{Tested} Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer


“Not to Prime is a Crime!” says the website of beauty company Napoleon Perdis…and we agree. But what’s the verdict on their Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer (retail value: $39). It’s made with Chamomile, Vitamin E and Yarrow extract—ingredients known to hydrate and smooth skin. It gives your makeup “a smoother landing,” your face a “flawless finish” and “helps makeup last even longer,” according to its manufacturer.

Are these claims…criminal? Or is this the prima primer?  8 FOFS took put it to the test. Read on for their reviews.

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**Quick take: 6 out of 8 testers would recommend this product to other FOFs.**

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Caroline Zimmerman – Fredericksburg, Virginia

Tell us about the packaging and applicator. Was this product easy to apply?
The packaging was nice. The picture on the front was cute. It was easy to apply.

Did you like the smell of this product?
The chamomile in the product had a fresh, clean smell.

Did it go on smoothly?
Yes, it glided on.

What was your overall experience with this product? Did you feel like this product hydrated and smoothed your skin?
I did feel like the product hydrated my skin. I could use it alone without a moisturizer. I also liked the fact that it had natural chamomile extract and vitamin E.

Did your makeup look better and last longer?
I believe my makeup looked better. I would [like to use their] makeup to see how they work together. I liked the fact that it didn’t sweat off my skin like some moisturizers do in the summer.

Have you noticed any other differences in your skin after 6 weeks?
No.

Would you purchase this product for $39?
I believe I would. $39 seems like a lot, but I have a feeling it’s going to last a very long time since you don’t have to use much.

Would you recommend this product to other FOFs?
Yes. It gives your skin a nice smooth base to apply makeup to.

Please rate this product from 1-5 (with 5 being the best).
5!

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Jane Giambrone – North Sarasota, NY

Tell us about the packaging and applicator. Was this product easy to apply?
Simple, appealing packaging. The squeeze tube [made it] simple to get the desired amount out as needed.

Did you like the smell of this product?
The smell was unpleasant — [it] was a turnoff. [But] when the product set the smell [faded.]

Did it go on smoothly?
Yes.

What was your overall experience with this product?
I would not purchase this product if I had sampled first.

Did you feel like this product hydrated and smoothed your skin?
The product was hydrating but it was not anything special.

Did your makeup look better and last longer?
This product is labeled as a primer. It was just a moisturizer. It did not do the job as a primer. I have used many primers and most of them have provided a base so that makeup looks better. This one did not.

Have you noticed any other differences in your skin after 6 weeks?
Not particularly. [It was] just another moisturizer.

Would you purchase this product for $39?
No.

Why or why not?
[It was] too expensive for the job it promised.

Would you recommend this product to other FOFs?
No.

Please rate this product from 1-5 (with 5 being the best).
2.

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Dorothy Borgese – Wantagh, NY

Tell us about the packaging and applicator. Was this product easy to apply?
The packaging was [a] plain white box. The product was extremely easy to apply.

Did you like the smell of this product?
The smell was very [light and] not overpowering.

Did it go on smoothly?
The product went on extremely smoothly.

What was your overall experience with this product? Did you feel like this product hydrated and smoothed your skin?
The product left my face feeling hydrated but not greasy. The primer filed in the areas where I had scars from acne and chicken pox without clogging [pores].

Did your makeup look better and last longer?
My makeup worked well with this product. It enhanced [my] tinted foundation, making my face look naturally moist, not oily.

Have you noticed any other differences in your skin after 6 weeks?
Yes. I feel that my skin’s pores are not as large, and my acne scars are not as prominent.

Would you purchase this product for $39? Why or why not?
Yes, definitely. A little goes a long way.

Would you recommend this product to other FOFs?
Yes, definitely.

Please rate this product from 1-5 (with 5 being the best).
4.

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Robin Mcgann – Martinez, CA

Tell us about the packaging and applicator. Was this product easy to apply?
Nothing special about application. [It was] easy to apply and [it] spread well.

Did you like the smell of this product?
The smell was the best part [of this product]. It smelled clean and refreshing.

Did it go on smoothly?
Very smoothly. The spread-ability factor was a plus. It was sheer, lightweight and not sticky.

What was your overall experience with this product? Did you feel like this product hydrated and smoothed your skin?
The product hydrated my skin and did a mild job of smoothing [it].

Did your makeup look better and last longer?
Yes.

Have you noticed any other differences in your skin after 6 weeks?
No.

Would you purchase this product for $39? Why or why not?
This is expensive for a primer, but if you’ve tried other primers and found them too sticky or heavy, this one might be for you.

