Rated 3.92 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great primer. Water resistant.
Works welll with Becca ultimate coverage complexion creme foundation! This primer keeps that foundation from melting off, sliding off or rubbing off. You MUST warm this primer first before you spread it on your face and you have to spread it on your face in sections at a time. Do not attempt to put this all over your face all at once as if you are using your moisturizer or a lotion. this primer is thick and dries very fast. squeeze a pea size onto your finger tips on one hand. Then with the fingers on the other hand, tap your fingers all together so you warm the primer and get equal amount of primer on fingers and immediately spread and spread QUICKLY!! use your right hand for the right side of face and your left hand for the left side of face. Make sure you moisturize your face first and make sure your moisturizer is SOAKED IN YOUR SKIN AND DRY before you put on this primer. If not you willend up with goey primer stuck in sections of your face and on your finger tips. There is a learning curve with this so dont give up because it is a great primer!! Just remember moisturizer or sunscreen must be dry and already soaked into skin, and use only a pea size...warm up with fingers (takes all but 4 seconds) and spread....FAST!
Most Helpful Critical Review Mixed Feelings
I have mixed feelings on this product for several reasons:
I'm African American with combination skin. This product goes on easy but, you have to apply it quickly and preferably with a brush or beauty sponge. If you continue to touch it as it dries it turns ashy. When applying my foundation over this product, (specifically Becca's Aqua Luminous Foundation) the foundation went on streaky...EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. I ended up returning that foundation thinking it was the product at fault. On the flip side, when I use a more dewy foundation, like my FIT ME...the product still goes on streaky but it's easier to fix. This primer DOES keep you matte though. If it didn't jack up my liquid foundation so much, I'd love it. For now I will just use this with powder foundation and ONLY on special occasions when I have the time to repeatedly fix my makeup (since thats the name of the game with this primer).
Reviewed by 697 customers Really Wanted to Like This :(
Kim from San Diego
I tried giving this primer several chances and all it did was clump up my foundation and made the clumps dry up on TOP of my foundation so it'd look like a mess. I tried everything from moisturizing before priming or starting with primer but it makes this weird dry base that does not allow me to blend my foundation whatsoever... :(
Love the product been using it for years
Disappointed from North Attleboro
It works well, use a small amount
Best primer for oily skin!
Alex from Orlando, FL
This primer is a holy grail product for oily skin. It is the only primer I have found with serious ability to deliver on its oil control claims. My skin is very oily and most oil control primers leave me oily within 1-2 hours. This primer gives me a full 8 hours of oil control without any touch up. I wear this on bare face days and under makeup. I love it!
To apply, rub the primer between your fingers to warm it and then pat it onto your face. You must follow this method (do not rub onto your face) to avoid pilling! By patting the primer into my face, I do not have any issues using this primer under makeup or with other primers.
MB from Kentucky
I put this primer on twice. First time as soon as I put my foundation on everything balled up and wouldn't blend out. Second time, I let it warm up on my hand because it is a thicker consistency so I thought maybe it would help it... NO! Both times I had to take my makeup off and start over and use a different primer. It does make your skin look blurred and matte. But for me, completely NOT worth anything. I never take stuff back. But I will be returning this.
BiancaG from A,TX
This primer is amazing, it blurs pores and is beautiful! But as soon as I added my foundation, it went south really quick! My make up started caking and flaking! I had to take off everything and use a different primer! Not worth the money!
The BEST for really oily skin
Sara K from Royal Oak, MI
I'm reading some reviews that it's cake-y or dry...my skin is SUPER oily and I've tried everything, including specific diet changes, and nothing worked...until THIS. This magical product that not only controlled my oily skin but really did perfect it. It's like putting on a Snapchat filter I'm NOT. KIDDING. Full disclosure my skin is crazy oily, it will melt away my foundation and after one blot I'll have a bare face again. I wore this outside for 4 hours in 90degree heat, SWEATING, with only a cc cream on and my skin was absolutely perfect. Tried to catch it in every mirror I passed. In love with the product.
Not my favorite
Ida from Tampa
It dries cakey and then when I apply something else over it, it flakes off. Not worth the money at all. I'm disappointed because I love all of their other products that I've used
Keke from Chicago
I have extremely oily skin and have tried everything under the sun!! Please believe me when I tell you that this stuff works!! The first time I tried this product I fell in love thank you so much for helping love my skin!!
Cece from Marrero, La
I use this before I put my foundation on it's my holy grail. Keeps my oily skin matte to perfection!
My new go to primer
Sarah from Ohio
The is a great primer if you have oily skin like myself. I haven't noticed any new breakouts from it and it's keeps my makeup in place all day. I stay pretty matte looking all day which has always been hard for me to achieve. The only issue I had was that it took me a couple days to get the application process down. It's hard to get the product to smooth over your skin easily because it wants to dry so fast but after working with it for a couple days I have figured it out
CG from OK
I don't write reviews, but this just didn't work. I used it the way you're supposed to; it still dried the HECK out of my skin. Also I only used it on my nose because it is the only place that I have large pores and a lot of oil. It left a white dry patch where I placed it, and it separated my foundation. And when I SOFTLY swiped at a little patch my foundation came right off.
best primer for oily skin ever made !
x.o.steph from orange county
Definitley will not have oil coming thru your makeup all day long. the product is a little tacky when u put it on so u warm it up a lil in your hands just a second an then apply assorts quickly. only downside is it does not pore fill as much as i would like as some primers for oily skin do, but its amazing an knocks all primers out of the water on oil control for sure !!
