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on 1/4/2014 2:35:00 PM
More reviews by carcar44324
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Red, Straight, Other
This primer doesn't seem to do much. I use this after cleansing and moisturizing and before I put on my foundation (Bare Essentials Original foundation). My foundation doesn't usually move out of place, but I bought this hoping for a smoother, pore less appearance. For the cost, it seems that this primer doesn't do much. My skin is very oily skin and while this didn't break me out, it didn't do much to give me that "airbrushed" look. I have not tried this with a tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation, so I cannot speak to what that would do to the lasting power with that. What I noticed about the product:PROS-Seamless application. Very smooth and feels nice on the skin-Didn't break me out-Slightly took down the shine and kept oil at bay-Layers well under makeup-Photographs well, doesn't leave a white castCONS-Didn't notice a big difference in lasting power with mineral foundation -Didn't make my skin "pore less" or "airbrushed," for the most part it looked the same-Takes up a lot of space in your makeup bag and adds unnecessary steps to the routine-Very expensiveOverall, I am not very impressed with this product for the price that I paid. It seems like there would be other, cheaper products on the market like other primers, bb creams or certain foundations that would provide better effects. While this didn't irritate my skin, it didn't do enough to remain a staple in my beauty routine.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 1/2/2014 11:44:00 AM
More reviews by BettyBoop2011
Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I have tried smashbox photo finish before. I was finding my face was super oily during the day....I have oily skin anyway, but it was getting so oily I literally looked like someone threw oil at my face (grosse, I know, sorry!). I stopped using this product and the oil stopped.]I threw the regular photofinish product into my stuff that's never used make up bag. I then came across a sample of photo finish light primer, and it seemed to be amazing. That day my make up stayed perfect, flawless, with no shine. I was so excited I ordered the full size straight away. However, after using it I realised it must have just been a fluke when using the sample. This stuff is, for me, pointless. It's thin, it doesn't give a smooth, matte finish, it doesn't conceal pores, and it doesn't make my make up last longer. Total waste of money. I found in the end my clinique city block which I wore as SPF made the best primer. Now I use that as a moisturizer primer and sunscreen in one, saves time in the morning and stops me wasting money on more useless products like this one. Def. try before you buy ladies
on 12/27/2013 6:55:00 PM
More reviews by Miloshy
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
fortunately I bought the travel size, so glad I didn't buy the full one. This primer doesn't do anything, it's just the same as N. 7 airbrush away primer...but the n7 one costs much less..they have the same consistency, color, etc and they do the same thing...NOTHING
on 12/23/2013 12:22:00 AM
More reviews by jjquan
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I have repurchased this item 4-5 times now and it has always worked really well for me - until a bunch of new primers came out on the market. I found that this one always made my skin a little finicky and sometimes broke me out. I really like the finish on it, it goes on a little sticky, but dries really nicely and silky. It doesn't accentuate my pores and holds my make up in place for at least 10 hours, but I just found that the price seems to be a little more (if not the same) but the product is a lot less, so it was time for me to move on and find another primer that would be easier on my skin and wallet. Overall, it did what it was supposed to, but wasn't a fantastic product.
on 12/16/2013 3:53:00 PM
More reviews by rebeccarkane
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
ALL HAIL.This is expensive, I'll give you that, but it mattifies even the oiliest of faces. It helps my tinted moisturizer stick, as well as blush, but my bronzer is gone by midday. I do lie down on my side while reading or sitting on the couch, so I won't knock off a lippy until I determine what the cause of it is. I find it STINKS. But I am willing to put up with it because it is so good!
on 11/26/2013 7:33:00 PM
More reviews by Peacelovebeks
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Purchased this primer after reading such amazing reviews on this product. I apply a very small amount (a little goes a long way) spread all over my face about 5 mins or so after moisturizing and 5 mins before foundation. I must say, this stuff is like magic. It provides a perfect surface to apply my foundation, makes it appear airbrushed. I use either MAC face & body or Studio Fix Fluid (depending on my desired coverage). I have combination and sensitive skin and usually get oily pretty quickly. Product is about $36 for 30ml but like I said a little goes a long way and is definitely worth the money. This keeps my face feeling matte, I don't even get oily in my T-zone. This is also oil-free which makes it perfect for acne prone skin. When I run out I will definitely re-purchase.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 11/20/2013 4:33:00 PM
More reviews by StephanieL22
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Amazing primer! Yes its very expensive but worth every penny!!! I cant say enough good things about it, you do not need alot to apply, makeup stays put and face stays matte all day!! I dont even have to blot my face or powder throughout the day, amazing.
on 11/5/2013 1:39:00 PM
More reviews by chocolateorange221
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
Best primer I've ever had. I have the oiliest skin but this managed to control the oiliness. After 9 hours of wearing makeup, my makeup still had a matte finish. I would absolutely recommend it for anyone with combination to oily skin. Seriously would repurchase. It's quite expensive, but you get what you paid for; a top quality primer!
on 11/4/2013 9:01:00 PM
More reviews by fizzivizzi
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure
OH MY GOSH! this is a wonderful primer. I've used about 4 other primers now, and this one is perfect. HG primer. i'm so oily in my T-zone like you wouldn't believe. This paired with my Makeup forever HD foundation is my HG combo. They make me look so flawless and the primer makes my foundation last so much longer, the benefit's stay flawless 15 hour one was the primer i used before this one, but with that one, it was hard to blend my foundation and it didn't keep all of my foundation on my face (is that how you put it?) while this one, easy to blend and keeps me looking flawless all day. LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
on 10/27/2013 10:19:00 PM
More reviews by babyblue59
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
This is the best primer I have ever tried and the only primer I can wear on a daily basis that won't feel heavy for clog my pores. If you have oily, acne-prone, or sensitive skin you will love this! My makeup looks perfect all day long and oil is seriously kept at bay and basically does not exist with this primer!
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