Givenchy • Acti Mine Make Up Base • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
The product is an amazing product, it just covers all my blemishes, it doesn't break me out, not too expensive it's just over all amazing and makes you skin look flawless when you have a decent foundation over it. I will buy it again and again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I thought primers were overrated until I used my Retin-A last winter. For all the people who use Retin-A, I have so much respect for you guys LOL
even though i have oily to combo skin, I felt like my skin needed more than just a moisturizer, maybe a Primer.
And so i have used my mom's Clarins Lisse Minute and it was good, but not as much as I wanted. And so I had a new mission to find the perfect primer.
Last week I went back to Givenchy counter cuz' I liked their Vax'In Serum sample, and boy was this my lucky day.
I bought this base in acti-peach and it"s the best Primer i have ever used. and I think everyone should get this color cuz' It's super nice, got so many good ingredients, an SPF, a GLOWY Moisturizer, a perfect tint that suits all shades and it's not expensive.
I don't think there's such thing as a perfect primer but this one is totally the closest thing to it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i don't like the package ,not special and sometimes i take alot morethan i want . I have Kiwi ,its really nice, i dont know its good for my skin prevent bad things from foundation or not but it really helps my foundation and power last longer . It make my brown spots( a little because ances gone) out , i'm happy with it. its not so expensive like some Givenchy's stuff , i will buy it again and again
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've this is both kiwi and milk. I've very pale skin and can have problems with redness. My skin goes from dry in the winter to combo/oily in the summer and I find the base works well all year. The kiwi definitly helps to take down my redness while the milk i find is great for evening out my skin on days when red is not my main problem.
I loved the fact that this is not a silicone based primer but i understand that people may find it a little heavy and thick to apply but once you get the hang of the application it really is a great product. A little goes a long way so start with a little then add more if needed. As my skin is quite good on some days, once i apply this to even out my skin/cover redness some days i can get away without foundation if i'm in a rush.
This helps with oxidation of foundations as my skin has the nasty habbit of changing foundation colours. I absolutely love this makeup base, for my personal tastes its the best i've found and i've tried alot.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Black
I have this in Acti Strawberry. It gives nice glow to skin before fndn! I have some redness but it doesn`t accentuate it. It applies almost clear. Mu stays in place very good in my normal/ comb. skin. It gets bit glowy looking, which I like, but not oily during the day. Spf 15 is a plus. 30ml/ 1.Oz is quickly used. No wonder that it says Wake-up skin make-up base, that`s what it is. I plan to try more colours; for redness ( hard to find a good one) and maybe Milk. Pleasent suprise and has not broken me out. I like this better than Smashbox photo light and Diorskin Radiant base, which is also pinkish but feels very dry and doesn`t glide smoothly on skin like this or give any glow. Best primer I have atm.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I have bought the green base (kiwi). It gives a very sheer coverage, so not much use for my reddish face. Even WORSE - the product contains ALCOHOL and FRAGRANCE !!! Why kill my skin which is sensitive to begin with and make it redder?
What a waste of money.
I prefer Pupa's green corrector in a pen with sponge tip.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
After searching for a product that can help even out my skin tone, diminish my dark circles, and feel light on my skin....I went into the cosmetic counter for Dior (I've wanted to check out the skinflash again..wasnt to sure if I wanted to buy it yet) however while the Dior SA was still on her lunch break I decided to browse some of the products and got approached by the Givenchy SA. She tried the Actimine product on my skin (convincied me Mango was perfect for my needs) and when she put it on, it didnt feel to heavy and felt my skin was getting a fab glow...seemed to have taken away all the flaws on my face and felt matte. In the shop light the shade seemed to be a perfect match and the SA confirmed this. So I did the mistakable and bought it without sort of trying what she put on my face a bit longer and comming back. When I got home the shade looked completly darker. It's as if I had an orange face...I have a skintone that needs yellow and warmth to it...and this product was way too warm. When I tried to reapply the make up a bit lighter handed than the SA did, the flaws wouldnt cover. Also i found that my face was getting too greasy with this product...a big no no for acne-skin like mine. so over all i'm not a huge fan of this product. And for the price, i think there are other skin correctors which can do the job at the same if not cheaper price!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I don't use it as a primer/base coz I find it too drying if used on its own, so I add to my moisturizer one or two drops, and love the natural glow it gives my skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I'm in love with this primer and will never be without it! I have it in shade 6, acti-peach. It smoothens my face really well plus it helps for my dark circles! With this stuff I don't use a concealer anymore. Love that it contains spf15. Best primer, ever!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I bought a full size of the greenish Acti Kiwi last week when the sales assistant convinced me that it would be a great product, since it not only evens out the red patches in my skin, but also has some antioxidants in it and makes a great primer for makeup. But I have to say, I´m not satisfied with the results it gives me, so I´ll bring it back today. It does even out the redness, that´s at least partially true, but it just leaves behind a very whitish cast, like a quite heavy mineral sunscreen would. I´ve tried to reduce the amount I applied even more to an almost undetectable amount, but the look it leaves behind is just not wearable without any makeup over it. It also doesn´t smooth out my skin, like an ordinary primer would, probably due to the miniscule amount. If I would use more, maybe it would even make a nice primer, but I´ll never know because using more results in this strong white cast. For such a price, I expect something more than a ghostly look.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Fantastic product if you have normal to dry skin, if you have combination skin, like me, you might wanna skip this!
