Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Eliminates Visible Pores
Right off the bat I am very impressed by the packaging. It looks professional, attractive, and eye catching.
As I hold the product in my hand it has a nice heavy weight to it, so I'm hoping the inside packing is just as impressive as the outside.
The primer is in a glass bottle, the bottle looks nothing like the outside packaging. If I hadn't opened it I wouldn't have guessed this product came inside it's packaging. The cap and pump to the primer feels cheap in comparison to the bottle. It makes a terrible squeaking noise if you twist the cap while it's touching the bottle. But the pump unscrews so I will be able to use most of the primer.
The first time I used the primer I wore it by itself. I wasn't very pleased with how sparkly I looked up close at the beginning of the day and I wasn't pleased at the end of the day with how oily my skin looked. If you have naturally oily skin I would not recommend wearing this product by itself.
The second time I used the primer before my foundation. When I first applied it I was very impressed. The pores on my face are usually super visible when I wear foundation, because of how it settles. I loved how smooth it made my foundation look on my skin. I have tried "pore filling" primers and none of them have really done it for me, but this one stopped my foundation from settling into my pores. I've never had a primer do that before. I wore my make up for at lease eight hours and I was just as impressed at the end of the night as i was at the beginning.
This is my new primer, I am so in love with it. If you have large pores on your face you will love this primer before your foundation.
I received this product free for testing.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not for oily skin!
I was really excited to get a new primer, because I have never really bothered with it before, but I wasn't very impressed with this. It's definitely not for those with oilier skin. I made the mistake of applying it all over, under my matte-foundation and by the end of my night out, I was shocked to see how oily my skin looked! I have worked really hard with my makeup routine to minimize all shine & grease, especially during the summer. I tried it out again, not all over my skin this time, but it still made my face feel icky. Seems like a good quality product but ONLY (and I cannot stress this enough) for those with dry skin in neeeed of extra extra moisture.
Reviewed by 357 customers Fave Primer EVER!
Alikitten from Jacksonville, FL
This is my fave primer I've tried ever . I've got everything from Smashbox, Benefit Pore Fessional , and MAC, to Perricone- all right now. And I'm reaching for my VDL . Here's why . I used it over my serum and moisturizer to set my skin care . I had no clue what I was in for. I just didn't want the heavy feel and cracked look I get with some other primers . . First - WAIT 10 min before applying this over your skin care . Why would you mix different types of solutions that do different things ? If you wonder why your make up balls up and immediately blame the primer - nooooo, that's just not giving your skin time to absorb . Then wait 2-3 min between primer and foundation. Use a wet beauty blender and Pat your makeup into your skin and prepare to be stunned . I do recommend a setting powder . But your bronzer, blush, highlighter, will all look more natural yet as if you were filtered by a camera. This is no exaggeration. The first night I wore it I had multiple people I don't know come and tell me my skin was radiant. That's a first for me . I'm oily with big pores . Only with this- I have Barbie skin. I can see how the wow factor of increased pigment in face colors might be too much for some , but I felt like I had no makeup on at all . No heavy feel like other primers where My pores feel stopped up . Honestly, I even worked out for two hours in Florida heat and my makeup looked even better . I will definitely buy again and again
Just another primer.
Elaineann from Port reading NJ
Using this primer underneath my foundation has made zero difference in how my makeup lasts. After reading other reviews I'm going to try mixing it in with my foundation. To me... it's just another primer that doesn't do anything for my skin.
Mix 1 pump to your foundation
Eve W from CA
I like to mix 1 pump of this primer with my favorite foundation, and it works wonder to make my makeup lasts longer, looks more natural and more hydrated. It helps especially with T-zone area, it minimizes the visibility of pores. A great primer after all!
Mightyprincess from California
This product was great and had a smooth application under my foundation. It doesn't really have a scent to it, and does have little "shimmer" to it. I have oily skin, and this product did not help to it. I'm sure it would work better on another skin type. Overall I would recommend this product due to its affordable-ness and how nice it worked when applying makeup. However, I probably won't be reaching for this product next time.
Really like this primer.
Marrisa11 from Santa Clara, ca
I really enjoy using this primer, it creates such a nice look under foundation. It blends really well into the skin and sets fast. I didn't find it too dewy and my makeup lasted all day with this primer. * i received this product free for testing purposes.
I would recommend
Diana from N Hollywood
This product surprisingly does a much better job than other primers! It's not sticky at all! I don't wear full coverage foundation, so this primer makes my skin brighter and smoother:) I don't feel the heaviness and the silicon effect that many pore filling primers have. This is love!
