So lets take a look at Smoothing Base for Lines from Clé de Peau.
First this is the puniest cheapest sample I think I've seen to date, and it comes from one of the most prestigious, luxurious, ridiculously priced lines ever. All I learned from CdP online is that this product "protects from external aggressors such as UV rays". Ok, but many products out there do.
Now I only got to try this product twice, it was formulated for lines, I know CdP has a version for pores, I think if I had a choice I'd prefer a sample of that one. Also maybe this stuff is great in conjunction with CdP foundation (right now I'm too cheap to invest in one), or another foundation… but I only had two uses, so can't say.
As it stands, this sample was a disaster. It did not work, I wasn't even tempted to know what it cost, but I did look it up…. Holy Grandma! this tube retails for a ridiculous $80 CAD ($76 USD)…
1. I had a two use sample… really not enough product or time for a through evaluation.
2. I have problematic combination complexion… I described how I saw this product reacting with my skin… There is a following out there for this stuff, maybe it complements someone with drier and/or less flawed skin better.
3. It's an $80 primer/sunscreen!!! I'd rather waste my money on color: lipstick, blush, shadows… or a moisturizer, or an actual foundation, or nail polish, or clothes, or dinner, or… :)