Thursday, May 3, 2012

Review: GLAMCOR Professional Glamour First Impression Performance Primer

Happy Thursday!

May means June is just around the corner... and that means IMATS Los Angeles is also just around the corner! :)

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I just realized that I have some IMATS goodies that I promised I would review for you guys.
It's been almost a year, but better late than never, right? ;)

Let's start with my GLAMCOR Professional Glamour First Impression Performance Primer.

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GLAMCOR considers skin primer the most critical step in the makeup application process. Our formula is designed to be the highest performing primer in the industry.

GLAMOUR FIRST IMPRESSION allows foundation to go on smoother and more evenly resulting in better looking and longer-lasting finishes. This product will not compete with foundations, shadows, or other cosmetic product. You will not have that oily shine later in the day, and your makeup payoff will increase significantly. It dries quickly (we recommend a dry time of 30 seconds before applying cosmetics on top).

- integrates with foundation
- increases makeup payoff
- quick drying time

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Primer isn't really a part of my everyday makeup routine, but when I have extra time in the morning and when I need my makeup to be picture-perfect (for special occasions like parties, graduations, etc.), this really comes in handy!

Primer really does help makeup look better, and I am so lucky that I got this for free at last year's IMATS!

This works really, really well. It makes my skin smooth, which in turn helps makeup go on and stay on better.
It lasts a long time -- a little goes a long way, one pump is usually enough for me.

At first, it felt a bit heavy on the hands, but once I spread it out it wasn't heavy at all -- it's actually lightweight.
It also has a somewhat oily feel, but again, once it is spread out skin absorbs it quickly and the oily feeling goes away.

The formula is gel-like, clear, and unscented.

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one pump/ spread out/ absorbed

It can be applied by hand or brush.
I use my hands to put this on, and it works well for me.
However, GLAMCOR recommends using their Contour Brush for optimum performance and results:



The brush is $75 -- it is definitely on my wishlist! I heard that it really works great with the primer.

The primer is sold for $45 on www.glamcor.com.
The price is pretty high (at least for me, haha!), but I think it is definitely worth it -- the primer is excellent and it lasts a long time. It's a product I can see myself using well into the future.

Have you used GLAMCOR Professional Glamour First Impression Performance Primer?
Have you tried anything from GLAMCOR? Which primer are you currently using?

I hope you are all having a great week -- the weekend is almost here! :)

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72 comments:

  1. I think it sounds cool! I should prob think of using a primer for prom and graduation. :]

    --Olivia :)

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    1. yeah, those are two occasions that need picture-perfect makeup! ;)

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  2. I've never tried this before but based on your review, it sounds pretty AMAZING. I really want to try it. I have Prom in 2 weeks and this would be really handy. Thanks for sharing. :D

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    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  3. looks great !! you always have the best reviews !!!

    xoxo
    curves

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  4. I love it!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  5. Loooove it!!!
    visit my blog on http://laviecestchic.blogspot.com
    xoxo Marika

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  6. id love to go to IMATS! sounds like heaven to me, and hell to my wallet

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    1. it's amazing! i think you'd still have a great time even without buying a lot of stuff. although of course it'd be nice if you have some spare cash to spend. ;)

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  7. Soo cute!!
    P. S. I followed you!! :D
    Could you please follow me back??
    It would really mean a lot to me!! :)

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  8. Pretty cool item from the IMATS goody bag, but I think it might be a bit too pricey for me. But I do like it!

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    1. yeah, it is definitely a bit too pricey. but the quality is really excellent. :)

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  9. Thank you very much for your comment on my blog,,, I just got yours and I liked it,, do you think if we keep??? I already do now.
    I hope I have new post!
    xoxo
    Gigi

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  10. Shoot I'm so cheap I haven't broken down and bought the MAC version and that's like $28 lol. I need to buy something though :)

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    1. omg, i didn't know there was a mac version! i must check that out, thanks for letting me know! :D

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  11. The brush looks amazing. I'm doing a giveway if you're interested. xx

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    1. yeah, it looks amazing! and thanks for the heads up about your giveaway! :)

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  12. I was never really interested in primers, but I knew that they would
    help with makeup application, etc. I picked up a primer sample today
    from a company called Arbonne. They're a organic, vegan skincare brand :)
    I should do a review on it once I actually use it on my face :p
    and yay June! already! so soon! we're almost half way through the year! o.o

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    1. oh yeah, i've heard about arbonne! i wanna try their products! ;) yes, yay, i can't wait for your review! :D
      p.s. i knoooow, 2012 is halfway over. :O

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  13. Great post Mimi and this product looks like a really good quality. I totally agree with you about primer too, I use it every day even though it's just one extra step, it makes a huge difference. Have a great weekend Mimi

    xoDale

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    1. thank you, dale! i hope you have a great weekend too! :)

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  14. se ve super bien!! =) besos

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  15. You always show some great products and this looks good, thanks for the review! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I love makeup primer!
    Fab review!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  17. This sounds like an amazing product!

    Love, Belle

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  18. Hi lovely, great products!!!
    Have a wonderful Sunday!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. thanks, i hope you're having (or had?) a wonderful sunday too! :)

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  19. I have never used a primer before, but this one looks incredible! :)

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  20. I've never used primer before but it sounds like it's a good product to use!

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    1. it's definitely a good product. :)

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  21. Sounds great. I use The Smoother by Maybelline and I love it.

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    1. oooh, that sounds good, i might give it a try. :)

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  22. thank your for this information and review. I am learning!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  23. I don't really wear any makeup but when I start, I'll know where to look for product advice!

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  24. To be completely honest, I've never heard of Glamcor before so thanks for mentioning it now! I'm not a primer kind of girl either, but I probably should be. ;)

    Lots of love, B
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    1. you're welcome! and i've never heard of it before either, until i got this at imats. :)

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  25. I've been using the Loreal Magic Perfecting Base and really like the semi-creamy mousse feel. It seems to smooth and even out my skin tone. I'm fascinated by your Glamcor primer being clear!

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    1. i knooow, i was fascinated by it too. and i am definitely gonna check out the loreal magic perfecting base -- it sounds great! :D

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  26. Sounds really great. I only use a primer for special occasions when i want my makeup to last all day

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  27. I didn’t know the brand. Thanks for comment in my blog.
    xoxo

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  28. I am always on the lookout for a good primer since I have very oily skin. I have been using the Laura Mercier oil free primer and one from this Japanese brand called Esprique Precious.

    xoxo
    Liz

    chewylove.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks for the recommendations! :)

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  29. Thankyou so much for your kind comment on My Birthday Post on the blog :)
    www.cositsthebeesknees.blogspot.com

    Jess xxx

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  30. a couldn't get latest post to comment

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    1. oh, i disabled comments for that post.

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  31. I couldn't post comments either :(

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    1. i disabled comments for that post. ;)

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  32. LA IMATS sounds fun!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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