Giorgio Armani • Fluid Master Primer • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I really want to like primers - but alas, this is another fail for me. It does go on well enough and sure enough, my makeup (for the record, GA Lasting Silk) looks airbrushed immediately after i'm done.
Fast forward 2 hours and my oil is starting to show, I have combination skin, but even this rapid rate of shine is a record! Skip along to the end of my day and not only am i shinier than i ever normally would be, my foundation is resembling a map of the world - sort of patchy and lumpy, coagulated in some areas and completely gone in others.
I didn't buy this, i got it as a sample when i purchased the foundation - however, i am sure it's expensive and so i'd have to say - what a waste.
Can i officially give up on primers now?
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This primer makes the skin look flawless. I put this on in the morning followed by Luminous Silk Foundation in the Armani line and it lasts all day. I have tried several primers and either they make my skin break out or they don't hold the foundation so I'm reapplying it throughout the day. This primer is great for sensitive skin and it really works! I hope it never leaves the market because there is nothing else like it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My Skin Type:
Very Oily + Acne Prone
Other primers I have used:
- Laura Mercier
+ easy to blend, but I highly recommend blending it into the skin with a sponge.
+ keeps my foundation from clumping and slipping off (I currently live in a very humid place)
+ makes my pores disappear
+ less greasy than Smashbox
+ doesn't break me out
+ keeps my makeup on max. 6 hours without touching up
+ most importantly --> when I blot with my Clean & Clear Oil controlling sheets during mid-day, my makeup doesn't come off with it!! :) so no more touch ups after blotting!
+ for some reason, it's not really great at keeping my liquid concealer on - only great at keeping liquid foundation.
+ my face gets really shiny & greasy after an hour or 2 of applying the primer. but after blotting only once during the day, it was fine.
+ I use a lot more foundation after using this primer, the primer seems to disperse and absorb my liquid foundation.
Overall, great quality - a bit expensive. I think I'll try the Giorgio Armani Professional Makeup Primer next time and compare the consistency.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Other
I was so excited to buy this one but :(... I found no advantage with it just disadvantages.
It works as a primer but it makes my face looks greasy, feel not comfortable...
I have paid almost 45 euro for this good-looking tube in Stockholm and will not buy it again!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I've always maintained that if a foundation is really that good you shouldn't need to use a primer. Having said that, if I am going to use a primer it is this one. A little goes a long way - a 0.1 fl oz sample lasted about 2 weeks, applied every day. I have used both Armani LSF and Armani LSF UV with it and in both cases I could get away with one pump of foundation instead of two, when applied over the primer. I especially like this under LSF UV, which is a tiny bit drying on my skin without the primer. Unlike other primers, this doesn't make me break out, even after weeks of daily use. I'm taking one lippie off for the price, $55 for a 1 oz tube.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I like this primer. It did a great job of smoothing out my skin. Its a clear gel and it has a smooth texture. The only drawback is the price but since I'm a "primer queen" I have enough primers and mattifyers to rotate it. I'll definitely be keeping it in my top 5.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I tried it hoping it would be better than the Smashbox primer but it's achieve the exact same effect as me using the SB primer. My face gets greasy after a few hours but it doesn't get as greasy as if I used the SB primer. But it's overpriced for something that works the same as SB primer.
The packaging quality is bad you can't see how much you have left.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Athough I don't always wear primers, I got this one during a trip to Seattle. I usually hate silicone-based primers because they make me feel as if they totally block my pores and that my skin suffocates under them (which is why they make so many people break out; I stay clear away from Smashbox' s Photofinish, for example). But this one gave me a pleasant surprise. If it has any silicone in it, it must be very little. It does have the slippery feeling of silicone, but I don't get the feeling my skin is covered beyond the ability to breathe. Foundations look nice on it, and it does not make me break out. I don't know if it keeps oil at bay. After years of battling oily (now a bit less) skin, I found out the hard way that nothing really keeps the oil from showing eventually. I prefer to use blotting papers. Much healthier for your skin, too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
UGHHHHH this stuff feels so greasy I was dying to wash my face the entire evening after I applied it and tested it under my makeup. I rec'd in a swap and I think both of us thought this was the more highly rated GA professional primer... I didn't know he made two.... so I got this one instead and it was just yucky. Maybe for mature skin it might feel like it is "relieving" some tightness or dryness... but for normal skin, I found the sensation to be greasy and too slick. It definitely works but lots of primers work without making you want to run and wash your face 10 seconds after you apply it. Also I found the hard plastic squeeze bottle pretty stiff and hard to push product out of. Not impressed with the packaging, either.
