I really, really like this.
Keeps my foundation and concealer in place all day ( 9 hours )
Hides my pores ( I have huge ones )
Totally smoothes my skin
You don't get a lot of product
Time consuming to apply ( odd texture )
I got this today when I ran out of my usual primer. I saw it on sale for 10 dollars and said "why the hell not".
When I got home I washed my face and applied moisturizer and such.
After letting it soak in for a little, I applied the perfecting base.
The jar open with a twist, and the container is nice and sturdy. Classy even.
The base looks like a pink-ish white cream. You would expect it to be a little thicker in texture, but it's really not.
When applying, I pat my index finger on it and then dot it all over the places I want to have the base, Then I smooth it over with clean hands. It's difficult to describe how it feels, but it's comparable to the texture of UDPPP. Almost oily.
Instantly my face looks mattifies and my imperfections seem blurred.
After putting on my Makeup Forever foundation, It looked perfect.
I still set it with a powder.
Overall, I really like this. My face seems flawless and it feels SO SO SOFT. Seriously impressed by how matt my T-zone is. I will buy again.
YUCK! It's a funny consistency and hard to get out of the container and get the right amount.
I apply sunscreen/block before I put anything else on my face in the morning. I don't know if it is this primer mixing with the sunscreen or my moisturizer but the product does not go on smoothly and it kind of "balls up". I have to examine my face for white dots before I can apply any foundation. And I don't think I've notice a difference in how foundation goes on or its staying power. I won't repurchase and will trying something else next time.
And for what it is worth, I think this age rage of 44-55 is too broad since 11 yrs is a big difference in skin age - I'm 44 and have only minor fine lines around my eyes - no other major wrinkling.
great product! creamy texture. skin feels smooth after applying, covers pores and wrinkles It feels heavy on skin sometimes, not great for summer.
This product is amazing. It has a smooth thick texture, due to the silicones in it . It makes my pores look a little smaller, helps my foundation glide smoothly over my acne and really prolongs the wear time. I also feel like the pink color gives my skin a little glow. I don't really understand how the jar could be unhygeinic since you should always wash your hands before applying makeup. my only complaint is that its a bit pricey for only 0.5 ounces.
I was looking for a less-expensive primer after I used up my Sephora brand primer. This is the first one I have tried and I really dislike it. I don't like the fact that you have to put your finger in the jar. I have to use a lot of it to be able to spread it over my face. It is very thick and doesn't glide well over the skin. I will not be buying this again.
I didn't think the primer made an obvious difference on my skin. It didn't cover up pores, and the color just blends in. It has a bit of a waxy feel with the silicone base. The primer does allow the make-up to be removed easier than without it though. With my make-up wipes, the foundation just comes off with ease.
Honestly, I'm just waiting to use this up. My skin is oily enough to the point where I'm blotting with TISSUES after about 2.5 hours. The primer itself is a lovely, satiny texture. It goes on pretty smooth and translucent and, to be honest, I like the texture better than the higher-end primers I've tried but it doesn't do much. I'll continue my search when this is all used up.
I think this is really neat. I wasn't expecting it to be thick, it's almost like play-doh! But what I really like about it is, it actually does something! A regular primer spreads very thin over the skin and this really looks and feels like you're covering lines and filling up pores. Once you've got it on it doesn't feel thick or cakey, but it certainly does work! Very impressed and glad I tried it! Today was 106 outside and my makeup looked perfect when I got home after a day in and out of the heat.
I bought this off Amazon for $1 in the trial size 0.17 oz, which btw is almost 50% of the full size of 0.50 oz. So not a bad deal, considering full size is $13. Its a good way to test out a product that has a lot of mix reviews & I've already gotten several weeks out of this size, with lots still left.
Now for my views: as a BASE like its advertised its great. Its siliconey ofcourse, but much thicker consistency than most primers, thus you need a small amount. It makes an even base & lets makeup go on smooth. If your a mineral wearer, you'll find the powders stick to it nicely. For liquids, I find it too heavy wearing. It doesn't sink in/melt in your skin, but its not tacky/sticky either. You definetly feel a layer of product on your skin. I think it does work MAGIC on fine lines, like those laughter lines & forehead pre-aging ones, as for the pores it did nothing (1 pt off). I guess there larger (in width) but not as evenly distributed as lines? that's why. I'm not sure but it sits on top and blurs nothing. I don't like the jar, stick your finger in concept either (1pt off). I'll use it up for my under eye & forehead lines but because I need another one for pores, I probably won't repurchase. As for makeup longevity, I find no primer/foundation to be long wearing enough in its initial state without my setting spray, so can't comment.
IMO its worth a try for those with dry skin, that prefer powder foundation & only need to combat fine lines/wrinkles; others try the trial size before deciding! continued >>
I can say that yes it makes some corrections and skin looks smoother but it's so worst how it just roll off from face, it's so impossible to put it one and then if u touch your face it's some kind of sticky.. I use it sometimes if i need smoother skin cause i already bought it but wont buy it again. Some friends who have use it often says that it clog pores also.