Rated 3.76 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review AMAZING
first off i don't use elf, but i started to after they put one by my school. anyways this girl was so nice and told me that this will help if you sweat a lot like if your makeup starts to move because your sweating this will help. i'm a girl who sweats for the littlest things. trust me it works. look at my pic my face looks dewy asf!!! it never looks like this . GOOD BYE BENIFIT PRIMER HELLO ELF OIL CONTROL PRIMER!!! GO GET YOU SOME!!! i'm getting sweating just typing this but guess what? my makeup still POPPIN CAISE IT AINT MOVING GET YOU SOMEEEEE
Most Helpful Critical Review I have pretty oily...
I have pretty oily skin and this primer made my skin look pretty matte for 4-5 hours. HOWEVER, it does have a strong, overpowering smell; and it just smells like chemicals.
Reviewed by 130 customers Doesn't do much for me
ShowMe Shopper from Cape Girardeau, MO
I have an oily T-zone and this spray primer doesn't seem to make much difference. I wouldn't call it a "mist" since it comes out feeling wetter and heavier than other mists I've tried. I do like the price compared with similar products, so I'll keep trying and hold the sprayer farther away.
The Sands from TX
This doesn't control the oil at all. My face is actually worse with oiliness when I wear this.
SLivs from London
I had high hopes for this product but I am really disappointed. I do have very oily skin which usually breaks through within 30 minutes of applying make up. I applied the spray before applying my foundation and then after finishing my make-up as a setting spray. It did not have any sort of mattifying effect and was in fact very wet on application, so much so I had to use a hair dryer to dry my face. I would certainly not call it an oil control product, my face was just as shiny as it would have been if I hadn't used it. I do like ELF products but this did not live up to the hype!
Really good product
Sagittarius jerseygirl from New Jersey
I have oily skin and this keeps it from getting oily throughout the day. Works well
Kathleen from MA
Does not control oil at all.
Good for setting makeup
AddieBonk from Sacramento, CA
This might be good as a primer for other people, but my acne medication makes my skin a bit dry so the oil control aspect isn't very useful for me. I do however like using it to set my makeup, and I find that I get better wear during the day when I use it. A little bit goes a long way!
Gesey17 from orlando fl
I have acne prone skin and I was using blemish control primer but it didn't work. This one right here it's the best primer I've ever used. Its super easy to use and it doesn't leave my skin sticky. I will buy it again.
Great for Oily Skin
Em from Florida
This is a game changer for me! This makes makeup last all day on my oily skin - even in the heat and with a mask on. I spray 2-3 sprays in my hand and then pat it into my skin, and that works extremely well. Highly recommend to all my oily folks out there!
I will be buying this product again!
Pammie from Bham, Al
It keep my foundation set.
MurseXander from undisclosed
My skin is super oily, and this does a great job keeping the oil at bay. If I've done a lot of physical work that day, I will need to blot a few times. But, as a primer, highly recommended!
Helps with oily skin due to face mask
Karen from Albuquerque, NM
I got this product because I was looking for a product to stop my face from getting oily after wearing a face mask all day at work. Let me tell you, it worked!!! I am only wearing eyeshadow, no face makeup at all and I spray this directly on the part of my face which is covered by the face mask, and I have not went home with an oily face again !
Perfect for oily skin!! Love it!
Cheena from Oklahoma City, OK
Love this! I'm so glad I read the reviews and decided to take my own chance on this. I have extremely oily skin and work outside frequently between traveling to hospitals for work. This helps my skin feel so much better and I have less oily skin than before when not using this! I also use the matte putty primer before this in conjunction with this and it is the best combo!
Works like a charm !
Rosie613 from undisclosed
I've been using this product for about two weeks and it works really really well! My makeup would usually start breaking down and I would be oily almost immediately after stepping out of the house before this primer, but now it stays matte for up to 5-6 hours ! The only downside is the chemical smell but that gets masks quickly by my other makeup so it's fine :)
animegirl300 from California
This primer controls my oils so well. Usually my face is shiny after only 4 or 5 hours but this primer drastically reduces my shiny face.
