Primer/ Corrector -MAC - Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone
ryannie0410 8/31/2012 12:11:00 PM
I am SOOO glad that I found this product. My biggest skin concern is the pores on the nose (combination skin, fair, some blemishes). They're not horrible, but can be accentuated after the foundation on my face faded after several hours. The worst experience is with GA Luminous Silk Foundation - I bought it 3 years ago, and it never failed to show EVERY PORE ON MY NOSE even when initially applied. It gets worse as hours go by... So the expensive bottle remained mostly untouched during those years. Recently I start scouting out for a new foundation to replace the Lancome teint miracle that I regularly use, and I got a sample of this from MAC. I am very impressed with this product! Upon application (just a pea size amount), it doesn't seem to do much to refine the pores, only the nose appears matte. The magic shows after 7+ hours when the foundation on my nose still stays and I don't see the horrible pores! In order to test its potency, today I tried it with GA Luminous Silk Foundation (the most notorious product in my cosmetics world), and it works!!! You don't see the pores upon application of the foundation, or hours afterwards either. I cannot express how happy I am! This means I can really start using this expensive LSF without worrying about the pores, and finally get that glow that every other user of LSF seems to enjoy! Thank you MAC. I will definitely purchase once the sample runs out.
I really wanted to love this product - as it was expensive and had got rave reviews. However, this turned out to the worse I've ever bought. The main complaint is that it almost always makes my face look dry, and accentuate the pores on my nose. I've tried applying Armani Light Master Primer and Burberry Fresh Glow before using the foundation, and I apply it with Armani's own makeup brush, still, it never fails to accentuate every single pore on my nose - worse than wearing no makeup! I've tried this several times over 3 years, and there's only one time it looked really good on me. I don't know what the magic was, but i'm also tired of giving it more chances. I recently tried the GA designer cream foundation that's supposed to be more moisturising, but unfortunately it did the same thing - accentuate my pores. It must be some ingredients in GA foundation that just don't suit my skin. Pity!!