Rated 3.93 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 712 customers Holy Grail for Masks
Andi from MT
This is amazing if you use it correctly. It's the only thing that keeps my make up I'm place under a mask for 8+ hours. JUST READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.
Please read before you buy!!!!!!
Ebony beauty from Pittsburgh
At first I thought this primer was trash......it's all in how you use it. So , you have to warm it up first before applying (I recommend on the back of your hand) then using a little at a time spread on your face and let it dry completely before you apply foundation. If you don't it won't work. I use Too faced born this way concealer in the color spiced rum as foundation sometimes and let me tell you my face doesn't move and realistically my oily areas (cheeks forehead) were pretty shine free for hours. I have very oily skin and I am always looking for products to keep me shine free and when I run out I'm buying this again.
Best for those super oily girls that nothing else works on.
Oil from Grease factory
I'm that oily chick not the glowy one but the greasy oily one.. nothing else has ever worked and this did!
Janet B from CA
How is this primer even on the market? I don't often leave negative reviews because even if things don't work for me, I can get how they work for others, but this product is straight terrible. The product is a super thick paste, which makes it aggrivating and hard to get from the bottle (It was so off-putting I thought I accidentally received a bad batch). So you have to "warm it up" with your fingers, but that means a lot of the product you dispense won't make it to your face, but will be on your hands. Ugh.
Worse, the application and feel of it is all bad. No matter how much you warm it up it is still very hard to spread, leading to a TON of tugging with a brush or your fingers. Although it doesn't feel overly heavy when you finally negotiate it onto your skin, it does not have a nice finish. It's a very dry, nonslip finish rather than a nice powdery matte. If you run your clean fingers over your face lightly your fingers will get stuck where the primer is. It's like trying to slide across a wood floor in nonskid shoes. Unfortunately, what this means is that if you try to apply products over it with your fingers or a brush it'll be really hard to spread it around and will be patchy and uneven. I was also hoping the matte finish would mean it would temper down some of the tackiness of a tinted moisturizer, but it didn't. It was still tacky, but now harder to spread across evenly.
Lastly, if you have sensitive skin avoid this like the plague because it's so dried out and nonslip that it will take so much scrubbing to get it off.
Clau from Laredo tx
I used for all day and keep away the oil in my face, good primer
I definitely recommend!
Jenny from Riverside, CA
I'm in love with this primer!! The name says it all, Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector. At first it feels very dry but it works wonders! On a summer day at 100+ degrees this holds very well. If you have oily skin, I definitely recommend this amazing product!
Did not work on my oily skin!
C Cane from Texas
I read all the reviews and looked forward to using this primer but it didn't work on me. My skin was just as oily as when I don't use anything. Within 30 minutes of applying it my face was a hot mess. Will be returning this to the store! Don't waste your money on this product.
Ladysims from Florida
I have very oily skin and this is the Best Primer to use .... it contains the oil all day... I love it even though it's pricey . I was lucky to catch it at 1/2 price
can't do summers without
Pinky from Milwaukee
I just use this in my t-zones. works great for keeping makeup in place on my oily / combination skin. Best part is, no breakouts!
Good product. Very interesting to work with
Mattemoizelle from Arizona
I love how Matte it makes my skin look, however, it does not keep my oiliness at bay; I have to keep touching up my "T" zone throughout the day. It's good for what it is but I probably won't buy it again.
Best matte primer I've tried
R from Florida
I have never found a primer that actually keeps my skin from getting oily for longer than an hour. This makes my makeup last all day without it melting off and I only have to touch up maybe once.
my actual holy grail
sv from texas
This product does what it claims, it controls ALL the oil... and I am a very oily girl it's gross.. but when I know I'm gonna be out for a long time in texas heat, I rub this between my fingers like a genie lamp and pat it into my t-zone and I am so matte I feel like I'm about to crack lol!
The thing with this primer is you have to work FAST or work in SECTIONS, a lot of people don't understand how to use it and have bad experiences but this product was a gift from the gods, thank you Becca cosmetics!!
GAME CHANGER FOR OILY SKIN
Sexy from WV
I have been using Becca priming filter for four years now and I started using this last year. I wore it in Florida at Disney world for 10 hours and no shine or melt down. I put this on first, then the primer then Laura gellar powder, then spray UD setting spray de slick THEN alll nighter on eye makeup. It's a game changer I wish I had when I was 20 but then again when I was 20 all I had was some $5 foundation lol. Now I use like $300 worth of products daily HaHa.
The ABSOLUTE best for oily skin... PERIOD
RN4U from Los Angeles, CA
If you have very oily skin, this is for you. I used this with MAC powder plus foundation and I would be literally flawless for 8 hours using blotting paper a few times. (I never used it with liquid foundation tho.)
Works so good
Luv2bshopping from Phoenix
I really like this. Works so good. You only need a pea size and pat it into skin. Kept me oil free all day long. This tube will last a long time. Perfect for the heat and humidity.
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