Would you recommend this product to other FOFs?
Yes.

Please rate this product from 1-5 (with 5 being the best).
4.

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Rebecca Bodkin – Dayton, TN

Tell us about the packaging and applicator. Was this product easy to apply?
[The] packaging [was] ok. [It was] easy to apply.

Did you like the smell of this product?
[It had a] nice neutral scent.

Did it go on smoothly?
Exceptionally so.

What was your overall experience with this product? Did you feel like this product hydrated and smoothed your skin?
Yes, it does a great job!

Did your makeup look better and last longer?
[With] the heat and humidity we have, nothing works!

Have you noticed any other differences in your skin after 6 weeks?
I had a small breakout, but cannot definitively attribute it to this product.

Would you purchase this product for $39? Why or why not?
I would buy this product for use in [the] fall and winter.

Would you recommend this product to other FOFs?
Yes, [it] feels good on skin.

Please rate this product from 1-5 (with 5 being the best).
4.

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Terri Sinclair – Oceanside, CA

Tell us about the packaging and applicator. Was this product easy to apply?
The product has a creamy, gel-like, light texture to it. [It] was easy to apply, and afterwards my foundation went on easier.

Did you like the smell of this product?
I liked the fragrance, but if you’re sensitive to fragrance this may not be the product for you.

Did it go on smoothly?
I like how lightweight it is and it easily absorbs without leaving a greasy, oily feel.

What was your overall experience with this product? Did you feel like this product hydrated and smoothed your skin?
I did not feel that it made my foundation last any longer. My skin is acne prone, [and] it did cause me to break out. But to be honest I’ve yet to find any moisturizer, primer and foundation that doesn’t cause me to break out.

Did your makeup look better and last longer?
I do believe it helped make applying makeup easier. It did give my foundation and powder more of a natural, barely there look, but I did not notice a difference in the number of touch ups my face required, [so] I don’t think it made my foundation last longer.

Have you noticed any other differences in your skin after 6 weeks?
The only difference I noticed was my skin broke out but again. I usually don’t wear make up daily [but] I wore it more regularly while testing this product, which in itself may count for more breakouts.

Would you purchase this product for $39? Why or why not?
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Would you recommend this product to other FOFs?
I think this product would work best for those with dry skin, small pores with no fine lines and/or wrinkles. If you have large pores, fine lines or wrinkles and/or are sensitive to fragrance, this may not be the product for you.

Please rate this product from 1-5 (with 5 being the best).
3.5.

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Lynn Sharp Spears – Gaithersburg, MD

Tell us about the packaging and applicator. Was this product easy to apply?
Yes.

Did you like the smell of this product?
It was not strong smelling.

Did it go on smoothly?
Yes.

What was your overall experience with this product? Did you feel like this product hydrated and smoothed your skin?
I don’t think it hydrated, but it did provide a smooth base for my mineral powder.

Did your makeup look better and last longer?
Yes! Definitely!

Have you noticed any other differences in your skin after 6 weeks?
No differences.

Would you purchase this product for $39? Why or why not?
Would depend. My budget varies depending on what work I get month to month.

Would you recommend this product to other FOFs?
Yes, if they are looking for a good base.

Please rate this product from 1-5 (with 5 being the best).
I give it a 4.

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Sally England – Jacksonville, Florida

Tell us about the packaging and applicator. Was this product easy to apply?
The product was very easy to apply. The packaging was pretty typical.

Did you like the smell of this product?
The product had a very faint but pleasant smell.

Did it go on smoothly?
It went on very smoothly and I loved how cooling it was to my skin as I applied it.

What was your overall experience with this product? Did you feel like this product hydrated and smoothed your skin?
I did feel like the product hydrated and smoothed my skin and I enjoyed the fact that the results were very quick to see.

Did your makeup look better and last longer?
My makeup did look better and definitely lasted longer, even in the Florida heat and humidity.

Have you noticed any other differences in your skin after 6 weeks?
I have noticed that my skin feels very hydrated and a bit smoother since I started using the product.

Would you purchase this product for $39? Why or why not?
I feel like $39 is a bit steep for this product. I think around $20 to $25 would be more reasonable.

Would you recommend this product to other FOFs?
I would recommend this product to other FOFs who need a good moisturizing makeup primer.

Please rate this product from 1-5 (with 5 being the best)
4.

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3 Responses to “{Tested} Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer”

  1. annamaria kyriazis says:

    HI ive heard so much abt this product and im willing to test it out 🙂

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  3. Shelia says:

    I have very sensitive skin, so I would like something to help me be able to wear make-up for longer time periods.

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