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TULA Brighten Up Smoothing Primer Gel: The non-comedogenic formula grips makeup without clogging pores - plus provides an instant cooling & refreshing sensation.
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Rated 4.61 out of 5 stars
So I've always had issues with primers not sticking to my skin & making my foundation look patchy on my nose. Before trying this primer, my go-to primer was Bobbi Brown's Primer + Mattifier, which is 10/10 but I wanted to venture out on primer (again lol).
So I live in South TX where the weather is humid hot. With this primer, my makeup looked so smooth and fresh and my makeup didn't look patchy!!! I got so many compliments. I have super oily skin/not acne prone. Even if I don't have blemish-prone skin, this has willowherb which helps in reducing acne/flare ups.
This was a good purchase, honestly. I normally don't rate or comment on purchases but this one was def worth.
The scent is pleasant and the product feels great on my skin! Feels somewhat cool and refreshing! I love that it is cruelty free and made WITHOUT silicon, parabens, and sulfates. I am a big lover of skin care and knowing what's in the products I am introducing to my skincare/makeup routines, so knowing this product has great ingredients makes me happy I purchased it!
I use the IT cosmetics cc cream and I never really needed a primer with it because it ha a pretty good grip. But since most influencers promote Tula I thought I'd give the primer a try when it was on sale. Big mistake. I have never had breakouts like this before. Painful under the skin acne that took over a week to clear up. I had heard some friend says Tula didn't work for them and now I know why. Aside from my face being completely wrecked the makeup didn't even stay put. I noticed after 5 hours of wear the foundation (that is set with urban decay all nighter powder and setting spray) had dissolved off my face. Without the primer I could get 8-10 hours of full face without a smudge.
Maddie, a Cosmetologist from Fort Worth, TX
I never used a primer like this before. It leaves my skin smooth and my pores perfectly blurred. After letting it "soak" in for a few minutes, it gets just enough of a tacky feeling (IMO) that it helps my foundation last longer. Personally, I would highly recommend purchasing this with MAC's Fix+ spray. The pair together keeps my makeup lasting through sweat, blow dryers and way too many hairspray clouds.
Teaching Lady from California
Overall it was a decent primer, but I just couldn't work with the texture. It would get clumpy and hard to work into my skin. I felt like I had to use a ton to get it all over my face. I also wasted a lot because it would roll up and fall off my face.
Daisy from Illinois
I agree with the previous review.. makes your face look better . It feels nice and cool on the skin , dries nicely and just feels good and doesn't look dry like some primers do.
Niks from DC
Cooling, makes my not so perfect skin look amazing, works well with every foundation I've paired it with, long lasting, worn for two days straight before without my natural oils breaking it apart.
Teresa from Norman Ok
This primer not only preps your skin for makeup but it makes it look even better and last longer!
AM from Baltimore, MD
Okay so I now use tula for my whole skin routine starting with the milk cleanser and this is one of my favorite products from them (tied with their glow sunscreen) I first started using Tula's other primer (the blur one that they just made in different skin tones) and I liked that except the tint was too much for me. The primer gel was perfect. My make up actually sticks to it very well and I've noticed significant improvement in my dark spots, which I believe is because this product has SO MUCH vitamin C in it (great for healing). Sometimes I will use the blur primer first and put the primer gel on top because the blur primer has a more glowy look to it, but for everyday wear I only use the gel primer and I've never had an issue with make up staying. Plus the cooling feeling it gives you is so relaxing. Would give 10 stars if I could.
Nikki from Minnesota
This is a great base. Smooths out my skin and my makeup lays nicely overtop.
C from Mass
Lightweight and allows makeup to go on smooth
Kels from NJ
I loved the way this primer sat on my skin. It kept my makeup in place even when wearing a mask all day, but after about 2 weeks I had a weird allergic reaction. My under eyes and eyelids became extremely dry and swollen. I wanted to love it, but that reaction sadly turned me off it
Bri from Stockton, CA
I put this on after a lightweight moisturizing routine. It has a bit of a peppery smell, nothing unpleasant. It is very thick but once you rub it in your hands it softens up and applies very easily. It helps to prevent pilling, my foundation (the Fenty Eaze drop) usually is a little slippery when I only use my Mac prep and prime spray but this primer had my foundation gripping really well! It gave me a very skin-like finish as opposed to the greasy look I had before. The primer is not moisturizing but it's not drying either. If you're looking for something that will not clog your pores, help your foundation stick and give you a real skin-like finish, this is the one.
Colette P. from Undisclosed
Melts into your skin for a natural feel. I have combination skin and sometimes I use this without even wearing makeup. It makes my skin so soft and my pores less visible. I also notice I don't look greasy at all by the end of the day which used to be a struggle for me. Absolutely love this stuff!
Shelby J. from Undisclosed
Lightweight, smooth, makes makeup lay nicely!
Adriana A. from Undisclosed
Love this primer so much ! i used it on my clients & ended buying one for myself ! i have other products from tula & i am now a tula fan !!! :)
Denise B. from Undisclosed
Love! works well to smooth out my skin before makeup!
Just Jess from Lakewood, WA
I really wanted to like this a lot. It was a no go for me and I find myself forcing myself to just use it. the consistency and texture are really strange. It looks kind of like a cross between Vaseline and ear wax, it's pretty sticky but almost turns watery once you rub it between your hands. You'd think the sticky factor would work in your favor, but it did nothing to help my makeup stay in place. I would notice during the day my makeup would wear off in strange little circle patches around my eyes and cheeks. Honestly, just buying time till the jar is empty and going back to a tried and true primer.
Rosemary S. from Undisclosed
Love the way this feels on my skin! You don't need a lot so it will last a good while. I never have to worry about the separation or disappearing act of my makeup, it lasts pretty much all day. I feel my skin loving it every time I put it on :)
AseaNoe from Sugar Land, TX
I love innovative products that offer something unique to the market! It's hard to find natural primers that aren't just glorified water or silicone. I'll say I'm not a primer person lol. I wear sunscreen religiously during the day under my makeup, so I don't use primer daily. I use this when I wear makeup after work or going out. The texture is kinda like edge control! But not at all sticky and has a lovely cooling, soothing effect. I love the way it feels on my skin and makes my skin look (combo oily). Its also a bit mattifying at first. You only need a little! It's light but effective, and a great option if your looking for something natural, light, soothing, and nourishing. It works well under tinted moisturizer, liquid foundation, cream and powders!
Breanne W. from Undisclosed
Light weight and looks very good under my makeup! Makes my skin glow!
TIFFANY G. from Undisclosed
This is a new one for me, but I'm liking how my face feels with this product on it. I use it in the morning and I love the cooling effect.
H C. from Undisclosed
I can't seem to get this stuff to go on smooth. It is so thick and tends to clump up, even when I use very small amounts. Directions say dime size and that seems to be too much. Definitely won't purchase again.
Mnkygirl from Colorado
Didn't notice much of anything. But it did end up drying out with still a third of it left. I live in Colorado with high altitude and dry climate so I know that it is attributed to it but I really didn't notice anything for my skin.
Giselle A. from Undisclosed
Super soft primer I am in love with this!! Leaves my skin feeling soft and looks great with my makeup!
Kerilyn P. from Undisclosed
I really like this primer! It has a gel consistency to it but turns more liquid and smooth when you apply it. Has been a game changer to wear under my foundation
Alivia W. from Undisclosed
Amazing! Keeps my makeup fresh!
Snowmom from Alabama
This product was not right for my oily skin. It ended up being way too greasy and my makeup slid right off. I had to return it.