it is the sephora brand base zero brillance anti-shine primer. i am always on the search for a primer that keeps my oily skin shine in check. i'm not looking for a miracle worker that stops oil production forever. all i ask is that it cut down my mid-afternoon shine. and this baby does the trick. after washing my face and letting my moisturizer soak in - this is key- i apply a pea sized amount like so...
i only apply primer to my t-zone and leave the drier skin of my cheeks to fend for itself. i let that soak in and then apply foundation as per usual.
here are my observations...
blends in easily and soaks in completely
controls shine for about 4 to 5 hours
very light feeling
doesn't interfere with regular makeup
excellent value! one tube is about $18 and it has lasted me over 5 months so far!
it does melt! be careful storing it during the summer months!
don't store it on its head! it may pour out! store it by lying the tube down.
if you use a matte foundation, it may take some work to blend into skin that has been primed. just wet a sponge with water or fix+ and blend. not a huge problem.
this is purely an anti-shine primer. it does not fill in pores or create a smooth base for easy foundation application.
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awesome product if you are inclined to shiny noses! a must have for the upcoming summer months. definitely try it out and let me know how it goes!