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The best-selling primer goes matte! The velvety, oil-free formula of the e.l.f. Cosmetics Matte Putty Primer delivers a perfect matte finish.
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Rated 3.94 out of 5 stars
Want a soft matte look? Then you need this primer. I wore this primer for over 12 hours and my makeup was still looking flawless. I will continue to purchase.
I have tried the regular poreless putty primer and it looks beautiful but doesn't do anything for my oily skin. I thought this would be my holy grail but I was wrong. I felt that although it says "matte", it did nothing to mattify my skin. It worked same as the regular putty primer. Maybe even made my skin more oily. I gave it 3 stars because it does leave skin poreless upon application but is not matte. If you want something that decently works, try the Elf Make Me Matte powder.
Juju from Compton, CA
This is one of my favorite primers. I apply it on my clients and on myself before applying makeup.
cms02elf from undisclosed
I bought this is a poor filling primer, but I was worried that it would be too drying for my dry skin and would make me look cakey. But it didn't do that at all. It mattified slightly, but it did an awesome job at filling in my pores. I was really surprised at how great it was, even though my skin is not oily.
AjijicJ from ohio
I´ve never been one to use a primer - never felt like they did anything. I ordered the mini-trio and fell in love with this product. Even though it is labelled matte - it doesn´t dry my skin or make it look dry.
bbibbibrooke from Florida
This is a great primer! You do have to use a lot so it tends to run out fast but it is an amazing primer I would highly suggest it!!
SLivs from London
I had high hopes of this product as I use other ELF products for oily skin such as the Oil Control Lotion (renamed and reformulated as Oil Control Liquid Lotion, which I've bought not not used yet. Hope it's still as good!) and the excellent Matte Oil Control Primer, which seems to have been discontinued on the UK website?
I thought I'd try using it over my make-up as it arrived after I'd put my make up on. I left it an hour by which time the oiliness has broken through. I was expecting it to slide over my skin giving an instant matte look. It certainly did not do that. It is quite white rather than translucent and it needed rubbing in (which took the make up off). It didn't mattify my shiny forehead at all or my nose. Feel like I've wasted my money.
LC from NC
It may fill in pores, but I was oily again within an hour. Doesn't mattify even with setting powder on top.
advice please from Ontario
I dont know what went wrong? I put the primer on for the first time, and then about ten minutes later put on my liquid foundation how i typically do. I dont even know how to explain what happened next, chunks of the foundation were peeling off and when i tried to blend it in the primer was leaving streaks all over my face. I had to wash my face three times to get the weird mixture of foundation and primer off my face. It was like the primer never actually dried and just smeared around under my foundation. What did i do wrong? Im not even trying to drag this product im just hoping someone with more experiemce than me will help me out. I see all the glowing reviews so Im positive it must be something with my technique?
LindseyH1 from undisclosed
Fantastic on the tzone. I have dry skin so I don't use it all over my face, but sets tzone perfectly. Prevents mask wear off.
Lindsay from Oregon
My t zone tends to get very oily and doesn't matter how much setting powder i used, couple hours i get very oily, but not with this primer! Seriously keeps me matte all day and don't even need to do any touch up, plus the prince point who can't argue with that!
BlueRose5 from AZ
I really, really wanted to love this. But I have to echo what other reviewers have said. For someone who has chronically oily skin, it isn't mattifying. I do live in a hot climate, but I only used it indoors, and it still wasn't mattifying. Multiple tries, increased amounts...Oh well. Glad it works for some people.
I will say that it's comfy and easy to apply, so that's a plus, and it's decent as an all-around primer.
MommaBear1948 from Cave Springs, AR
I have combo skin, and this beauty takes care of oily parts of my skin, while creating a smooth texture to my skin. Have even thought about wearing it on its own! I don't ever expect a primer to completely blur my pores, because it's actually natural and normal lol. What it personally does for me, like I mentioned above, it removes any shine, PLUS it goes under my bb cream like a dream, and helps it last all day. That primer grabs onto my bb cream like white on rice! Also a plus - it doesn't clog my pores! This and the jelly pop primer, are my go-to's. I'll never use any other primers! E.l.f. has definitely stepped up their game - big time. And for a wife & momma of 5 - quality and affordability it a must :) E.l.f. meets both categories!
j solis from Miami
I've always had pretty oily skin (especially my nose and forehead) and this really does the trick. I wear this with and without makeup and it's incredible either way. Keeps the oils away and leaves my skin looking matte.
Merryl505 from london
It keeps my skin slightly matte for the first few hours however oil still shines through
Mdmdms from london
sadia2257 from London, UK
I bought this and I haven't stopped using it since. I'm not a primer person and I've recently developed dry skin after being put on Roaccutane. I still like a matte finish and with both my combination and dry skin, this is an amazing primer. It never tried out on my skin, always made my makeup look smooth and poreless. Will I buy it again? You betcha!
sheersadia from London, UK
mommy from your moms bedroom
horrible quality, nasty. doesn't work. it's also stupid and ISNT matte.
Julez from Boise
Unfortunately this did not work for my oily skin. Seemed promising when it was first applied but it was short lived. The search continues.
trish17 from Ontario, Canada
This is the best primer I've ever used. My makeup sticks to it like glue, and it keeps my face from getting super shiny, especially in this summer heat. Everyone with oily skin needs to try this.
Casey from Zachary, Louisiana
A friend of mine recommended this to me, I didn't really care for it. It made my skin more oily than normal, I wouldn't buy it again
Salemsmomma from Los angeles
I have really oily skin and this primer separates all my concealers. I really wanted this to work for me but so far no matter what I do if I have this under my makeup my concealer breaks. The poreless one actually worked for me really well before so I had high hopes for this one.
Berlin1016 from Laguna Niguel, CA
I bought this about a month ago and I love this for a face base. Because I have oily skin, it has been a little difficult for me to find a primer that doesn't make my skin feel too oily or clogged after my makeup but this product works amazingly. Highly recommend.
Soulsmokingg from Maine
I purchased the other ones but this seems to be my favorite no oils no overly shine feel after applying love it and it helps my makeup look a lot better
Kait hopped on the hype wagon from Austin, Texas
I used this primer a few times and I am not sure I was using it wrong or not so I won't review too harshly. I am always looking for something to keep my skin matte and I feel like this did the opposite. Which leads me to believe I used it wrong. I apply Cerave moisturizer on after cleansing in the morning and then primer. I think this product was thick and maybe I should've used less and not worked it in so much. It just was not for me and what I look for in a primer. I shamefully jumped on the hype wagon! I gifted it to my sister and she was excited to try it, which I am sure it will work better for her normal skin type. I have oily, sensitive skin and with that being said I did not have any reactions to it besides not effective to control oil.
Ajbrehaut from Regina Saskatchewan, Canada
I've tested this primer many times with different foundations. I've found it actually makes my skin get oily looking sooner than when I use no primer at all. Love the majority of Elf products. But this one misses the mark for me.