Rated 3.27 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review One of my Holy Grails for oily combo skin!!
I have oily combo skin and in the summer/humidity I get oily FAST! I have been on the hunt for a primer and a system to make me matte all day long. This is one of the few primers that has worked!! I put my makeup on in the mid morning and take it off around 11:30pm or midnight and I'm just then starting to get my oils to show - and no blotting, no reapplying makeup! Getting oily used to happen by 2pm. What an improvement!! Now I have also been following the trick that the Clinique makeup artist at Ulta taught me....
1) put on primer
2) Powder your face, especially areas where you get oily. You are building a layer for the oils to hit first before getting to your foundation.
3) Setting Spray - use a few sprays over what you just powdered to set that layer.
4) Foundation and Concealer - if you use a water based primer, use a water based foundation - if you used a silicone based concealer use a silicone based foundation. Oil (silicone) and water don't mix. They will slip slide around against one another.
5) Bake undereyes, if you do that, and powder the rest of your face
6) continue with the rest of your makeup
7) sweep of excess powder from baking
8) Setting Spray to seal the deal!
May be a lot of steps but All together they help to form a layer to block the oils from coming through. Hallelujah!! Finally!! I'm not a dripping mess!
Using these steps makes using this primer really shine a silicone the great mattifying product it is. Hope this helps one of you as much as this person's tips helped me. Good luck, beauties!
Most Helpful Critical Review not good
I bought this and was so excited because I love both the pro-matte and pro-dewy/glow foundation. I am combo oily in T-zone and both foundations are long lasting and the pro-matte is amazing to keep my oils at bay all day. I wanted to use this primer with the pro-glow to keep my oils away longer but this did absolutely nothing. I almost want to say I was more oily then if I use the pro-glow on it's own. it spreads beautifully and felt great on my skin when I applied but I saw now benefit. returning
Reviewed by 60 customers works
amanda from brooklyn
matte finish in deed. I only apply this is target areas (t zone) avoiding my cheeks which don't get oily or AS oily. this product dries down unlike silicone-y primers so the foundation doesn't move on top. Yes some oil will leak thru but I bolt with tissue paper throughout my 12 hour shift and my makeup looks great when I get home.
Why L'Oreal, why??
HonestNubianBabe_97 from New Orleans, LA
All primers are to prep your skin for makeup. However, I have really oily skin that I use a healthy balance of mattifying products with a ratio to hydrating products. However, this product did not deliver and left a sticky residue on my face. Maybe it's just my own skin, but please take heed.
IK from Atlanta, GA
Every time I use this primer my foundation looks textured and gross. The same foundation looks fine with other primers. I'd pass on this.
Favorite drugstore primer!
A from Champaign, IL
Love this! This primer gives your skin an extremely smooth feel before applying foundation. Works amazing on hot/humid days or long nights out. I recently bought a $50 primer and this one works so much better. Can't imagine not using it
ATL Girl from Atlanta
I have extremely oily skin and this keeps me matte for the entire workday. By the end of the day my makeup looks like skin instead of an oil slick.
I wouldn't buy this product again (acne prone skin)
Haley from New York
Okay so I bought this primer a few months back and I didn't really use it that much. I recently started using it again and at first I fell in love with it, but then a few days after using it I noticed my skin was starting to break out. If you have acne prone skin I wouldn't recommend using this product. But I did notice that it helped a little bit with my oily skin.
Probably my favorite drugstore primer right now.
JC from Georgia
Tried the glow version of this first as I thought the matte would be too drying, but it's not and like the matte better.
Didn't do anything
makeupgirl5 from KY
This primer did not control my oil or keep my face matte, even using a "mattifying" foundation over it. This product did not do much to smooth, pods fill, or mattify so if you're looking for a good primer, I would not recommend this one.
soBLESSED from Brooklyn, NY
I use this product when I use my Infallible Matte foundation & I really like using the two (2) products together.
nik from texas
I used this multiple times wanting to like it, but eventually felt it didn't do anything, just added an extra step that did not look better or worse really.
Helps with shine
Michelle from Niles, Ohio
Helps with controlling oil but not for 24 hours as advertised.
Cjohnson231 from Illinois
This primer survives it all!!! Sweat? Never happened. Coworker sprayed water on your face? Nothing budges!
waste of money
dude from colorado
It's matte when it goes on, but after you finish doing your makeup, your face is oily. I wish I was joking.
My go to primer
Alyssa from PNW
This and the Lancôme teint idole foundation is a match made in heaven. I will never buy another primer. I have oily skin and every other primer has left my foundation feeling weird or separating throughout the day or looking cakey. If you're looking for a drugstore primer, put down the NYX angel veil and look to this one
April_06 from Illinois
I'm SO surprised this doesn't have better reviews, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this primer. No grease no matter how much I sweat, my make up stays perfect all day even after 12 hour shifts, and my coworker sprayed my face with water and nothing shifted. I've tried expensive primers and this is better. The love of my life, pry it from my dead hands lol
I'm absolutely in love with this product!
Denice from Austin
I use it to prime and it also works as moisturizer!
PARAMOUNTchick from PARAMOUNT, ca
Great primer and worth purchasing again in the future.
Looks amazing under the matte foundation and powder.
Last 16-24hrs no matter the activity.
13elk from NJ
My skin is very oily so decided to give this a try and i'm happy i did. When i used to apply foundation it would be shinny after a few hours, but with this product i go all day! I love it! I think is great for my skin :)
don't buy if you have sensitive skin
Emma from Maine
i didn't feel like spending a bunch of money on a primer and i used their infallible foundation a couple years ago and really liked this so i thought i'd give it a shot.... a decision i instantly regretted. after just a few uses i've gotten more acne than i have gotten in a really long time. and i'm not just talking regular acne. i'm talking those big red painful pimples all over. definitely not using that again, ever.
Left me underwelmed
MY from Pittsburgh PA
I usually have oily skin and I thought this product would help keep my makeup on and even but it doesnt
Probably would not buy this product again
Rene'e from Kansas City, Ks
Not gonna lie, I was looking for a less expensive primer than what I usually purchase. Bad idea.
I would not buy this again...
Catalina from Stockton, CA
The price is great but I wouldn't buy it again, there are plenty of other ones out there that are better. No blur affect nor does it hold onto the skin well. I kept it for my daily use hoping it will get better.
Mel from Townville SC
It smooths out your skin and it feels like satin.
Jay from Virginia
Definitely my new go-to primer
Maribear95 from Utah
Perfect primer!!!! Not thick and has a good texture, smell! My go to!