-My Thoughts and First Impressions-
During my trial period at a Mary Kay party I did like the way it made my makeup flawless, almost an airbrushed appearance which made a likable factor and overpowered the fact that my makeup looked to be sliding off about 4 hours later...but I did want to try it out with my normal everyday foundation (MAC studio fix fluid or Revlon colorstay). I took the wearing of the primer too lightly as I am not a fan of Mary Kay foundation for 1. Because they don’t offer a perfect color match of my skintone and 2. I don’t want to have to track down a consultant or order off the website whenever I need to replenish.
As soon as I felt it on my fingers I knew that it would be something I was iffy about. For one, it seems to evaporate pretty quickly between my rubbing between fingers and during face application. My small but plentiful amount didn’t seem to be enough for my face, so just the idea that more might be needed seemed to be problematic. I like products that call for very little (little goes a long way)...Because the consistency is a dry emollient type of gel I don’t know exactly where or if the product is applying evenly on my face. In order to ensure eveness I would have had to apply 3 drops sometimes even 4 to ensure total coverage.
So for the first couple of tests after my application my skin felt smooth and felt masqued by the primer but no less than 30 seconds later I felt uncomfortable and was getting the feeling my pores were clogged. I hate feeling that way, so to avoid and surpass this discontent I rubbed tissue on that area to sort of eleviate the product, if I was actually removing product is beyond me but at least it did comfort and cease the feeling. The very first time I used the primer I did break-out a small amount.
-CONS-Blendibilty is somewhat an annoyance and tricky, Dries pretty quickly, or is absorbed too fast into the skin is my assumation. Nevertheless blending needs to be done quickly, May clog pores too quickly which may cause a blemish (according to my experience), Too expensive for a below quality product, Caused me to break out a bit, Does not extend wear with or without the use of Mary Kay brand foundation.
When used with Mary Kay brand foundation: My skin looked great. Flawless, airbrushed, smooth, even, and true to color. This look did not last. Mary Kay brand foundation slid off and began to transfer.
When used with other brands of liquid foundation: Skin looked nice and flawless, airbrushed and even BUT 4 hours after application my skin felt too moist, oily, shiny, and foundation begins breakdown. My makeup started to slide off, rubbed off with the slight placement of my hands or fingers, transferred to tissue and papertowels and powder puffs. I looked ridiculous with bare spots on my face from where I was easily removing makeup with a tissue that I just nearly tissued off all my makeup and called it a day.
What they say it is/does:
"This must-have foundation accessory perfects skin as it enhances foundation benefits and extends wear. Glides on like a dream so makeup applies smoothly and blends easily. Its patent-pending, oil-free gel formula is mineral-enriched to absorb oil and diffuse light for skin-perfecting benefits. Dries to a lightweight, matte finish and can be used with any Mary Kay® foundation."
Product Details: Costs $16 plus tax, Contains 1 fl. oz, is packaged in a light pink squeeze tube that is easy to use, has a faint flowery scent that is not bothersome.
Product: 1 stars out of 5 (The only reason I gave 1 star is for the way the primer makes foundation look flawless.....for a few hours)
Packaging: 4 stars out of 5
Quality: 0 stars out of 5
Overall: 1 stars out of 5
Would buy again? No