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on 1/19/2014 9:40:00 PM
More reviews by MacPops
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I absolutely adore this primer. I use it under a foundation that was previously too drying (Tarte Amazonian Clay). I used to be able to use that particular foundation with no problems, but my skin has going through some changes and the foundation started to look dry and cakey. I tried a number of primers under the foundation because I had quite a bit left to use. None of the more silicon-y primers worked at all, including Tarte's. Before the afternoon, the foundation would separate and continue to look cakey. This primer, smoothed all over my face prior to application of the foundation makes my foundation look flawless. No cakiness, no oiliness, and my foundation lasts all day. However, I don't think that this primer will necessarily make a foundation last any longer than the foundation is already designed to. My skin looks radiant and refreshed with this. I only wish it came in a container about twice the size. It's lovely, and I love it! No plans to try any other primer, any time soon.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 1/18/2014 12:28:00 AM
More reviews by Miaoudeminou
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
This isn't really a primer. It's more of a liquid highlight or shimmer product. I would never use it as a primer. It's pretty much the same thing as NYC Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer but more expensive. The NYC primer is about $5USD and the L'Oreal is $11USD.I also don't like the packaging as you can't see how much you have left.
on 1/17/2014 1:17:00 PM
More reviews by gemmaj
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This isn't a primer for me but I still really love this product! You can use it as a highlighter and I also like to mix it in with my foundation to make it more dewy. Doesn't make your make up last longer though!
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 1/6/2014 2:34:00 PM
More reviews by KOuilhon
I love this primer. My winter skin was starting to look dull and dry and my foundation was looking powdery and cakey. I mix a little of this with my foundation and it really helps brighten up my face! It does not make me look shiny, or glittery, or white at all. Maybe people who are having this issue are using too much? Just a dab in my foundation gives a subtle glow that makes my skin look youthful and healthy. What a great drugstore find! You can use a "true primer" underneath if you are concerned about your foundation wearing off. Personally, I find I only truly NEED a primer during the warmer months to keep my foundation from becoming greasy and wiping off. This primer is really all I need for winter, as my dry skin hugs onto it really well. Love love love this stuff.
on 1/5/2014 8:16:00 PM
More reviews by MagnoliaState
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I think my foundation lasted LESS time with this primer. So what about using it as a highlighter/dewy enhancer. It's just OK. I think Benefit High Beans or MaskCara's Illuminator are better and can be used strategically. This product also separated often. I would have to shake it like crazy (2 minutes!) to get it to work. Won't buy again. It is also kind of pricey for how much you get.
on 12/5/2013 2:07:00 PM
More reviews by brimanrique
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Great product by itself give you a subtle radiance, I'm medium olive skin (NC40) and works perfect on my skin tone, could be a great dupe for Mac Strobe Cream, beautiful like as a primer or for mixing with your foundation, I mix it with my eye concelear too and diminish my under eye dark circles without a shiny disco ball look :o)Non grease at all and easy and safe to go out, I'm on the go girl, and the size is perfect for your cosmetics bag, very very happy with the results.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 12/4/2013 10:58:00 AM
More reviews by gdallar
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium
BEST WAY TO USE FOR ME:-Mixing it in with other foundations, especially those that can look very dry, cake, thick and are more difficult to apply (works great with Kat Von D lock it fdtn, Covergirl 3 in 1 and Revlon Colorstay). It makes consistency 100x better and gives a more natural beautiful glowy finish to the skin. PROS:-beautiful glow-moisturizing texture-"softens" dry patches or pores-nice pump, sanitaryCONS:-does not extend wear of foundation-if darker than NW/NC20, this will show up very light on skin, like a highlighter, so using alone can be tricky (I am NW15 for reference)-odd scent
11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.
on 11/29/2013 3:27:00 PM
More reviews by mmccartney
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Love this product! I don't think it's a fantastic primer, but it is a fantastic highlighter.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 11/26/2013 5:19:00 PM
More reviews by cathykl
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Adore this. . . but I do wish it came in a few more colour options. The only one available (that I have seen in stores anyway) has a white pearlescent colour, although it does become mostly sheer when you rub it in. Regardless, it looks gorgeous - very subtle, no huge glitter chunks. I apply this as a primer, before foundation, or mixed with foundation to sheer it out and sometimes tap on a little more onto the tops of my cheeks, cupid's bow and underneath the brow. Packaging is great - a slim, cute pump bottle. I shake it up before using as it can sometimes separate a bit (like most luminizing products do anyways). Very easy to take with you, no mess if you travel with it. Product itself is very a very thin liquid with subtle pearl-like glow to it. I use this for work and it's not excessive, even under the bright light. I especially like this under foundation - it lends skin a pretty, soft radiant glow. Takes away the flatness of drier foundations. Looks very natural, doesn't sink into fine lines or anything for me. I also blend this into various foundations or tinted moisturisers before applying on my hand to give a more soft-focus finish to the skin.I would definitely repurchase and I hope they don't discontinue this one, there are so few good highlighting/luminizing products!
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 11/25/2013 1:07:00 AM
More reviews by Kelb92
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Love this!! It gives you the most amazing glow! I'll use this as an all over primer or just to highlight my cheek, and brow bones. The packaging is very cute and great for traveling!
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