This is a pricey product and I would never have tried it if it hadn’t come with a set I got on hautelook but I’ve fallen in love with it and I feel like it’s worth the $49 price tag if you have extra cash to spend. It’s a lumizer that can restore and plump skin while giving you a lovely glow. You don’t need much product when you use it and a year later I’m still using my sample size. I think if you purchase the full size you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.
This is one of those items that is hard for me to explain why I love it, but my skin just looks so much nicer when I use it. It’s supposed to fill in fine lines and wrinkles and plump up skin but I don’t have many wrinkles yet. I do feel like it minimizes the look of pores and gives you a very glowy airbrushed look. It’s very easy to work with and makes any foundation I wear look better.
This product has a rollerball for an applicator and is a pearly pinky white when you first apply it to your skin. Once you blend it in the pearly pink/white shade disappears and you are left with a glowy base that has no shimmer or sparkle in it. I feel like this looks natural in any light and would work well no matter what your skin tone. I like using this on days when my skin is looking dull. I find I reach for this the most during the winter when my skin just generally lacks any natural light or glow.
Things To Know:
1. I apply use this as a primer itself OR after my primer but before my foundation. I use the roller ball applicator and apply on my cheek bones, forehead and down the center of my nose. Then I blend out all over my face.
2. Let this dry before applying foundation to prevent the product from clumping up when you buff in your foundation.
3. I do not like this product over my foundation. I recommend always applying it before foundation.
4. I have oily skin and I do not feel like this makes my skin greasy. I think this would work well with any skin type.
5. This will give your skin a very natural and subtle boost. My skin looks healthy and smooth when I use this.
This is definitely a splurge product but I love the results when I use it. It’s hard to find products that make you look glowy without being shimmery or sparkly. This is one of those products! If you try it let me know if you love it as much as I do.
I bought this primer because I love the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Foundation which I’ve reviewed here and because it was pretty cheap, only 5 dollars at Wal-Mart.
The bottle says this primer should instantly transform skin into a perfectly smooth canvas for makeup application, vanish lines, wrinkles, pores and other imperfections, and give you a subtle youthful glow.
I would say the texture of this is definitely a silicone based primer but it feels much greasier on my skin than my smashbox or rimmel primer. I definitely did not like how it felt on my face after application.
The next thing I hated was how oily my skin got after only a few hours. I realize this isn’t marketed as a mattifying primer but I’ve found pretty much any primer I’ve tried provided some kind of shield between the oil my face produces and my foundation. With this stuff I might as well have skipped the primer altogether because after just a few hours my skin was shiny and the oil from my t-zone had broken down my foundation making my skin look splotchy. Even my NARS blush wore poorly with this stuff.
I did not find this primer had any kind of brightening effect and my pores did not appear minimized.
Now I gave this primer a number of chances, I’ve owned it for about 2 months now, and I’ve tried it with various foundations. I’ve yet to find any products that I liked wearing with this stuff. Definitely not worth even the 5 dollars I spent on it!
Things To Know:
1. I don’t like this product at all!
2. You may have better luck with this if you have dry skin, but I would pass if you are combination or oily
Primer is a very important part of my makeup routine. Like I’ve mentioned I have oily skin so if I’m going to get the most out of foundation I need to use a primer first. I’ve tried quite a few Smashbox Photo Finish, NYX HD Studio Photogenic Primer and NYX Studio Perfect Photo Loving Primer and another one by PIXI that I really liked but I can’t seem to find at the moment so I’m not sure of the name. Anyways, I definitely perfer primers with more of a silicone base. I wasn’t really looking for a new primer but I was at Target this morning buying dog food and accidentally wandered into the makeup section
This Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro primer says it will smooth lines, resurface skin, brighten, mattify and protect. That’s alot from a little drugstore primer that only cost about 6 bucks but I figured I would give it a try. I used it today and I will say I really liked the way my foundation went on. I felt like it minimized my pores and kept me from getting oily most of the day. It does have a bit of a smell but I kind of liked it, plus it seemed to dissipate after wearing it a few minutes. I’d probably put this in my top 2 favorite primers right behind NYX Studio Perfect Photo Loving Primer. All in all if you’re looking for a drugstore primer to try out I definitely suggest this one and let me know what you think!Read More
I love this product!Everytime I went to Ulta I would pick it up and then put it back because I wasn’t sure if it was worth the splurge but I’m so glad I got it. If you’re debating on whether to spend the $29.00 … go for it. I purchased this the night of my best friend’s bachelorette party and I really feel like it kept my makeup looking fresh all night. I made sure to use it the next week after I got my makeup done for her wedding!
How I Use It: I apply this before primer, after my I put on my foundation, and then do a final spritz after I finish my entire face. I’m sure you could just use it at the very end but I have fairly oily skin and I feel like I get longer wear when I apply it that way.
My intention was to only use it on special occasions but I find myself reaching for it everyday to keep my makeup looking nice all day at work. The bottle says it will give you 16 hours of perfect makeup but I think it’s more like 12 if you’re sweating or have oily skin. That’s a big improvement for me though, I’m normally having to touch up after 4 or 5 hours even when I use a primer.
I know they also make the Deslick Oil-Control Setting Spray and I plan on trying that eventually as well.
I’ll try and get some before and after pictures up here when I get a new camera! But in the meantime I’d definitely recommend this for anyone who works long hours and doesn’t want to look bedraggled at the end of the day!