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on 2/24/2015 11:41:00 PM
More reviews by KristyBarrr
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Red, Curly, Medium
The make up gods have finally answered my prayers ! Now I have been through my share of primers trust me you name it I've tried it and some of the best brands and nothing can handle my flakey dry at the same time oily - acne prone - sensitive to fragrance and everything else for that matter skin. This wowed me. I usually test primers out on days that I work to see how they hold up. Now this was suggested to me by a girl at sephora - she told me for my skin I need more then a primer I need a serum for more hydration but has primer qualities and that's what I got. This stuff is truly amazing. I got a sample because I was a little apprehensive because of the price but I tested it out because I'm desperate. Minimized my pores - made my make up go on smooth - controlled most of my oil but didn't make me more oily - no flakes - no breakouts - at the end of the day my make up was flawless. Yes I still get oily but not crazy oily my make up doesn't look like crap at the end of the night. Honestly this is worth the price and I would highly re commend to anyone with skin like mine. One pump goes a long way.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 2/4/2015 2:04:00 PM
More reviews by elysenadia
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I really like this product for the fact that I have ultra dry skin and it certainly helps to maintain the flakiness of winter and Retin-A. I don't however think it works that great at keeping makeup in place. The Hourglass Mineral Veil does a better job at that but won't moisturize as well. I have't found a better primer so I will continue to use this until I find something else I like. It's also the most expensive primer I've ever purchased. i don't mind spending money but something about spending a lot on a primer urks me but the product supposedly has ingredients that help maintain skin overall.
on 1/14/2015 12:09:00 AM
More reviews by HunterGray
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse
This is a beautiful primer to use under heavier cream type foundations, my Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer and Bobbi Brown Stick foundations especially look great over this. Nothing smooths my dry patches quite like this does. In the summertime I can get too oily if I wear this all over, but in the fall and winter it is the PERFECT primer for me.
on 1/8/2015 11:29:00 PM
More reviews by cinderella7
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
This is my go to foundation primer. I originally was attracted to this primer because of its treatment properties and love the way my face feels after I apply. I have found that the key in application is the amount. I usually use a small pearl sized drop, rub finger tips together and apply to my face. I allow a couple of minutes for it to settle into my face before applying make up. During the warm months I do switch to Hourglass Veil Primer. I have had no issues with breakouts or oiliness with my dry/combination skin and I find the herbal scent very pleasing. Although decidedly more expensive than others it is so worth it since only a small amount is needed!
on 12/28/2014 4:44:00 PM
More reviews by Derpiies
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
This primer was recommended to me by a Sephora SA when I asked for a moisturizing primer to use under my KVD Lock It.I have very dry skin and during winter I hate not being able to wear my matte foundations.This worked phenomenally. It is very hydrating. PACKAGING: The packaging is glass. I buy the smaller one for $22 and if i use it every day it will last me about 2-3 months. The pump gives you really great control. I only use half a pump -to a pump- for my whole face, as was recommended by the SA. You dont need much. I dont see that it makes my foundation last any longer but it does create a very smooth and moisturized surface for my drier foundations. That is why I continue to repurchase this product. it allows me to wear heavier coverage foundations.Overall, I think it's worth it if you have very dry skin or dry flaky spots you want to givean extra boost of moisture to. I also like mixing it into my Kvd lock it which is a bit hard to spread on my face and it fixes that problem.
on 11/8/2014 7:11:00 PM
More reviews by playsomevinyl
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Medium
I have extremely dry skin. Despite moisturizing with almost every product on the market (serums, creams) and exfoliating, I cannot get foundation to look good on me due to flakes. Enter Hourglass No 28. This product has literally transformed my makeup. I apply this after my sunscreen and do not even both with moisturizer any more. I just use this. It is amazing. My face now looks supple and radiant. It is expensive, but well the cost. If you have super dry skin you will love it!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 9/16/2014 10:39:00 PM
More reviews by MES
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
Yes this primer is quite expensive, probably twice the price of most other department store brands. Everything about it is luxurious, the bottle, the formulation, the fragrance. The No. 28 primer serum comes housed in a beautiful heavy glass bottle with a pump. It has a nice gentle lavender/herbal fragrance that makes just makes it a bit more pleasurable to apply. The formulation/feel is what sold me though, I swatched this at Sephora. It felt so smooth and satiny when I blended it into the back of my hand. Dispenses as a clear serum as the name implies. Great primer for dry skin, and the only dry skin friendly primer I know of that isn't shimmery. Even after a full day of work my makeup looks flawless. This is definitely a unique product as far as primers are concerned. I would repurchase as I can't think of anything else that comes close.
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 7/1/2014 12:09:00 PM
More reviews by Prettygal15
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This has to be the best primer out there. It leaves me with a smooth appearance and reduces the size of my pores. It is light and you only need very little. A lot of other primers cause me to breakout but this one hasn't. I have been using this for almost two years now and still no complaints. Sometimes this is all I use before I got out without using any coverup.A bit pricey but it lasts for a long time. The only thing that I have bad to say is that it comes in a glass bottle and makes me nervous because I have dropped a bottle of it already and it broke in my bathroom. But I love this product!
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 5/6/2014 10:34:00 AM
More reviews by loeblori
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I love this, but not for all over the face. I have combination skin with fine lines around my eyes. I use this just around my eyes before makeup, especially in the winter when I get more de-hydrated. And I made a brilliant discovery one day when I was tired after work. It makes touch-ups look fabulous. Rather than taking off my face makeup and re-doing it before going out for the evening, I spread a tiny amount of this on areas that might get cakey with foundation and re-applied a small amount of liquid foundation. You'd never know I didn't start from scratch. For a less oily overall primer the Hourglass Mineral Veil (the white one) is great, though probably not for the T-zone in the summer. For my T-zone I use the Becca mattifying primer. So, basically, in the summer I've combined three primers for different areas of my face, but it really works.
on 3/3/2014 11:45:00 PM
More reviews by StretchyElephant
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
I have oily skin, so this product isn't really ideal for me. Even so I like my skin to be hydrated above all else and I don't mind if my face is a little extra dewy/greasy. This primer has been my go-to as of late because my face feels amazing during and after wearing makeup when I start with No. 28. I agree that it doesn't really absorb; mostly it seems to just sit on my face and add shine. I just give it a few minutes to attempt to sink in before blotting the excess off with a tissue and continuing with applying my makeup. And you know what? My makeup looks great through 12-hour+ shifts. Yes, I'm pretty oily at the end of the day. But the richness of this primer gives my face such a healthy glow both with and without makeup that I find myself not caring about the oilies. I won't be running to repurchase when I run out mostly because of the price, but this greasy girl was a lot happier with No. 28 than I thought I'd be.
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