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You can also wear this serum over your lipstick for an on-trend, matte lip look.

Grand Central Beauty

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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.

How it Works

Sharing in the tradition of all Grand Central Beauty products, this combo serum and primer works to condition skin, soothe irritation-induced redness, and fight the signs of aging. Using a team of paraben- and sulfate-free ingredients, the quick-absorbing formula minimizes fine lines and effectively preps skin for your daily moisturizer and makeup routine.

How to Use

Smooth evenly onto clean skin before applying makeup, patting around the eye area. (For drier complexions, follow immediately with a moisturizer.) To set your look, rub a small amount onto your palms and pat onto your finished face.

Water (Aqua), Adipic Acid/ Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Squalane, Glycerin, Dimethicone, VP/VA Copolymer, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Amodimethicone, Citrullus lanatis (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Pyrus malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Lens esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract,Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Superoxide Dismutase, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Butylene Glycol, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Glyceryl Dilaurate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin.

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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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Good

Smooth texture with just a hint of fragrance that disappears quickly. Left my skin soft and foundation slid on nicely .

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wonderful!

I have a lot of trouble finding excellent serums , I love the way this product made my skin feel and all my make up went on and my make up looked flawless!!

This will be a part of my routine forever.

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Exactly what I needed

I got this as a sample and instantly fell in love with it. If you have very dry skin and the beginings of wrinkles like me this is perfect. But I just can'tt afford it. I'm praying for a sale or something.

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I'm totally addicted
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I don't use a lot of makeup. But I do use tinted moisturizer or a BB cream. Using this under the BB leaves my skin perfectly moisturized and really makes a difference when I apply the makeup - color is more even.

This will be a part of my routine forever.

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