Rated 4.36 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Just. WOW!
First time trying a primer in this form and so glad I did! Added hydration to my skin, pores were a bit more concealed (which is a first for any primer on me!) my skin just felt even more refreshed and with a cooling feeling. My t-zone usually gets oily by like 4 hours into the day and with this primer, oil is barely showing by the end of the day. Can feel a bit 'tacky' once applied but give it a few more seconds to dry and you should be good to go to with further makeup application. I am using this primer with NYX Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil and again...Just. WOW! I'll provide a review for that product as well. I've also used this primer with previous foundation and it worked just as great.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not my cup of tea.
I bought this because there are not a lot of water based primers out there, and I use a water based foundation, so I'm trying to find an inexpensive one. The price is great, quantity is ample and to it's credit, it's not just a fancy moisturizer, as most water based primers. However, it left my skin feeling tacky, and seemed to mix with my foundation instead of creating a barrier to keep the foundation from settling into my pores and fine lines. I tried applying it a few different ways, and waiting for differing times to see if it would dry/absorb, but no luck. Might be one of my other skin care products interfering. Also, I'm disappointed that this comes in a jar. I really dislike makeup in jars, because they are magnet for dirt and germs.
Reviewed by 165 customers Not great.
Danielle from Katy, Texas
I have combination skin. I used this a few times and it separated my makeup as I was dabbing it onto my face with a beauty blender. Doesn't compare to the milk primer at all. My pores looked the same. Don't waste your money.
Stickiness through foundation
Lore from Chicago
I used this product for about 3 weeks and honestly nothing really happened. Only my foundation came through very sticky when u applied. I liked the consistency bit not the formula.
new hy grail
cici from tukwila,wa
I love how my skin looks with this. super hydrated, and it makes me look younger. I do notice a difference in the time my make up wears, and I lose less makeup when I wear a mask as well. I also like that it doesn't have alcohol denate, unlike milk hydrogrip. All in all, I'd definitely say that it's worth the buy!!
Cheaper alternative to milk hydro-grip
Paige from Oswego, NY
So happy i decided to finally purchase this and try it... i love the way it feels and the way my makeup looks and stays put with this primer. It's definitely comparable to milk hydro-grip primer!!!
Kway from Ohio
I was skeptical of this because of other primers like this from another brand that broke me out for weeks after using twice, but I've had no issues with this! It's a weird formula, but something to note is you don't need as much as you might initially think. A small amount warmed between you hands is sufficient for the whole face. Leaves a glossy finish and I've noticed a huge difference in the longevity of my complexion products throughout the day. Will probably repurchase
Light and Hydrating
Zoe from Sacramento, CA
I love the jelly texture, makes application fun and easy. I usually use it after my Cerave day moisturizer, so I don't need too much moisture in my primer, but I prefer a dewy look anyways. I will say it doesn't do much to make my makeup last that much longer even with a good amount of setting powder, especially around my mouth and eyes. I'll probably keep using it since it doesn't hurt but it doesn't make a huge difference for me compared to not using a primer.
New Holy Grail!
AzaleaTorian from United States, Indiana
I was pleasantly surprised with this product! I was a bit taken aback when I initially dipped my finger into it to find that it came out like a Jell-O consistency, but once I rubbed it between my fingers to warm it up, it turned into more of a silky consistency. Very hydrating! As a gal that loves her powders, this primer has been a GODSEND!
I keep buying this product!
Rebekkah J from Farmingdale, NY
I use this product everyday especially in the morning after cleaning my face. It is extremely hydrating and helps me get rid of my dry skin. You can use it as a regular primer for make up or an everyday primer for when you are not wearing make up. Using it only in the morning 1 container can last up to 3 months sometimes longer.
CC from Georgia
This primer is absolutely amazing!!
It definitely leave your skin looking and feeling hydrated. This will make a perfect primer for the fall and winter months. And make up flawless. I have my stockpile for the upcoming Fall/Winter
Not great from Sacramento, CA
I was so excited to try this primer! I have large pores and combination skin. There are lots of brands that make similar products for cheaper.
