LORAC • Aquaprime • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I think everyone has different expectations for what a primer will do, but for me this (1)doesn't improve how well my foundation sticks/glides onto my skin, (2)doesn't provide any illusionistic improvement of texture, nor (3) does it make my foundation last longer. If silicone is really a problem for your skin (I used to think cones were my problem but I've learned better) it's worth a shot because there are so few products out there. But a silicone-free primer is a drastically different animal from those that contain silicone. This is more comparable to a glycerin toner (for 5x the price)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I tried this for one week before I realized I didn't like this. I loved the packaging, it has a pump to dispense the product from the tube which is great. It applied smoothly and did make my skin soft but it really did nothing else besides that. Didn't help my makeup and didn't help improve my skins appearance. For 30 something dollars this wasn't really worth it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I usually have a terrible time with primers, and therefore, tend to forego them completely. However, my skin has really started to change in the past few years, becoming far more dry, sensitive, reactive, but still acne prone and getting oily with certain products. My foundation hasn't been going on as smoothly, and my Epiduo has left patchy flaky areas that moisturizing/exfoliation can't seem to remedy. I've tried other primers (two from Smashbox, Laura Geller, L'Oreal, DHC to name a few) but they were too slippery, irritating, colgging, and usually left my face slick or too matte/dry. But, it is clear I need to start using something under my powder foundation. LORAC Aquaprime works wonderfully for me. It isn't irritating or slippery feeling, and really has improved the appearance of my foundation. I use a foundation brush to apply (Smashbox foundation brush), and my one tip would be to make sure you allow time for the Aquaprime to fully dry/set up. It doesn't work as well if you rush it. My only gripe with the packaging is that the plastic cap always pops off, but other than that, I like the pump. I just pump a bit onto my palm, and then dab with the foundation brush and apply all over my face. Feels light and soothing!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This was suggested to me when I purchased MakeupForever's Matt Velvet Plus Foundation. I told the SA that I had very sensitive skin and breakouts can happen very quickly with the wrong products. She suggested this so I purchased. While it does not break me out, I find it really doesn't do anything...AT ALL. It feels like I'm putting cold water on my face and dries very fast. I don't see a difference in my makeup whatsoever. I tried applying fndtn with and without, and then half on one side and half on the other. No difference.
I would never rebuy this, it really does absolutely nothing for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Neutral Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm not quite sure what this product is aiming to accomplish. It's a silicone-free gel consistency in a bottle that I loathe. The trajectory of the squirting action is fierce, so be sure to cup your hand around the opening when you apply, if you wind up finding this in your stash. But, like I was saying, it doesn't do anything for me. Oil control, zip (not that I need any, but at the same time my nose/tzone do exhibit a fair amount of sheen after the day's over) smoothing action, nope and on top of that, took $30some dollars out of my wallet. I'm glad Sephora has a great return policy, because I'll be moving on to something that isn't just a placeholder. I was hoping to go silicone free but maybe that won't cut it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I had bought this around early august and still on my first tube. I had gotten this because my local sephora stop carrying the Cover FX primer and i didn't feel like driving 30 mins to the next sephora so one of the employees suggested this because of my oily acne prone skin and she said the founder of this company uses this because she has severe acne problems so i decided to give it a shot since it has more product in it for about $5 less the Cover FX. I must say i am pretty pleased with this product!! I wasn't fond of the smash box primer but this is amazing! doesn't make my skin look cakey and i haven't gotten any break outs from this primer. The only complaint i have is that the pump is kinda hard to work with because it sprays out of the direction of my fingers >.< anyways besides that this is a great primer and i will most likely buy it again! hope this helps and good luck!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I hate silicone based primers because they clog my pores up within 48 hours of use. This is a non-silicone primer and it does help makeup go on very smoothly. It is esp good if you are using a powder/mineral foundation as it makes it go on very nicely. The only con is the pump doesn't work well and I end up just unscrewing the top and squeezing a little out. On the upside, that allows me not to use any more than I need. Check Ebay for better prices.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is the best primer I've tried so far. I feel it really improves the hold of my makeup throughout the day and makes the makeup application a lot smoother. Its oil free and although I have really sensitive/temperamental skin this has never caused me to have a breakout. Another thing I really love is the fact that a little goes a looonng way. I've had this tube for almost 2 years (goes against the shelf life but hey, I'm not throwing it out if it still works!) Will buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this product. I use it DAILY over my moisturizer and under my concealer.
