Just happened to be in VS for something else and saw this on display and could not resist trying on my hand, and OMG it felt just like Smashbox photofinish primer I had a sample of from Sephora! I didn't purchase that day, but ended up going back to VS like a week later to purchase since I could not get that wonderful stuff out of my mind! I goes on so light and smooth and makes your foundation go on so nice! Love it!
This is great even without putting foundation on after. The sun protection is a major benefit.
This is my absolute favorite face primer and I swear by it. It not only makes my makeup last all day long, it also keeps my skin looking smooth, flawless, and looking hydrated. The consistency of this product is the reason why I am in love. It applies on very smoothly, evenly, has a hint of shimmer (some pearls), has a matte-satin finish, but does not leave the skin looking so dry. I wear it under my NARS Syracuse Sheer Foundation and, let me tell you, the product lasts and does not brush off on other surfaces/fabrics as much as with other primers or none!!! I have a combination of oily and normal skin, so after 12 hours, my skin still does get slightly oily, but even a few blots doesn't harm my makeup especially with this primer. This product is very economical ($18 per bottle, for a good volume of product!!) but the packaging and the pump/bottle are some of the best among similar products. If you are taking pictures with a flash or going to be under lots of fluorescent lights, then you should be careful on how you layer over this product, as the SPF 20 could leave your skin looking slightly ghostly and satiny when hit by light. Still, i love love LOVE this primer!
I like this primer. I don't find it to be "greasy" on my skin, but it is more on the oily side for a primer. However, that works for me because I have dry skin. This hasn't broken out my sensitive face so that's also a plus. The pump distributes just the right amount to apply to your face; so it's very hard to waste product. Makes my makeup last ALL day. I can't say it completely blocks oil from showing up on my T-zone, but it does something. I have to say if you don't properly wash your face after wearing this it has the potential to break you out, but that's with any makeup product you use.. I do believe this primer is worthy every penny. ($20) BUT if you have oily or acne-prone skin, I think you should avoid. My only gripe would be the packaging. When I first used it, the pump wouldn't work. The stem connected to the pump is very short so once you get past half the product you will not be able to use the pump. Which will end up wasting product since you'd have to dig it out.
I liked this b/c it has uva/uva sunblock but it felt greasy and made my makeup foundation look ashy.
I LOOVEEEE the victoria 's secret primer! One plus is that it has UV and it's not oily. When you first put it on it seems oily but it comees out really smoothly. Most primers tend to make my face oily but this one doesn't. I highly recommend getting it it's worth it only 15 bucks. The bottle looks small but it lasted me a good while!
I like this primer, I mean it is not bad, my face is combination type and this primer doesnt prevent my face from getting oily.. but i am pissed with the packaging, just because i am almost done with this (i have like 1/4 of the product in the container) and i just cant get it out.. the pump wont let me reach for more product even though there is quite a lot in the conatiner, i guess it is just a pump problem, but i feel like it is a huge waste of money, cause i only got to use 3/4ths of the product
I have aging skin with pock mark scarring and I absolutely loved this primer. During the summer, I use it under a tinted moisturizer w/sunscreen and it stays fresh all day!
I had a 10$ off coupon n saw the great reviews n thought why not???So I only ended up paying a few bucks for this.If you have very oily skin I would stay away. The reason this has so many great reviews is because there is only one person hat reviewed with very oily skin. This has a pump on it that I liked the look of it at first but sometimes when you press down nothing comes out and sometimes you get an extra big globb so I ended up hating the pump.The product itself is somewhat greasy to me and for me being acne prone, is something I would run from putting on my face.This made my face oiler and shinier faster after my makeip application. I had a few breakouts not sure if it was from this or hormonal time of the month. I would not purchase this cheap greasy primer again.Prob great for dry or drier skin sounds like
I use a lot of primer so it's one of my more costly makeup expenses. I'm always hoping to find one that's a great deal, but so far the best ones I've found are Lancome Pro Base and Smashbox Photo FInish with Dermaxyl. This VS one wasn't terribly expensive and had great reviews but after 2 weeks of use, I am forced to admit it isn't working for me. Its failings are two-fold; it doesn't give a soft look around my eyes like the Smashbox Dermaxyl does, and my makeup melts off a lot faster than it does with Smashbox Dermaxyl.So back to my old favorite I've gone.