I tried this based on reviews, but more because of the ingredient list. I do like the Monistat Chafing Gel as a primer, but I didn't care too much for the slippery feel. So for $7, I got this to try. First of all, it's not orange!!!! It's peach and I think it's peach-colored for a skin brightening effect. How I figured this out was when I first got it, I put in on my hand and noticed the "orange" didn't show up BUT the skin looked much brighter. So have no worries that your skin will look orange, for Pete's sake LOL (unless mayyyyyyyyyybe if you are ghostly white and even then I don't think it would show up). It did minimize my pores, making them almost non-existent. It also brightened my skin tone. What I really liked the most, though, was that it left a smooth, matte feel and finish to my face without a) being overly matte and dull, and 2) no silicone slippery feel which also sometimes gets a little shiny in the warmer weather. I put it on about noon today, for instance ... it is now 9:00 pm and my face has zero shine and also doesn't FEEL oily .. you know how you can look matte but when you touch your skin it feels gunky and greasy? Well none of that for me with this primer. I think when it gets colder and my skin is much drier, I might mix this with the Monistat to avoid too matte/dead a look (I'm a big mixer of everything LOL). I think the price is fabulous for the performance of the product and will definitely purchase again.
I've been on the search for a pore minimizer/primer but I haven't wanted to buy anything too expensive so I gave this product a shot. The color of it definitely makes you nervous but for my skin color (olive) it didn't give my face an orange tint. After using it for approximately 3 weeks I can say it did help minimize my pores and my face stayed oil free the whole day (I barely break out now). I also noticed my face seemed smoother after applying and my makeup looked a little more flawless as compared to when I don't wear it. I plan on purchasing a more expensive option to compare. If the results are the same I will stick to Rimmel's brand. One gripe I do have is, like others have noted, a pump would be ideal!
If you have sensitive skin this is NOT this product for you! It has a fragrance that is strong and other ingredients that gave me hives and tingling all over my face.
Even if you don't have sensitive skin if you are pale this is not good product because it has an orange color that mostly blends out but still leaves a slightly orange twinge to your face without fix anything as it claims.
I do like this product although i think there are a lot of better products out there. I also think that a pump would be more suitable than the tube.
The color is alarming at first but it goes on translucent (does not show on my skin). Sometime I will get the peeling effect however, meaning as I apply it rubs off in dry chucks. I also get that sometimes with high end primers. I am guessing it is due to lack of moisture. I wish it comes in color correction also. I have redness so I wish it has a green tint so it would even out my skin tone a bit also. As for more even skin tone I do see it and the appearance of pores are definitely diminished.
When I first looked at the color of the product I was scared, a terracotta orange. I thought I would have to return it, but after putting it on I couldn't see the tint anymore. I've tried other primers but all of them make my skin look flaky, not this one. Once I put it on I can hardly see my pores! Also it's super cheap. The only downside is the packaging. Sometimes I'll open it and a whole bunch will just leak out :[ Otherwise it's great!
I have re-purchased this product several times. I love that it is tinted and blends easily. It isn't as good as some high-end primers that I have tried but I find that this is good for everyday use.
This foundation primer is light as air. The tint is absolutely perfect for adding a glow to the skin. It evens out fine lines and wrinkles, and it does what I've always wanted a primer to do - evens out my skin tone. I am seriously so happy about finding this product.
I only used this once, and it broke me out so bad! I definetly don't recommend this for sensitive skin. I didn't find the apricot colour to be a problem at all because it blended to be invisible but the consistency is really thin and although it did an okay job of smoothing out my skin, it wasn't as much as I wouldve liked. The staying power was pretty good, but I will not be repurchasing.
I like this product for a primmer it works well, it causes my blemishes with my foundation to be less visible. I am way surprised by all the negative comments.