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Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum
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on 3/21/2018 10:18:00 PM
More reviews by zlaila220
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
Recently my skin decided it has been oily for too long and it was time to do a 180 degree turn as soon as possible to throw off my entire skincare and makeup routine. So naturally, I went to Sephora and asked a MUA for samples of very very moisturizing primers and this was one of them. I was really really nervous about this because it's a serum and I'm so paranoid from my oily skin years about being a total greaseball. I was so so pleasantly surprised by this. First off, the smell is amazing and the consistency is very serum like. Second, it applies very smoothly and a little goes a long way. I usually let my primers settle into my skin for a few minutes after application before foundation. Seriously, this stuff eliminates pores. The first time I used it I was so poreless it was scary. But that's the look I'm going for in the end so I love it. On oilier days, I still use this and let it settle in but then I'll apply a matte primer very sparingly and gently in my T-zone and this combination has been working beautifully for me. The only downside to this primer is that it's so expensive.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 1/7/2018 12:29:00 AM
More reviews by VvVertigo
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Love this product for when my skin is angry with me. Absolutely perfect for hydrating. Only downside is the price.
on 5/29/2017 1:40:00 PM
More reviews by xJessix
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I love this primer. I wish I didn't because it's so pricey and the packaging is ... frustrating, to say the least.It goes on incredibly well and gives my skin a dewy glow that I love under liquid foundation that I haven't been able to find with another primer. I find if you apply too much it's a bit greasy so less is more and it lasts longer that way anyway. It definitely has a serum-consistency feel to it and the scent is beautiful. I have pretty dry skin and I find this very moisturising.Unfortunately, something that is really erking me recently is the packaging. For the third time now of buying this incredible foundation, due to the fact that I travel quite a bit for work, I have found that the pump has broken and become loose which has caused a lot of this product to leak from the bottle. It is heartbreaking because it's so expensive. I can no longer risk taking it with me just because it seems to break so easily and I'm buying it directly from the manufacturer so I know it's not a tampered article. I now only crack it open on special occasions which is probably for the best anyway!
on 2/9/2017 2:18:00 PM
More reviews by jossibaloo
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
This is by far the best primer I've tried. And I have tried MANY, I'm a real primer junkie. Perfect for us with dry skin. I let it sink in for like 1-2 minutes every morning and then apply my foundation (Clarins Skin Illusion) over. The makeup stays on for hours and hours. I'm very dry, so I use hyaluronic acid, a serum and day creme (all from Paula's Choice) under it, and everything works fine with this. Haven't noticed any product that does not go with this primer. Its also wonderful with the Hourglass Hyaluronic Skin Tint foundation - actually it's good with any foundation - and the ambient lightning powder from the same brand. Thats my holy trinity for special occasions. The bad thing is oc the price tag and the fact that no website or beauty store in Sweden have Hourglass in their range of brands. I know that it's not recommended to order from eBay, but I must admit I have done it with this product some times. It's pricey there as well, but it saves me at least 10-15$ (which usually is like the shipping cost). And I have always gotten the real deal, no fake products.
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on 1/26/2017 7:51:00 PM
More reviews by Spankybottoms
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Curly, Fine
One word. Yassssss, but only for dry skin. Smells and feels amazing upon application, keeps make up lasting all day. I would recommend this for my dry skin sisters, the Mineral Veil would be better for those with oily or combo skin.
on 1/18/2017 3:16:00 AM
More reviews by ana1761
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
This is a very hydrating primer.First, a bit about my skin. Just finished accutane and now on a 'maintenence dose' (40mg /week) to keep the oiliness away. SO, my skin is 'normal' to slightly dry but, above all else, sensitive. Large pores, some wrinkles, no blemishes. This primer is perfect for my dry skin- adds an extra layer of hydration on top of my morning moisturiser. As for the texture, this is thick, clear, syrup-y stuff. Doesn't feel super silicone-y or as slippy as most other 'cone' based primers (a la smashbox et al). I haven't really encountered other primers quite like it, and I've certainly tried a few. This spreads on pretty easy, with one pump enough for my face, though sometimes I use a tiny bit extra if my skin is feeling dry. The small bottle has lasted me approx 4 months so far and I still have a quarter of a bottle left to go.This is ever so slightly irritating to my skin when I first spread it on my face- I notice my skin turns a little red when I smooth it on, but it settles quickly. The fragrance is quite strong. Clearly from the essential oils in it, not synthetic scent. To my nose, it smells a bit like ylang ylang. Not unpleasant, but strong. Scent does fade, though.I find this provides a very moist, slightly sticky and even surface for my foundation to spread over. Makes my armani luminous skil (LS) even more luminous! Gives me the perfect dewy finish. However, doesn't help mimimise pores or wrinkles. After approx 4 months of use I haven't noticed any skin care benefits at all. In terms of helping my foundation stay put throughout the day and extending the wear... well, honestly I'm not sure. I think it does, but not amazingly so. Because it's so moist, it does make my foundation transfer to clothes, phone etc, a lot. Overall, this is a great primer to knock your hydration up a notch (bam!), but that's it's number one claim to fame. Didn't extend the wear of my foundation by a whole heck of a lot and didn't mimimise pores etc. Did make a smooth facial canvas, though, and really gives my skin that dewy look- for about an hour or two. I would say this primer is ideally suited to those with very dry skin who are not at all sensitive. Oily and acne skins- avoid this like the plague! I tried it before I took accutane and wow- what a hot mess it made of my face. Very expensive, too, so definitely sample it before committing to a full bottle. That said, it does last a loooong time. Although I did say I'd repurchase, I'll probably continue to try out other primers. Because, yeah, beauty junky.This is great, but not outstanding.
