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on 4/23/2016 4:48:00 AM
More reviews by rtboomer
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This is THE BEST primer I have EVER used. I am 54 years old and just started dabbling in primers the last few years. Tried many and wondered what all the fuss was about as this was just another step I don't need or want and no noticeable difference so why bother? This is the only one I have found makes a difference in my skin you can SEE. Blends easily leaving a nice comforting layer on the skin and I have even gone on errands just using this as it just make your skin look even and blurs pores and lines. Don't get me wrong, its NOT a full coverage kind of thing but I can tell when I put it on and I now won't be without it. I personally do not use foundation but tinted moisturizers (like Jose Maran Protect and Perfect) Yes it is matte but thats what I was looking for. I can add glow with other products if I choose.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 10/7/2015 9:10:00 PM
More reviews by smileandactnice
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
This stuff smells like HEAVEN. Some kind of perfumy nice smell. And it goes on so smooth and buttery. I ADORE it. However, as a primer UNDER makeup, it’s dismal. It adds another layer to your makeup routine and for some reason no matter how much or how little you use, it won’t mesh with any kind of foundation makeup, thus resulting in chunks of makeup balls falling of your face no matter how you blend it all in—brush, damp brush, makeup sponge, etc—nothing gets this stuff to mesh with foundation and not ball-up. On it’s own, if your skin if half-way decent, you can wear it by itself and go out in public looking polished and pretty. However, pale girls note, you will look even more pale—like DEAD pale if you wear this without foundation. The orchid is meant to color correct sallow skin, but instead robs pale girls of all color so you wind up looking like a vamp…not cool L But it does smell super amazingly nice, and it feels like heaven on the skin, so try it and maybe you can come up with a way to get it to actually BE primer under makeup and not ball up…I’ve had no luck, but maybe someone else an figure it out. I love it for the heavenly smell alone, and if I’m just running errands and don’t want a face-full of makeup, I don’t mind using this and looking like a ghost—at least I’m a ghost with perfect skin! Lol
4 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 9/14/2015 10:27:00 PM
More reviews by ROSALUND
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
I love this product. I just bought it last month as it came in a kit. It is a flesh color and I use it for my primer then put on a foundation powder very lightly. It takes little time to fix myself with this product and love the way it makes my skin look and feel.
on 10/7/2014 5:10:00 PM
More reviews by Rocki
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I didn't like the feeling of it on my skin. Besides, I don't like a matte finish, I like some glow. It felt like it was smothering my skin, and it felt weird, I had to wipe it off, and send it back to SHOP HQ.
on 7/12/2014 9:54:00 AM
More reviews by zimmeju
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Hands down the best silicone primer on the market today!
on 7/4/2014 12:53:00 PM
More reviews by Michellealee
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I am 48 years old and with the orchid gel, my foundation goes on smoothly and evenly. My foundation stays in place all day. It blurs the pours in my skin. The secret is a little goes a long way. I use mine over my moisturizer. A little goes a long way. I have tried other primers such as Two Faced, Tarte and E.LF..but I love the Orchid Gel
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 6/27/2014 11:43:00 PM
More reviews by mitakasi
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
My sister and I are suckers for Dimi and have bought many of his packs.I have used both Orchid Mattefying Day Treatment Seal - AM and Orchid Gel Tint in Bright Side. They both have the same smooth, slippery texture and are easy enough to apply.I have not experienced the "balling up" problem that other users have mentioned.For "Orchid Mattefying Day Treatment Seal - AM" I would normally just apply over normal moisturiser. It is a bit weird as it looks like purple goop in the pot and feels totally bizzare to touch as it is a siliconey type thing rather than a cream. It gives a soft matt finish which lasts for a decent chunk of the day - my skin would probably go back to looking normal at about 3pm on a normal 9-5 type day (as opposed to looking a bit oily by then). It's nice enough stuff, you could probably use it in junction with the Plasma Flawless Finish compact (it's a kind of cakey version of this stuff I guess) for touch ups during the day."Orchid Gel Tint in Bright Side" makes me terribly angry. It is the same stuff but with a tint in it. I thought it would be awesome after liking the "Mattefying Day Treatment Seal" so I could skip using BB cream or whatever. Boy was I wrong. It still goes on nicely and has the soft feel to it but it ALWAYS finds some rough patch of skin on my face and sticks in it. I am pretty good with exfoliation but thought maybe it was a once off but it happens everytime I have tried to use this stuff, regardless of how well I have prepped my skin beforehand. Its like it is playing with me. And I don't have this problem with any other tinted products, so this one has been chucked.
on 3/2/2014 12:36:00 PM
More reviews by 1spell4u
Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Neutral
Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse
I had high hopes for this because I'm an oily girl and a sucker for any thing that says mattifying.The Orchid Gel just didn't live up to its promise. It balled up on my face when I applied it. It clogged my pores. I was just an all around disappointing product. The only thing nice about it is the pretty pink color. I will definitely NOT be repurchasing.
on 11/20/2013 7:33:00 PM
More reviews by krrilo
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I have been using this for about 3 months. It has never clogged my pores, nor balled up on my face. It applies like silk. I use the orchid gel bright side. If I am staying home I don't even wear foundation over it. I wouldn't be without it.
on 5/9/2013 7:37:00 AM
More reviews by salpal47
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I have been using the Orchid Gel Primer for a few years and will not be without it. Most of the time I only use concealer around my eyes and nose and blush and my face is ready to go for the day--I get compliments on my skin when I use this product--
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
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