "blurred" as in a soft focus look... the lines across my forehead seemed to soften somewhat but wasn't too dramatic but not too bad! It wore well all day, from 5 am until 6pm when I decided to run out to the store and checked my face in the mirror, still looked great! The effects on my face are better than what I've gotten with Clarins Instant Smooth which I also like and it's less paste-like. As for my neck, I found that the L'Oreal Magic Perfecting base is better, I never even thought to try this on my neck until I read another reviewer mention it, so thank you everyone for your ideas. Probably best for drier skin. I will definitely repurchase. Oh, and I don't mind spending money on great things but I still think this is overpriced for a drugstore brand. L'Oreal's gotten pricey!
I wanted to give this Primer a fair shot as I've found for some reason as time goes on they seem to work better or worse. This one is definitely looking better day after day. I take selfies almost daily and honestly I can tell a big difference from when I first started using this to now 14 days later, especially in my frown lines. I have very dry skin and no I don't think this would work with someone who has oily skin. I use it sparingly in certain areas and heavy in others especially my frown lines. I use several different foundations and honestly it works on all of them. Do not set your face with heavy powder if you have dry skin no matter what you use. It doesn't erase anything but yes it does blur them and make your photos look much better. I do have large pores on my nose and I cannot see it settling in them at all. I do take extra care of my skin and use the Olay Cleansing brush 3 times a week. I also use Clinique's pore refinisher on my nose. It's definintely worth the price as I've found it works just as good as some $40 dollar primers I've used.
When you buy this product it CLEARLYS says it's not a primier. I don't know why people are not reading. It does do what it claims which is good. I've had it for a couple days but I don't think it's something you would wear under makeup cause it makes your makeup look funky after a while. I only would wear this at home or when I'm to lazy to be full face.
This did absolutely nothing for my skin: didn't blur anything; didn't help my foundation "glide on," i threw it away.
I didn't love this product as much as I thought I would. It didn't seem to work all that well for me. My pores pretty much looked the same after I put it on and it did nothing to improve the texture of my skin. I wouldn't buy this product again.
I like this stuff - it's like a cheaper version of my Clarins smoother that I like. And by cheaper, I mean in price, not quality. Like my Clarins brand, it acts like a kind of " spackle" , filling in my fine lines around my eyes. Not totally of course, but enough to give a little illusion of a soft focus.
Love the fact it has sunscreen too. It did ball up a little under my foundation, but not a lot.
I would get this again when it runs out.
I first used a generous sample from Allure magazine to see how this would work, and I was quite surprised about the difference it made. The consistency is a little odd, but it applies very easily and even without foundation on top, I immediately noticed a difference in my crow's feet and other smile lines. Not an enormous difference, but enough to have made me buy a tube of it at Target ($20). After I run out of this I may also buy the clear version without the sunscreen. I should mention that with a light foundation on top it looks even better!
It's a five for me.
I had asked for it at Walgreen's, where it was $25. I was told they sell so much of it that they can barely keep it in stock. It must work well for other people but me.
I bought a couple of samples first without even realizing that this contained sunscreen. I first tried it as a sample in a magazine.
I tried it on my old turkey neck first. It made a noticeable difference. Then I used it on my freckled chest. Again I noticed a positive difference. And I had no reaction to it which is saying a lot. So I graduated to my face. Tried it on my 50's+ face. Blurred lines, softened age spots, made my concealer and foundation last and not crease. All good.
Then I realized this has SPF 30. Kicking up heels here. I had tried this type of product by La Roche Posay before(same parent company) and it's good that L'Oreal worked out the bugs. The LRP product required a pliers to get that primer out of the tube, and it had irritated my freakishly sensitive skin. This is more accessible and cheaper.
Great for mature normal/dry to combination skin. I can see oily skinned people hating the texture of this. Also it probably will not hold up to oil.
GREASY! Went on nice at first, but my noon, my face felt like a greasy mess. I've been looking for a primer to help control shine and smooth out tone - which this felt like it did immediately after application. I couldn't bear the feeling any longer and had to wash this off during my lunch break. I don't think I used too much - barely a small pea sized amount for my entire face. I would not buy this again, even if it were less expensive.
I just tried samples of this, and it was different than what I expected. But not in a bad way, I just didn't know it was a primer type cream. I was expecting just an anti-aging wrinkle type corrector(not that I have them!) I really liked it, the texture is sort of thick,then as you apply it you get this soft,powdery finish type look and feel. It was great as a primer, evens out complexion, giving a nice smooth canvas for makeup. It does smooth out any lines or uneven tones. My skin is sensitive,and this didn't affect it at all, very nice product, I would use again:)