I generally don't really use primer on my face (I have a few light discolorations on the underneath of my chin, and I need the tiniest amount so that my concealer will set nicely,) and since I hardly use any primer, I find that primer will last me forever, and don't have any qualms about spending $$$ on something that lasts forever, however, while I have found some excellent primers (Lancome's La Base Pro, Guerlain's L'OR Radiance, MAC's Prep and Prime with SPF and the one from YSL which is also excellent and well reviewed here at MUA,) I read the reviews here regarding Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Primer and purchased it after I found it on sale and the reviews are correct ....... this is an excellent primer ....... regardless if my face is normal or dry (when I do a peel) it works perfectly ........ it does not make my chin oily nor does it make my concealer ever look cakey ....... this primer goes on smooth and makes the spots where I add concealer look natural. This primer is worth the normal $11.99 it retails at and its even better when it goes on sale.
I bought this primer A) due to the great reviews and B) it resembles the formula of my all-time favorite (yet expensive) primer, Tarte Clean Slate. Although it does indeed cost less and look just like Tarte's primer, in no way does it last as long! I get oilies almost instantly after wearing this primer. My foundation applies smoothly and evenly, but does not last, and that long-lasting foundation is my biggest priority.
This is probably a fantastic primer for dry skin. For a drugstore primer (which just isn't an area I feel d/s brands have mastered yet) it's definitely quite impressive and a great bargain. However - it's just too greasy for my combo skin. I can't even say it made me shiny, it made me outright oily-looking. To the point where I felt like any makeup on top of it was just waiting to be smeared around.
For the record, my favorite primers are Lancome la Base Pro and Smashbox Photo Finish with Dermaxyl. Which are both noted for their softening properties and kindness to aging compexions, so it's not as if I can't handle emollient primers. Apparently my snobbish skin just balked at wearing this drugstore one!
It's so-so. Kinda dries out my skin, but other than that it's pretty good.
Did not help with concealer at all. Made it separate within minutes after trying many different times and different methods. The stearyl heptonoate is oil and would be to blame. Seriously regret buying anything from maybelline.
A good drugstore option for a primer- when I wear liquid foundation it's really helpful to apply this underneath. It has a pink tint that confused me, but appears to have no actual purpose/effect. If your skin is fine with silicones, I would say to go for it if you're wanting the smoother application/longer finish effect.
*Edit: I took off two lippies because I don't think it does much to prevent shine and I've stopped bothering with this step. Once in a while I'll wear it if I'm going out and wearing full liquid, but too much for everyday. I'd prefer to use something with SPF/moisturization as a primer!
I bought this primer because i was running out. This primer is a lot cheaper then the ones i previously purchased I got it for 11.99 when it was on sale. I have dry sensitive skin and this primer does the job it doesn't leave my skin with dry patches when i put my concealer on. The packaging said that theres a subtle pink tint in it but i didn't notice any at all. Um it says that skin looks transformed and smooth, yes i did see a difference it was really easy to apply my makeup. Lines, Wrinkles, pores and imperfections vanish in one step, well i gotta say it did hide my pores and most of my imperfections, lines and wrinkles i dont have any yet so ill keep that in mind.
The only think i dont like about this product is that its a squeeze bottle and not a pump bottle because mostly i tend to squeeze out more then i need. But overall i would recommend this especially to people with dry skin.
If you're looking for something to soften lines without crushing your budget, this is it. This is my first go with primers because silicone-based products always cause break outs for me. Right now, I've been using this only above my lip, since there are some fine vertical lines there. It definitely softens the lines, which is what it says it does. Since I don't wear foundation, I can't comment on staying power. I will probably try this in other places--after I figure out how to properly remove primer. I like that this is in a tube, and you can't beat the cost compared to others.
I bought this because I was looking for a cheaper version of Smashbox Photo Finish Light. Sadly, this didn't do the trick.
* feels nice going onto the skin
* doesn't have an overpowering smell
* nice, squeezable tube
* adds a subtle glow
* make-up glides on after application
* Doesn't really shrink or fill in any of pores (large or small)
* Does NOTHING to control the shine on my oily skin
While I have more pros for this product, ultimately, the cons are too large to overlook. I look to a primer to create an airbrushed look when paired with my foundation. This doesn't do that for me.
I can only see this primer filling in small pores. It does close to nothing for my big pores, and it does absolutely nothing for my pitted acne scars. But then again, it doesn't claim to do that. I think this primer would be best for someone who already has good skin but needs a smoother surface for their foundation to glide onto. I'm oily and this does nothing for my oilyness. It makes my makeup stay on for about just an hour more than it would without a primer. I'm also sensitive and it gave me a milia-like break out on my cheeks and nose. However, I do like this primer on my mom. Being 52, she has fine lines and a couple of wrinkles, and this makes her face look somewhat smoother. She likes it, but I would not be repurchasing unless it was for her. Oh and it's super inexpensive for a primer!