I have acne prone skin and this does not cause me to break out. I realized after using MAC's primers and Smashbox primers that my face couldn't handle the silicone ( which makes that smooth finish) in these products. This product doesn't have silicone or oil and is water based ...so what could possibly go wrong?
You only have to use a tiny amount ( maybe dime size) and it covers smoothly. I use a foundation brush to apply because a sponge will only absorb it. After you apply, you must wait for it to "dry" before adding foundation or concealer. I learned this the hard way...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
OH, MY SWEET LORD. A PRIMER THAT ACTUALLY WORKS. For starters, I have not-so-perfect skin. Huge pores. laugh lines, etc. This stuff takes care of all of that. I use it OVER my moisturizer. I apply my moisturizer, (which is the sensitive skin spf30 one from Eucerin) and let sink in for about ten minutes. Do your eye makeup, make some coffee, I don't know. Just wait a bit. Then, I apply this stuff. Only takes a drop or two for the whole face. Pat it onto and areas with large pores and into those pesky lines. (You know, the ones where your foundation might crease when you laugh too much.) This stuff kind of stinks on your fingers, but you shouldn't notice any smell once it dries, and boy does this stuff dry. You don't get that greasy feeling some primers leave you with. It just feels like your moisturized skin. After that dries for a bit, apply your foundation. Hello, flawless finish. (I finish it all with a bit of MAC's Blot Powder, fyi.) Not only does it give a beautiful, soft focused look, it lasts forever. My Double Wear Light stayed looking beautiful until I washed it off after ten hours. (I still had to do minimal blotting, because I have a very oily t-zone, but it was a lot better.) The only downfall to this is that it's a bit pricey ($31) but I'm the kind of person who doesn't complain about price if the product is amazing. Def. recommend this!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love this primer! Primers have always broken me out, or felt too heavy. This is a lightweight primer that still does the job. It is a clear consistency and it glides really nicely over the face. It keeps my foundation on throughout the day, and doesn't break me out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got a sample at Sephora. I was not sure I wanted to try it because it was sillicone free. A primer is generally made of sillicone to smooth the skin and help the makeup adhere and stay fresh. Sillicone free is good though for my skin, being very acne prone and oily , as well as sometimes dehydrated. My forehead, nose and chin still were a little oily, but more of a "healthy sheen". I might purchase it if I do not find something better maybe with a airbrush quality..
