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 1184 customers Would not recommend
Bella from Seattle, WA
I tried using this on my t-zone because it tends to get really oily, but this didn't help at all. It seemed like my makeup slid off of it and looked patchy, even though I only used a little bit of primer. It also didn't blur my pores at all.
Honest would continue to buy
Kun from NY
When it first goes on and you think it's going to be oily and bad, but after you apply foundation and powder it feels smooth and not at all greasy. I've never had my foundation feel like that with any other primer. I don't know if it makes a difference but I do use the ulta full coverage liquid concealer, the ulta effortless effect medium coverage hydrating foundation, and the airspun loose face powder on top of the primer. I also use the nyx matte setting spray.
Nice primer at a reasonable price
Netter from Spokane
Foundation applies nicely over primer.
Really Good Primer / Great Price
UltaMaven from PA
I am new to the primer scene. I have combination skin, oily T-zone, normal cheeks. This works great for me. I am only trying to even out a few fine wrinkles and a few medium sized pores. This goes on smooth as silk, and is great for my needs. I am only sorry I spent beaucoup bucks on a Clarins primer first! Don't get me wrong, I love the Clarins, but I sure could've saved a bunch of money. I'll say that Clarins is slightly better on the wrinkle front and Ulta is better at the pore minimization. I highly recommend this quality Ulta product.
Kristy K from Tennessee
Wanted to try a mattifying primer so I purchased this to use under foundation to make my finished look appear smooth. Made my foundation look so dry and ashy looking. I could not even wear look out. This probably works well with someone who has super oily skin .
Works like a charm
Donna the cake baker from Hot Springs, ar
A little bit goes a long way. It's not heavy & my makeup looks great all day!
Have bought it before and still love it
Lagoosie from San Antonio Tx
Minimizes my pores and makeup stays fresh looking
My go to Primer
Chae from Western, NY
I have tried a few primers and this is the best. I have oily skin and this primer helps dull my natural shine while setting a base for a perfect foundation application.
My favorite primer!!!
Emily from North Attleboro, MA
this product is my favorite primer ever. it makes my face matte, blurred and smooth before foundation. i couldn't recommend this more!
Lp from Arkansas
This helps my foundation go on smooth and not settle in lines. It makes a big difference in appearance of foundation
My go-to primer
Dixie from Montevallo, AL
I use this after a serum and it glides right over. Sets nicely.
Not worth it
Giselle from Riverside
Not the best my under eyes creased horribly. The make up on my nose didn't survive a pass with highlighter the make up rubbed of like it was nothing (I wear Estée Lauder's matte foundation) doesn't do that anywhere else on my face. So good everywhere else.
Ciara from Salina, KS
I could never find a face primer that would work for my face. I have very oily skin and almost everything I tried made my face more oily. I used this and it didn't make my face more oily at all! It worked perfectly with my other makeup.
Ivette from Fresno, CA
I had the sample of this product for a while but never used it, I always bought other primers because I didn't think this was going to work. Well one day I had no primer and I had to use this product and let me tell you, the best primer I have used! It goes on smooth, it really helps with my pores, make up stays on all day. It controls my shine but not all day, towards the middle of the day I start to see it, but it's also not as bad as it would be if I didn't have primer on. Over all I recommend the product.
THE PERFECT BASE FOR YOUR MAKEUP
Renee from Pennsylvania
Great start to the perfect makeup from Ulta!
Easy to use, would repurchase it in the future
Stella from Los angeles
Great product that is affordable. Would purchase it again. Helps creat a smooth canvas
My skin feels so smooth, I dont want foundation
over 50 from New Mexico
Used as base under Urban Decay Stay Naked foundation. Wore a cloth mask all day at work, No makeup on the inside of my mask. Remarkable for both products.
Absolutely love how smooth this makes my face look!
ChampionWife from San Antonio, TX
Love love love best primer ever
Butafly from Statesboro Ga.
Keeps me from shining and that's a +!!!
This primer did not work for my skin
April from GA
I was hoping this primer would mattify my skin and help control oil but it actually seemed to make it worse. About an hour after applying, my skin was super greasy and my makeup basically melted off of my face. Very disappointed
If I can't find NYX shine killer
Sexymocha from NC
For me the shine/oil still came through
Savi from Pennsylvania
I bought this recently while it was on sale to try out and I ended up loving it. It makes my skin nice and smooth and helps keep me matte. I've even worn it alone to even out the texture of my skin on a lazy day. It works great.
Bex from New York
I grabbed the travel size of the matte face primer to try it out and am in LOVE. It applies easily and absorbs into the skin. My makeup doesn't sit on top of my skin and looks very natural. Love it!
Hailee from Kansas City
This primer is a cheaper option for those of us with oily skin. It goes on smooth and it hasn't caused me any new breakouts! Don't waste your money on a more expensive matte primer when you can get (in my opinion) a better one for way less money!
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.