Rated 4.49 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review great duo paired with foundation
I like the primer. It is definitely one of the best I have used, but it isn't the absolute best. I have oily skin and was expecting this primer to be completely matte and it is not. It does the job and I don't look shiny which is great, but it just isn't as matte/dry as I would like it to be. Great primer though! especially paired with Estee Lauder's foundation.
Most Helpful Critical Review Didnt' work for me
I ordered this primer to go with my double-wear liquid foundation and double-wear stay in place powder make-up. It feels comfortable on the skin but I did not feel like it made much of a difference. I still had to touch-up my make-up at the same time of day and the amount of shine I experienced was the same with the primer or without. I am returning this product.
Reviewed by 194 customers A Must-Have for Me
edavid from New Port Richey, FL
Having oily skin and living in Florida usually means makeup lasts about 2 hours. But when I use this primer, my makeup lasts much longer. I wouldn't say "all day", but I think that is because of the ridiculous amounts of oil and humidity it's up against. If I'm feeling motivated and remember to use my mattifying moisturizer first I use it in combination with a makeup setting spray, it gets me through the whole day. I'm very happy with this one. I've tried other mattifying primers and they usually feel so cakey and dry. This one goes on really smoothly and never bothers my sensitive skin. I'd give it 6 stars if I could.
Didn't help with shine control
Cindy from California
If your oily throughout the day this doesn't help. I wanted to like it but it made me more oily .
Stac from Missouri
I hate having too much shine and this stuff really helps with matte finish Makes your skin so soft and makeup just glide on! Helps keep the shine down that I've always struggled with. I use this with Double wear Stay in place and couldn't be happier.
Jennifer from WV
I used this primer and it's amazing !!! I always had a problem with makeup running off my nose area an this primer is the best!!! It works great with my double wear !!!!
Life saver for my oily skin!!
Jess from Pennsylvania
My make up always looks great when i leave the house in the morning, and then just a fee hours i feel like a grease trap and my make up starts to feel smeary.. this locks my make up in place literally all day - without clogginf my pours and doesnt leave a thick feeling on my skin like other primers.
Connie from TX
This product should be advert as a great primer for mature women, I was very pleasantly surprised at how well it goes on and helps makeup stay fresh looking all day.
Best Primer for staying matte
Amanda from Arkansas
I've tried a million primers and always come back to this one! It goes really fast and it's a little expensive but it's the best I've ever found!
I most definitely will buy this product.
Sya from Mobile Alabama
I have oily skin so this is the best
SD2MSN from Madison,WI
I usually use The Smoother as my makeup primer, but wanted to try something different for spring/summer, as my combo dry skin tends to get an oily t-zone in warmer months. The Mattifier has a sticky consistency when applying, but doesn't stay that way. It feels a little dryer than The Smoother, so consider that for your skin's needs. I find it works just as well, however. My skin feels smooth and soft. The only complaint may be that I use more of it per application than The Smoother. I'm hopeful that the mattyfing effects will continue to work as weather warms up and we can be outside more.
Best Primer for Oily Skin
kaitrenae from Buffalo, NY
I have tried so many primers over the years and I can't live without this one! It's moisturizing but not greasy and keeps my face oil free all day long. You won't regret buying this primer.
Stacey from Ocala,Florida
It's been a couple days I've used this product and so far I've actually liked it. I have very oily skin and I actually love how the primer works with the double wear foundation.
Aimee from COOTER,mo
I love this primer helps hide the wrinkles and makes my makeup look beautiful
Moonmaiden from Indiana
I use this with ELDW perfect combo no break outs no shine or pilling a little goes a long way
Super matte primer for super oily gals
Melting in Texas from Austin, Texas
I wish this primer existed when I was in my 20s, I sure could have used it. I was introduced to primers now in my 40s and well since I am a Estee Lauder fan, had to try this. In my 20s, I was super oil, but now in my 40s, my oily skin is more combo. This primer will make you so matte that is also sucked the moisture out of my cheeks. I have enlarge pores and this primer even though I was not shiny and kept my Doublewear in place, I looked so parched and dry.
If you are super oily, this is a primer for you.
Oily skin approved
Kay from Wisconsin
Been searching for a primer that helps control my super oily skin. This primer immediately removes shine from my nose and forehead. Keeps my t zone oil free for atleast 8 hours. I use it under tarte amazonian clay foundation and lancome foundation. Better primer than porefessional and smashbox for oily skin types.
Soft and supple....
Monnica from Fitzgerald GA
This is an essential must have with or without makeup. Leaves yours skin feeling and looking satiny. A must have!
Mandy 5 from Colorado
I have tried other primers and this by far is the best. My makeup stays put all day and looks fresh.
I don't usually wear makeup
Plunderbunny549 from La Center, WA
My kids talked me into trying primer before using my usual foundation and I loved it! I am a fan of most of Estée Lauder's products, and love the samples they offer, as I don't have lots of money to experiment with different items. The primer made my makeup last longer, and my husband kept complementing my skin
Lolo from Las Vegas, Nevada
I like this product. It really helps keeps the oil shine down on my face all day. I like a more mat look. Works well with the double wear liquid makeup.
It helps your makeup go on smooth.
Libbye from Rotunda FL
Help me track down my order. It still has not arrived.
makeup addict from springfield mo
This is a wonderful primer if you have oily skin (which I do!). A little of this product goes a long way if you are worried about the price. I have used many many different primers and this one is by far the best!!
keep that glow without the shine
perfect for oily skin from houston tx
even at 42 my skin is still oily, this works amazingly under liquid foundation, helps stay you keep from having to dab the oil off all day.
Love this primer
Suzanne from Shelbyville, MI
I absolutely love this product. It goes on smooth and leaves my skin feeling soft without feeling oily.
I wanted to love this
Bee from Los Angeles
But it did nothing to help with shine. I used it by itself, under foundation, with setting powder, with setting spray, and a combo of al, by the end of the day I'm a grease ball Literally I could wipe the oil.i do my make up around 7:30am by 9am I'm shiny.
Rachel from Saint Louis, MO
This is not a brand I would normally thing to buy for primer, but I bought this because it was half off and figured why not. I LOVE it. It goes on smooth and keeps my face from looking oily all day.