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on 9/30/2015 11:16:00 AM
More reviews by BizzyBunny
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Good illuminate. Best result if tapped on top.. Light glow under makeup.
on 9/23/2015 8:34:00 PM
More reviews by TickTockAlice
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I like this primer quite a bit. It packs a serious luminizing punch. It's not glittery in any way, it's a pearlescent shimmer that gives the skin a very dewy glow. On its own it's too much, but when used under foundation it creates a very "inner glow" type of illumination that is very pretty and natural looking. It also leaves the skin feeling very moisturized. I'm susceptible to breakouts and clogged pores and this primer has never broken me out. It's a bit runnier than your average primer. It feels more along the lines of a moisturizing serum than a gel primer, or like a Temptu liquid highlighter. It does have a very slight silicone feel while applying, but it is far less than a lot of primers I've tried. For this reason, it's good for those with combo or dry skin. Even in my oily areas I don't find that this causes any more oil production than I already have, but those with extremely oily skin might not find this primer comfortable, especially in conjunction with the amount of illuminizing properties.As far as extending wear of foundation, I find that it really differs depending on the brand, and type (cream, liquid, powder etc). I've found it works better with some more than others, but the one common denominator is that it allows for a smooth foundation application process. Foundation seems to glide on like butter with this primer, but it also calls for some more time in blending. I typically give this primer about 10 minutes to set on my skin before applying foundation. I find that this really helps application and allows for the primer to reach its full potential on the skin. Applying foundation while this primer is still wet or tacky, creates a bit of smearing ime. This is truly a primer in that it primes your skin for makeup application rather than a primer that is intended to prolong the wear of foundation. It does, but minimally. You don't need much with this primer, as a little goes a long way. Thankfully the pump (yesssss!!!) allows for a lot of control when dispensing (thank you L'Oreal). The size might seem small for the price, but, you get a lot of uses out of it because of how little is truly needed. I've bought it twice and each tube is good for about 4 months of daily use. I don't use it every day, so it lasts longer. I've tried and owned a lot of primers that claim to "illuminate" and I've really never felt that they produced much in the way of results, but this primer is completely different. It retains its illuminizing properties under foundation without making you look like you're wearing highlighter. For a DS primer this stuff is pretty darn good, and I recommend trying it out if you're in the market for an "inner glow".
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 8/26/2015 6:17:00 AM
More reviews by geegeegee
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I have the version of this that is sold in Asia, which is a tube and not a pump. EVERYONE, BE THANKFUL FOR THE PUMP, because the tube is a heck of a mess. Because it's so very "oily", this primer just flows out of the tube when you open it, and closing it makes the whole package messy - it doesn't matter if I have cleaned it before, when I close it (and I don't even squeeze the tube) it will still well out and... Yeah, big no on that one. Other than that, I can't say I've experienced too many bad things with it as I've never had a primer before and don't know what to expect, but I can at least tell you guys that this is NOT a primer in the sense that it will make your makeup look better on/stay on longer. In that sense it won't do anything. However, mix it with your liquid foundation and you will get a nice, dewy look to your face. It really works well as a highlighter.May not repurchase this again, but interesting to try out.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 8/19/2015 2:20:00 AM
More reviews by Leocjy
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Really good primer, it is so far the best drug store primer I have tried. It gives me the glow on my face. It feels so nice and smooth. I love the packaging. The pump is nice, and it is so small very good for traveling.Price is expensive, but it is good product. It is very close to the high end product.I will buy it again
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 8/3/2015 3:01:00 PM
More reviews by sunny899
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
great primer. would Def recommend to anyone and have re purchased numerous times.
foundation looks and feels better. reminds me of a chanel primer I had years ago (but not quite as lovely as that one) lot cheaper though.
on 8/3/2015 1:14:00 PM
More reviews by juliamour
Skin: Dry, Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
This literally did NOTHING for me. I put on so much of it and did not see one lick of a difference. Waste of money!!!!!!!!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/3/2015 1:07:00 PM
More reviews by SmokeySings
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
I like that this comes in a pump; I like that this (to me) has no real detectable scent; I especially like that this does not irritate my skin or make me break out. It is more of a creamy liquid and I do not feel any silicone-feel to it, so that may be a bonus for some. HOWEVER, sadly this does nothing for me..Does not even out my skin tone, does nothing for my pores or lines, does not make my makeup last longer, does not make my makeup look better, does not smooth out my skin nor make it soft, does not 'reflect light' like it's main claim, no glowing aspect (which it is not hard to make my skin glow, as I tend to be oily) and does make me look 'luminous' like it's other main claim....it does nothing for me. I AM glad that at least it did not clog my pores or do anything ugly to boot. My fear was with my sensitive, sometimes oily skin, this would be a disaster (and only bought it after seeing the rec's from a couple youtubers whose skin is similar to mine and they raved about it), but at least it did not wreak havoc on my skin (looking for the positives!! ;-) )Also, I will add that even if this DID work and do any of what I thought it might do, this is still expensive imho for the amount you get. When you compare this ounce per ounce to a primer from Sephora, the price difference is not that much, and chances are you will have a better primer. Also, I have heard/read other reviews that it can separate, even if you shake it, so that is not good, that makes me think this might 'spoil' or go bad easily/quickly. Primers tend to last me a good while, so that is why I thought it might be a good idea to get this smaller 'more affordable'primer, and not risk it going bad before I used up the product, but if it does not work or 'do anything,' then it is not worth it.
on 8/2/2015 12:29:00 AM
More reviews by nanisssss
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I recently started using the magic lumi primer and my foundation has never looked better I absolutely love this primer!
on 7/19/2015 2:29:00 PM
More reviews by alyssamiller
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I have very oily skin so I wasn't exactly sure how I was going to like this primer since it is supposed to give such a dewy finish. However, after watching a couple of reviews on YouTube, I decided to give it a whirl anyways, and I loved it! It did not break me out which is amazing (I couldn't find on the packaging whether it said oil-free, non-comedogenic, hypo-allergenic, etc. but perhaps it is?) but it did not break me out which was one of my main concerns with this product. It did not produce excess oil but I will say if you are extremely,extremely oily then maybe this product might not be for you, but you might as well give this a try, other than that I think this would work well for most skin types. If you have clear skin and just want a nice, natural glow, then you could even wear this by itself and it looks really lovely. I would recommend this product and I will be repurchasing! You don't need a heck of a lot of product to get a nice effect which is a plus. This is a bit more expensive in terms of drugstore products, but this is one of the best primers I have tried. I tried the smashbox photo ready primer and it was the most awful thing I had ever tried in my life and it is way more expensive than this! If you're looking for a good, drugstore primer then this is the primer for you.
on 7/16/2015 10:24:00 AM
More reviews by elizaberwick
Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse
This primer broke me out and I will not repurchase this. However, I do like its shinyness and how it makes my skin glow and makes my foundation look really neat and flawless. Don't know if this primer is lasting as I've only experimented with it and haven't worn it out. I do recommend this primer, but this just didn't work for me.
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