Donna5stars from USA
I really enjoy this primer just not the price on through Ulta, it is less than $20 on Yesstyle however the shipping takes longer. I buy it when I have accumulated points. I prefer a dewy look with a light moisturizer and this is perfect. I am 36 so prefer dewy primers because when I was younger I used pore minimizer and mattifying primers which only enlarges your pores in the long run. I find that K beauty routines are great for young women to use products that promote healthy skin so when you are my age you still have beautiful skin. I started caring young so my skin looks and feels young. Also if you have oily skin the more products you use that contain alcohol or peroxide the more your skin keeps producing oil, specifically with alcohol. You almost have to train your skin. Trust me about the pore minimizer primers.
Great if you're going for a post sauna sweat look
Alissa from TX
Thankfully, I received this in a sample pack from ulta so I didn't waste money on it. This primer left me sticky, and extremely oily. It doesn't soak into your skin well at all, so putting on foundation was a task. I had to go in with setting powder on my entire face just to make it ok for the day. Plus, more finishing powder to finalize my look and I STILL feel sticky. Before going in with all of the powder, I looked as if I had just stepped out of the gym sauna. All in all, it's the worst primer I've ever used.
Fantastic primer by VDL
CD from Riverside,CA
One of the best primers. Not too thick or sticky! Leaves your skin illuminated. Have gotten so many compliments on my complexion since using this product! Love it
Not Worth the $$$
jvreilly from Austin, TX
This claims to moisturizing but was not at all for my skin (and I'm oily!). The "lumi" is just fine sparkles, which I don't like. Used for a week & did side by side comparisons with other primers - it did absolutely nothing! Worst of all: it smells like gas station bathroom soap :(
makeup looked amazing
lisa from Phoenix
this primer made my makeup stay on for hours and my skin looked amazing. I will not be purchasing it though because I have oily skin and did not offer any benefits. my skin did begin to shine but my foundation never cracked or became blotchy. wish it worked for my oily skin.
A great, light Primer!
Shaina from Los Angeles
I really like this product and that it feels lightweight on my skin. I love that its hydrating and has a slight shimmer. This product is easy to use and great for seamless application for my foundation! I received this complimentary for testing purposes.
Broke out from it :/
Sara from New York
So I'm giving it a 3 stars and not less only because, it didn't work on my skin but It worked on my sisters skin. It's easy to apply and it is smooth however it causes me to break out all over my face and that I wasn't happy with :/
Definitely buy this product again!
KLS from Pennsylvania
Love this product!
Deehutt9618 from Irvine,California
I love this product! It's super soft and easy to blend in. It works well with my foundation, and it boosts my normal makeup. My skin looks dewy, well nourished, and all around great. Thanks, VDL!
I would purchase this product
Jas from New York
This product was light weight and made my makeup last a super long time in the summer heat. Didn't break me out and left my skin feeling moisturized.
Too shiny for me
Mickey from Middletown NY
The primer was a nice texture and the packaging was beautiful but it had to much shimmer and made my face look more oily with my make up over it. I had to have blot napkins and powder foundation to tone down the oily look.
I loved this product
Alexa from Nj
I loved how well it glides through my skin and adore how the product was going so well . The smell of the product was pleasant it wasent full of chemicals or that common makeup smell .
Beautiful but not practical
KennJP from Sandy, UT
Very similar to the Mac strobe cream! Leaves very small sparkles on the face which help to keep a glow! Wish it was more moisturizing.
Tara F. from Champaign, IL
I received the Lumilayer Primer Fresh as a complimentary product and am so happy with it! I love to wear this primer alone on my more natural make up days. It leaves a beautiful dewy glow while feeling light and non greasy on the skin. Highly recommend to people with dry skin!
I love this product!! Already recommended to everyone!
Sage from Buffalo, NY
Makes my skin look so glowy and dewy! I'm loving it so much for my summer glow
Sera from Pennsylvania
This is a great primer for a dewy look! I had to mix it with another primer in my t-zone to control for oil but great under highlighters!
Very luminous, not for winter
Lauren from Iowa city, Iowa
I liked it, but it gave such a dewy glow finish it isn't really good for everyday use. Great for summer use, but I couldn't use it everyday. It doesn't make my makeup last any longer than expected. Received this from influencer.
Lots to like
Cbella from Los Angeles
I received this product complementary from influencer and I must say it's a great product for skin that isn't super porous. I loved the smell and the shimmer that it had. It blended well with my foundation and the texture was amazing and hydrating. I do have porous skin and it did not provide that full coverage look I love.
Some good and bad
Bianca from New Bern, NC
There are some pros and cons to this primer. To start off with the pros, this primer definitely works too give you a great glow. It's super shimmery when you first put it on, but under foundation it looks great. The texture is nice as well. Also, can be used to add just a little shine to your body ie. collarbones or shoulders. For the bad, I found this primer to be quite streaky and a bit of a pain to apply foundation on top of. Its use is more for the glow and less for covering pores.