Grand Central Beauty S.M.A.R.T. Skin Perfecting® Serum + Primer

Listen up, foodies! If your makeup routine were sandwich, then this formula would be the bread. This antiaging serum works to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and can also be used to even out the texture of your face to create a smooth canvas for your daily coverage (foundation, BB cream, and the like). Once you’re finished, a quick pat of this product over makeup sets your look for the day—so you can get to more important things, like real sandwiches.

Grand Central Beauty S.M.A.R.T. Skin Perfecting® Serum + Primer
3.3 out of 5 stars, based on 1,431 Reviews 1,431 Reviews
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Made me break out :(
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Really wish this could have worked for me, but it just angered my acne-prone skin.

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Great product

It really did work well after having to look up how to use it and what it was.. The packaging was poorly done and zero instructions with it! Once I figured it out it worked great!! I am a sweater and the humidity and heat in Oklahoma it's hard to find products that set your makeup and are sweat proof!

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Just OK
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I've been on the hunt for a Serum + Primer for a while and had high hopes for this one. Didn't really see much of a difference after using it for a couple of weeks.

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I had to have more.
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This was one of the first samples I ever got from Birchbox, and was also my first full size purchase from the website.

The packaging isn't much to look at (Sorry Grand Central). But the product is amazing. It's texture is right in between a serum and moisturizer, and honestly for me that is exactly what it does.

My under-eyes have never looked brighter than when I use this. And the primer allows your make-up to go over it smoothly and stay in place all day.

This product is part of my morning and evening routine!

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Best ever.
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This product is fantastic. It makes my skin looks amazing and I noticed a difference after just a couple of uses. Only takes a little bit to get full face coverage and really does even out skin tone. I have very fair skin so am prone to blotchiness and that is essentially eliminated with this product. Must have!

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Like the combo
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I like the combination of serum and primer. It makes it lightweight and sheer and offers a good base, but does;t offer as much filler affect as other primers.

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Not Good for Combo Face
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I agree with a past review that this isnt the best for combination skin, it broke me out easily. I only used it as a primer and for that it worked well, but wasn't worth the aftermath I had! Had to quit using it after a few days.

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I 3> Primers
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I love primers and I love serums. They are the best inventions in cosmetics in a long time. However, I don't think they work well together in this product. My makeup stayed on but it almost felt like my face was imploding on itself at the end of the day. As if it worked so well to keep things going that it tightened its grip to not only my makeup but my skin, as well. It also made the skin around my hairline look a bit clammy, as if I were coming down with a fever. Everyone else gives it such high praise so maybe I just received a bad batch or didn't use it properly but I feel that there are less expensive brands that work better.

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Okay
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This primer was just ok for me. I don't think it worked as well as my usual primer. I couldn't tell much difference in using it rather than not using any primer at all. Would not purchase a full size.

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great primer
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This works great as a primer and moisturizes well. I would buy this in the future if the price were lower. Expensive product when there are lots on the market with similar results and half the price tag.

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