Rated 4.03 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Dupe!
This stuff is a great dupe for the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer! Feels exactly the same as far as consistency, although I'd say this stuff feels a little "thicker" if that makes sense. It definitely doesn't feel thick on your face though. Does a great job of filling in/blurring pores and leaves a great canvas for smooth, flawless foundation application. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who needs to fill in pores, has trouble with texture, or if you can't afford the Smashbox Photo Finish/want a cheaper (but just as good!) option. I've tried drugstore silicone primers before and this is by far the best one, mainly because it's easy to get a thin, full layer on your face. I've used other drugstore silicone primers that almost "skip" over spots in your face and don't fill them in correctly - this doesn't do that! Plus, you only need a little bit so this tube will definitely last you a while, even with daily use. I received this product complimentary, but all opinions are my own!
Most Helpful Critical Review Smoothness does not last
I am a primerholic because I do not wear foundation. So i want the effects of primer to smooth my whole face. When you first apply this primer it looks very nice. Makes skin smooth does not look textured. It doesn't feel thick, it's very light maybe even too lightweight. But the effects do not last at all. With in a few hours my skin looked how it did before I applied the primer. I picked this up because I needed a primer and it said blur and minimize pores but the effects do not last so I day there are just better formulas out there.
Reviewed by 265 customers Would purchase again.
T.J. from Nebraska
Does what it's supposed to do!
Michelle from United States
I have sensitive skin, I occasionally use foundation, which its also from Maybelline. It worked well for me and it does minimize the look of my pores. One of my favorite primers, so I recommend it!
Amazing but the smell
Cynthia from Ulta
It's amazing and really works it does smell like gasoline but it doesn't smell like it on your face but other than that it is amazing
yes from house
being used alone you can see it give you a matte look and really minimize your pores
i would recommend buying it!
bree from LA
it doesnt smell like anything and it made my face really smooth and soft !
CF from Ma
First time trying it out. It has a very slippery silicone feel when you apply it. Didn't think I'd like it. To my surprise it sat well on my skin and it was a great barrier between my skin and makeup. It did help minimize my pores and definitely improved my finished look. It helped slightly with my skin texture as well. Everything looks smoother. I set with the fit me loose powder and setting spray. Came out great.
Do NOT buy!
Twin from Atlanta, Ga
Tbh I wouldn't recommend anything from maybelline especially this product. It doesn't work.
I will be buying this again!!
Von from Corona, Ca
This has a great feel. Similar to the smashbox primer. It's lightweight, smooths pores, and has a great feel.
smooths skin texture
Melisa from Lynchburg, SS
This product makes my face feel baby soft.
Didn't work for me
Cam from Wyoming
It made my favorite foundations break up all over my face and it made my face look super dry and textured after wearing it for a couple hours :/ I wish it worked for me like it has so many others but that's okay!!
est from long beach
I don't recommend it has a strong scent like gasoline when you spread it on your face. It also doesn't cover much pores.
Perfect for full coverage
Amber from Portland Maine
I use this when My skin is bad and I need a full coverage day. It's very blurring, smoothing. It does what it says it does. I feel like it's a little irritating but that could be because I only use it when my skin is struggling.
i love it
crystal from Florida
its a really good primer i just purchased it and i go to school and have p.e and it holds on to my concealer very well, i also love how it's so easy to spread
Mads from San Diego
This primer does minimize pores and I can see the difference especially on my nose. They're not gone, but it makes a difference. It smoothed my skin and allows my foundation to glide on easier, even without moisturizer. It doesn't ball up or anything when rubbing in and it only has the slightest slightest bit of tackiness.
Julie from Cresskill, NJ
I did not like how slippery the primer was. This is just a personal preference. I prefer primers that are a little tacky because I think it helps the makeup grip better. It also did break me out a tiny bit. It does leave the face nice and smooth for makeup application.
Worth the try!
Reviewer from Los Angeles
I have received this product for testing purposes and I would say this is somewhat a duplicate of the smash box but this definitely has a bit of thicker consistency. I am not sure how i feel about this yet but it is worth the try for the price!
Np from pittsburg, kansas
Other than the weird smell, this product is great and an amazing price. 10/10 recommend. Will definitely buy!
Courtney T from RVA
I looooove this primer. It goes on flawlessly, blurs my mores and keeps . the oil at bay. With the setting spray, my makeup can last 24+ hours.
Therealjaianna from Puyallup, Washington
I received a complimentary sample. When I first used it was a little oily but besides that it works good. I would recommend you to try it if you haven't already.
Moluvv from Memphis, TN
This product helped my makeup last; however I wasn't too fond of the texture of the primer. It also made applying eyebrow makeup somewhat difficult, so avoid putting it on your eyebrows!
Muneca from New York, Ny
My makeup lasted throughout my entire workday, humid commute home & still looked fresh! It didn't settle into the fine lines & although it was a bit sticky in hand it felt good on my face. It reminded me so much of the smashbox primer.
Kendra from Modesto
Good not great
Love love love
Courtnei from Memphis, TN
I've completely replaced my primers with this specific prime. It makes my face feel velvety soft. It does t feel like it clogs my pores. A little goes a long way. I really love how my makeup lays down on to. It doesn't allow it look cakey and it blends out great
It was good at blurring pores, but not oil control
Kate from NY
I love the pore blurring aspect, but it does nothing for oil control. In fact, I think it made me more oily. Dry skin might love this
I would probably buy this product again
Maria from Orlando, Fl
I really love it!