I have normal-to-dry, sensitive skin and this product is seriously great. It makes my skin feel incredibly smooth. I've been using it almost daily for a month and I swear that my skin is better even without makeup, as though it also serves as a moisturizer. Doesn't make the skin greasy -- leaves a powder smooth foundation for your concealer, powder, foundation, whatever. Makes my pores and fine lines invisible. Definitely HG for me.
This stuff really makes me loose faith in primers. I've never found one that works! This one like others just doesn't do anything for me. My pores are just as big. My foundation lasts the same amount of time (if not less). I have dry skin and less makes my skin look sooo shiny. I mean my skin's dull but, I don't need straight up grease. I'll go without primer before using this.
This primer works really well for my skin. It doesn't break me out and helps to minimize the appearance of my pores and lines. It doesn't have a smell that I've noticed and leaves my face feeling very soft.
The one I have comes in a clear, plastic tube and it's easy to squeeze out the amount you need, and no product will be wasted as you can get everything out, and you can see how much is left. The cap is a screw cap so it won't leak.
It's made of silicone, so it is thick at first but feels thinner after you rub it between your palms. Feels slippery and smooth. It's easy to spread over your face and it won't feel thick or nasty. It can feel a little greasy after you applied it on oily skin, but for dry skin it's great. It doesn't have any particular smell and it has no colour, it is like a clear silky gel.
This is very expensive but lasts quite a while as you don't need much each time. For me it lasts 6 month.
This is the only primer that prevents foundation from creasing around my chin, mouth, nose and under eyes. I love the silky smooth feel of it, and my makeup stays on all day until I take it off. Using other primers like MAC Prep + Prime my foundation creases and fades during the day. It is expensive, but worth it considering it's the only primer that works for me.
Get a sample or travel size. The full size is expensive and if you happen to dislike it, it wouldn't be a huge loss if you got the travel size.
4/5, would get 5 if it costed less. continued >>
This primer sucks horribly. Like previous reviews stated, it melts my foundation off. This doesn't help with the durability of it at ll. It feels amazing when you apply it at firsts, a nice silky texture. But does absolutely nothing to keep your make-up on longer. It's caused me to get tiny, under skin pimples all over my forehead and leaves me looking oily within 3 hours.
I tried this primer after hearing so many good things about it. After several applications and many different attempts to mix and adjust to the product, the product failed for me. It feels smooth and silky on my skin. That said' I am currently looking for a friend who might enjoy mine for free.
This primer is just not worth the time and money. It's your basic silicone-smooth finishing primer... you can find a dozen brands who do the same for much cheaper. To Smashbox's credit I do like the finish of this (it sets more matte than some cheaper versions) but the consistency is thicker and in general I'm liking the silicone feel less and less. I tried a generous travel size of this in the "Try it Kit" (don't buy it trust me), and it took me such a long time to use this up partly because it doesn't require much (very nice) but also because I hardly reached for it. It just didn't "Wow" me in any way, and honestly for me to spend $20 or more on a product that has more competitors than a spider has legs, it needs to impress me.
I LOVE this primer. It leaves a nice smooth finish to your skin. I did my cousins makeup once with this primer and she was hooked. It really does help with products lasting longer. I've never found a better primer. I suggest it to anyone. Also, I have very dry skin and it kind of works as a moisturizer as well as a primer. Love it. <3 continued >>
It's ok. Initially, I really liked this primer despite the funny silicon-like texture and thought it helped my makeup look flawless. However, I started breaking out without realising the cause until I stopped using the primer temporarily due to laziness. My skin instantly cleared up. So no go for me ever again.
While I appreciate the product for liquid or creme foundations, it's useless for powders and is just too expensive for what it is. I've found ELFs studio primer works better and is about 1/4 the price. I have an oily t-zone and eyelids but extremely dry everything else and eczema flares around my nose and spots around my chin area, so I need a primer that latches foundation to these areas while keeping the moisture in my skin.
The upside? The sample in the squeeze bottle has lasted me about 5 months of constant use plus sporadic use, if I can't find my ELF primer. Granted, this works really well for it's intended use with pictures, as long as you use concealer and foundation also suited to this purpose.
Bottom line: I'd buy it for liquid foundations if I didn't care about the price, but ELF studio primer works identically at 1/5th the price and works better with powder foundations, slightly.