And I apologize but I have to disagree with other reviews, this is not at all like smashbox... smashbox is smooth, silky, and mattifying, and feels like heaven to put on.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is like Smashbox Photo Finish and ModelCo Face Base but it doesn't make me oily or break me out like the two did. Maybe because this doesn't contain other extra ingredients the other two do. It contains only silicones and nothing else to moisturize or to tone or to help erase fine lines...stuff like that. If you just want to prime your face with something slippery so that your foundation can glide on without tugging or pulling, this is the perfect primer for you.
INGREDIENTS: cyclopentasiloxane/dimethicone/dimethicone vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer
DERMATOLOGIST TESTED. NON COMEDOGENIC.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I must start off by saying that I usually have problems with primers. I don't break out very often at all anymore, and if I do, it is usually due to some product that I have been using. As much as I liked this primer, after three days of use, it was hard to deny that it just did not agree with my skin. I gave this primer three lippies, because I don't really have anything negative to say about it other than how it reacted with my skin. Overall, it is a good primer. Like I said, I wasn't particularly surprised; however, I loved my recent GA purchases so very much that I thought the primer would be a fantastic addition to my flawless skin regimen. It is not. I have only found one primer so far that has not broken me out, and that is MUFE all mat. I do not have a problem with oiliness, but I like the smooth canvas a primer gives. I think I may try my Face Fabric as a primer under my LSF next time and see if that works, but in the meantime my master fluid primer is going back to Saks. That's okay, though, because GA has so many other wonderful products to offer. I'm sure I will be able to find something to exchange it for.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
Maybe I will change my mind come the summer humidity, but for now, after using this product for about 2 months, I think it is too "mattifying" for me. It does seem to keep my makeup fresher, but at the price of losing that little bit of glow a "girl" my age needs. I do like the tube a lot better than the glass bottle that Smashbox primer comes in, but I think the original Smashbox looks a bit better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I absolutely am in LOVE with this primer! I received this primer as a sample when I purchased a Fluid sheer.
The first time I tried it I was at awe of the results I got from this primer. It was as if I had a second layer of skin. After I glide on some foundation, my complexion was flawless and my pores were noticeably smaller and less visible.
It's texture is light and silky so my make up didn't feel so heavy on top of it. It also give make up extra holding power making it last throughout a night out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I'm really liking this primer. I've been using it for a couple of months now, and it definitely helps my makeup go on smoother and last longer. I've tried putting on foundation right after my moisturizer, and it's just not as smooth looking nor does it last as long as when I use this primer. I rated it a 4 as opposed to 5, because I think the price is a bit too high. So far this is the only primer that has worked this well for me, so for now I will buy this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
not impressed at all with this primer. it did made no difference whether I used this primer or not under my foundation.... the results were the same. very pricey for something that does not do anything.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
(similar wording for my CDP Translucent Corrector for pores review: they are both part of the makeup system I use so I just repeated some info)
This is one part of the three part makeup system I use for perfect looking skin: I absolutely love it. I used to use it alone under foundation, but I wasn't completely satisfied since while it certainly made my GA Cream Foundation stay on longer and did a *little* bit to minimize pores and shine, (and worked far better than similar products) it wasn't what I would call exceptional. However, one day I broke out my Cle de Peau Translucent Corrector for Pores, which was what I used on my nose and the areas to the direct right and left. I applied over the GA primer and followed with the GA Cream Foundation, and was completely blown away. My pores *completely* disappeared, and my foundation stayed on all day....ALL day....and the finish was absolutely beautiful. It looked airbrushed, light, and completely natural. I couldn't believe it.
