Rated 4.62 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Primer Oil
WOW! The primer oil is AMAZING!! I have dry skin that is acne prone, and I have a terrible habit of going to bed with my makeup still on...and most primers I have used usually cause a break out if I don't wash my make up off before bed...this primer did not cause any breakout what so ever! It looks and feels amazing!
I tried the oil with my Smashbox 15 hour wear foundation and it went on seamlessly! It glided on my face like silk and blended in like nothing... My skin had a natural glow and the coverage was beautiful! I looked like I had just walked out of a professional studio....
This is by far the best primer I have ever tried...I'm VERY happy with this primer oil!!!
Most Helpful Critical Review Would maybe pay $12 for this, max
tldr version: I have very very very dry skin, and it did nothing helpful. Keeping the bottle to use for less expensive oils.
Bought this oil after testing on my hand at this store, debated making the purchase because of the price until magically it was half off! Was elated-- never thought I would get the chance to own a bottle, until I used it........ absolutely sucked. This brand was highly recommended from a friend and I read some great reviews; I wanted to love this product.
The first few days it felt nice, but I quickly noticed it was not moisturizing at all and did nothing special to my makeup. Didn't soak into my skin - felt nice on the surface, but I tried different things like using it after shower, on wet skin, on damp skin, on dry skin, under liquid foundation, under powder foundation, even mixed a bit in with my makeup, or used double the amount, but it was truly nothing special. My skin was still dry, yet just looked shiny. The good thing about it is that there is no strong smell and it's light in color, so it doesn't seem to be a problem washing out if you accidentally get it on your shirt.
I really love the packaging and the pump works nicely until you get down to the very bottom. It was extremely watery for an oil and I lost a lot of product between using the dropper and bringing it to my hand or face. I will be using the dropper and bottle, but just adding my own mixture of oils to it. I would recommend to anyone who prefers oils over water sprays or those velvet primers to create your own mixture of oils through a place like beautyoils.co or to try more inexpensive facial oils through the site before wasting your money on this product.
Reviewed by 349 customers Love it so much
Bbwheeler05 from America
I have dry skin, this is a perfect primer and goes well with the Smashbox studio skin foundation. I skin feels great for hours with this stuff.
Repeat purchase at full price
Britt from Kennewick Wa 99446
I use this product before I do my make up. I still use another primer for pore filling. I don't have oily skin mine runs on the drier side and this product with everyday use makes a difference in the hydration of my skin. When I stop using it I notice a difference in my skin.
Oily Skin over here!
therealnormaj from San Diego
I was super hesitant to buy this because I have a super oily T zone and yes my eye lids are super oily too. I was looking for a way for my foundation to go on smoothly without my matte make up drying out on my skin too soon. I was looking for a way for my foundation to look a bit more hydrated and not oily around my face and WOW this did the trick. I still add a little setting powder on my T Zone but now I add a lot less while my skin looks hydrated and Healthy NOT oily. Just make sure not to go overboard as a little goes a long way. I only use 2 drops on the palm of my hand for control and use my finger tips to dab on my T Zone, I use the original Smashbox primer on the rest of my face and my skin looks so flawless now. I will keep buying as it also has skin vitamins something that the nyx dupe doesn't really have. So oily girls I highly recommend this!!!
Mayra from USA
I love this primer oil. I don't use it as a primer though. I mix it with my moisturizer and I love how my skin feels. I usually do my brows while it sinks into my skin and by the time I'm done my skin is ready for my foundation.
Not good as a primer
Amyth from Ohio
I don't care for this as a primer. I do like to use it as a moisturizer on my neck and chest. I won't buy it again.
Can't love it
Mm from Memphis TN
This product did not ever absorb into my dry mature skin. It sat on top of it and stayed very shiny. I had to pat foundation onto it, concealer wouldn't stick, and trying to apply blush made the foundation come off on the brush. It made a wet mess. It also irritated my sensitive skin, made it red and itchy. If it works for you, great. It absolutely does not work for me.
A little bit goes a long way
Candy from PA
I really love adding a couple of drops to my foundation makeup brush and mixing with my foundation. My makeup stays on and my skin stays hydrated.
A must have
Ms. Marybeth from Michigan
Let it set
Go about the rest of your makeup
Have already ordered another one so I don't run out!
Lori from California
I use this daily under foundation or mixed with my SPF 50 foundation for a smoother finish
Investment buy, lasts a while. Good primer.
fumiiko from Milwaukee
I have a normal/dry skin combo. At first, I was a little wary of how "oily" my skin felt after the first application. It doesn't absorb well on thinner skin (i.e. near my scalp/top of forehead), but I did notice it kept my medium-coverage foundation from caking or "pilling" after a long days wear. It is pricey, but you're only supposed to use a VERY small amount at a time! I wouldn't even push the dropper during the first half of the bottle; it drips quickly and a little amount goes a long way.
