DHC • Velvet Skin Coat • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
This product goes on clear and leaves a very smooth finish. The DHC base goes on very well over it. Works well to absord some of the oil on my forhead and nose all day and helps foundation last longer. I haven't tried it with a non-DHC base. Also works well as a base under E/S. I will definately get more.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is a translucent gel with a powdery feel to the finish, but it's invisible. Underneath foundation, it makes a smooth base.
The packaging is a small tube with a narrow nozzle that allows a precise amount to be dispensed. But for the price, the tube is quite small.
Nonetheless, this is the best primer/base I've tried. I would repurchase it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
This is a review of a *sample*. My experience w/the sample was enough for me to know it wasn't for me:
This did have a velvety texture and made my skin feel soft. Sadly, it was incompatible with my foundation and made it roll off into little balls!
This is unfortunately the case with most silicon based primers I've tried. If you can't wear foundation over a primer, doesn't that defeat the purpose?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
I'd been looking for a good foundation primer, hoping it would a) help my makeup go on more evenly, and b) help my makeup stay on longer. The DHC Velvet Skin Coat does both! I received a sample packet in a swap, and I have to say I was hooked on the first application. It truly feels like velvet, and helps fill in pores and fine lines, creating a wonderfully even surface for foundation. It helps keep it in place, too - I'd found a great color match in a liquid foundation, but I noticed that it was gone by midday. This product helped it last through the day and apply much more evenly, especially on my nose, which can be a bit rough. I like the small squeeze-tube packaging which is sanitary, easy-to-use, and portable.
I have normal (if anything, slightly dry) skin which hardly ever misbehaves, so I'm not the best judge of product sensitivity - so take it with a grain of salt that I've had no problems with it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I tried 2 sachet samples of this primer and wasn't impressed with it at all. DHC's website claims this is a "best seller", but honestly there are much much better primers out there. It feels like a balm and has a *lot* of silicon in it. But whilst Smashbox's primer also has silicon, it makes my skin feel like glass.. whereas this DHC primer made my skin feel clogged and masked. It was simply too thick for my tzone to handle.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Ick - this was way too heavy for my oily skin. I usually like these types of products to zap my shine, but this is too opaque and waxy. For silicone-based mattifiers (silicon = glass, used in microchips, ladies ;)) I much prefer agnes b's Touche Lissant Smoothing Makeup Perfector - it's half the price and velvety sheer! Never clumps or balls up, and keeps the oilies at bay longer.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
In general, I agree with Peggya. This is an almost identical product to Smashbox PhotoFinish Face Primer. The only differences are a) it comes in a squeeze tube, rather than Smashbox's pump bottle, and b) looks more translucent than transparent. The effect is the same: you smooth it on before makeup, and it makes your skin smoother and, well, velvetier. (Post hoc 8/1/03: It also may be used as an eyeshadow base.) It doesn't take much product to cover the whole face. In my case, the silicones do also aid with skin dryness. Some foundations show how dry my skin is, but not when I use this product. On an ounce-for-ounce basis it works out roughly the same price as Smashbox. DHC's tube is $20 for a .52 oz tube, which works out to $38.46 per ounce. The retail of the Smashbox is $36 for a 0.93 oz bottle, which works out to $38.70 per ounce. So I waited until it was on sale for $15 per tube, then I got two, which works out to just under $30 for an ounce, which is even cheaper than QVC's intro price for the Smashbox product. Even without the sale price, it's easier to try in this smaller size than making a commitment to a big bottle.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
What I like most about this primer is that as you wipe it on, you can see it just "fill in" the pores and lines, and you are left with a much smoother looking surface. This is siliconey like the English Ideas and the Smashbox, but a tad more cloudy in color, and waxy in texture--hence the reason it probably fills in the gaps better. The Smashbox, really didn't do that much for me. I wish the DHC worked just a teensy bit better and created a truly glass like surface, but perhaps that is asking too much. The one bad thing about this is that combined with certain moisturizers or sunscreens (but not all of course) it can ball off a bit, as with most primers. It's still the best silicone primer I've tried so far.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got a sample pack of the Velvet Skin Coat from the current DHC catalogue. From that reason, I didn't see the ingredient list, but from the feel and consistency, I could tell it was silicone based, like Smashbox Photo Finish Primer,except Velvet Skin Coat is a little bit thicker. I've found that Velvet Skin Coat works as well as the Smashbox primer, and it made me sorry not to find this product sooner - I wouldn't have wasted twice much money on the Smashbox primer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is a good primer. I got a sample of this stuff (about 4
applications). I used this in place of a moisturizer. My face is combination type, and this helped to keep those oily spots in check . Also, It made my foundation look so much more natural, and even looking.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have to admit that whoever named this product Velvet Skin was a marketing genius. I have tried a couple of foundation primers in the past and none of them have impressed me. This foundation primer does impress me - from the very first application it made my face feel like velvet - just like the name. This is a soft cream/gel that feels amazing as soon as it comes out of the tube. It only takes a little bit to cover my whole face and immediately my skin feels amazing! It doesn't sit on top of my skin but melds in immediately. My foundation goes on smoother and my combination skin does not get oily down the middle after a few hours like it normally would. Right now DHC has a sale on this product for $15 instead of the normal $20. The tube is small (15g) or .52 oz but since so little is needed it should last a good while. I've already put in another order for a second tube of this fantastic primer.