Whip Hand Cosmetics Set the Stage Makeup Primer
Set The Stage Makeup Primer fills, smooths and re-texturizes the skin in preparation for applying foundation. This unscented, ultra light-weight (but professional-strength) face primer goes on silky smooth before transforming into a light, matte micro-powder that provides exceptional binding properties beneath a wide-range of foundations, including cremes, powders and high-definition foundations.
Like all of Whip Hand Cosmetics' makeup, skin care and cosmetics products, a little bit goes a long way. Just a smidgen of Set The Stagewill be enough to prime an entire face. That means more power in a smaller package (and less junk in your kit or makeup bag.)
Perfect for a wide-range of skin types, including oily and sensitive skin.
Product description (color/dupes): This is a sheer primer that initially seems similar to other sheer cone-based primers (like Smashbox) but this is thicker, and a little goes a LONG way! A pea sized amount is probably enough to cover your whole face. You'll notice right away that your skin appears smoother--the appearance of fine lines and pores are noticeably diminished.
Pigmentation: This is colorless and does not tint skin.
Texture: It has the typical thick silicone gel feel to it initially, and then sets nicely on skin.
Application: Dab a TINY bit on each area of your face (forehead, cheeks, nose, chin) and then blend thoroughly. Add more if needed, but use the least amount possible. Applying foundation over this primer is a dream because you've primed your face and it's so smooth!
Length of Wear: Unfortunately, this seems to oxidize my MAC foundation about half way through the day (about four hours). The pores on my nose also become obvious--my MAC foundation and this primer don't play nice!
Packaging: A simple tub with a screw top lid.
Value: It's priced similarly to higher end primers such as Smashbox, but I think that the Whip Hand primer will last longer because less product is needed.
Love it or leave it? I want to love it, but it didn't work with my MAC foundation. But I'm not convinced it's a bad product.
Please note: Whip Hand does not suggest that you use this product on your eyes!