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!
Exact dupe of Smashbox primer. Ingredients are also similar. I like Maybelline better. It goes on "smoother" than the thicker Smashbox. I have huge pores & Maybelline's version worked great to "fill" them before foundation. Definitely give this a try. I did pay $9.99 at cvs. Wish it was less, as the tube isn't exactly large.
It isn't mattifying, so if you have oily skin this isn't for you. It does take away some of the shine in my face from sunscreen and leaves my skin with its original dewy finish before sunscreen. I use it under my TM since I have problems with it sliding off if I use it with sunscreen (and I always do) and it helps it stay flawless all day, and even helps my blush stay on longer!
I already have small pores to begin with so I can't comment on whether or not it alters your pore size, but after applying this I did feel as if my skin was a lot smoother and satin-y.
I haven't tried this product but a couple of my friend does,and the feedback is great.They love the product because its easy to apply and very viable.
I love this! It's WAY better then Revlon's... It goes on super easy, and is easy to spread. It lasts all day. (:
This is probably one of the best drugstore finds ever. It goes on like silk on your skin, covers up any shine and pores, and makes my cream foundation go on smoothly and beautifully. This is now an essential to my collection, and I will continue to buy it over and over again!
I like this primer a lot (requested in a swap)...it only takes a small amount (less than a pea-size drop) to smooth over my face after moisturizer (Lancome Bienfait) and before foundation (Maybelline Super Stay 24). Makes my foundation go on silkier! I'm sure the tube will last several months and I plan on purchasing it when I run out. I tried Smashbox Primer recently and I actually prefer the Maybelline (I think it's smoother). Love it!