I got this in a sample bag from Sephora. I guess I'm one of the few here who like it, but I would not purchase it for full price. It does mattify your skin, however I prefer to use Clear and Clear sheets instead, because I just feel wierd applying such a rich balm to my oily face. I would not use this as a primer however since it kinda dries your face out, and doesn't really fill in lines or pores.
I got this as a gift, and I cannot for the life of me fathom what it's supposed to do. I used it over makeup, as a base etc etc.... invariably I ended up with a greasy face with unhealthy white cast. I'm not too hot about the angel food cake smell either.
This product is HORRIBLE! I got roped into buying it after I saw review in a magazine. I purchased it on the basis that you can apply it over foundation to make it look less cakey and maskey. It's very greasy and heavy basically lard in a tin. I have acne prone skin and I broke out big time. Don't waste your money. I couldn't return it so I just threw it out.
Poor old Dr Feelgood ......... I must show my support as this product solved one of my makeup problems - namely, foundation that went patchy after a few hours on my combo skin.
Enter the Doc , and by ignoring the advice and applying it lightly BEFORE my foundation, it worked wonders , keeping my base looking fresher and more evn all day.
It is a great product for me, and I will soon be buying another tin, this one has lasted me about 9 months so far , making it very affordable.
Hurrah for Benefit !
I want to just add my few and nasty thoughts on this useless aged vaseline in a tin. Oh how the freakin Benefit packaging team dragged me in and made a fool of me again. I have spent a few years trying to figure out this product. I have not found a single practical use for it and absolutely have to agree with other reviews that said the salespeople were stymied by how to explain its use. I have NEVER gotten a satisfactory answer...because THERE SIMPLY IS NONE. What a waste. I feel so humiliated every time I gaze at the cute piece of expensive nonsense. It needs to go away and stop taunting me.
This product is great. A good primer or post makeup when you need a touch-up. It has many uses. The important thing is not to rub it in but to blot it on. A little pat w/ the sponge and you have a velvety smooth texture. Plus, as with all BeneFit products, very cute packaging.
This is a good primer, but nothing overtly special. The packaging and tagline are cute, like most of Benefit's other products. However, my main complaint with this primer is the difficulty in getting from the compact to your face. A sponge seemed a little too odd, but it isn't a liquid, so you can't squeeze it out and apply. But, since it is in a compact, it goes on a tad lighter than most primers, which is a bonus for me and my easily clogged pores. I would break this out for special occasions when I really want my face/foundation to be the center of attention, but I discovered that after a few days of regular use, I did have some clogged pores. Oh we,, I suppose primers really just aren't for me.
I got this as a gwp from Sephora, and I'm very glad I didn't shell out the cash for the full-size. This is supposed to be a mattifying balm, but for me it failed to live up to that claim. If anything, it made my skin get oily sooner! The product itself seems a tad bit greasy, so that might have contributed to the oiliness factor as well. I would suggest trying this first before commiting to a regular size tin - I think you'll be glad you did!!!
I really didn't like this stuff. It made my skin feel smooth, but then after a little while my face was really dry and flaky! And I have oily non-sensitive skin. After the initial dry up, my face would go into oil overdrive and it was nasty. My makeup (liquid) slid right off this stuff, or caked (mineral) in nice little streaks. I tried it under and then over my makeup (which grossed up the sponge, how unsanitary!). Nothing. No reduction in pore size, my teeny tiny eye wrinkles, or shine. For a primer you're much better off getting Smashbox or Philosophy's primers.
OMG!!! I love this product, am on my 3rd batch of the stuff!!!
I use it everyday, even if I am not wearing foundation and it really smoothes my skin and takes away the shine.
I agree with anotehr review - mine DOES NOT smell funny!!! In fact I have it in front of me now and I would call it odourless!
The price is fairly high but well worth it. In my experience I have found that the sponge needs replacing but you can get them v.cheaply.