Okay, admittedly, primer reviews aren't the most exciting out there. However, primers are extremely important to your overall makeup routine, and with all the options out there, I feel it's necessary to test and review at least the ones that interest me. That's why today is about Laura Geller's Spackle Under-Makeup Primer.
Spackle is a white, viscous, dimethicone-based creme-gel. It smooths onto the skin easily, spreading evenly across the face, and it sinks in quickly. It feels very nice on the skin.
However, that's about where my positive feelings end with this one. Although it felt wonderful going on, it didn't perform as well as several other primers I've tried (Photofinish, Reviva, etc). It simply doesn't do what primers are supposed to do: adhere the makeup to the skin, preventing it from sliding, fading, or getting oily. I find when I use Spackle, my makeup wear time is not increased, and oil breakthrough, if anything, is worse than normal rather than being minimized. I also feel I may be experiencing some mild breakouts from Spackle.
Bottom Line: Not a great choice as a primer. It feels good going on, but that's where the props end. It doesn't extend makeup wear, exacerbates oiliness, and may be causing breakouts. I'm not sensitive to silicones, so there is apparently something else in there that is causing the flare-ups. Unless you have some extra cash and really want to give it a shot to satisfy your curiosity, I'd say take a pass on this one.
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