This primer is very affordable at only PhP299. I was sucked into buying the product for the price. It’s so cheap, right? I have been looking for a cheap primer before I go and splurge again on one. I couldn’t buy a high-end one yet because of this and a Guerlain purchase. 😛 Oh, I had a primer before and it was the Korres Antiaging Primer. I didn’t know my skin was so oily when I was still using it. I would repurchase it or other Korres primers even if they’re pricey, only if it was available in the local stores.
On the plastic packaging:
On contact, translucent gel melts on skin and instantly erases pores, imperfections, lines and creases. Skin looks instantly transformed into a perfect smooth canvas.
Skin is shine free, even and baby smooth. No burden to skin.
Apply all over face or on concerned areas.
Suitable for all skin tones and types.
No mirror needed.
Does not clog pores.
So light, forget it’s on.
I should have researched thoroughly before I bought it. Even though it’s so effin’ cheap, I think I just wasted money. 🙁 The primer does have a translucent gel consistency. It feels a little thick as you apply it, but it is light on the face. The more you put on, the more you really have to rub and work it on your skin to be sure it is applied evenly. When some areas on my face had more of the product, and I left it like that because I thought it would dry and be absorbed by the skin, it made those areas tackier. That made the foundation difficult to blend.
It didn’t work on the fine lines under my eyes as it accentuated them more. My whole face felt oilier when it’s only my T-zone that’s supposed to be oily. I’d like to think it just didn’t work with my foundation (I used the CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 Foundation btw) because it already has its own primer, but I don’t want to test this again with my other foundations and be disappointed again. Oh, even though my foundation has its own primer, my nose still gets very oily after four to five hours of wear.
I also tried this as a primer for the CoverGirl TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette in Nudes because those eye shadows do not last long on my lids and the colors lose their intensity probably because of my oily lids. And I’m so happy it works! The colors look more intense and they lasted longer without creasing. The primer doesn’t work with Laura Mercier ones though, which was fine because that barely creases and lasts almost a whole day.
While I tested the CoverGirl eyeshadows with the primer, I did this look:
I guess it’s not really a huge waste of money, since I’m able to use it as an eyeshadow primer. Obviously, I wouldn’t really recommend it if you have oily skin, though it might work for those with dry skin.
So I’m back to hunting the best affordable or drugstore primer again. :/