I have never ever used a primer before in my life, so this review was quite a scary one to make. First of all I have nothing to compare this to so I really can't be sure that what I am saying is correct. Secondly, primers are really difficult to review because unlike eyeliner/blush/lipstick etc. you can't actually see the difference that it makes, at least not directly. It is easy to imagine things - imagine that my foundation looks smoother, imagine that it is staying on longer, imagine, imagine, imagine. I have done my best to complete an accurate review but if you are interested in purchasing this, I would probably check out some other reviews beforehand too!
As I mentioned, I had never tried a face primer before so when I was sent this to review, it was a little daunting. I had never felt the need for a primer as I'm lucky that makeup tends to stick to my face so I wasn't really sure that it would give me any truly incredible results anyway. I must say, I was pretty critical of this product, a little harsher with my judgement perhaps than with other products, but it still came out impressing me.
This does make my foundation and concealer last longer. I was a bit cynical in regards to it making my makeup last longer, but it really does - especially on those days when it is remarkably hot and sweaty and even the luckiest of us find our faces bare by the end of the day. I won't say that my makeup looked as good as when I first applied it, but honestly, that is a bit of a ridiculous expectation from a product anyway.
It does create a smoother base for my makeup to go on, and makes my skin feel lovely. It was pleased that it didn't weigh my skin down, make me feel as though I had makeup caked on or make my skin congested. Now that I have started using a primer, I feel a bit strange when applying my makeup without it, like I have missed a vital step.
Perhaps my favourite thing about this product was the way it made my makeup look 'fresher' for longer. You all know what I'm talking about when I refer to makeup looking 'fresh,' well I truly believe this product keeps it looking like that for longer.
This is oil free and contains Vitamin E and Chamomile...not that I even know what benefits those ingredients have on my skin. It is completely clear once rubbed in and has no fragrance.
I must say, I am impressed with this lightweight, non greasy primer that in my highly doubtful and judgemental opinion, definitely works. For the price of $11.95 it is very affordable and worth investigating. I think it is unnecessary for me personally during the day, but I use it for nights out or days where I need my makeup to last longer than usual and it does a very good job.
I give this product 8/10.