7 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 12/19/2016 5:04:00 AM
More reviews by Livvy1
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Initially I was not amazed by this primer, it basically just felt like putting oil on my face. This was when i was pairing it with nars sheer glow. Because the foundation just was not good for me I guess it didnt enhance the effects of the primer. Over the weekend I tried it with my mac foundation and was pleasantly surprised how nice it looked. It provides a nice hydrating barrier between your skin and foundation so the foundation sits on it nicely.The packaging for this is terrible, it is a nice glass bottle but there is no pump so everytime i have to open it, I get it everywhere. i'm not sure if this is everywhere though or just Australia. Price wise ($95 in Aus), crazy! you'd expect it to give you a mini face lift as well for that price. It is good, but not worth the price. I would suggest trying to find a sample and to only buy it if you LOVE it.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 8/27/2016 9:30:00 PM
More reviews by inanlo
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I really do love Hourglass products, this is no exception. The difference I have experienced with this primer over others is that when I wear it, i tend to have a better skin day than on the ordinary. I always look at my skin/foundation and wonder why I look so healthy and glowy (not oily), and remember oh it's because of this. The primer feels more like a serum and since I'm oily I don't really have to moisturise on the day. A little goes a long way and feels/smells beautiful on. I usually like to use a dry or quick setting foundation in conjunction with this, I feel it helps spread an even coverage and allows the foundation look better as the day goes on. I'm not sure about longevity as most to all foundations last on my skin, even though I am oily. I just avoid this with moisturising foundations or TMs. Overall love this primer and will repurchase.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 6/5/2016 3:24:00 AM
More reviews by ddha
Though I have dry and dehydrated skin, I didn't love this product. It seemed to pool in some of my pores and didn't extend the life of my makeup. I can see this being labled a serum or even a dry oil, but not a primer. It has a strong scent, but I do really like it - it is an herbal lavendar. Overall, I'd rather use really good skincare to keep my dry skin and flaky bits in line. Price: $65.00 USD for 1oz.Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Dimethiconol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ceramide 3, Sphingolipids, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Oil, Rose Hips Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Oil, Olive (Olea Europaea) Oil, Hazelnut (Corylus Americana) Oil, Borage (Borago Officinalis) Seed Oil, Kukui (Aleurites Moluccana) Nut Oil, Cherry (Prunus Avium) Pit Oil, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Octyldodecanol, Dioctyl Succinate, Peg-8, Tridecyl Stearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Lithospermum Officinale Root Extract, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Citric Acid, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Oil, Geranium (Geranium Maculatum) Oil, Rose Geranium (Pelargonium Roseum) Oil, Vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia) Oil, Clove (Eugenia Caryophyllus) Oil, Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis) Peel Oil, Petitgrain (Citrus Reticulata) Oil, Amyris (Amyris Balsamifera) Oil, Benzoin Siam Absolute, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Oil, Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Leaf Oil, Bois De Rose (Aniba Rosaeodora) Oil, Cedar (Thuja Occidentalis) Leaf Oil, Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata) Oil.
on 4/3/2016 2:17:00 AM
More reviews by Jaxi3
Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I was starting to think I was never going to find a primer for my ridiculously dry skin. Then the Sephora cashier recommended this one. I picked up the travel size and was skeptical even after I had tried it and liked the way it felt.I've been wearing this for 11 hours now, and my skin has not had a dry patch AT ALL. My makeup is mostly still on, even my blush is still on! I don't know if I would recommend this product for anyone with oily or normal skin, but for very dry skin that would turn into what looked like cracked desert ground, I definitely recommend this primer. It's expensive, but hopefully the travel size will last quite a while—you don't need a lot because it's quite oily.My only gripe is that it doesn't minimize pores like some of the other primers (like Smashbox's do), but my face makeup looked terrible since they were so drying, so imo the tradeoff is worth it.
4 of 5 people found this helpful.
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