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Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment

COVER FX

Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment

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Instantly mattify the skin and minimize the appearance of pores while preventing and healing blemishes with 1% Salicylic Acid. This oil-free, gel primer will also ensure an even application of foundation, extended wear, and leave your skin texture looking flawless.
Apply a pea-sized amount with your fingertips. Use alone as a blemish and mattifying treatment or under your foundation. Can also be used as a blemish spot treatment day or night.
Active: Salicylic Acid 1%. Inactive: Cyclopentasiloxane, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Water (Aqua, Eau), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Squalane, Phenyl Methicone, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract (Saccharum Officinarum, Extrait de canne a sucre), Bisabolol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Phytosphingosine, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ethyl Linoleate, Ethyl Linolenate, Ethyl Oleate, Carbomer, Silica, Polysorbate 20, Oleanolic Acid, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7.

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COVER FXMattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment
 
4.5

(based on 40 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (31)
  • Long lasting (26)
  • Smooth (26)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Blends well (17)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (21)
  • Sensitive skin (17)
  • All skin types (13)
  • Going out (9)
  • Oily skin (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (11), Trendy style (10), Classic style (9)

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5.0

Girlllllll...!!! This survived 2 days of traveling.

By Calesha S.

from California

Comments about COVER FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment:

I have dry/acne prone skin so believe me I was hesitant to use a "mattifying primer". But this worked wonders on my skin. It's silky but just tacky enough to the touch that it helps my makeup stick. When I say stick I don't mean my face feels sticky but that it helped reduce settling into my smile lines and smoothed out the surface. So worth the money and a little goes a long way! I got up at 4am, did my makeup and then caught flight at 7am. I spent all day out at a football game: eating, drinking and laughing. My face still looked amazing at 8pm. I was shocked!! To top it off my smile lines showed very little crease and that is my biggest problem with foundations.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Didn't Work For Me

By CeeCeeR

from Nashville

About Me Trendy Style

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off

Cons

  • Ineffective

Best Uses

    Comments about COVER FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment:

    I have used this primer for a couple of months, and it just doesn't work for me. It may be due to the silicone base, but it has not kept me matte at all. I am an oily mess, and I don't see any change that it has made in my skin. I've actually had more issues with breakouts, but I won't blame the primer on that. I just cannot be a shiny, oily mess. I need a primer that will control oil and will keep my makeup from budging. This isn't mattifying enough for me.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    No noticeable difference

    By Casse

    from Nevada

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Causes Breakouts
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about COVER FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment:

    I've been using proactive sheer poreless for years. I was looking for something similar and after much trial and error I found this. Color and texture is similar only this product seems to be more drying which I figured would be fine for my oily skin. Used it a week and had noticeable breakouts. Also it doesn't Mattify all day for me, it lasts a couple hours at best.
    Maybe it's just my skin type, but for the price I was disappointed that it didn't work as advertised.

     
    5.0

    Gorgeous primer

    By Needa7205

    from Vancouver, WA

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Noncomedogenic
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Travel

      Comments about COVER FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment:

      The texture of this primer is so beautiful and smooth and not silicone feeling at all. I really appreciate that because I thought this was going to be like the smashbox original primer because of its silicone texture... and I despise that primer lol. But the cover fx primer is so smooth and almost tacky, which I appreciate because it helps foundation stay put longer.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It really works!

      By Sydney

      from Wyandotte, Michigan

      Comments about COVER FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment:

      I never thought I'd find a solution to keeping my oil at bay all day, but I've finally found it! This product paired with the Murad Mattifier SPF 15 underneath is my new go-to combination. I have combo skin, so it can feel a bit too drying with both products, but I have found that this doesn't keep my skin entirely matte on its own without the Mattifier underneath. So I use a light moisturizer (Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF 15), then pop the Murad Mattifier over top, and finish with this primer. It keeps me matte for 8 hours at least, and then I start to look a bit dewy (not even oily, just dewy). I usually blot around that time, and my makeup still looks freshly applied. When I wear this combo, my makeup doesn't transfer, doesn't cake up, and doesn't break down throughout the day. If you're like me and typically turn into an oil slick around the 4 hour mark, this is seriously is the best combination ever. It's a bit pricey, but well worth it. The only con for me (besides price) is that the texture of this primer is a bit silicon-y (I usually prefer primers that feel more like a moisturizer), but it's worth it for the payoff.

       
      5.0

      Amazing mattifying primer

      By Emily Johnston

      from Tacoma wa

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Mattifying
      • Natural Looking
      • Oil control
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Oily skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about COVER FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment:

      Amazing this primer helps control my oily skin and keeps my makeup in place ALL day. Works well with a good setting powder and spray

       
      4.0

      nice primer

      By tjaren

      from Spartanburg, SC

      Comments about COVER FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment:

      This is a nice primer that helps with minimizing and preventing blemishes.It blends out nicely and kept my makeup in tact all day.

       
      5.0

      Great Product

      By Erin

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-prone skin
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Oily skin

        Comments about COVER FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment:

        By far the best primer I've ever used. I have very oily and acne-prone skin.

         
        4.0

        True matte primer

        By Emily Johnston

        from Tacoma wa

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about COVER FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment:

          Light weight and smooth, truly makes a huge difference when I'm applying my makeup

           
          5.0

          Best primer

          By Mom on the go

          from Naples, FL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Noncomedogenic
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about COVER FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment:

            Been using this primer since I received a free sample have ordered new bottles twice now. Really seems to have helped my skin. Doesn't cause me to break out which is a huge plus.

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            • Q:

              Will this primer work for dry skin? If not any recommendations would be a great help. Thank you so much for any input and advise :)
              Asked on 2/12/2018 by Landon from Spring, TX

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello Landon,
                This is a great question! Our Mattifying Primer is idle for an oily skin type. We would advise you to try our Calming Primer for your specific skin type. This primer is a water base and pairs well with all foundations.
                Hope this helps!

                Answered on 3/9/2018 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              Can this product be used over daily moisturizing cream?
              Asked on 1/31/2018 by Trish from Louisville, KY

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello Trish,
                Great question! We definitely advise always using your skin care/moisturizer first and then prepping your skin with our Mattifying Primer.
                Hope this helps!

                Answered on 2/9/2018 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              does this product feel like silicon or more of a lotion feel
              Asked on 1/29/2018 by sandovallorena from sandovallorena

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello Sandovallorena,
                Great question. This product is not of a water base and does contain dimethicone. So it will have that slip that silicon has.
                Hope this helps!

                Answered on 2/9/2018 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              Is this product oil free and is it noncomedogenic (non pore clogging)
              Asked on 11/26/2017 by meg from North Carolina

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello Meg,
                Great question. Our Mattifying Primer is oil free and non-comedogenic.
                Hope this helps.

                Answered on 12/15/2017 by Anonymous
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