It's amazing at fist, it makes your skin glow, but after a few hours my face is all greasy and patchy!!!
Adorable smell and texture, I only wish there was a version of it for combo-oily skin as well!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I have this base in two shades: strawberry, and apricot. i use strawberry alone to give my face glow, and when i wear powder foundation i use apricot underneath so it doesnt counter the yellowness of my foundation. What i like about this base is that it is mousturizing, has spf, and give my skin a nice glow, in addition to the fact that it comes in many colors to suit all skin tones.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Reading the reviews about this product, I thought that I will love it. But I do not. It is a decent product, but certainly not great.
So, I bought it in the shade no. 1 (milk) and after using it for a month or so, I came to the conclusion that it doesn`t work well on my skin. It makes it oilier than it would be without it. In addition, it doesn`s spread easily and often leaves tiny white pieces all over my face, so I mix it with a little bit of my moisturizer to avoid these problems.
I will not buy it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought this product a few months ago with the hope that it would reduce the redness I get from irritations (breakouts etc) as well as from heat and general skin redness.
From reading the reviews I thought that as soon as I put it on it would eliminate all redness. This is not the case. Whilst it is effective in reducing SOME redness, this effect does not continue throughout the day.
I use this under my foundation and I would never wear the primer by itself, as it makes me look pale and ill, even after applying half a pea-size application.
It is an OK primer, not the best a chemist brand skin corrector would have the same effect. I will never spend the money on it again.
I am actually growing on this product, I can definitely see the difference when I am not wearing it. Having a primer with a green tint is definitely the way to go for redness I am still not sure if I will by this particular one again.
It is also lasting really well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
This is probably my favourite primer and the best that i have ever tried. I bought it with low expectations, without knowing that it would exceed them! It is absolutely amazing, after you put it on your face, wait for about half a minute, and your face will glow. You don't even need foundation, it's honestly amazing! Plus it has SPF, so it's all-in-one.
Best primer i have used so far!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This stuff is great, not just look like fruit colors, its smell like fruit. I bought Actimine strawberry (pink pastel shade), I like how it smells a lot, soft delicious strawberry scent . The texture is very light n smooth, easy to blend, stays long after hours and doesnt oil up my face as many silicone base primer. makes my tired skin look fresher n healthier. With its matte finish, u can even wear it alone or under ur make up, it doesnt glide ur foundation. The package looks cheap but however its not important. I will try many rest colors. UPDATE: The mango shade is quite dark, like deep beige.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This stuff is good. I got the shade blue. It brigtens my face and adds an amazing glow to my complexion. My makeup lasts a lot longer than it normally does without ActiMine underneath it. I have dark circles under my eyes. And this primer really brightens that area too. But be carefull ladies if you put too much acti plum shade to your face, you may look like a ghost. I want to buy the peach shade too. I recommend this .
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is a great primer! I have the greenish one to reduce redness and I have to say that unlike other green tinged "redness reducing" products I've used this really does work. It goes on sheer, despite the color and seems to neutralize redness really well. I'm oily and acne prone, but I live in a really dry climate so I frequently struggle with flakies that make my foundation look like crap. This primer mitigates the flakiness and makes makeup last much longer. It also minimizes the appearance of my large pores around my nose.
It serves as double duty too, I'm currently mixing it with my Lancome Teint Idole Ultra foundation because the foundation is too dark for my skin and this lightens and sheers it out enough that it works.
Other primers I've used have either irritated the heck out of my skin or been completely ineffective. This one works and doesn't break me out. The tube packaging is hygienic, if not exactly glamorous. A definite HG in my book!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have this in the blue and the apricot. These are brilliant products and don't get the exposure they deserve. The blue lightens my skin and although it can be geisha like it is only meant to be used on the dark areas of your face. The apricot smooths my skin colour out leaving the perfect base for make up. There are other colours to address a range of needs so go and check them out, you won't be disappointed. A real find.
18/07/11. Still love it. One of the few products I am willing to repurchase. Have tried suqqu and byTerry products which are meant to achieve the same results - they don't.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am very new make-up all that so i have never ever used any foundation or any such things but for my prom last year, I went and bought this Givenchy primer in Ivory (I think they discontinued this one) from Areej (equivalent of Sephora in UAE) for around 135 dhs which i thought was a lot for the small tube it comes in. The product matches my skin perfectly and blends beautifully...however, it cant cover up imperfections such as acne scars. I had been using it since the past one year and i still have a lot left (since i dont use mcuh make-up) but if you use it everyday, I think it will last for 6 months at the least beacause you dont need much of the product..a little goes a long way. I went for a picnic during the scorching heat where the temperature was pretty high and it still stayed the entire day.