Napoleon Perdis • NP Set Pre-Foundation Primer • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this primer. It takes a little long to set. It has a nice, light smell and liquid and powder foundation lay perfectly over it. It was expensive-- $26, but it's lasted me two years. I have no complaints.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My sister in law gave me this product for free and after using it I realized why she didn't want it. Gross, gross, gross .. the formula of this stuff is so oily, sometimes I'd squeeze it out of the bottle and this clear oily residue would seep out of the bottle. Once I shook the bottle and applied it to my face it was no better, my face was really shiny and greasy and it didn't absorb into my skin, even after waiting a good 10 to 15 minutes before applying my foundation! It just made my foundation slide around my face and it just did not sit well. I hated it and ended up chucking it in the bin. I now use the MAC matte gel which is awesome. If you have oily skin, or if you want a matte complexion, stay away from the NP primer it won't do you any favors.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I like this bc it makes my skin soft, however, for the price ($29.00 at my Target) I don't think its worth it. You can find a cheaper primer that works just as well and does more (for me that would be Sonia Kashuk or Rimmel) or just buy a moisturizer for about $5.00, since all this seems to do for me is moisturize my skin. I use this since I have it, but I would not buy it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Green
I have four or five primers that I switch between, and this one is definitely my favorite, especially under powder foundations: they let the luminescence of the primer show through. It starts my skin off with a nice, pink glow - not obnoxious at all, just healthy-looking - and it really does make my foundation stay in place for the day. At first, I thought this primer was too oily, but after a few uses I realized that it definitely helped the drier areas of my skin look more even. What I don't care much for is the packaging. The tube is fine, the I have to store it with the cap end up or the oil in the primer separates and leaks out around the cap. I always make sure to shake it well before using - I've had a few times where I haven't, and I've ended up with straight oil on my fingertips. Aside from this - love it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
I have oily skin and have tried the Monistat Chafing Gel which was great until it caused me to break out. I was hesitant to buy the NPSet primer because of the ok reviews but I tried both primers that they carried. One was the prefoundation primer (pinkish color) and the other is the pore perfecting primer (clearish color). The pore perfecting primer was pretty similar to the monistat one so I tried it and have been in love with it since then. It was smooth and kept my face from being oily all day. For those who have tried the pink primer I highly suggest the PorePerfecting Primer it's really much better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I added a picture, lol. Anyways this primer isn't my favorite. It's oily but you just need to rub it in and let it absorb, it doesn't stay oily. I don't have very acne prone skin but this will break me out if I use it for a couple days straight. Every primer usually does that to me though. It's also expensive.
Oh, and there's like, a creamy substance and then an oily one, and they sort of separate in the bottle, so I hold it upside down and squeeze, because if I just squeeze it normally, the oil will just fall out basically on my finger and it's a mess. If that makes sense.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I LOVE this primer!! It is a value because I use way less foundation after putting on the primer first. It gives my 40 year old skin a MUCH younger look when I apply the primer then the NP SET memory foundation. I use the regular NP Set Primer which is a pinkish milky color. I put a dot of NP Set on the back of my hand and with the foundation brush it blends right into my skin and give me a natural glow even though my skin is medium beige.
Combined with my foundation, I get a weightless, healthy glow where it doesn't look like I even have on any make-up. I LOVE this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Yuck! This primer is useless! It is soo oily, that it makes your skin oily, and when your skin is oily, your makeup moves on your face!
Also it dries into like this was white pasty film/residue on your face. My makeup does not stay or last on my face if I use this primer, absolutely horrifying!