Doesn't Play well with OTHERS!!!
Elizabeth from Seattle, Wa
I so wanted to love this product!! I am over 40 have oily skin and it ABSOLUTELY WORKS on the pores and fine lines!! I truly love how well it really works in those problem areas! However, the moment you put other products in the mix, it is an epic fail. I have tried this primer several times before my moisturizer routine and then after. I have triied several different foundations and still ending with the same botchy mess. Ugh... the best results were when I warmed it between my fingers putting it on my face.... then waiting forever (like 10 minutes) then applied my daily mostiuers, then MAC foundation. However..... it still was a challenge. have even tried this with just my Clinique moisturizer tinted (cc cream) and NOPE!!! It was so blotchy I had to clean my face and start over without the Becca Primer. Again I really want to love this product, but if it can't get along with the other products, it is useless to me! :(
Aj Luna from Pennsylvania
I love this for my nose, forehead and cheek area to help with oil control and pores. I take a little pea sized amount, rub it onto the back of my hand to warm it up a little. I then dab it in the places I need it. You don't need a lot. This is the only primer that helps with my oil and helps my makeup last longer. Don't apply directly to skin. Follow the instructions!
Dani from Kansas
This is my all time favorite primer. I've been using it since 2017 and have not found anything that works better. This primer helps keep my oiliness at bay. I still have to blot but not as much as I normally would without a primer. It helps my makeup to go on nicely and my face overall looks more smooth and pores look a bit better too. It works great with my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. It never causes me any breakouts either. When wearing primer alone, some primers make my skin look ashy (I have darker tan/brown skin). This primer does not do that at all so my skin looks normal when wearing this alone. I love putting a little of this on my t-zone when doing a no makeup day. You MUST apply this correctly tho. Do not put this on like lotion, you have to take a little (like large pea size) and rub it in your hands a bit then press and pat this into the skin where you want it, doing this always makes go on perfectly for me. If you apply it like a moisturizer it will ball up on the skin and make little white balls that you have to pick off your face. I highly recommend giving this primer a try!
Must apply correctly
Nayah from New York, NY
This product work perfectly, but you must know how to use it. It will hold your makeup for a long day and gives a poreless application, and of course its truly matte! However, you must apply with a pat in, like any primer, no lotion-like application. Be sure to go light. If there are caked white spots, your makeup will be hard to blend. Just be sure to apply correctly and it will do you WELL!
For Oily Skin
hellohron from Charlotte, NC, US
This primer is truly meant for oily skin. If you have dry - normal skin, I do not recommend. A little goes a long way with this product and you have to warm it up between your fingers before applying. I have oily skin especially in my t zone. I typically use about a pea size amount, rub between my fingers, and pat it on my t zone and cheek areas. This is the only primer I've used that has been able to control my oil. I personally have not had any issues with my make up using this product. I've had this for almost a year and still have half the tube left. The only reason why I'm not giving it 5 stars is because it does require a little bit more work than other primers.
Holy Grail for Oily Skin
CeeE from Missouri
I have oily skins and this has been my savior. It's expensive but it lasts forever!! Still on my first tube after a whole year. I will never buy anything else.
Not for me
Cjersey from P.A
This is just to matte out your face not good as a primer I returned it & picked up the Lancome it was 1/2 off for beauty days worked out good
Allie from South Carolina
I have tried this primer several times hoping that it would finally work for me. Nope! Every time I use this primer (yes, even the correct way) I am left with splotchy makeup. The formula of this primer feels SO nice which is why I kept giving it so many chances but every single time I have used it I end up having to wash my makeup off and re-do it.
patchy, not good for oily skin
Abbey from WI
I have very oily skin and tried this product. I followed package instructions for use and watched several videos because I couldn't believe I spent so much money on a product that was so horrible. It did not stay on my skin, and lifted my foundation off. It made my make up look terrible. I switched up my skin care routine a few times because I thought maybe my skin care products or moisturizer was affecting it. I really wanted to love this product but am sorely disappointed.
I will keep buying this! Keeps my makeup on all day
Debbie from Pittsburgh
I have an oily complexion and some rather prominent pores around my nose and upper cheeks. This primer does a great job and ensuring my foundation applies smoothly and my pores do not stick out. Oh, and the makeup stays on ALL DAY.
Worse primer ever
Kim from Miami
It has so much good reviews but it's all a lie this primer is the worse primer I've ever used I followed everything it said to apply it right and it looks like deodorant dried up on my face it creates white patchy dried spots all over my face and it doesn't even fix pores never will buy this again
I will buy this product again
Shoney from Charlotte, NC
The product only works if you warm in between your finger or your hands then rub it on your face. This product is expensive but worth it for the amount that you get and the amazing job that it does. Also, I little bit takes you a long way. It is not necessary to use a lot. I have oily skin and I will sweat through makeup, but thanks to this primer any make will last me all day.
phenomenal when used right
Eves from columbus,oh
if you warm this up and press it in you will have zero pores and stay matte all day, be careful not to use too much, a little goes a long way