Haven't used often enough yet, but so far...
I have been using the mattifying primer for over a year and it seems to smooth out my pores. I used this once alone and did not get the same effect with my pores (but once isn't enough for me). I have used this in combo with the mattifying primer (1 pump of each) and I am not sure I liked how it changed the coloring of my 2nd Skin foundation, but maybe it was because I was paler as I was sick. So far, not excited but I plan to give it several more tries before giving up.
Great for dry skin
It gives me a nice healthy glow and feels great on my skin. I sometimes used on it's on its one but is also great under foundation. It also can be used as a eyeprimer but only if my eyelids feels a bit dry.
It works without makeup too!
While many people use primers under their makeup, I don’t use any tinted makeup or foundation since I don’t need it, but do use a primer on occasion to give my face a ‘finished’ look. I have used both the Luminous Primer and the Mattifying Primer and really like them both (but have never used them together). I love the finish of the Luminous Primer and it makes my skin look/feel glowing and healthy. For me, using it in a warm climate, happy to find it lasted all day and into the evening looking fantastic.
Can't be without Luminous Primer!
I have tried many primers, this is hands down my favorite. Not only does it make my skin look better, I truly believe that the high quality ingredients have a long term effect on making my skin better. It is also great for no makeup days.
my favorite primer
I thought I would prefer the mattifying primer over this one, but the luminous is still surprisingly my favorite of the two even though I prefer my foundation preference is matte.