I've only tried one other primer, which is the Maybelline Age Rewind, so I don't have a lot to compare this to.
I really like the texture, it's very soft and fluffy. It really helps my pores looks smaller and smooths my skin overall. Even after like 10 hours my makeup still looks great.
On the downside it does not really spread on to the skin well, so i end up using more than I would really like too. I can't really see this tiny jar lasting long at all. My other gripe would be that it seems to be causing a few pimple to pop up.
I received a carded sample of this and did like it. It was very smooth without being oily. I'd used the VS FX primer and am currently using the Jafra primer. I'm wanting to buy this one now. Liked it so much better. I would say my makeup lasted about 6-8 hrs. I also noticed it did brighten my face a bit & covered some minor imperfections. continued >>
I tried this product because I was looking for a less expensive makeup primer. I don't like this primer as well as some of the more expensive brands such as smashbox, pores no more, etc. However, for the price it is not bad. The container is not that big and the stuff is thick so it isn't cheap when you consider that it doesn't last that long however, it is still much cheaper than the brands I mentioned above. It does not cause me to break out and it does fill in some of my pores a bit and I believe it helps keep my makeup on longer. That said, I several issues with this product. I don't like how thick it is. That combined with the stickiness makes it feel like I am rubbing glue on my face. This means I have trouble getting it even. I also find that my makeup does not apply nicely over top and it in fact makes my foundation harder to blend in. It does help my pores and complexion look a little more even though not to the extent that more expensive primers do. I will buy this product again when I am broke because it works better than no primer but when I have the money I will splurge on a more expensive brand.
I like how this looks for about the first hour after I put it on. After that, it's like I didn't use anything at all. It is very thick and hard to spread evenly, and the little jar isn't the greatest way to package this. Not impressed. Two lippies because I do love how my skin feels and looks immediately after application.
It works very well. It does covers pores pretty well and holds makeup very long. I have combination skin. Some people say silicon based prime sometimes cause breakout . I have not experienced any problem so far. I like it. I fell it works better than my MUF one.
After being disappointed by Smashbox (on so many levels), I too hunted this down. While the sticker price is expensive (about $12 USD for .5 oz compared to about $17 USD for the same about of Smashbox), I was able to get this on sale for $9 with a $2 off coupon and 20% off at Ulta. I don't think I would have bought it for full price considering the amount. I agree with just about everyone else here that the packaging sucks - it comes in a little tub and you have to dig out the product with your finger.
The product itself feels a little like paste going on and is somewhat difficult to spread. That makes it hard to get an even application. Once you do get it on though, it makes skins feel incredibly smooth and matte. This is, I think, the only upside. If this product were worn alone, it might be a better product.
I don't have large pores or lines so I can't comment on this product's claims to fill them. I suspect, however, this may be a really good product for mature skin.
Once the make-up goes on, this product loses all points. My makeup did not stay on past 3:00 p.m. and my skin was more oily. I was blotting by 11:00 a.m. I usually don't have to start blotting until mid afternoon.
Given the price tag and limited usefulness of this product, I will not be repurchasing.
I love this primer! It's my very first primer and it's so awesome. It kepy my makeup lasting all day even in the 32 degree(celsius) heat!!! It didn't break me out and it made my pores look less noticable. I'm happy :D.
This gave me quite a few small under-skin pimples after just one day. I even tried it on another day to make sure it was really this product. It was and I promptly returned it. I have sensitive combo skin, btw. If it doesn't break you out, it's pretty nice. It definitely helps fill up and smoothes out large pores.
I had waited quite a long time to get this, and when I finally did I was SO excited! I couldn't wait to try it. The next day I applied it underneath my usual makeup and it looked absolutely amazing. Then later on in the day, I noticed my face was really itchy, but didn't think much of it. When I got home I went to look in the mirror and see if my itching had any visible cause, and there were these little bumps all over like a rash! It was awful! The only thing that was new in my routine was this primer, and while it worked great at filling in pores and keeping makeup on, it gave me an icky rash! So I would recommend this if you don't have sensitive skin, maybe, but otherwise I would stay away!
I have tried Lancome primer, it was ok
I love smashbox primer but the pump bottle left me digging for more at the bottom with a qtip which was ok but when it came time for me to buy some more I was tight for cash and the $52.00 price tag made me notice L'Oreal new primer and it was only $17.00 smaller jar but the jar design is open and I could dip my finger in and would have no problem getting every last bit of it. I love this stuff and would defineately buy it again. I am also one of those people to wear my makeup for a couple days in row and this stuff gives me no outbreaks or bumps like the Lancome primer did.