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Review 1 for Illuminating Perfecting Primer
Location: Tempe AZ
Age: 35 - 44
Skin Concern: Even Skintone
Using Estée Lauder For: Less than 1 year
I do not recommend this product
Date:April 10, 2015
Didn't like it
This primer is very different than the other primers I have used. It has a creamy texture and applies like a thick creme. I found it hard to smooth over my face. My foundations did not feel right on top of it either. My skin looked patchy. I am considering to use it with Double Wear foundation. Maybe they would be more compatible with each other.
I have tried a zillion primers, and am constantly on the search for the best one. I tried this one after reading some of the reviews and so far I really do like it. It feels really nice going on, smooth and leaves your skin feeling like silk, soft and not at all greasy like some primers I've tried. Foundation goes on easily and looks airbrushed and no streaks (I do use a Kabuki brush for foundation). Makeup seems to last most of the day, although I'm not sure it's because of the primer or because of the foundation itself, or a combination of the two (I'm using Perfectionist foundation). I then brush a little bit of the Perfecting powder and voila! Beautiful skin. Love it! The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was because the bottle seems a little small for $40 tbh. But a little bit does go a long way. I will definitely keep using this one!
I use this instead of make-up, sometimes just to give a nice clean smooth look. Love how fresh, smooth clean & finished my face feels after I use Illuminating Perfecting Primer. I do use it under my make-up too! Wow, what a great look after, gives you almost perfect skin...
I love the feeling of my soft face after applying the primer but the reason why I give four stars it's because my skin looks very dry even after applying the Moisturizing cream but I use it with my powder foundation maybe that's why
Love, love, love this product! I'm in my 40's and my sensitive break-out prone skin has changed from oily to combination. I've tried numerous primers, but they're either too drying, cause a rash, terrible smell, or don't last through the day. This product is absolutely amazing! I wash with Soft Clean cleanser in the morning and then apply the illuminating primer. It dries immediately! It's like a lotion/primer all in one. I then apply my Double Wear foundation. My make-up truly lasts 16+ hours with just a minor powder puff mid-day. The primer truly improved my complexion. My skin looks and feels 10 years younger. Very soft skin without the oily look/feel.
Best For any one who wants a smooth long lasting foundation
I've been using this primer for 3 years and it makes a huge difference in smoothness ease of application,makes Foundation longer wearing I can go all day with no touch ups. Also you don't have to use as much foundation. It's a wonderful product can't go without this!!!!
I have always had dark circles under my eyes; I use this over my moisturizer & before applying Double Wear Concealer. Works so much better than just concealer. I also use it all over whenever I wear foundation. It smooths out lines and fills in large pores. Let it dry before applying make-up then your foundation will glide on & stay. I use only the illuminating one; what would be the point of getting the matte finish? It seems to work best with Day Wear cream moisturizer. I hope they never stop making this product!!
I ordered this recently after reading the information on it. I find that it smooths on easily and seems to fill in the lines so the makeup rides on top of it, minimizing the appearance of the lines. At my age, all help is appreciated. It does not make me look 25, or even 35, but since I'm 65, I'll be happy with 55! Definitely worth using.
I purchased this product after reading the online reviews. I tried a primer from a competitor, but didn't find it as silky or smooth. I like that it has a slight bit of shimmer. I apply this before my foundation and it helps the Double Wear foundation glide on nice and easy. My skin feels softer than it ever has. I'll continue to buy this product.
Unfortunately this primer is very disappointing. At least for me the performance was very poor. I saw zero benefits as to evening out my skin and minimizing pores which this product claims to do. It didn't do any of those. I appreciate it is fragrance-free, but the smell as it is is truly horrid. It potentially will cause break outs. As skin is very individual it may work very well for others, but it definitely didn't work for me.