I've been using this base primer for about 6 years now? I've never done a review on this product so I thought I'd share my 6 year experience! I love this product and it does everything it says it's supposed to do. Truly a holy grail! I always apply this under my liquid foundation or powder and it makes my makeup last longer. It calms, soothes and hydrates my skin and evens out my skin tone and controls any excess oils most especially in my t-zone area. It minimizes any fine lines and wrinkles and makes foundation application so much easier. This works great when applying concealer under your eyes, it sets your concealer nicely and doesn't make it look cakey whatsoever. It is and will be the only base primer I will ever use. Without applying this base before putting on powder or liquid foundation my makeup application just doesn't look the same. I almost feel like I have to apply more to get the coverage I want. Whether I have little or more coverage than usual, it just doesn't look as great and the length of how long my foundation stays on is shorter. This product is worth the try, I recommend it to anyone who wants a very smooth and flawless finish with their powder or liquid foundation. You combine this with MAC's Strobe Cream and Fix+ we're talking "AMAZING" here!
Smooth's Skin for Perfect Foundation Application.
I use this EVERYDAY. It is silicone based so It fills in and smooths out texture, large pores, fine lines etc... You want to first apply moisturizer (let that sink in for a few minutes) THEN...the primer. You don't need to apply it all over face. I usually apply it on my Cheeks, Nose, T-Zone area. (A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY, I use about 1/2 a pump) Also...another tip is to let this dry COMPLETELY. If you apply your foundation immediately it will not work. You have to let it dry down and you will see how easily your foundation glides on and it make's your skin look like Dollskin!!! <3
I have oily skin so I have to invest in a "GREAT" Primer....and this is definitely not it. While this may be perfect with someone with combination or dry skin its not for the 'oilier' customers. It doesn't last more than an hour and I'm usually oily at least 30 -45 minutes after. But then again, thats my skin yours may be different.
not s fan of this
Not a fan of the primmer I do not like the smell or the sparkle in it. It irritates my skin. I mean if you just want to prime your face its okay but i feel there are better out there and I love mac.
Primed for perfection
I could never ditch this primer for another. I have combo skin and it works great for me on every inch that I apply it to. My foundation goes on silky smooth and remains that way for the whole day. I do have to do touch ups but without this primer I would have to redo my whole face. I dig this primer. The main ingredient in the product is silicone...if your skin is oily you may want to find a silicone based oil control primer or switch foundation.
I was using this stuff for a few months, and it really isn't the best primer. I recently went back to using my Gosh primer, and it is much better! I don't even want to go back to this stuff anymore! It didn't help keep my makeup on and I found that it dried out my skin a little bit.
At the time I was really excited to use this primer, but what turned me off after using it was the little bits of glitter found in every pump. I wanted the matte finish, instead of looking like I patted eye shadow onto my whole face. I could definitely do without it.
Definitely helped improve my foundation application. Blots away excess oil....not so much, but that could be b/c as the day goes on I'm a very oily person. After 3-4hrs of applying my face routine I'm shiny.
Serious breakout causer !
I can't say this product doesn't do what it says on the bottle, but I can say it doesn't mention the serious breakouts it causes ! I will only use this now for a night out when my makeup needs to stay on all night , but my skin always suffers the next day :(
I'm not a huge fan of primers or anything else. I only like to wear foundation and powder. No concealer or anything crazy. Hence, i was sold into buying this product while browsing through MAC. I asked the girl for a sample so I can try it out and test it out to see if I like the results. I went in today to buy a bottle of Prep+Prime =). It looked great, my makeup stayed on all day and my face looked really soft and smooth