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on 4/3/2009 4:06:00 PM
More reviews by tsd715
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Love love love - that's all I have for this product! But before I go on, a little disclaimer: It takes a little working with, a little getting used to to get it just right. It isn't an all-over primer, really, just for the oiliest places... and a TINY amount, quickly blended, does the trick for the whole of those. That being said, I have sort of combination skin, with T-Zone shininess being a constant battle. I love mineral makeup, but hate battling the eventual shine. This product is a dream for that! The smallest dab cuts shine all day for me. Other primers have been just so-so, or screamingly expensive. With this, I use the others on my cheek areas for those days I want super long wear everywhere, but most days I use this alone. I reccommend everyone who battles shine give it a shot!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/2/2009 1:37:00 AM
More reviews by royaljosieness
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
So i got this after trying a few high-end primers (MAC, sephora, Laura Mercier) and I also used a cheaper one by 24.7 minerals. I have to say that this Boots one was the best out of all of them! And I'm happy to say it was the cheapest one! $10 at Target. It's a bit rough to put on. It dries way too fast to blend into my skin and leaves a white residue but I wear foundation and powder so you can't really see the white. Other than that, it does a great job at keeping my foundation on longer and keeping my t-zone matte. Of course it doesn't keep my face matte all day (nothing does!) but I'll only blot once or twice throughout the day...which is awesome! I definitely recommend this for oily skin!
on 3/26/2009 1:49:00 PM
More reviews by BorderAnnie
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
ok this stuff IS thick and white and pasty - however! if you take just a few seconds to blend it in, lightly, like grazing your fingers over it, it absorbs and keeps oil away for a couple of hours.. which is way more than anything else i've tried! for the price, i haven't found anything that works better, heck - even the more expensive items i've used don't work as well! just take a second, blend it in, and then wait a few minutes - before you put on your makeup or spf, check for any white spots!
on 3/13/2009 10:47:00 PM
More reviews by shiaobundan
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I really like this stuff, but I use it in addition to Smashbox Photofinish, not instead of. Because this stuff doesn't act as a good base for makeup (can make foundation look cakey) I use it only on my T-Zone and a bit on the cheeks. It is an EXCELLENT mattifier and keeps the oil from shining through. Everywhere else I put Photofinish because it is a true primer, meaning it creates a smooth base. I will repurchase. Dirt cheap and effective stuff.
on 2/16/2009 11:00:00 AM
More reviews by TMKipp
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I think this is my favorite mattifying cream. I've tried Shiseido Matifying Veil, Mary Kay Oil Mattifier, Origins Matte Scientist, and so on, and so on. For the money, this one seems to work the best. I don't think I'll ever find anything that absorbs my oiliness for the whole day, but this lasts about 4 hours - the best I've found. It can leave white, cakey-ness if your skin is too dry when you apply (like sides of my nose in the winter).
on 2/11/2009 9:29:00 PM
More reviews by mellybeerbelly
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I recommend using it over moisturizer and under foundation. It's very mattifying and really makes your make up last all day. Be careful to blend well otherwise makeup will cling to the primer and bare patches will stand out.
on 2/8/2009 5:43:00 PM
More reviews by BNoel45
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I tested this product out for the first time last night. I found it made my powder look darker than normal, but I think next time I'll use a brush to dusk my powder on vs. the sponge that comes in the compact. Went out with a group of friends to several bars and one was really hot. Assumed I'd look oily by the end of the night, but nope not with this stuff! I recommend, its only 10.00 and if you get embarrassed by oily skin this stuff works. I'm going to try it tomorrow before work, thats when the real test begins. By 1pm my face is usually quite shiny. Fingers crossed!
on 2/6/2009 3:59:00 PM
More reviews by HawaiianGinger
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
This definitely does help control oil, but like my other mattifying primer, Smashbox Anti-Shine, it does not control oil all day, not that I expected it to. It also really mattifys the skin on application and pores appear much much smaller which I love. It does not react well if you try to put liquid or cream make-up or concealer over top of it though, I find it tends to ball up and rub off or just makes your make-up look really unnatural. This is no longer a problem for me though since I use Everyday Minerals intensive fair concealer which is a powder. I don't use foundation either, just a bit of powder. The other problem with this is if you apply too much at all, or apply it on dry skin, it leaves white streaks (but they are easily rubbed away). All in all I think you just have to use a light hand, blend well, and only apply in areas that are oily. Overall I do like this for what it is and the price is decent, so I would repurchase, in fact I believe I am on my second tube at least.
on 2/4/2009 8:15:00 PM
More reviews by Honeybabe39
Skin: Very Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This was just a total waste of $10. I bought this because Paula Begoun rated it highly, and her review says it's a very good option for oily to very oily skin. I have very oily skin, and it is NOT what I would consider a good option, or even mediocre. My skin actually got oilier quicker when I used this. As a primer, it's just awful - it makes my makeup look worse. It is thick, but I could rub it in okay, and when I used my foundation over it, it looked clumpy and bad. I used this about 5 times to see if it'd get any better, but no luck. This truly has no redeeming qualities other than that it did not break me out.
on 2/3/2009 12:28:00 AM
More reviews by chinacat84
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I have the Magix by Avon and I was told by numerous people that this was similar but better. Unfortunately, they were wrong!This stuff is just awful. Its thick, white, and pasty. Avon's is colorless and it kinda just melts into your skin. This stuff doesn't spread evenly at all. I tried applying it with a makeup brush, a makeup sponge, a damp makeup sponge, and my fingers. Nothing really got the gunk to spread evenly - though the damp makeup sponge did the best job. So, I figured that it wouldn't matter too much - it wouldn't show through my foundation, right?Wrong! My foundation stuck to the areas with the most primer. So I had areas that were darker than others. I used the damp sponge method too and it didn't work - it still clung to the areas with the most primer. Not only that, but it dried out my face so bad that it burned - but it didn't stop the oil from showing through. With the Avon Magix, the oil usually doesn't show for about 6 hrs depending on how hot I am. With this stuff, it was like I'd never put anything on in the first place. It also made me breakout really bad. I don't usually have sensitive skin - just oily skin - but this stuff really bothered me. Try the Magix - it works so much better, it's colorless, it doesn't dry you out or give you zits, and if you buy it on sale - it's cheaper! It also has a more pleasing texture and even if you don't get it even the foundation doesn't cling to the thicker areas!
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