The 6 Most Overly-Hyped Products
See which buzzed-about beauty products our readers say aren't worthy of the praise they garner
The Truth According to TotalBeauty.com Reviewers:It may be a heavy hitter in Hollywood but does it play as well to regular folk? "I found that if I used the slightest bit too much it globs up on my face. It has a yucky feel." Another says, "no matter how little I use, it feels tacky and gross and makeup does not go on over it smoothly." Others liked it at first … "it felt so silky and smooth going on, that I thought I was instantly hooked. That is, until later in the day when it seemed like my pores got huge," says one reader. And a similar situation happened to another, "it does feel great going on, provides a nice matte finish, diminishes the look of pores and it did help my foundation adhere. But if you are like me, anything with a "-cone" in the ingredients (simethicone, silicone, dimethicone) which this has, will cause pimples." Still, others love it. "Absolutely adore this product. I use it every time I put on makeup! It makes my skin smooth and even, perfect for adding a little concealer," thrills one reviewer and another, a makeup artist adds, "I have tried numerous primers and this is the only one that I can truly say I cannot live with out. Whether it is under foundation or tinted moisturizer, it provides an incredible layer of shine-free silk, prepping the skin and allowing a totally smooth canvas for makeup to adhere to."
The Bottom Line: As the saying goes, "you can't please all of the people all of the time." This primer clearly has a loyal following, but has its detractors too. Which team will you be on?