Rated 4.14 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Finally!!
This is an Amazing primer!! I have waiting for so long for a natural Mattifying Primer & this is the one!! It soothes my rosacea red skin, does not cause irritation, makes my makeup apply smoothly & makes it last much longer! Prior to using this primer I was an oil slick with in 3 hours of application & had to address the oil with powder several times a day. Now that I use Cherry Matte Primer & the mattifying powder I may have to touch up once daily if at all. This is an amazing product Pacifica please never discontinue.
Most Helpful Critical Review Cherry, my eye - this stuff is the pits.
I kept reading how great this stuff was, and fell for the hype. A lot of primers I've tried don't work well for me and I kept hearing this one was different. That much is true - it IS different. It's by far the worst primer I've ever used. It goes on fairly easily, but it has to be very carefully applied, much more so than other primers, to keep it from pilling and clumping. As soon as it's on, I'm assaulted by a strong, chemical-y, fake "cherry" smell. Fortunately, this dissipates after a while. The other effects, unfortunately, do not. This leaves dry patches on my combination skin and causes my makeup, no matter what brand or type I use, to settle into every tiny line (there are lines on my face I didn't even know I had before using this stuff). It makes my pores show up more than before I use it!! In short, it does exactly nothing good. I'll give this to my 14 year old niece to play with.
Reviewed by 147 customers Not impressed
Heather from Oregon
I have been using this for the past few of days and it doesn't control shine well at all. Also, the bottle seemed like it was half empty when I got it. It was sealed so I don't think it was tampered with or anything, I think this is just how they sell it. I like some of Pacifica's other products but this one is not good.
Tiffany39 from Ohio
Works well as a primer, my skin is smoother looking after i put makeup over it. I also have sensitive skin, so it burns my face, i started putting it only on my eyelids.
Best primer for oily skin
Sass-E from Portland OR
I've tried several primers (friend gets free high-end products) but this is the only one I've found is worth using...and the only one I'd spend my money on! It smells good, it creates a great layer for foundation to stick to (my oily-faced friends, you feel me), and didn't suck all the moisture out of my skin. This in conjunction with the setting spray is an ideal combo for keeping makeup in place.
Not for my skin
Rebeca from LA
It was super flakey and made me skin feel super gross don't recommend and I have oily skin
It works! Hooray!
ByrdieGrrrl from MARYLAND
Wow. I cant believe how well this works! I know everyone's skin is different, but I dont understand the bad reviews. This works so well under makeup and even on it's own. It's so hard to find a mattifying primer without dimethicone (which is an ingredient I try to avoid) so I was thrilled to find this. It keeps me matte all day and makes my pores nearly invisible!! Love love love!!
Product is true to...
natashalamakeupartis from undisclosed
Product is true to claim! Just be aware this is not great on textured skin. I recommend using this over a moisturizer sparingly or maybe just in the areas that you need it most. Smells amazing and this small bottle will last you.
For oily skin
Zo from Ga
Not bad but not for dry skin.
Pills no matter what I do.
rachael e from Redondo Beach, CA
Smells great and I love the feel of this primer but it doesn't work for my skin. Feels a bit more like a moisturizer than a primer which is fine. But it pills no matter what I use underneath. I usually use the Vitamin Sea serum or just a moisturizer like the rose one but as soon as I try to apply my concealer on top it pills and leave little white flakes on my skin. Had to wash it off and start over using another primer,.
Definitely deserve it...
sabinai7 from undisclosed
Definitely deserve it but mix it with a cream if you have a super dry cream to make your skin more moisture after this primer my foundation goes so perfect
sieras3 from undisclosed
It does decent I dont have many complaints except it didnt stay a matte finish for me. My skin is pretty oily and unfortunately the oil won. I would still use it again sometimes but would probably end up finding something better.
sammyjo422 from undisclosed
This primer will keep you oil free but its so drying its hard for foundation to go on smoothly. I appreciate that its natural and doesnt have that weird silicone greasy feeling
I loved this primer!...
jennyyybrooke from undisclosed
I loved this primer! It smells so good and feels great on my skin! Does a great job of mattifying too!