Golden Hussle from DHS,CA
It does exactly what it saids it does, it controls your oil's. I have combination skin my T zone is extremely oily & every where else is dry but when I use this along with my elf putty, I can where my makeup all day flawlessly... if you have oily skin add this to your collection!
Don't let the reviews fool you!
Cass from Alabama
I have super oily skin and using this along with the matte putty primer has my makeup looking perfect almost all day!! Usually I would have to touch up midway through the day not anymore. Definitely a must have for me at the moment.
haydee from California
so inexpensive! love the finish it leaves onto your skin! i usually use a very hydrating moisturizer and sun block so you can imagine how oily my skin turn out haha but then i use their pink mattyfing lotion with this product nd let me tell you, perfect combo for very oily skin!
Good primer, ok mist
Jessosaurus from Colorado
I like the formula for this primer a lot! Great for my oily skin, foundation looks great when I use this primer. The only thing is that they mist comes out very forcefully. It honestly stung my face a bit the first time I used it, so I have to spray it further away from my face than I normally would.
Carrie from Jackson
This spray is SO good for oily skin! I noticed it didn't do so well as a primer, but the oil control is awesome. I'd buy it again just for the oil control.
Dev from Iowa
Left my skin with more of a matte feel than the E.L.F. Poreless Face Primer, so it has that going for it. However, there was nothing 'mist' like about this application. It came out of the container like a normal spray bottle and took a bit to dry. Other than that no complaints.
I really wanted this to work, but...
Wayne from Minnesota
I really want(ed) it to work, but I feel like this most does nothing.
Basic oil control on budget!!
D.G.A.F. Kween from Southern California
I have been using this product now for over a year. I have heard IT DOES NOT COMPARE TO THE OLD VERSION. I get that and wish I had the chance to try but actually really enjoy using this. IT IS NOT THE NUMBER ONE OIL CONTROLING PRIMER OUT THERE. That being known this product is amazing! I use this WITH AND WITHOUT MAKE UP. I am now starting to do more glam type make up and use a lot of make up on my face. Having normal/slightly sensitive and oily skin I found the more make up I use the more the oils in my face come out. By using the product it reduce it by 90-95% vs no use I'm literally wiping oil and make up off, yes cringe. I even said no make up. My face routine I wash use eye and face moisturizers let then sink in a bit then spay a few all over my face and proceed to just use a little mascara. By using the spray it helps set in my moisturizer and doesn't not have the mascara bleed bc the moisturizer under the eye. So if your someone on a budget with light/mild oily skin I say take a chance, just no after a few hr use you still will have a light oil shine on certain areas (just blot off with tissue/oil removing wipe or CLEAN toilet seat cover lol). Still testing and looking for other oil control primers but still #1 for price as well as length on how long it actual bottle last.
What a waste!
Kendra from Seattle, WA
Did nothing except bring the oil to the surface of my face through my makeup within a couple hours. I work under hot professional lighting all day so if a products claims to control oil, I will definitely know within the first couple uses, as I have oily skin. Decided to removed this from my routine and all of a sudden my matte primer worked better and I have way fewer break through oil zones.
If you have oily skin or expect to be under hot lights/the sun, I wouldn't waste my money.
Chrissy B from South Bend, IN
I liked this when I started using it, but it started drying out my face and then suddenly make my face just as oily as it becomes without it. I like the smell and it's fun to shake the bottle like I'm going to spray paint my face LOL
Thatnameismo from Austin
Let me say first that this is a wonderful product, but not great as a primer by itself. (It would be a good stand-alone product, though, if you have oily skin but don't wear foundation.) When it dries it leaves a powdery finish that foundation will not glide smoothly over. However, this paired with the Matte+ Oil Control Primer (pink squeeze bottle) is an unbeatable combination that will keep you grease-free for hours and hours. Use this mist first, let it dry, then use the primer on top. You're welcome.