Average Rating 3.5/5
Review by bglasper
I have combination skin with scars from past cystic pimples, and the primer did so well under my liquid foundation. It gave me a dewy, healthy glow finish & smells nice. Upon application, there's a soothing feeling to it & I use a Bare Escentuals maximum coverage concealer brush to apply it on me, which I think is the best way to apply it. There are no white-ish cast if you spread evenly onto the face. It also works well with foundations I use like: Clarins Truly Matte Foundation 07, since this foundation is matte the finish is too flat, so when I tried it w/ this primer oh my it has a wonderful healthy, glowing finish that I would normally achieve w/ Clarins Hydrating Foundation 07. Thank goodness for this primer my Clarins Truly Matte Foundation did not go wasted. No powdering after foundation has been applied. Looks so good. Also tried this primer w/ Chanel Mat Lumiere Luminous Matte Liquid Foundation #40 Beige intensity 2.0, & the foundation lightened up a bit bec w/o the primer it looked to dark/orangey on my skin. Plus it really minimizes the pores thus making my skin look a bit flawless. So the Chanel Mat Lumiere w/c I thought was a bad choice became useful this time. A bit pricey, but if you are really aiming for great skin even for a day you will be shelling out just to look good. For reference, I'm an NC35 for MAC. Asian. Some reddish tone due to pimples & scars, some yellowish tone on my face. MUFE HD Foundation #125. I was adviced to store this primer in the refrigerator, placing it at the door area of the ref if not in use for a long time. Since our weather here sometimes is hot & humid.