The trick is to use a *very* light amount of the GA primer; my entire face is covered by an amount of half a pea. Blend it in really well and let it set for a minute, then put on the CDP. I only use it on my nose and the areas to the immediate left and right; I stroke the primer down my nose and in light circles on the sides. Blend, blend, and blend again, especially in the areas around your nostrils. I usually brush my teeth after this, then apply the GA foundation. I use my fingers, but I suspect the finish would be even more flawless if I could finish with a makeup sponge.
Be careful to blend well since the CDP will look chalky if you don't. It is essential to use a very small amount of the GA since there can be a greasy feel due to the cones if you use too much. I hate the packaging; I wish it either came in a pump, or even better, a small jar. The squeeze bottle is awkward and difficult to get all the product out of. This is frustrating since this is one of those products that every single drop can be used. There is no scent whatever. It is certainly expensive, but definitely worth it. I will never be without:)
EDIT 7/19/2009: Since they discontinued my HG Cle de Peau that I used in conjunction with this, I had to swap off my remaining stash. Very sad about it, but I suppose it will make my wallet healthier:(
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
bought this because of good reviews here and the Giorgio Armani brand (love the designer cream foundation). My forehead tends to be a little shiny even in colder weather and this helps a little with that. however, it really doesn't do much else. Doesn't help my pores look smaller, either. For this price and the Armani brand I expected better.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am normally a huge fan of Armani products (love their makeup and Crema Nera) but this primer I found a waste of money. Let me first say that I do not use primer, however, too many people have told me that your makeup would go on better with primer, plus I only use a tiney amount of foundation to cover a few light discolorations on the underneath of my chin and find that sometimes it looks flakey so I decided to cave in and purchase this primer based on the recommendations and I found no difference - my foundation did not go on better nor did my makeup ---- basically in my opinion not worth the money, however, I did purchase a few more primers (La Prarie's Rose Filler and Perfekt and out of the three, La Praire is better if you are looking to cover fine lines, but Perfekt worked better as a primer to use with foundation, HOWEVER I have now found Guerlain's L'OR Radiance Concentrate which is better at everything (my face looks flawless and my foundation went on better, so out of all 4 primers I have used, I recommend the Guerlain one. I now know why so many recommend primers, however, the Armani primer was a big miss for me and a waste of money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Bummer - hate to be the party pooper on this one but can't justify giving this a perfect score. I was expecting this to give me a 'perfect' canvas for my LSF foundation but wasn't spectacular. It is not thick like some silicone primers and feels non-oily/sticky, which I like, but overall just so-so. Worth $55? Not to me. Honestly price was not an issue. If this thing knocked my socks off, I would have paid double that, but truly, for $55, one would expect her socks to be knocked off! Seriously, this was no better than other primers I've tried in the past such as Lumene or Beauticontrol. Worst yet, I got little red bumps where the primer was applied (nose and forehead). Wasn't surprised since some 'cones do tend to do that to me so I have to be careful, but I guess I was expecting my skin to accept this product more readily since it was 'high end'. Not so. This does "soften" fine lines and lessens the look of pores somewhat, but the effect is short-lived. Again, nothing a basic primer can't do. This will be going back to Saks in the very near future. I've already ordered the spray primer by ERA from HSN to try, and next I'd like to try the powder primers that everyone is raving about. For some reason the changing of the seasons has left me in a "trial" mood for certain cosmetic items....so more reviews to come!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
yes, this is very expensive for a primer, but it is really worth it. It is a clear gel and sinks in very well, blurs fine lines and pores but more importantly it lasts all day. I especially like it under my bobbi brown eye concealer as it looks as fresh as it does when I apply it. Prob is getting hold of it here in the UK. I had to order mine from Harvey Nichols in London (and they were down to last 10 tubes) as they say there is a problem in getting hold of it.