Anyway... I always look for the NP Set line when I go to Target. I have had a lot of success with the face and body products, but for some reason the Targets I have been to don't stock a lot of the makeup. Plus what I have seen of it, it isn't exactly appealing to me since it seems to be convenience oriented- that is, multi-functional or multiple products in one package.
I was able to get this face primer, Pore Perfecting Primer (man I can barely type that, let alone say it!!).
The tube was sealed, and there was no tester. Basically, I knew nothing about this besides that it was a primer.
Now, excuse me while I take a moment for a long sigh.
It's a Smashbox primer. Ugh. Instant disappointment. I wish they would have marked on the box "Compare to Smashbox" or something like that. Now, I hope everyone knows what I mean when I say "Smashbox primer". They are just the first ones I know of that made that clear silicone primer, so every primer that is similar I just place it into that category, even though I know very well that they make other primers and products.
Anyway, here it is- it does have a slight pink tint.
It is also heavily perfume scented, but thankfully once it was on my face, that disappeared.
I am surprised to say, I really like this product. It did not feel greasy or filmy, and when I used it as a prep for foundation, it made it glide onto my face very smooth.
As far as pore perfecting, I took a before and after, but as usual, I don't know if it's going to show up very well in the photo.
I felt like it did work a little bit, and after the first couple times I used it, it seemed to work better. Maybe I was just applying it a little more evenly, I don't really know.
I do like this primer, but I don't see myself using it everyday because I like my primer to be a creamier, tackier texture if that makes any sense. Like a lotiony type. It's been my experience that with those, the face products really adhere better on my skin. I also went to look at my receipt for the purpose of this review, and I was aghast that it costs $26.99!!! I mean, shocking for an "affordable" alternative, but when you consider the full version, Auto Pilot, is $45, it is a step down from that.
I don't really have a recommendation one way or the other, very sorry to be so verbose and indecisive. I personally do not think I would buy it again, but I would like to try some other products like a toner, cake eyeliner, China Doll foundation, brushes....