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on 4/28/2008 11:48:00 AM
More reviews by waimingsiu
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
i received this as a sample from sephora...and LOVED it. i was using the laura mercier primer for awhile but have now completely converted over to this one. it doesn't clog my pores and helps control my oily skin. i can see how it wouldn't be suitable for someone with dry skin. however, when i use this primer...i don't find the need to blot my face later on, which is wonderful :)
on 4/23/2008 12:48:00 AM
More reviews by BeagleLab
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse
Didn't like this at all. It was too drying on my skin.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/20/2008 9:22:00 AM
More reviews by MilesDevin
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
This does nothing to control oil, but does do a decent job of priming the skin. Not worth the hype. I prefer Clinique's Pore Minimizing T Zone Shine Control or MUFE All Mat over this any day. Overpriced and overrated. End of story.
on 4/3/2008 6:42:00 PM
More reviews by missy0202
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
A very good idea. A primer that is oil-free for sensitive,acne prone and oily skin. Too bad it doesn't work. Goes on very smoothly and looks great for about an hour and then my oily skin is back. Would probably work for people with not that oily skin.
on 3/31/2008 8:06:00 PM
More reviews by ChristinaSF
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
For about 2 weeks, I wore this primer on the left half of my face, no primer on the right. I topped the primer with my usual foundation.On the upside, it did not cause me to break out, which is a serious concern for me with any new product.On the downside, I didn't get much benefit from it. Immediately after applying, my skin appeared more matte. But by lunchtime, the two sides of my face looked identical. They still looked identical at the end of the day. So, I saw a short-term increase in matteness, but no increase in longevity.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 3/31/2008 6:44:00 PM
More reviews by ahwannabe
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse
Went on nicely, but left a chalky residue. Probably okay if you have really pale skin.
on 3/29/2008 10:00:00 PM
More reviews by anglomania86
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I bought this several days ago and the first time I tried it I wasn't overly impressed. It seemed to make areas of my face super dry and flakey which didn't look good at all, it also made some areas where I applied my powder foundation cakey! I've now realised that what I should have done was to give it adequate drying time before I applied my foundation as these past few days this initial flakeyness didn't happen. I feel like it has done wonders for my oily skin and my t-zone is less oily and I don't really need to blot it. Overall I'm pleased with the product but I have to say that the price is crazy. I grudgingly paid the extortionate amount but won't be doing that anytime soon because I'm sure there are primers out there that will do the job for far less!
on 3/27/2008 2:15:00 PM
More reviews by Christi_W
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
This would be a great primer, if it didn't make my skin so angry. After the first couple days of using this, I broke out in the places I usually do once a month, so I thought "okay, maybe it's a hormonal thing... 3 weeks early." A few days later I was also breaking out with tiny red bumps in areas of my face that have never broken out before. I stopped using it and a week later my skin was clear again. This is unfortunate because it did really well at keeping my makeup in place, making my pores look smaller (I don't really have large pores, though, so I don't know that it helps that much), and I wasn't as oily as usual.
on 3/27/2008 12:16:00 AM
More reviews by mmtt
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
My sister used the regular formulation for her wedding and never looked shiny (even thought it was in Hawaii). She suggested I use the light version as I am prone to having break outs. I was SO disappointed! The packaging is nice and it did make my skin feel nice for the first 30 seconds while I was putting it on, but after that things just went downhill. It caused little bumps as well as large cystic type pimples. I was shiny again in 2-3 hours. It did nothing to make my makup stay longer. And I got these dry patches on my cheeks. What a waste!
on 3/19/2008 3:46:00 PM
More reviews by tideturns
Skin: Other, Olive, Not Sure
i actually really like this stuff- i wanted to hate it because of the pricetag but it really does help my makeup stay on longer and makes my pores less noticeable once makeup goes on. i recently switched to this after mistakenly trying the original photo finish (i have acne prone skin) i am way happier with the light version and despite the price tag i will buy this again.
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