Illamasqua • Matt Primer • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is amazing! My skin is so oily and shinny and really hard to control, this has now become my holy grail! Every girl needs this, its goos for those summer days when you need to control the shine
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love using this with my illamaqua skin base foundation. It has uva and uvb filters which is a bonus and keeps my skin matt for a long time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Medium Eyes: Green
I was convinced I should buy it since I have oily skin and have bought the Skin Base fnd. I think it doesn't make anything except the fnd glides nicer. I wouldn't buy it nor recommend it. The good thing it is silicone free, and no silicone derivatives: I haven't found a not silicone based primer at other brands.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I use this to mix with my skin base foundation to thin it out, and it's okay. Not the best primer I have tried, I have oily skin around my t zone and this primer feels quite greasy on my face and doesnt seem to dry at all. The bottle is great though because it's squeezy, but it coems out more like a liquid so you've got to be careful not to squeeze too much! I'm 50/50, sometimes I like it sometimes I don't! although it smells like caramel, lovely!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I was impressed overall with the the SA at Selfridges in Birmingham and very impressed with her make up and her overall knowledge about the products. I am a primer junkie - having tried so many and always on the look out for the HG product. The first problem I noticed was that my foundation changed to an orange colour and took about 5 minutes to tone down again! Very odd and slightly disconcerting as it changed the overall colour without a doubt. I noticed that one other reviewer mentions the same problem! This is not a problem I have ever noticed before with other primers such as MAC, Urban Decay, Lancome, Daniel Sandler, Estee Lauder etc.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Blue
So far my favourite primer. No silicone, non-slick, non-greasy. I use it under Skin Base.
Pros: Says Matt finish, but has a nice subtle sheen to it still. Makes make-up last ALL day. Smells lovely (vanilla), doesnt break me out. Great container that will allow you to use up all the product. Made in Germany.
Cons: Its got the consistency of glu (-1 lippie)
VERDICT: Love it, holding out the title of HG (just in case) but will definitely buy again
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I was looking for a new primer after my Urban Decay pore perfecting one ran out. and since I knew Illamasqua is a great brand with great products, I decided to give this a try.
I chose the matte primer because I want my primer to make my makeup last longer, rather than look luminous (plus I have slightly oily skin).
this feels quite light and runny when you apply it, but if you put too much on it can feel heavy. it also doesn't spread too great either so you have to be careful and try to make it spread as far as you can with as little product as you can get away with.
this primer makes my foundation (Illamasqua skin base) last the whole day when teamed with Illamasqua's matte loose powder. it also makes makeup go on smoother. it doesn't give you an absolute no shine matte finish, which I love, you still have your natural glow, even with matte powder on top. but then again, skin base has a semi-matte finish so that might be why. but if you wear this on its own, it will give you a no shine matte finish.
it also has a nice vanilla scent, like all Illamasqua products. though the scent in the primer is stronger than other products, but I don't mind because I like the smell :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
Love illamasqua! hate this primer... The texture/ the results... Greasy for my skin. Yuck
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I am very disappointed with this product.
The worst thing about it though is that it makes my makeup oxidize within seconds.
I tried this under my MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW20. Normally this is the perfect shade for me but when I apply this makeup over the Illamasqua primer it oxidizes almost immediately and changes from fresh and flawless looking to muddy and orange. It seems to highlight any areas of pigmentation too.
It does, however, maintain a matte finish throughout the day and really helps control oil. This would be ok if you don't mind being orange.
I might try this one more time under my Illamasqua Skinbase foundation, which is a bit light for me, before chucking it in the bin!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
For the amount I paid (that's like about S$40, much more than the amount I paid for POP Beauty), I expected it to work like a dream. However, it didn't.
The texture is alright - it does make my skin smoother but it doesn't really do much to cover my enlarged pores. I also really dislike the overwhelming scent that it emitted - it smells like some sickeningly sweet vanilla.
I do like the packaging though - it's simple, & I love its angular shape. But I'll not purchase again. Will continue using POP Beauty's Face Magnet until I find a better face primer.