Rated 4.46 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 216 customers Not so great
Diane from Jacksonville Florida
I don't like the feel
Trance from Colorado
Love this primer! Used with Estée Lauder double wear foundation and kept me oil free a couple hours as to without I'd be oily within 30min if I didn't set my make up with setting powder but with this pimer no setting powder was needed and when I did get shiny I used a little bit of setting powder and I'm oil free again which is pretty awesome considering i have VERY oily skin and my foundation is not moving around on my nose like it normally does 🙌🏻
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linda from poland
This product is suitable for use before applying makeup and can help the skin and give it a finishing effect
Karo from New york
I can't find a primer that actually controls my oily skin. I thought it has to work, since I use it together with the estee foundation double wear. It has smooth silky texture. It might work for someone not so oily as me.
Pretty good for oil contrrol
Jen7 from New Jersey
I used this a couple of times with an estee lauder foundation. I think its pretty good for controlling oil and shine. It has a good consistency also. I haven't used it as a finisher, i usually use a setting powder from UD or IT on top of my foundation.
Crafty Dee from Oklahoma
I use it every morning under my Estée Lauder foundation. It helps the foundation go on smoothly, and keeps me shine-fee ALL day!
lightweight and dries clear
Fams from Orlando
I have very....very oily skin and have tried all types of mattifying primers. I have a dark skin tone and this primer blends easily into my skin leaving no residue, stickiness or visible white cast, unlike others I have tried. It has no fragrance and sits well under makeup. I use fairly lightweight foundations and have not had any issues with pilling or patchiness when applying over this. I find that I do run through this product quickly compared to my other mattifying primers.The squeeze tube is convenient and travel friendly. Seals well and stands well on my vanity. Definitely the one I reach for when I am on the go.
Chaz1 from Belvidere, IL
This product works well to stop you face from oily shine. I use it everyday!
Helps to Curb Formation of Tiny Beads of Sweat on My Nose
April from Westernville
It was a great product. I have really oily skin and this helped. It also helps to prevent the formation of those tiny beads of sweat on my nose on humid days.
CY from Vienna, VA
I have combination skin, and this product applies easily and creates a nice matte finish. It creates a good base for other products, but is good to wear alone, as well.
I am not impressed with this product. The primer
Dca from Colorado
I use this product under my foundation. Not impressed. It's more like a lotion not primer.
Jaz from Apple valley CA
I like it its the best primer I've bought. It leaves my skin hydrated so my foundation doesn't look patchy in dry spots.
Not what I expected.
Kk from GA
Didn't really mattify my skin like I expected. I've had better primers for a lot cheaper.
Ciara from Waverly
I have oily skin so I purchased this in hopes to keep my skin at bay on a daily. To be honest, its oiler than it was before I purchased this product. I did some research and because I am trying to block oil, it is creating more. Use oil blot sheets along with this and then I would recommend as it smells good and does smooth out my pores. However, as a product that is supposed to do the opposite of what it is doing to me, I can't recommend it.
Be smudge-proof under your mask
AlohaCarol from Honolulu, Hawai'i
I bought this mattifier after a cosmetologist friend recommended it. I always apply it under my sunscreen and foundation. During this pandemic, I always wear a mask outside of my home, and took for granted how smudge-free my foundation is under my mask, until I saw a woman with her mask accidentally inside out, with the now visible inside smudged with makeup, for everyone to see. I did quietly let her know that her mask was flipped!
Dame2579 from Florida
My Double Wear would last all day, but would need to touch up around my noise because it was oily. After using this, my makeup looks matte all day. The only touch ups I do now are from sunglasses or masks. Truly a game changer for oily skin.
Lena from Brooklyn, NY
Awesome product! The foundation goes on much smoother on the skin after this primer and stays on all day.
Good but not right for my foundation
Mamalee from Los Angeles, CA
I think this primer is really good and gets the job done. It lays beautifully on my skin and blurs the pores around my nose. It kept my makeup from getting oily and separating. I use Clinique foundation (the one with the wand) and I had trouble with the foundation sliding off my face at the end of the day due to my oily combo skin. With this primer, I didn't have a problem. By the end of the day, before I removed my makeup, I noticed that there were little misshapen markings of built of foundation. I've never experienced that before, so I wasn't sure what it was. I thought my foundation brush needed to be washed, so I did that. The next day, I had it again and I realized that the primer is pilling after my foundation application. I'm so disappointed because I loved the primer. It unfortunately doesn't work with my foundation but maybe it'll work for others. I'll definitely go back to this if I change my foundation later on.
Keeps your skin from looking oily
Anna from NJ
This is a great product! it feels a little bit strange when applying at first, I was skeptical at first, but at the end of the day, I was surprised to find my skin was not oily like before.
Must have for oily skin
Ange from Hanover, PA
This primer used with the Estée Lauder Double wear foundation is the best combination for oily skin. I used to be oily within 5 hours of putting on my make up. Now I can work a 12 hour shift in a mask and I'm oil free and barely any make up is on my mask!
Audrey from Bellevue Ohio
Only primer that controls the shine all day. It is part of my routine even on days I don't wear makeup.
Perfect for oily skin
Annie from Detroit, MI
My skin is extremely oily. I used this with the double wear light foundation and it worked amazingly. I wore the makeup for 7 hours and I was considerably matte for what I normally am.
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.