I quite liked this! It has the classic silicone feel, but it really does make your make up go on much smoother - particularly harder foundations to work with like Revlon Colorstay (mmhmm! U know what i'm talking about!).
You need only a little bit, do not slather a bunch on you face.
I feel it did help my make-up last.
I would def repurchase again.
I found that this product didn't work well with my foundation, the satin smooth feel quickly turns to an oil-like sheen when combined with foundation.
I'm struggling to understand the wide-spreead appeal for dimethicone (silicone) primers. Most of the time, they look and feel like an oil that has curdled into gel form. I say oil coz that's how it feels when it slips and slops over my skin's surface. It feels like the primer is sitting afloat on my skin. It feels unstable and doesn't seem to really "grasp" my skin to provide a good barrier b/n makeup and real skin. When I apply it feels like it "slips" off when I begin to apply my foundation. I don't get it at all when reviewers drone on about how well this makes their makeup last. Sometimes I feel people are saying it to jump the bandwagon - like the characteristic placebo effect when a hyped product had just started to spread to the masses & everybody is loving it because they already presume it's going to be good.
Given, it does mattify your skin on immediate application. The silicones just absorb up my natural oils and leaves me shine-free for about 5-10 minutes before I apply foundation. After foundation, it does nothing whatsoever to keep my oilies at bay. In fact, I think it made it a lot worse! Dimethicone has this slippery oily texture and that probably contributed to the icky slimey feeling I got after approx 1-2 hrs of wearing it. I actually need to powder/blot 2-3 times MORE when I use a dimethicone primer.
I reckon this primer gives the ILLUSION of smoother skin because it takes away the shine and so you don't get light reflecting off your little pores and crevices...but it all comes back as soon as you apply foundation. Quite a useless product this.
In short, if you have oily skin and what a mattifying primer, or if you want something that LASTS, or something that decently smooths out your skin, this does none of it. I don't trust silicone based primers...
Hi Ladies, First of all let me say....I have very oily/acne prone skin and this worked like a charm for me. It gives me a nice foundation for my MAC studio fix powder/blot powder and I seal this with the MAC Charge Water and it works like heaven. I'm not going to wear this on a daily basis as I don't do that with my MAC. But this will be a staple in my going out routine. Great Product, give it a try!
hands down the best primer I own (my previous fav was YSL flash radiance skincare brush) , really takes my skin to another level (be aware, if you dont like the silica/slippery feel you may not like this, but i like that smooth feeling). doesn't break me out. Give it a go!
This may be a good primer, but I have concluded that my skin is probably unahppy with primers in general because it is so porous and clog-prone. Only a few minutes after putting this on, I noticed the unusual rough, clogged texture all over my face and immediately tried removing it. This was the last primer I tried before deciding that my sensitive skin was probably not meant for this kind of makeup component.
the WORST primer I've ever used. This stuff is like applying vaseline to my face. My makeup literally slid off by noon. It also gave me a greasy sheen the entire day.
It does make my foundation apply easily, but if it can't keep it in place, what's the use?
Purchased at Target for $8, it's seem to be doing the same thing as Amazing Cosmetics primer, goes on smoothly, does not clog up my combo skin and most importantly makes my foundation application glide on, especially with my Chanel Perfection Lumiere.
um..... i have got quite a mixed feeling towards this product... i think i am leaning towards the 'dislike' side.
firstly, the good things: easy to apply, spreads easily on face, does leave skin smooth and soft...
the bad things: oily... feels very oily on my combination skin upon application, need to wait a few minutes for it to set, see no obvious result in oil control, no pink glow or whatsoever as suggested on the package, doesn't minimize pores, doesn't really improve skin texture or even out skin tone...
overall, if you have normal to dry skin, with limited blemishes or skin discoloration, then go and give it a try... given its affordable price (i bought it for only $7 at Priceline Australia) i am not expecting too much.
i bought this primer because when i've tested it,i've noticed that my skin was softer.so, it leaves my skin soft,smooths out the skin before my foundation.it makes my foundation last longer.i really love that primer!