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Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener by Jane Iredale
Jane Iredale

Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener

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i love how fresh it makes my face feel and how light it feels on my face

- Birchbox User

this primer actually helped keep my makeup on all day long, and it was nice and lightweight

- Birchbox User



love how smooth it feels on my skin

- Janeiredale User

this facial primer adds just a little something extra to smooth and even out my skin before applying my tinted moisturizer and helps it last throughout my workday

- Janeiredale User

staying power


from the pleasant citrus scent to the soft and easy-to-use consistency, this was a fantastic product that really helped extend the staying power of my makeup

- Birchbox User

my foundation went on smoother than ever and stayed all day

- Birchbox User



this is a very nice hydrating primer

- Birchbox User

i love this primer and it's great for my dry/normal skin

- Birchbox User

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

helps diminish appearance of pores

- Overstock User

it minimized the size of my pores

- Janeiredale User



alcohol denat is not only very irritating to the skin, but very drying

- Nordstrom User

but, after a few uses noticed it was drying out my skin

- Birchbox User
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janeiredale.com userApril 2, 2018

So glad I tried this!!!

The luxury brand primer I have used for years was discontinued and I had great difficulty finding another that was appropriate for my mature but oily and acne prone skin. A skin care professional recommended this and it far exceeded expectations. My skin is smooth, with reduced pores and wrinkles. Foundation stays on the entire day and does not look shiny or feel oily. The fresh orange scent is also very pleasing and refreshing, unlike the petro-chemical odor of my previous brand. 

- janeiredale.com
janeiredale.com userJuly 26, 2013

Get glowing, for real

The smell of this primer isn't as strong as some reviews might make you understand. It is very light and nice. This blends on your skin effortlessly. It makes it soft and supple. The BB cream stays on for the whole day with this. For oily skin though, I find this a little too dewy. I bought this instead of the Absence oil control because of the ingredients. With some face powder I can make it work. For dry, more mature skin I bet this works WONDERS!!! It is very enjoyable using this :)

- janeiredale.com
janeiredale.com userOctober 19, 2016

I wish it stayed on longer

I love Jane Iredale and had wanted to love this product for all of it's amazing benefits. Unfortunately, only four hours after my makeup application (primer, foundation, concealer, and setting powder), I am experiencing makeup melt down. I look very shiny, my makeup looks like it is literally sliding off. The product glides on amazing and looks so beautiful when first applied, but it doesn't last for me. I have combination skin, some acne areas. The product did not break me out which was great. If you have semi oily to oily skin, it may not be the product for you, hopefully they come out with more versions of smooth affair for multiple skin types!

- janeiredale.com
janeiredale.com userMay 6, 2016

All Natural & Beautiful

My skin is not oily, so I cannot vouch for any of these reviews hating this product for "not controlling oil!" however this primer is like a double-duty-primer for me; it keeps my Glow Time BB cream intact all day. It doesn't make my face feel tight, it is essentially providing a base that actually helps my pores breathe throughout the day. On a very sunny, humid, or suffocatingly-hot day, I of course begin to sweat, and the Oily Skin Facial Primer actually keeps my BB cream from melting off my face! I use a tissue to pat my face dry if necessary, and it is normal for me to see a little bit of my foundation coming off on the tissue (I'm rough bc I'm not used to wearing makeup), however it is not enough of an issue to go into a bathroom and re-apply anything -- I'm just being honest here. Even if you don't have oily skin, you /must/ purchase this primer -- or at least give it a try! I rate this a 9.5/10 (-.5 point bc the smell is a bit unappealing to me, but I will suffer!) I've used Jane Iredale's products religiously for a steady seven months (I am almost out of my free samples -- noooo!) and I notice a huge difference in the chemistry of my face: I'm no longer prone to phantom-breakouts (I never naturally have facial acne, however bad products cause under-the-skin itchy, red blotches which disappear within a few hours), the crevices of my nose aren't an off-putting deep pink anymore, the minuscule discoloration around my eyes has evened-out immensely, and finally the skin on my face is no longer as dry as it used to be. The customer service is also a WIN! I got a total of 4 free samples -- two different shades of Glow Time BB Cream, a finishing powder, and the Oily Skin Primer. The people, the product, and the price stand behind their ingredients and claims: this primer, as well as every other product from Jane Iredale you find, will /not/ harm your skin in any way -- it's nice to find makeup that does absolutely everything it's supposed to do: feel invisible on your face and supply you with confidence. I hope my review helps you to decide whether to purchase this primer. Sincerely, A new, loyal customer, Leah <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

- janeiredale.com
janeiredale.com userOctober 2, 2016

feels great on my skin

I was very surprised by how good this actually feels on my skin when applying it. Every primer I have tried before this felt heavy and my skin couldn't breathe. This is light, has a bit of a moisturizing feel to it when first applied, smells great, and goes on with no trouble. Unlike other primers, I didn't have to spend a long time trying to get it smoothed out, and my skin was ready for makeup in seconds. Now to the best part, as if that wasn't good enough. My makeup looked flawless and I got compliments on my skin the day I used this primer. My face looked brighter, my makeup was smooth, my wrinkles and pores weren't as prominent, my skin looked fresh and healthy all day. My makeup stayed in place too which usually never happens. I want cases of this stuff now, and btw I am 50 years old with normal to oily skin. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

- janeiredale.com


Overall safe Ingredients

Zinc PCAhazard
Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymerhazard
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Waxacneirritant
Stearic Acidacne
Zinc Oxideacne

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