This is one of the better primers I have used. Much better than MAC and just as good as some of the higher end ones. The price is really awesome too. When I first bought it it was only 12 dollars, but last time I went they raised it to $14. This does make my makeup last longer, and I would repurchase, but my coastal scents silica powder is my main primer.
EDIT - I had to remove a lippie for this. I notice I breakout a lot more frequently when using this.
I just purchased this because I am using NARS sheer matte foundation which doesn't have any spf. So far, I am loving that it hasn't broken me out as I have extremely oily skin. It seems to hold my foundation in place all day. Plus the price is excellent next to all the other primers I have bought. Who knew VS would come up with such a nice cosmetic product!
Edit: It doesn't have the pore minimizing effect I wanted nor did it keep the oilies away.
I have used FX Face Primer for a few months and it is okay.
Scent- It is a pretty mild scent and is not offensive.
Packaging- I think all primers should come in a pump like this. It's hygienic, convenient, and looks good/works well.
Formula- While it works well as a primer (makeup stays put pretty well and glides on easily and evenly), this formula is a bit too greasy for me. It hasn't made me break out but it has an oily feel to it that I don't care for.
Price- The formula is not off-the-charts bad, and for the price I don't think I can buy something better, but I am willing to pay a bit more for something a bit less slick.
I've been using this for about a week in the intense North Carolina summer heat and I am very impressed. The first day I tried it, I went for a 30 minute walk with my dog when it was about 90 degrees outside. When I arrived back home, I only had to powder my nose a bit. This may be the best primer I've ever used. It's not overly silicone-based like Smashbox (I'm not a fan) and it goes on like a dream - creamy, like velvet. It fills in minor lines on my forehead and makes my Bare Minerals foundation last all day. At $14, you really can't beat it. I was very pleasantly surprised at the new line of VS Makeup. Will definitely repurchase!
First, I love the pump on this product. It's sanitary and gives me the right amount every time. Once you've used a good amount of the product, too, the pump has a mechanism at the bottom that pushes up the product, so you're getting every bit of the product you paid for.
I use this primer daily after my sunscreen/skincare routine. I let it sit for about five minutes while I change into my clothes, and my skin is left velvety smooth. My liquid and powder foundations both go on wonderfully after I've applied this product, and sometimes I just wear this primer alone since it leaves my skin looking smooth and the pores around my nose look smaller. It doesn't really do much to correct discoloration, but since my skintone is pretty even, that's not really a problem for me.
For some reason, other primers I've tried ball up on my skin, or break me out, and this one doesn't. I'm about halfway done with my first bottle, and I'll definitely repurchase. It's a pretty good value, in my opinion.
This is a great product totally comparible to higher end primers. I have somewhat oily skin and this really helps my makeup last. It has a slight luminosity to it as well. I knew this was a good product when at the end of the day I saw myself in flourescent lighting(which normally doesn't make anyone look good) and my face looked decent and my makeup had held up.
this primer is pretty good, except for the pump broke on me after only 10 uses.
This is a fabulous product. This primer is better than my every day primer that costs twice as much. It goes on smooth and I only need one to two pumps to get good coverage. It really does change the look of the skin. I have oily, acne and sensitive skin and this does not irritate at all. I am completely sold and will be using this one exclusively.
Wow...I was really shocked to see such good reviews for this primer. I have a fairly oily complexion and within 3 hours my face looks wet using this product.It initially looks really good, but no staying power. It is really inexpensive though..I think I may have paid $14. Would not buy again.
I like this product. It leaves my skin smooth as baby's bottom, a perfect canvas to put my makeup on. But it is not long lasting. Maybe its because I have oily skin, but after about 5 hours, I need to reapply my makeup, even with long lasting foundation on, my makeup just dissapears. But I still love it. It doens't clog my pores like other primers do, doesn't cause any zits, doesn't dries my skin out much, no irritation, over all its a great primer and at around 12 bucks, I love it even more :)