I've tried applying it with a sponge, not a good idea. I feel like using a brush is what works best. I usually apply it on top of my hand , in between my index finger and thumb. i get my brush and rub it in the brush to smoothen out the thickness of the product and then apply to my face.
answered 3 months ago
Definitely try to only use it on places of your face that are the oiliest. It needs that little extra oil that is already on your face to help it smooth out, or moisturize directly before applying this. Also I have found that rubbing it between my fingers to warm it up helps to blend it much easier and since doing that, it doesn't stick to just one part of my face, but spreads out evenly.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
yes it dries quickly, I only apply it to oily areas, forehead, nose, chin. I use just small amount at a time and quickly do a small spot, only trying to rub the area maybe twice to spread the product and then let it dry, if you rub it to much it will ball up and not adhere to the skin. It doesn't adhere well to skin that has creamier mosturizer on it, tends to slide off as you rub, you need an oil free very light moisturizer under it to get the oil control benefits. I use a different primer on the rest of my face
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
I put about a pea size amount of the back of my hand, then just dip my finger into it to get a little bit, then rub that into my forehead, then nose, chin, etc. so that I really rub it into my skin. I just focus on one part of my face at a time until I've covered the entire thing. It pretty much immediately starts to feel very drying to my skin and I just let it sit on my skin until it doesn't feel sticky or tacky and then apply my foundation.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
I would suggest applying as needed on top of your foundation and see if that works.
answered 6 months ago
If I put on a good moisturizer (like the yellow clinique moisturizer) this applies smoothly. otherwise I dont think theres much you can do about it drying fast, i know it can get so annoying!
answered 8 months ago
(Los Angeles, CA)
Thank you both! I have been messing around with mine for a couple of days and I figured out that I wasn't using enough. It dried too quickly because I was trying to use a pea size amount for my entire face. So that is something to keep in mind.
Another thing I have found is that it works great ON TOP of makeup. I was really upset the first couple of days because this product was making me shiny on my nose. So one day i took it to work with me and took a pea size amount and PATTED it onto my nose. OMG. It worked so well. Its a great primer but an even better touch up due to the fact that you aren't adding any powder that eventually leads to a cake face.
Another thing i found was that it made even my oily oily OILY skin very dry.
it was only by mistake that I found out this next "trick"
I went tanning and immediately after that, I was planning on going to go to a bbq. my oily skin was greasy after the tanning session due to the lotion and i applied this on top of the tanning lotion (After the tan session) and it made me look matte without the dry dry cracking feeling. So maybe for those girls who have oily skin, apply a slightly heavier lotion to the areas of the face that are cracking up after the application of this primer, and it might help you out a ton!
All in all, give this primer a week or two. Mess around with it and once you figure out the right way for it to work with your skin, its great! I just DO NOT recommend this for dry skin gals.
answered 9 months ago
(Eagle River, AK)
You must shake your bottle!! I find it works best if you just squeeze out a little bit per section and work quickly zone by zone ( forehead, cheeks, chin). Let it dry fully before applying your makeup. Good luck to you!! :O)
answered 9 months ago
(Oklahoma city, oklahoma)
I use a little brush, or my finger and apply it mainly to parts of my face that NEED it. It works wonders, LOVE IT