60% would repurchase
on 2/19/2018 2:48:00 PM
More reviews by C1eang1rl
I was really disappointed with the performance of this product. I have used smashbox primers in the past and loved them but this is heavy feeling and it does nothing for my pores. Many primers are just too greasy for me and I'm always in search of a good one. Unfortunately this wasn't it.I got this as a sample size at Sephora and I'm glad I didn't waste money on the full sized version.
on 2/17/2018 3:20:00 PM
More reviews by NurseMiel
02/17/2018: Ingredients updated. (Formerly listed some Smashbox Mattifying Stick primer)I think there's a reason this primer has been set aside from Smashbox usual lineup. They often boast their number one selling primer, the primer authority, etc. This is nothing like that. Perhaps you knew this, but when I saw "primer", I thought it would be mostly primer. As an ingredients need, I can tell you this is much more of a moisturizer than an actual primer. The moisturizing ingredients are plentiful for a makeup product, and they even add a little resurfacing. That said, for $42USD/1 oz., there are much better moisturizers.On the priming side, by the way, we pretty much just have dimethicone, which does smooth and blur to a slight extent... But we have plenty of that in everything nowadays, not just foundation. Ultimately this is playing at your desire to minimize the steps in your routine. It'd do that, but it wouldn't do it that well. If you're interested in prolonging makeup wear, stay matte, fill/blur, etc. look elsewhere, as this primer will not do any of that. Any of anything, really. It claims to do two jobs and fails at both.
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on 2/15/2018 11:38:00 PM
More reviews by LittleMy17
I have normal mature skin in decent shape, meaning that I don't have any obvious lines and no wrinkles. This foundation provides medium coverage, but even though it says "hydrating" I think it's best or younger or oilier skins. I don't find it particularly hydrating when I apply it with a burnishing foundation brush or beauty blender or fingers. It does NOT stand up to dry moderate Florida humidity even with a setting spray (Milani), and gets quite mask-y and enhances any facial sag or laugh lines after a few hours wear. It's not the worst foundation I've used, but I won't rebuy. I much prefer Dermablend.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 2/13/2018 10:45:00 PM
More reviews by WolfgangAmadeus
I LOVE the texture on these things! It's so velvety and silky... The colours are muted but gorgeous, great for everyday wear. I do wish there was another purplish shade though.
on 2/11/2018 5:38:00 PM
More reviews by CarrieAtune18
I sampled this foundation from sephora and absolutely loved it! I have found that applying this with my fingers works just fine and gives me a natural glow. It is lightweight, evens my skin tone and provides light coverage. I normally don't see the need to set this with powder because I only get a little oily in my t-zone and it doesn't bother me. The only reason I haven't purchased a full bottle yet is because I am still testing if this product caused the small breakouts that appeared after about a week or if it was just hormonal. I did notice that it clings to dry areas on my cheeks, but found that if i mix it with my moisturizer before applying, it pretty much fixes the problem unless the skin is completely raw. Overall, I hope this product isn't the cause of my breakouts because then I would give it five stars because I really love this product.
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