Rated 4.29 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Works well for controlling shine!
The first few times I used this I was using waaaay too much product, so it didn't work out for me. My makeup was sliding off way faster and I looked twice as shiny!
But then I learned how to use primers correctly. First off, all you need is a teeny tiny bit for it to work! I use a tiny amount and rub it between my fingers to thin it out, then apply to my oily areas. Also, I don't rub it on as if it was a moisturizer, I dab or press it in to the skin. And lastly, I let it sink in to my pores for a few minutes before applying foundation.
This stuff is a real life saver for me, i even prefer it over the too faced primed and poreles primer.
Most Helpful Critical Review Liquid to Powder Finish
I feel a little torn with this product. I'd give it a 3.5 if I had the option. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. I liked that it goes on very smooth, and I was surprised when the liquid left a powdery, matte feeling under my fingers. I have oily, acne-prone skin, so I like anything that can help reduce my excess shine. It didn't irritate my skin at all, either. As far as "refining pores," I didn't really notice a difference. My pores looked pretty much the same size, and this dries clear, so there was really no coverage to hide pores or redness. This is the first skin primer I've used, so I can't really compare it to anything. I guess it's okay, but I wasn't super excited about the results.
Reviewed by 1160 customers It's good but a bit pricey
Shelly from Sacramento Ca
Good product but kind of pricey for what you get. Stays on well in humid weather.
Michelle from Lorain,OH
Although it makes my skin really soft, I'm not sure it really helps with keeping my makeup on, I love how it makes my skin feel.
Kammons from Tennessee
I have VERY oily skin, and have tried every primer known to man. This one, by far, has been the best one, I've purchased it three times! It helps keep makeup on, controls oil, and also gives a smooth canvas for your foundation!
village lady from FL
Pretty average. Nothing special.
Dyvex from Florida
Honestly unjust stopped wearing primer for a while cause I had to many just...not work well for me. my nose has pretty big pores and I always had problems with primers not hiding them enough, or making my extra oily/break out.
but I decided to try this out on a whim. and it's amazing! my skin looks so smooth, and it doesnt feel heavy on my skin. love it!
MomOf5WithCoffee from Michigan
I bought this, seeing it contained salicylic acid, as a replacement for my normal go-to primer. Big mistake. This primer is heavy, and did not grip makeup. It made my skin so slick my makeup began to break down very noticeably after a couple of hours. It also made me breakout and caused cystic acne. My face hurt so much after only using it a couple of times. Not at all worth the money, and does not live up to its advertised promises.
This stuff really works!
LadyT from Chicago, IL
Although I have dry/combination skin, I occasionally use this under certain foundations that are more dewy than I would like. This is one of the best mattifying primers in my opinion.
Randi from Claremore, OK
I wanted a primer that would help cut down on the shininess of my skin, so I decided to give this a try before spending the money on a more expensive primer. After using this one time I have decided that I won't be getting a more expensive primer when this does such an amazing job. After seven hours, I barely have any oil showing. Will be buying this again :)
I would purchase again.
Paula from Houston, TX
I apply the primer on my face before applying my foundation and finish with a matte finishing spray.
Perfection from Omaha nebraska
Better than any primer I've ever bought. Would recommend to anyone on a budget and still wanting a quality product!
No more shine
Jess from Indianapolis, In
I have struggled to find a combination of primer and foundation that don't leave me with a shiny forehead before lunch. I decided to try this on a whim after the latest more expensive brand name didn't help at all, and I am so happy with it. No shine after a full day of work and 3 mile run. Definitely impressed.
2nd Time to Purchase
Car lady from Florida
Living in an area with high heat and humidity, finding this primer was amazing! Helps pores to shrink.
Esperanza from NM
So I got this thinking it would be like a generic cause it's Ulta brand. The texture is more of a poreless primer than matte but after trying it a few times, I noticed it worked REALLY well. :) I'm a very oil person so this was a nice surprise
matte finish with oil control
schnauzer from TX
I like this product a lot as it makes foundation look perfect; It also creates a beautiful base for using just powder for a polished finish; it really helps oily,acne skin to remain shine free all day.
Nope Nope Nope
Dani from Kansas
Majority of the reviews for this primer were so positive I thought this would work great for me. I was just trying to find a cheaper primer for my oily/combo skin. This primer sucks! It did help keep my makeup on my face and smooth pores somewhat but my main concern is always controlling oil and this did not do that all. my face was not matter and shortly after finishing my makeup my t-zone looked greasy and cakey :-\ I couldn't even use this stuff a week because the cakiness was driving me nuts. So back to my Becca matte poreless primer it is. It may be pricey but it works so good! And a tube lasts long as well. I say try that out instead of wasting money on this.
Like Estee Lauder Primer !
Adriana C from San Diego
I use Estee Lauder primer but its getting too $$$, gave this a try & OMG not kidding it works the same as the EL Primer. Buying this from now on.
Also, I dont break out like other primers do!
Controls my oily face for 8 hrs
Candy from PA
So far the best cheap brand to use than the other expensive name brands if your looking to save money. I'm very happy with this. Doesn't feel smooth or silky when applying but does work to control the oils.
I feel like it dries me out?
Laur from Ohio
This was okay I guess? Didn't make me very matte but I can tell this is definitely drying to my already dry and sensitive skin. Maybe this would work better for someone with oily skin.
I loved it
Neesa from Tyler tx
Great for my oily skin!
Keesha from North Carolina
I wore this with Estée Lauder double wear foundation, and the combination of the two kept me matte all day! I have large pores and the oiliest of skin
BEST PRIMER EVER
Darcy R from Boston, Ma
Love how smooth it is - no clumping, keeps makeup on all day and feels good on the skin
The Queen Bee of Beauty from From San Francisco
I love this stuff. I bought it once and am now getting 4 of them. It makes my skin feel velvety. I'm saving money.
Not matte but did help a bit with shine
crazycatmommy from Melissa, Texas
Isn't matte but does help a bit with shine and isn't sticky like many matte products are. Is a clear color and so can be used even when not wearing foundation which is nice because I'm prone to break outs and this didn't make me d that. I gave it 2 stars because it is a good product it just isn't matte like it says it is.
WoWo from Wood River, IL
Love the product! Works well to keep from having that oily face look.
I will buy this product again!
SarahM from Salem, Ohio
Very smooth and easy to apply!