Not cheap as well, such a waste of money! The only things that I get from Napoleon Perdis now is if they come free with a magazine pruchase(even then, I still feel like it was a waste of money!).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this primer!!!! This is actually the first primer I've purchased because I didn't think I needed it. But after seeing a friends makeup after she used it- I was convinced. I purchased the primer from Target- and believe me- the price turned me off at first but then I convinced myself that it was worth a try or buy!!!! And it was and still is!! i made the purchase last month and I'm learning that a little goes a long way. it goes on velvety smooth-- but what primers don't. The kicker for me is how my face feels and still feels every time I remove my makeup!!! my complexion is getting so much better and I'm noticing the softness of my skin everyday. I use it along with my regular skin regimen and I love it! My makeup goes on and covers so much better.... This is a great product and I do recommend it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
When I use this primer I have a 50/50 success rate. Half the time it goes on smoothly, gives me a beautiful glow without being glittery and makes my problem areas (either side of my chin/mouth) almost unnoticeable. The other 50% of the time it seems to dry too quickly or something and leaves pearly white-ish smears. When this happens I have to take it off and use a different product because my makeup looks uneven and thick over the top of it, and my problem areas stand out horribly as though I've just clumped on bad concealer. I can't figure out why it's so Jekyll and Hyde with me! Also I think it's pretty cheeky of Napoleon to market this line as cheap. For the price it doesn't deliver. It tends to separate a little in the tube so before I use it I always squeeze and mash the tube to try and mix it up. On the plus side it does make my makeup stay on longer. When this product is behaving itself I love it but it's just too inconsistent in its results for me to recommend it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really liked this! I have seborrheic dermatitis and most liquid makeup dries out my skin causing it to flake. With this, the flaking is gone!! It's like it creates a barrier between the makeup and the skin and yet the skin can breathe! Love the testure. It's like velvet and silk combined, if that makes any sense :))
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Bought this yesterday, and tried it out as soon as I got it. It has a pearlised shine to it, and goes on really smoothly. Definitely helped my foundation stick! Covered up pores nicely, and added a fresh glow to my face. Kind of expensive, but when you compare it to other primers you get a fairly good deal. There are 1 3/4 oz in the tube for $29. To get 2 oz of Smashbox's primer you pay around $50, for 1 oz of Bare Escentuals Prime Time you pay around $21. I'm on my second day of wear with this, and so far so good. Leaves my face smooth and fresh. It's not one of those gel type primers, its more of a liquid formulation, but I'm surprising myself by actually liking it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Possibly the worst primer i have tried. At first it leaves my skin really oily and my face looks like it is sweating (which it isn't!) but then it changes and begins to make your face tight and dry. Really bad product and i think it broke me out!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Napoleon has (so far) released three primers in his NP set brand which is meant to offer quality products at a reduced price. There is Pre-Foundation Primer, the Pre-Foundation Bronzing Primer and the Pre-Foundation Pore Perfecting Primer.
This review is for the NP Set Pre-Foundation Primer.
Napoleon states that this primer is A beauty building block to ensure youíre always in your prime. It comes in a white tube and retails for $39AUD which is expensive considering it's meant to be a cheaper line and I got it from Target it's not a rip off.
Easily absorbed and leaves the skin smooth
Protects and softens skin
Super antioxidant provides skin protecting
Green Tea Extract
An antioxidant that contains anti-inflammatory properties
Vitamins A, C & E
Fight against free radicals while boosting the skinís ability to retain moisture.
Powerful antioxidant, rich in essential fatty acids; Omega 3,
Omega 6 and Omega 9, provides protection against environmental damage, anti aging and revitalizing properties
Skin-soothing properties for all skin types
Natural preservative, ideal for those who are sensitive to synthetic preservatives
Provides natural moisture retention
Ensures a smooth makeup application
Ensures shadows blend with ease
Vitamin A, C & E
Antioxidants, provide daily protection against free radicals, healing and nourishing for smooth skin texture
Natural preservative, ideal for those who are sensitive to synthetic preservatives
I was actually quite suprised when I used this. It is definantly not a product for oily skin as its goes on very shiny and damp however when foundation is applied it looks amazing. The cream is pale and shimmery in appearance and makes my pale skin glow whilst adding extra moisture and not breaking me out (which is rare for a primer). It does add to the length of time my foundation stays on, not in a very extreme way, but enough for me to be happy. I prefer this to Napoleon's auto pilot and will continue to use it until I find something I like more.