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5-in-1 Primer

Almay

5-in-1 Primer

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1.0 oz Item 2239983

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5-in-1 Primer by Almay starts gives you the perfect start to your makeup routine.
Water, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Dimethicone, Isopropyl N Lauroylsarcosinate, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sea Salt, Montmorillionite, Squalane, Silica, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, PEG 100 Stearate, Dimethiconol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Polyacrylamide, C13 14 Isoparaffin, Laureth 7, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Carbomer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines CI 77077, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Yellow 5 (Cl 19140), Chromium Oxide Green CI 77288.

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Almay5-in-1 Primer
 
2.6

(based on 182 reviews)

42%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (108)
  • Lightweight (87)
  • Blends well (57)
  • Smooth (57)
  • Natural looking (46)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (60)
  • Poor coverage (30)
  • Irritates skin (17)
  • Doesn't stay on (16)
  • Causes breakouts (11)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (67)
  • All skin types (46)
  • Sensitive skin (30)
  • Going out (25)
  • Travel (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (87), Classic style (49), Trendy style (18)

Reviewed by 182 customers

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1.0

Not good for oily skin

By novicebeautyluv

from USA

Comments about Almay 5-in-1 Primer:

This primer didn't cover up any redness and it didn't help with prepping my skin for my foundation. My skin is less oily when I use my foundation alone than with this. Will not buy again and recommend that you don't if you are considering it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

New formula is AWFUL!!!!!

By Andi

from Los Angeles

About Me Trendy Style

Pros

    Cons

    • Clumpy
    • Difficult to Apply
    • Ineffective
    • Smells Awful

    Best Uses

      Comments about Almay 5-in-1 Primer:

      I am so sad they ruined this product. The old formula was amazing, it went on smooth, easy and really enhanced the application of my makeup. This new formula is clumpy, uneven, SMELLS TERRIBLE, and clogs the pump. Never buying this EVER again. Sad to say but Almay has lost a long time customer with this product reformulation.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Save your money!

      By Annabelle

      from Hastings, MN, US

      Comments about Almay 5-in-1 Primer:

      My makeup looks worse with this primer than with none at all. The color correcting beads do nothing, and my foundation settled more into my fine lines around my mouth than ever! I was so embarassed when I saw how terrible it looked! I'll spend the extra couple bucks and get the good stuff, thanks!

       
      5.0

      Love

      By Ashley

      from Texas

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Almay 5-in-1 Primer:

        I love this primer, it does exactly what I want. Its primes the skin for makeup. It has a gel consistency but when rubbing into the skin it is smooth like a cream. Don't expect the beads to go onto your skin green and purple because they wont. They are suspended in a clear gel and when applying to your skin there is no color. Foundation sits wonderfully on top of this and I have never had an issue where any foundations have peeled or balled up on the skin using this. I have never noticed a smell either. Overall for the price I think it is a great primer. It doesn't do anything crazy miraculous, but I do notice a difference with and without it. Will continue to repurchase.

         
        1.0

        Clumpy!

        By Cara

        from Vineland, New Jersey

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

        • Clumpy
        • Ineffective
        • Poor Coverage

        Best Uses

          Comments about Almay 5-in-1 Primer:

          I've used the old version of this for a while (green and purple was a swirl - not beads), so I figured I'd just start with the new product and see similar results. Wrong! The beads are clumpy and you literally have to RUB them onto your face for them to dissolve, which takes away coverage. Bring back the original swirled version please !! Returning this item.

           
          5.0

          Good product & price point

          By Heather2017

          from Philadelphia

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Noncomedogenic
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Almay 5-in-1 Primer:

            Good primer for this price point and most of all, it did not make my sensitive skin have any reaction. Goes on smoothly and for me, this performed better than the more-expensive Too Faced Hangover Replenishing primer I bought/tried/compared it to. Pretty long-lasting but wouldn't say it lasts all day. I am early 50s with sensitive/dry skin.

             
            1.0

            hated

            By MW

            from GA

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Clumpy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Almay 5-in-1 Primer:

                I found it very clumpy and not easy to apply. Returned to store for refund. Do not like the beads.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Okay Product.

                By Makeup Lover

                from Santa Rosa

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well

                Cons

                • Doesn't feel smooth like a primer should
                • Ineffective
                • Smells Bad

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Almay 5-in-1 Primer:

                  This product doesn't make the face feel smooth like other primers. I only really dislike the smell. Not a pleasant smell.

                   
                  5.0

                  Worth it

                  By Ana

                  from Surprise,AZ

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Easy To Take-off
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Almay 5-in-1 Primer:

                    Bought this after seeing a review on Facebook and am definitely happy I got it. It's cheap and works wonders

                     
                    1.0

                    Literally does nothing

                    By Krystal

                    from Corpus Christi tx

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Ineffective
                      • Poor Coverage
                      • Smells Terrible

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Almay 5-in-1 Primer:

                        This product doesn't do what it says it does, worst primer I've ever used, the smell is also horrible...

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                        • Q:

                          Is this primer water or silicone based?
                          Asked on 2/22/2018 by Hannah from undisclosed

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi Hannah!

                            This is a water based primer.

                            Answered on 2/23/2018 by Brand Expert
                        • Q:

                          What are the ingredients?
                          Asked on 2/6/2018 by victoriasecret from New Jersey

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi,

                            I will have the ingredient list uploaded to ulta.com, it should show by tomorrow!

                            Answered on 2/7/2018 by Brand Expert
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