I would recommend it for those with skin that can dry out during the day. Initially, feels oily, but given a little time, IG absorbs and makes my skin feel radiant and soft. I used it as a stand alone primer and I think it kept an even application all day. You might think your makeup would slide around or get soaked up in the oils, but I noticed it may have prevented the foundation and powders from settling into the fine lines from normal eye creases and smiling!
Love this product
Vik from Ga
Best thing for your dry hair
Won't use anything else.
Emmy from Michigan
Hydrates my skin without making it oily. The rest of my make up comes on so smooth. Sometimes I'll put it on without make up and it gives a nice healthy glow. I NEVER write reviews but this product is amazing. If they discontinue this idk what I'll do
One of my go to primers.
Stephanie from Houston,TX
I have been using the Smashbox primer oil for years now and love it!
Everyone should have this!
Combo skin from Lansing
This product was recommended to me as a daily moisturizer and it works great on combination skin
My New Holy Grail of Primers
Claudia from San Jose, CA
I have used so many different primers that I actually have an entire drawer full, from low end (ELF) to high end (YSL) and they never really did what they promised. I suffer from combination dry skin and my makeup always seems to crease or crack throughout the day, especially on my forehead and my smile line area and this primer has changed my life! I know that sounds cheesy but it is seriously a game changer. I thought that no way an oil primer would do much but my face is now so dewy but not oily and smooth. I apply my regular moisturizer in the morning, let is absorb then I rub in the Primer Oil and let is absorb for about 10 minutes and by the time I start applying my foundation (with a sponge) it just applies like a dream. And I use all different types of foundation depending on the mood I'm in, but it applies beautifully which each foundation and it lasts all day. I'm recommending this to all of my friends. Not sure how it would effect people with oily skin but my regular t-zone oily areas are no longer an issue either, if I start to feel dry, I'll just mist my face with some water (Evian spray) or a dewy mister (Tatcha) and I feel so refreshed and beautiful. I'm so happy that I finally discovered a primer that works so beautifully for me, worth every penny.
Ingredients total win!
Asarmien21 from Longview, WA
I just love this product! It is so versatile! Can replace primer and moisturizer. My main thing right now I am trying to avoid artificial fragrances and toxic ingredients. First thing I did was look at the ingredients. Amazing! I was actually impressed. I was expecting what I see on all skincare and makeup products...fragrance. But none.
It is a bigger bottle than I actually expected which is wonderful! You don't need much. I have seen some makeup videos that make me cringe they use way to much oil!!! The directions literally say two drops! Ive seen a whole syringe be used on each cheek. I do use more at night to really moisturize. But a couple drops. I also mix it in with my foundation which is super matte. I figured this would be a perfect combo and it definitely is.
I have oil combination skin. Typically within a few hours with makeup my skin is oily looking. With this oil and a matte foundation my skin just looks beautiful! I don't use a whole bunch of moisturizers I just use this under my makeup. I really can't say enough about this. Really less is more. It's is spendy but for the size and also how much your suppose to use this replaces your morning and night moisturizer.
I am also a first time smashbox user and this makes me excited to try more in the future.
Sandra from Bartlett
You have to learn how to use the appropriate amount so that it's not too oily.
Love this facial oil!
Hbailey from Atlanta, Ga
I just started using this and can tell smoother makeup and skin glows
Animal lover from Do
I haven't used this much but I've had it for about a few months. I recently started to finally try it out and it makes my make up look so smooth and nice.
The best primer!
CP from OKC
I love this primer!
Flora from Illinois
I bought this product after seeing girls on your tube using different primer oils before applying makeup. I have little expectations for this product. After a couple weeks of use, I don't even need foundation anymore. My hyperpigmentation along my jawline is almost gone and all I need is a light powder to even put my skin tone. I started using it Day and night and even put it on my knees and elbows to see if it helps with hyperpigmentation there. I didn't buy this to help clear my skin, but I'm so glad I did. It's about the only thing that has ever helped me.
39 y/o F from Indiana
I bought this to help moisturize under my eyes where I have many fine lines. This product worked immediately in moisturizing and minimizing the fine lines. I haven't had any issues with my skin becoming oily or breaking out. It's a bit exspensive but it doesn't take much to moisturize and it lasts all day.
Makes me break out
Herbalifer from SLC UT
I was excited to try this oil as I have dry skin, but I noticed after several days of consistent use, I was breaking out all over the place. it's going back, I'll trade it for the primerizer. As for this being a moisturizer, I've used other oils that are less expensive and better.
Coco1187 from Louisiana
I had been eye balling this for over a year. Finally broke down & bought it even though I thought it was a little pricey. Omg well worth every penny!! I put this on before makeup primer every day & it literally makes my skin look flawless. I get constant compliments. A little goes a long way so it will last a while. Will buy over & over again.
kortnid from Arkansas
I've been without this for almost a year. It.Is.Worth.The.Money. I just used it 30 minutes ago after washing all my make up off & I feel like I've been to a spa. I've had great results in the past with it under my Tarte foundation. Smoker lines (awful, I know) were filled in within a few days!