I cannot believe that after all the raving I have done about Borghese Prima Viso, and recommending it to women with dry skin who want a good primer, that I have not written a review yet! So here goes. I discovered Prima Viso at the local Dillards quite by accident as I was looking at the display. The SA showed me on my hand how silky smooth it was, and I bought it. I have always used Smashbox primer, ever since that product was launched, and had found that in recent years with my skin becoming dry, that the Smashbox was a bit too drying on me. Prima Viso solves that problem and still gives the smoothing, pore-hiding effect of Smashbox but without the drying effect. Prima Viso comes in a tube that you squeeze to dispense product. You can control the amount you need, and you don't need much more than the size of a pea to prep your face for foundation. I let the Prima Viso dry while I do my eye makeup. Foundation goes on smoothly and evenly. Prima Viso keeps foundation from sinking into lines and pores, and it feels comfortable. Foundation does not change color or become cakey or clumpy, either. If you are a person with dry skin, or combo-dry, and you want a primer that doesn't dry out your skin, this little gem from Borghese could be the answer. For reference, I am 57 yrs old with mostly dry skin, which gets drier in the cold weather. In Summer I do get a bit of oiliness in the t-zone but Borghese still works well for me and does not make my face oily.
It does not change a foundation into a matte look, and it does not make a foundation look greasy. It will keep the finish of your foundation true to what it supposed to be. I've used it under every foundation I have, even powder. It is silicone-based. Does not add any color to the face, either. HG primer for me!!