Love the product
Bre from Magnolia NJ
I needed a new primer and I am always looking for something better. This really keeps my makeup in place and the skin smooth. I wish it came with a pump applicator so I wasn't dipping my finger in there.
Like the product hate the container
Avssanchez6 from El Paso Tx
I do like the product it's not sticky & it's a really good primer I just hate the container I don't like sticking my finger in there preferred if it had a dispenser. I don't think I will be buying again.
jade006 from knoxville
this is lightweight & tacky-definitely keeps your makeup in place all day. a little goes a long way and it is truly very hydrating. you also get a TON (1.41 oz) for less than $20. 4 stars because i don't like the jar packaging, i would much prefer a pump primer. also, i don't recommend for someone with big pores or lots of texture, as it won't really help with either of those issues. & make sure you use a water based foundation, not oil based. since this is a water based primer it would cause separation with a oil foundation.
Great for Dry Skin
Alexis from Texas
I loved it for my dry/combo skin. Tacky after applying but feels fine after applying foundation or cc cream.
works with Jcat Aquasurance
Laura from Indianapolis
I bought this along with the nyx bare with me setting spray bc I'm trying to make the aqua surance powder work for me, and my skin was drying out using my usual primer and setting spray (smashbox primerizer and UD chill). Really happy with the results! Definitely seeing fewer dry patches and not oily. It feels great going on, no fragrance thank the gods, and while it's a smidge tacky if you let it set in for a mo it's fine. This will definitely be my go-to primer from now on.
Megan from Arizona
Best primer I've used! Keeps my makeup on all day, even in hot temperatures and helps keep it in place while wearing a face mask. Love it!
Best I've used!
Shutdown in NJ from NJ
This primer helps my makeup settle flawlessly on my skin. At one point I bought 7 hydrating primers to find the best one for me. I selected the Milani one with SPF 30-it really is very good, but, though my pores aren't noticeable, my Makeup would still get caught there. Not with this primer!!!!! Flawless!
Makeup looks amazing!!
Evette from El Paso, Texas
I love this primer especially since in some areas in my face I am dry.. this made my makeup look great!!!
Mari Ann from Houston, TX
I put some on after I wash my face and it leaves the moisture on face all day. When I put my make up on.. OMG! it does wonders!
My new fav primer
JackieO13 from Colorado
First time trying a jelly primer and my skin loves it ! It's lightweight and a little goes a long way. I only wish it wasn't in a jar but I can see why it is. I have combination skin and I have tried other primers that just didn't "feel" good on my skin. I love that this is hydrating and doesn't make my foundation look dry and flakey. I have been taking more care of my skin and having a routine so I'm sure that helps a lot! Also, I use a blender with a dabbing motion bc of my combination skin. I don't use foundation often, so if you're like me that just needs it every once in a while or don't expect something hardcore to last 12+ hours, then this is the one for you! If you want it to last a bit longer I suggest using a setting spray ! Especially with combo skin anyway.
Grandma from Fremont, CA
I was looking for a cheap primer to put on over my moisturizer first thing in the morning. I feel like primers protect your skin even if you are not wearing foundation. I didn't care for the consistency and my face tingles as it is drying. Maybe it isn't good for sensitive skin.
My favorite primer!
Marielle from Torrington CT
I have combination skin and I could NEVER find a primer that didn't make me look dry in some spots and oily in others. This primer doesn't clog your pores and has such a cool jello like texture. It lightly hydrates without being oily and covers dry spots! Will definitely be buying again
Love this product!
Dre from Clovis, ca
I use this primer before I apply any foundation to my face. I love out it makes my face feel fresh and cool. It holds my CSWS foundation in place all day long. Even in 100 degree plus weather. Absolutely love it!
I just bought my second and 3rd Jar
Hbj from NC
I love this primer. I have dry skin , it made my foundation stayed beautifully . Use it before I put on my sunscreen, then foundation. My makeup hold on till I'm ready to take them off.
Definitely worth the purchase for dry or combination skin
MzAmber from IL
Works great for both dry and combination skin