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on 10/6/2015 5:15:00 PM
More reviews by Lvdrew319
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I tried using various primers MUFE, Mary Kay, laura mercier (sample), etc. I was never a fan. I chose this as a sample in a sephora order I placed online just because I've never really used smashbox products and none of the other samples were all that appealing. A very very little of this goes a long way. I used just about the end of a q-tip worth for my entire face including eyes and jawline. I wasn't expecting much but ironically I actually get a photofinish. I don't recommend this for oily skin, I have dry and I think that's part of the reason this works for me. I also use a lightweight foundation and some concealer and I think those products work well with this primer. This made my makeup stay alllll day. my makeup usually lasts pretty well but nothing like I've ever seen with this. First few days of trying this i came home and my makeup still looked like i put it on. I was seriously blown away. If you've been disappointed with primers in general and have dry skin I highly recommend taking a sample of this home from sephora/ulta. It's a bit pricey though to just buy for a try. However I'm so happy with the results that I'll be purchasing some when my sample is done for!
on 9/27/2015 9:36:00 AM
More reviews by Rakharo
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I really like this product its a good primer and a little goes a long way. But its just wayyy to expensive to purchase. I have a small sample size which I will try to make last a long time. I love how smooth it makes my skin, it just makes applying makeup easier and makes it last throughout the way. I end up using this mostly as under eye primer because on most days I mostly just wear concealer under eyes.
on 9/10/2015 9:35:00 AM
More reviews by Kahcin
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Love this primer! I feel that this is a skin treatment almost more than a primer. My skin looks great after using this for only a week. I put it on and let it set for a few minutes before applying my foundation. I have tried other primers but never liked them. I will say that I think my makeup looks better about an hour after applying the primer and foundation. It really softens lines and fills pores. I only use a small pea size.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 9/2/2015 5:40:00 PM
More reviews by purplechic23
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Fine
I like the gel effect of this one. it holds my foundation well. Felt so smooth in my skin.
on 9/2/2015 5:47:00 AM
More reviews by 19carmelita92
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
This has been my go-to primer for several years. I've tried a couple of the Smashbox Primers. This one and Photo Finish Light are generally the ones I reach for.The consistency is gel-like. It's very easy to apply and glides over the skin. It feels greasy at first but once it sets, your skin will feel velvety to the touch.I always use liquid foundations. I feel like this primer works best with dryer or mattifying liquids. While Photo Finish Light blends into the skin more like a lotion, this primer sits on top of the skin more, so it keeps foundations from settling into your fine lines and clinging to dry patches. Photo Finish Light is better for dewy finish foundations. I think both Primers are great depending on what foundation you're using them with.This keeps my makeup on all day. No creasing or patchiness. Definitely a five star product and something I will continue to use. It's pricey, but it improves the longevity of your makeup so it's totally worth it in my book.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 8/30/2015 10:14:00 PM
More reviews by Marisleysis33
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This made my face breakout and like others have said, it can be greasy especially if your skin is a tad bit on the oily side already. I too feel like my pores are somewhat clogged. Took me awhile to figure out that this was the cause. Its a no-go for me.
on 8/27/2015 5:27:00 PM
More reviews by andgonow
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Greasy and makeup seemed to slide right off my face or get stuck in the pores. I used the oil free version. Did absolutely nothing but dent my wallet. Never again, only glad I got the trial size.
on 8/21/2015 11:01:00 PM
More reviews by almost
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I used this primer for about 10 months and recently switched to Hourglass' No28 Primer Serum. What a difference! I have now realized just how greasy the Smashbox primer made me. I have normal/combination skin.Smashbox helped with the longevity of my makeup but I think it made me perhaps too greasy. If you have dry skin this may work for you, or maybe another primer from their line.For me, I'm glad I switched to Hourglass finally.
on 8/5/2015 10:29:00 PM
More reviews by whatmywho
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Am I the only one who's going to complain about the smell? It's not foul or very potent but it's fairly chemicalish in nature and I hate it.Ok, so I was never the biggest makeup person and took a long time to figure out how nnot to look cakey or streaky or like a teenage girl experimenting with makeup. When I discovered primers (in general) I had an epiphany, a real OMFG moment. But enough about primers in general (highly recommended) THIS primer is amazing. It's a bit thicker than I anticipated but once you smear it on it's silky smooth and super lightweight. After a minute you can't even feel it. I was very iffy about the price when I first got it because I live in a country where 1oz of this stuff is $70 but it's totally worth it.I have super sensitive skin and I had zero reactions to this stuff. A lot of primers claim they're dermatologically tested with hypoallogenic crap. NO. THIS PRIMER IS THE ONE THAT DOESN'T MAKE ME BREAK INTO HIVES OR START ITCHING.You only need half a chicken nugget dallop to prep your entire face (um, well depends on how big the nuggets are in your country) but it does it's job at keeping your makeup on. After a few hours (around the 4-5 hour mark) a little shininess may come through so it's oil-absorbing/controlling properties are a big exaggerated but overall a great product!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 8/2/2015 12:30:00 PM
More reviews by joanofarc
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
I bought this back in May after thinking I needed a primer for my Chanel foundation. I have oily skin and live in a humid area. I have always loved how my skin looks with the Chanel foundation I use, even if I am having hormonal breakouts I still have this glow. Not with this crap. I do usually get a few pimples around TOM and i do have large pores in my tzone with oily skin. But within a week of using this I began noticing all the pores on my face looked clogged and dirty. I wash my face well every morning and remove all makeup and wash every night, plus use a mask a couple of times a week. I also started getting cystic acne on my cheeks, chin, and even on my forehead, not to mention all the other zits that I would see by the end of every day. I don't wear makeup every day either and don't wear tons when I do. I have had even more blackheads with this stuff. This is the only new product I have started using so I know it's this. It feels like an icky film, no matter how small amt you use. And honestly it made my makeup look horrible, pasty cake and it lost that chanel glow. At least when I don't wear this my foundation blends into my skin and looks like my skin. I'm done with this stuff. Glad I only bought the travel size.
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