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on 4/4/2015 11:06:00 PM
More reviews by kaaayxoxo
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I purchased the smaller size green shade at Sephora last summer and I finally just finished it. I find that it didn't do anything to counteract any redness and it was just like any other regular primer. I have a NYX primer that I like a lot better than this and their full size is cheaper than the mini of this one! Also, I saw a great video on YT recently. If you do like any of these primers, it is a lot cheaper to buy two of the small ones rather than the full size. It equals out to be the exact same amount of product!
on 2/8/2015 2:13:00 PM
More reviews by holleyelizabeth
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I've been looking for a face primer to increase the longevity of my make-up. Typically, my makeup only lasts for a couple of hours before I have to touch-up, but with this product it lasts all day (8-9 hrs). It exceeded my expectations on that account. My skin is very easily irritated and I have redness on my cheek bones and T-Zone that are hard to cover, which is why I opted for this color correcting primer from Smashbox. It is green, but goes on clear. It's extremely lightweight and feels velvety smooth going on. I love it! I will say I see the best results when I allow the primer to set for a few minutes before adding a BB cream or foundation. Overall, this is the best experience I've had with a primer and I can't imagine trying anything else. I do wish the full-size bottle wasn't so expensive ($40), but in this case the product is worth the price. I originally purchased a travel size bottle (only $12), which lasted 6 months. The key is to make sure you're using very small amounts of the product, no more than what is absolutely necessary. This product provides good coverage so you shouldn't need much.
on 2/3/2015 12:33:00 PM
More reviews by Christac3698
Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
My skin is far from perfect, and I try a lot of different products to hide the flaws that I have. Redness is one of them, so I thought that this might be a good solution to help camouflage. I have 3 lines (not fine, but not deep yet) on my forehead, and some fine lines around my eyes. I have combination skin, normal in the cheek and forehead area, oily in the TZone. I have melasma on both of my cheeks that resulted from sun exposure when I was pregnant. As well as red marks from blemishes from when I was a teenager.This did not perform the way I thought it would. I usually shy away from silicone based primers, but the color correcting properties drew me to this, and I bought it anyway. I should have went with my instinct, because when I first applied, I had that horrible slippery feeling on my face that I just do not like. I let it set for 10 minutes, and did not notice a huge difference in the unevenness and overall redness of my face. I applied my foundation, and color wise, it looked the same as when I use primers that I like the texture of.I tried a few more times with different foundations to give this a fair shake, but I really do not feel like it performs the way it is described as performing. It is green in color, but sheer when applied and didn't see any correcting in my skin. I returned it, and will not repurchase. (As a side note: Smashbox primers are very difficult to get the last of the product out of their bottles. I have purchased 2 of their hydrating primers and cut the bottle both times to get to the remaining product. That is why I rated the packaging as low as I did).
on 12/3/2014 2:52:00 PM
More reviews by NaeNae1227
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
OK, so I have very red, splotchy skin after I wash my face, it's easily irritated by slightest touch! this primer is great! I got it in green, bc of course green counteracts redness, and I just love how Well it corrects my redness. I have very acne prone skin and this does not seem to trigger any new break outs which is automatically fantastic in my book bc I Usually try to avoid primers for that reason. if anything it seems to even be helping, along with my blemish control routine I'm following! I love this bc it's extremely lightweight, doesn't feel disgusting like most drugstore primers, and it's almost a satin feeling, which I love. it's made a world of difference in how my foundation applies and stays put a good 5 hours of my workday, I tend to need to powder by hour 6. but Hey ill take it. I really love this primer and Usually I despise primers
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 11/6/2014 4:50:00 PM
More reviews by SarahMcD
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Curly, Other
This stuff is awful. I was hoping it would tone down my redness (mostly nose-area, thanks to allergies that leave me just sort of perpetually splotchy to a certain degree). The green is barely perceptible and does nothing to neutralize the red. As a primer it's even worse - my makeup smears together (eye makeup) and/or balls up (most foundations); one way or the other, my makeup has worn off far earlier in the day than it does without the primer. Won't even finish it up.
on 2/25/2014 5:39:00 PM
More reviews by kayliexx
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Bought this in both the original white coloured "oil free" formula and in the green "colour correcting" formula. I much prefer the white "oil free" one, though I don't love either of them. The green one did nothing for my redness, did not spread very well (you need a ton to cover your whole face) and started to ball up when i would apply my foundation. I notice no difference between using no primer, and using the green one. The consistency of it is just blah. I much prefer the Lise Watier green primer or the Pur minerals one. Will definitely not repurchase a smashbox primer, especially at such a high price ($40 CAD).
on 9/7/2013 7:40:00 PM
More reviews by koalasarenotbears
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
This is a lovely primer, that gives a smooth base for foundation. In warm, humid weather, I put it on straight after washing, without any moisturiser (I have dry skin).I put my bb cream over the top, and the combination gives just enough moisture, and lasts all day.This product isn't greasy like many other silicone primers.
on 7/7/2013 6:36:00 AM
More reviews by SwedishKitten
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Other
I got this over a year ago, and I ran out of it so I got a new tube. I have really red skin (rosacea), and I like to cover it up. It doesn't take away all the redness, but it definitely does something. For the best result, put the primer on and blend it into your skin, and let it soak in for a few minutes before applying your foundation. You will notice a little diffrence, but it does NOT cover up all your redness. As a primer goes, it works wonderful. It keeps your makeup on, smooths your skin so you have a nice base to put your makeup on. Pro's:-It's awesome as a primer-Keeps your makeup on-Creates a wonderful base-Takes a away some of your redness-Has a smart packagingCon's-Doesn't take away ALL your redness, I will buy this again, just because I love it as a primer, but not as much as a corrector. I think if your looking for a corrector you are better off with a green concealer. Sorry for non-perfect English, I'm Swedish.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 6/19/2013 1:33:00 PM
More reviews by Jenhaas504
I really hate this stuff, #1 it broke me out everytime I would use it, it clogged my pores so badly. It felt like I had a mask on under my makeup and on top of that the price was high, def will not be making this purchase again!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 3/31/2013 8:39:00 AM
More reviews by NancyM
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
I have rosacea and I LOVE the green version of this for covering up the redness in my cheeks. Within seconds of applying it, I can see the redness drain from my cheeks. It's amazing, incredible, wonderful but I don't like applying it all over my face because it does leave a greenish cast. I removed one lippie because it is expensive. Fortunately, I use a pea sized amount so it lasts a long time. Another reason for no perfect score is that it does dry my cheeks out. I have dry skin already and this doesn't help with the dehydration. Overall, reducing the redness trumps any other issues I have. It's almost a miracle product.
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