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on 8/20/2010 6:52:00 PM
More reviews by SamWood
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
Primer? No. More like a tinted moisterizer, which is what I use this for. It does nothing to make your make up stick, or help it last longer, or smooth out your skin. It does however tint your face which I like but that's about it. Just don't use too much of it or you'll be orange. I'm very pale and it hasn't turned me orange but I can imagine if I loaded it up on my face it would. Anyways, still using it every day for some colour and such, but won't be buying again for it does nothing it says its going to.
on 8/18/2010 1:24:00 PM
More reviews by Cellardoor367
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This is the lowest quality primer I have ever purchased. That being said, it's the first drug store primer I have ever purchased (and the last). The formula is a gel base, I thought it would be similar to bare minerals Prime Time because it looked so similar. During application I found the gel did not go on smoothly, it felt clumpy and a little gooey. (Next time a tried to shake the bottle but no difference). I applied it with my fingertips to my t-zone and a little elsewhere, I waited 2 minutes or so for it to dry before applying foundation but I found it was not set at all. The gel peeled off like a bad sunburn, and where it didn't peel You could see the foundation (MAC SFF) sitting on top of it, everywhere I didn't apply it you could see the lines! I tried applying it with my fingers again and waiting 5 to 10 minutes for it to dry on my skin, and I saw little to no difference. Next, I tried using my foundation brush to apply it, this got me more coverage but still you could see there was a layer of something weird on my skin. I tried all these steps with the Rimmel foundation as well, because I thought maybe they just worked really well together, but the effect were even worse then when I used my Mac foundation! The foundation stuck to the primer, but half way through the day there was this gross looking gooey-dead skin look all over my face- it was gross. When I used blotting papers it ALL came off, this was only a few hours after application. So after two - three weeks of trying to make this foundation work I realized it just isn't a good product, I gave it more than enough chances and then tossed it. I really couldnt believe how bad this primer looked, I decided not to buy anything from Rimmel ever again, except maybe their nail polishes.
on 8/15/2010 5:19:00 AM
More reviews by Darkchoirgirl
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This non-silicone based primer is perfect for summer time, and is the absolute and best alternative to foundation. It eliminates redness and uneven skin tone as if you already are wearing some sort of foundation. It works perfectly as a primer to make products stick to your face, but alone it is just as good. The salmon color confused me at first but when applied its like a creamier non-oily lotion. It is utterly perfect, I would invest in this product again.
on 8/14/2010 11:51:00 PM
More reviews by DASHY1022
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other
This is one of my favorite face primers. I have tried others but I always come back to this one. When I first bought it I was scared that the orange color would show up on my face. Luckily it does not apply that way. This honestly makes my foundation last until I wash it off at night and it really does smooth out my skin. I only need a little bit because of my oily/combo skin so the product lasts a long time. I will repurchase!!<3
on 8/13/2010 8:03:00 PM
More reviews by LCMakeup
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium
HG Primer! I love this stuff. It really soothes my skin and makes it really smooth, but still gives it texture so that my makeup will stay on all day. I don't mind the orangey colour.
on 8/13/2010 7:54:00 PM
More reviews by sammywhammmy
Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I love this primer. I use it when I know I'm only going to the store. I have very oily skin so I can't use to much so I use a thin layer. What I love is that after 5 hrs it gives me a dewy look in a good way! It's like I'm shinning in a good way I guess (:Really great for teens!
on 8/12/2010 5:48:00 PM
More reviews by xpuppyluvr
Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm
i really like this. however, i can't rate it as a primer, because i don't wear foundation...i prefer to wear this along with a powder. it helps control my oiliness and keeps my powder on longer. i personally love the way my skin feels (and smells - it smells soo good!). it evens out skin tone and makes my face softer, and it also minimizes pores for me. i love the packaging, very hygenic, and its pretty buildable. it is pretty sheer so it doesnt get rid of the redness around my nose, but i don't really expect it too, seeing as it is a primer, not foundation. overall i really like it and would recommend.*p.s. this blends really well into my skin and doesn't make me look orange...however, i do have more orangey skin tones.
on 8/9/2010 9:36:00 PM
More reviews by macgirl62
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse
I love this primer. I have a very oily T zone and with in an hour my makup is non existant. With this primer my makeup last most of the day and for my oily skin that is really saying something. Plus the tint gives my skin a glow. I know everyone says the color of the primer does not show through but I have to disagree. It is not in you face color just a hint of glow. I am scared of tinted moisturizers due to the oily skin, but with this product I feel I get that tinted look. I use this with mineral makeup and have no complaints. I feel the texture of this product gives the mineral base something to hold on to. Plus the price is great.
on 8/6/2010 7:28:00 AM
More reviews by curlygirl11
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Other, Medium
Not only would I not buy this again, but I am returning the one I have. I normally use the smashbox primer but was looking for something less expensive. Big mistake, I wear laura mercier mineral foundation and all this did was make it look powdery and cakey Awful!
on 8/5/2010 4:08:00 PM
More reviews by shariahshea
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
Decent Primer. It smooths out the pores on my face and makes for a smoother foundation application, but so does the proper moisturizer. As for helping foundation last this fails. It also gives my skin an orange cast. Not attractive!
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