Description from the box: Makeup base to refine the look of pores for a smooth, luminous complexion. Prevents shine and extends foundation wear.
Packaging is typical Jill Stuart, very cute and princessy. The bottle is small (3.75 inches tall), very light and comes with a screw cap which makes it very suitable for travel. Although the pink bottle seems opaque, it is sheer enough to see the remaining product inside the bottle. It contains 25mL of product.
Consistency is very light and liquid, making it very easy to spread and blend. It has the signature Jill Stuart floral scent which bothered me a bit. I think it has too much fragrance for a primer.
The slightly pinkish tint made my face look brighter instantly while the shimmer gave that soft-focus effect and glow. Staying effect and oil-control is good as I didn't feel the need to blot and retouch all-day. I also like that it has SPF 15/PA++, I know its quite low, but at least it can give some protection.
I used it for 2 days and it was good... then this happened:
I was so shocked to see my skin react this badly to a product. Needless to say, I stopped using it. Such a shame because it really does what it promises. It can refine pores, give you a luminous complexion, etc. I think they should also put red bumps there as well! >.< Also, I dont think this primer will work as great on skin tones darker than NC30 as it will probably give you a white cast.
I'm currently treating the pesky red bumps with a corticosteroid cream and its getting better.
OVERALL, I wouldn't recommend the Jill Stuart Pure Lasting Makeup Base to my friends, as cute as it may seem. Its toxic! :( There are better, cheaper and harmless products out there, so I suggest you stay away from this one especially if you have sensitive skin.
Now you know why I lost my blogging enthusiasm for a bit there. Hehe. I hope everyone is having a good start for the week. CNY is coming! What are you looking forward to?