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 1172 customers Love this
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.
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