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To keep contestants’ faces shine-free under pressure (and scalding-hot stage lights), makeup artists for shows like American Idol and The Glee Project turn to this mattifying gel. The fast-drying formula creates an intermediate layer that absorbs grease for eight full hours. Use it to score a matte, shine-free look—with or without the help of makeup. Alcohol-free and oil-free, it’s safe for even acne-prone skin. Get ready for your close-up.
Trying to put on foundation after using this was difficult. My normal foundation was hard to spread (sort of like the cheap Halloween cream makeup). It did make my make up look smooth and almost flawless. My makeup looked just as good 5 hours later even on a hot humid rainy summer day.However, i did notice that it showed some fine lines around my eyes that are normally not noticeable with or without makeup.3
I love, love, love primers. I was super excited to try this one. Gave me the worst breakout I have had in years. By the end of the day my chin and forehead had huge bumps. I have to say I have so disappointed. Threw the rest of the sample away.1
I was in dire need of something to control the oily sheen to my face, and I finally found something that works! I use this after moisturizer, but under primer, and it keeps my face shine free all day! I can't rave enough about this product. I will definitely be purchasing this!5
Do not use this type of product,but having it provided from my great birchbox products,decided to try.Its the best stuff.Will order for sure.Thanks again for all the great products you turn us on too.5
I really like the way this feels when I put it on. Will definitely try this again.5
I really really really liked this product. I am a wedding photographer and this product kept my make up on and my face sweat free for a full wedding. I just wished it wasn't so expensive.5
The product works well and reduces shine. I tend to have oily skin so I enjoyed being able to try this.4
I hated the way it made my face feel. not mattifing but rubbery.1
I've been on the hunt for a great primer for some time now - especially because for summer I've made the switch from foundation to BB cream and I find that while BB cream's are lighter coverage for these hot months, it tends to sort of travel on my face as the day wears on. I love the texture of this gel - it's not quite a moisturizer, definitely not oil-y or gel-y, it reminds me of a deep conditioner feel, but for your face! Helps prevent shine in these hot months. A+!5
This works okay if you live somewhere that is not that humid. I have fairly oily skin and on humid days it's the worst! This product is okay but I have yet to find something that works as well as Clinque's Pore Minimizer (a mattifying gel which they discontinued). And since then I have not found another product to take it's place.3