I have been using this for a couple weeks now and some people may be right, it may just be a "glorified water".
I used to apply this first before my makeup and I don't see any difference. It didn't prep my skin at all for makeup so I ended up using a regular primer.
I am trying to really like it though.
I think it's an okay setting spray or refresher during the day.
This is in my top 5 for make up brands as a must have. It's a little bit pricey depending on where you purchase it from, but it is well worth the money for sure. This stuff is great.
Ran out of primer and decided to try this instead of a silicone based primer on the recommendation of a friend. I had a tough time swallowing the price point thought, as $40 CAD isn't cheap for what my boyfriend called, "glorified salt water". I ended up purchasing a bottle on points.
After having used it for about a month I would say that the product works better as a setting spray than as a primer. Even when I did use it as a primer, I combined it with a crime product. The water itself is innocuous; doesn't smell like anything, absorbs into skin. Would probably buy again for makeup setting and refreshing.
The smashbox primer water is right up there at the top of my list of beauty must haves, especially for the warmer summer months. I recently started using this product and have fallen in love with the way it feels on my skin and the way it keeps my make up in place all day. I use the Smashbox Photo finish primer first which I will never be without again, then apply my foundation and eye makeup and spritz on the primer water when I'm done and my skin feels fresh all day and my makeup doesn't budge. Pairing the photo finish primer and the primer water has taken my skin to the next level of dewy glow this summer so I highly recommend it. Plus if you have days when you just don't want to put your face on the primer water is a great way to wake up your skin in the morning and head out the door for that minimalist look.
I got a sweet deal from sephora, it came with the primer photo finishing and also the primer water. thats when i fell in love with it. It is totally a must for all women!!!!
I love this product! I use it throughout the day as an instant refresher to make my makeup look more vibrant and radiant, especially after a long day. It doesn't have a unpleasant smell, and it absorbs very quickly into my skin. Absolute must have for any makeup kit!
Smashbox created their primer water with a silicone, oil, and alcohol-free formula that’s apparently packed with electrolytes to restore moisture.
According to them it’s like an energy drink for your skin and provides lasting moisture.
I use in the Summer after my shower to refresh my face and add moisture, I use at night prior to my skincare regime, I use them in the Winter before any skincare or makeup to allow my skincare to absorb more easily…! I love them!
The whole idea of this is great, but it didn't work well with my skin. I didn't find it worked well as a "primer" and my face took an reaction to it. Thankfully I only bought the travel size
A holy grail product that eases make up application and smooths surfaces evenly. Perfect for summer when u needed light coverage yet craving for that healthy glow. Its great for winter for moisturizing and perk me up moments. Absolute love!
This is not the best primer for me...I don't like that it is a spray as well as the effectiveness is nonexistent.... It does nothing
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