They say that having a good base will make applying foundation easier and look better so a lot of people resort to using face primers to prep their skin. Some also say that primers help make foundation last longer. I, for one, have only tried primers twice. The first one is the Span Oil Control Primer from The Body Shop which is a silicone-based transparent gel primer that basically did nothing for me. After two years, I purchased the Smashbox Photofinish Foundation Primer which received raves from consumers. It was an actually impulse buy but I kept my hopes up for this product. Were the raves true for me? Let's see.
I initially thought it was a good product when I felt how smooth my face felt. Then my foundation glided on smoothly and I was even more impressed. After a few minutes, my foundation looked darker and after just an hour, my foundation was almost gone. I used the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundation which has great staying power so it seemed strange to me. I thought it could just be the weather and my oil glands were working harder. Plus my face felt a bit itchy which I related to allergy though I wasn't sure what triggered it.
The second time I wore it, that's when I decided that this product just isn't working for me. A few minutes upon application, my face started to itch and I had red spots and patches all over my face. I then realized that it was actually what triggered the allergic reaction the first time I used it. I knew I had to stop using it. But out of wanting to make this product work for me, I applied a small amount of product on my chin on another day and guess what? It was super itchy then of course, it got red.
I am seriously disappointed with this product as I had high hopes for this. My makeup did not last any longer and I had an allergic reaction with this product.
But then again, when it comes to makeup you can't expect all things to work for you even though it does for others and that is the case here. Didn't work for me in as much as I hoped it would. Plus it doesn't even come cheap for Php850 at Beauty Bar for a small 15mL tube. I could've bought a blush or a tube of lipstick with that price. Having said all these, I will definitely not repurchase this product. And besides, no makeup or even primer can beat having good skin - it's the best base and canvass one should have.
Have you tried this product?
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