CHERRY MATTE PRIMER
LIZZARD PRINCESS from Nebraska (NE)
SINCE I FOUND THIS, I CANT LIVE WITHOUT IT ! AND NOW MY MOTHER LOVES IT TOO , JUST BY ITSELF WITH NO FOUNDATION AT ALL
This works. The only...
aristocraticraven from undisclosed
This works. The only problem is that for me, it is TOO mattifying. My skin is quite dry, but can get a little oily in the center of my face. This worked very well! It's just a little too much for me. If you want a mattifying primer, this is great and affordable!
Jess from Redondo breach
The best matte primer ever! I have an oily face so I use Kat Von D matte foundation and using this Pacifica primer, my makeup stays majority of the whole day and my makeup doesn't get as oily. Especially since we have to wear mask in quarantine, they're would be a little smear on my noise but overall this primer is great if you like using matte
If you're looking for...
sparklezz from undisclosed
If you're looking for something light and natural, then this is the one for you. Great product that does the job very well!
TheLadyBug from VT
I have combination/oil/dry skin and tend to get very oily and shiny by the end of the da, especially during the summer. I decided to try this in hopes that by the end of the day I wouldn't be a slimy mess and I was pleasantly surprised! I don't wear any face makeup and use this as the last step of my morning skin care routine. It cuts down on shine and blurs pores nicely. I love the subtle scent. It can pill and leave a hint of white cast if I accidentally use too much, but that hardly ever happens. It is also no where near as sticky as I had feared. Overall I am very happy with this product and will continue using.
I prefer this product...
izzyseyes from undisclosed
I prefer this product on its own for natural days. It sometimes builds up with my tinted moisturizer or concealer. It does have a very subtle smoothing effect.
In love! It smells...
lorraev from undisclosed
In love! It smells like cherry, is silicone free, works great on oily skin, isn't too "wet" or dewy, and pairs great with any foundation I've used it with.
LillianGR from Vancouver WA
I loved this primer at first then it started to pill horribly no matter what, couldn't even wear it alone. Pacifica was amazing and replaced it with another primer right away, the crystal one which is now my all time favorite. I recently started experimenting with this again after my night routine to control oil because I wake up super oily. when I apply without "blend well in circular motion" but spread it without blending or rubbing it doesn't pill like usual, it takes no time for shiny oil to come off on my fingers if I touch my face BUT at the same time I don't feel oily, and I look soft, clean, matte&oil free. If you're willing to take the time to figure out how it applies best for you, I Def reccomend.
Love this Mattifying Primer!!!
Jamie from Newport News, VA
I love this Matte Mattifying Primer, it wroks at helping to control my oily skin! I more than highly recommend this product, thank you Pacifica!!!!
Perfect matte primer
Nazanin from Los Angeles, ca
I struggle with shiny oily skin especially when I wear makeup it drives me so mad and I've tried so many "matte" primers this one is doing the job!
Talya from Ocean city, NJ
This primer is great is white but doesn't make your skin pale.
Fawn from The Great PNW
Love this. It does the job better than a high end primer with the skin benefits and pairs well with Pacifica foundation.
Finally found "the one".
KAT G from Salem, Oregon
I have tried at least 4 different primers and I've never been able to get a good one. I am 36 now, and sometimes certain makeup will get stuck in the creases of my fine lines. So far this product has lived up to it's "primer" name. I don't know about the "blurry focus" part the product claims to have, but currently I am using a skin product (not from Pacifica) that helps with wrinkles and it sloughs off lots of dead skin. so I find my skin to be irritated and dry a lot. This primer has helped me hide the dry and red parts. usually, primer doesn't help with that, but I think this one has some thing in it that helps with dry skin too. Not sure about that, but it has helped. I love that Pacifica has good prices and this primer is definitely cheaper than others I've bought. I will keep buying this product for sure. It also has a very, very, light smell of cherries, if that's your thing. I bought the cherry matte setting powder too and was very happy with it as well.