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
LORAC Aquaprime ($31 usd and 1.35 oz.) is a water based and oil-free and silicone-free makeup primer. Aquaprime does keep my foundation stay in put through out the day including a hot and a humid day. It is colorless and easy to apply with a hand(s) or a foundation brush. Once Aquaprime is set, you can detect that is there because it is lightly sticky but it will goes away after applying a foundation. It is also scent-free and do not feel oily or silky like other primers. It feels like water. The only down fall are the pump and the plastic cap. The pump splashes the primer all over the place within a 1 foot radius. And the cap tends to fall off easily storing it on a solid surface. Other than these 2, the Aquaprime works great on any skin types especially for people who are sensitive to silicone and oil based products.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have very very oily skin and I thought that this product would give me a matte finish and not make me break out. It did the exact opposite. It made me 10 times more oilier than I usually am and it made me break out really bad. I ended up getting huge cyst like zits that were extremely painful all over my face. It made me completely shiny after an hour which was a huge disappointment. The packaging is very bad because the pump doesn't work half the time. You also end up wasting a lot of the product because the pump can't get to the stuff on the sides of the packaging. Big waste of money!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Being in the acting business I learned what works and what does not for my skin. This product protects my acne prone skin allowing me have confidence on auditions and ultimately helps me stay clear to book more jobs
Using a dime size to apply, this product will definitely last you a long time. It is not greasy, extremely light and airy, and again DOES NOT break me out, I have very sensitive skin and am acne prone :( This product is not drying because of the gel texture. It fills in lines and sets my make up perfectly leaving my skin looking finished and smooth. On top of all that its fragrance free :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the first primer I've tried regularly, and I like it. I use my MUFE HD Foundation after applying the Aquaprime, and I'm quite pleased with the results. I like the feeling it leaves on the skin, especially if you put it in the refrigerator. The coolness really calms down the skin, which is great in the morning when your face might look a little bloated. I have acne prone skin (which I'm on topical medication for), and this doesn't react and irritate my skin in the slightest. I'm trying the MUFE HD primer next, but as for Aquaprime, so far so good.
EDIT: Ugh, the smell! I hate the smell! It's just ok to be honest. Doesn't blow me away, and seems to only extend my foundation wear by just a couple of hours.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
At first I was not a huge fan of this product as a primer. When I first bought it I only used it maybe a few times then stashed it with my "makeup I bought but never use" products. But most recently I started using it again, and I find that I really like it after trying other foundation primers.
I have sensitive, dry, acne prone skin and although this primer doesn't fill in ever single fine line and pore, I think it does a good job of laying a base for my foundation. It goes on very smoothly and dries quickly and doesn't leave that gross "film" that I find many other primers do.
I like that it is paraben free and good for sensitive skin, and I really like the packaging.
I would reccomend this product to people with sensitive and/or dry skin who are prone to breakouts.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I've been using this regularly since discovering it in Sephora about 3 years ago.
When I started looking for a primer I was mostly curious whether it would make any difference to my make up routine. I wasn't too worried about the longevity of my foundation (Max factor age renew seems to wear pretty well and I favour a natural look anyway) but I do find that this primer makes it easier to apply foundation more evenly.
I'd actually tested both Smashbox & Napolean Perdis Autopilot primers on the back of my hand in the store but the texture of both felt really thick and sticky and (probably noticing the acne prone tendency of my skin) the sales assistant suggested Aquaprime as being an oil free, silicone free, fragrance free alternative.
The product is a clear gel, with a texture that feels very cool & soothing to apply. It doesn't irritate my skin at all, sinks in immediately and let's me get straight on with applying my foundation. I get a smoother, more even result and it seems to plump out those fine lines in my forehead that would otherwise accumulate excess foundation.
It's not that cheap (around the $30 mark) but you only need one or two pumps for your whole face so it lasts quite a long time (a 1.35fl oz. tube lasts me about 7 months with daily application) The black and white packaging looks quite stylish and the inverted pump tube is a convenient size for traveling (fits in a zip lock bag according to TSA rules) and keeps the product hygienic right to the end.
My only gripes are that its difficult to purchase outside the US and that the little clear plastic cap is a bit brittle & prone to breakage.
I will repurchase when my current supply runs out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I'm not sure if this stuff really does anything for my skin as far as prolonging foundation wear or evening the canvas out for a uniform foundation application. I have very oily skin, so I do demand a lot from my facial products, and I can't really say that this has stood up to the demands. In its defense, it hasn't aggrivated my acne or caused it to get worse, which is great, but I'm just on the fence about it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Didn't do much for me in the winter. Helped keep away oilies somewhat in the summer. Thin consistency, good concept, but doesn't do the job. Doesnt make pores look smaller, doesnt hide fine lines at all.
I think its a better idea to find silicones that you skin is okay with it, there's actually a wide range of silicones, and some, like demithicone are better suited for sensitive skin.
Really a waste.