Rated 4.33 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review One of my favs (from what I have tried)
I have large pores and of course, oily skin. I won the bad skin lottery. I have tried a lot of pore-minimizing primers that promise a lot of big things. I had never heard of this primer (but had heard of the brand). The Ulta rep recommended it to me after I explained my dissatisfaction with Benefit's Porefessional. She raved about it, mostly about its dermatological benefits. The price was a little steeper than I am used to paying for primer, but I wanted to give it a shot. It is definitely better than Porefessional. It covers better and it controls my oily shine (well more than any other pore-refining or minimizing primers I've tried). Although I have moved on to other primers (just because I am still in search of a miracle product), but I still keep a bottle of this on hand as a go-to when the others fail.
Most Helpful Critical Review Works Great Underneath
This primer has silicone in it. Me personally, I am not a fan of primers with silicone in them; in fact, I hate it. Therefore, this primer did not work out well for me. However, it refines pores and mattifies just like it said it is supposed to do. Oddly enough, the primer itself has an orange tone to it. I don't know if that is supposed to cancel out under eye circles or not, but it is strange. It mattifies my foundation when I put the primer underneath. However, in the directions, it says that you can put the primer under or over your makeup. It works great underneath, but when I tested the primer on top of my foundation, it made my foundation streaky and took away its pigment.
Reviewed by 345 customers Love it !
Tamara d from New Jersey
I've tried a lot of primers and this is by far my Fave ! My skin is temperamental but as I'm aging seems to be more oily than anything. . This primer Creates a perfect smooth canvas for makeup , keeps your make up on and doesn't let the shine and oiliness seep through ! Love it !
CM from OR
I'm impressed! Apply it with your beauty blender and you'll be even more amazed. Really love this one. 5 stars if it was a little less spendy .
Looks really good for a little while then..
Eze from Texas
I absolutely love the way my skin looks immediately after application. My stick foundation doesn't play perfectly so I have to moisturize well to get them to jive. Light foundation application is key. Everything looks perfect for a few hours but after that my pores open wide like the gates of… well you get the picture… they say to reapply over makeup when needed which I've never tried . Overall It's great and I'm happy to look so smooth if only for a couple hours its better than the alternative. Highly recommend
Best I have found
SB from Portland, OR
I put this where I need it. Some days it is the only coverage I use. Love it and hope it is never discontinued.
My go to!
Mnm from Royal Oak Mi.
Best primer I have tried yet.
Shortstop81 from Illinois
It is a tad pricey for a primer. It reminds me a lot of a Clinique pore one they had. It definitely hides all pores and gives a flawless look. It's just a tad pricey.
Not my fave from Dr. Brandt
Skincarewithandi from FL
This pore refiner primer is tinted so it gives veryyy slight coverage and it definitely feels super smooth on my skin. However, I don't love the scent and it doesn't really sit well with my foundation. It might work well with other formulas but this was just not a hit in my book.
steph from seattle
I have used this primer for years. Gone through many tubes of it! I love how flawless it makes my foundation.
Ashley from California
One of my go to products for the summer! I don't have large pores but I still like using this primer because it gives me a flawless, almost filter-like finish to my skin, while still making me skin look natural. I also like how this mattifies and absorbs oil so it's a perfect product to use during those hot summer days!
Not your ordinary primer
Tintin from FL
You can apply it before makeup or even reapply over makeup if you need to. Personally, I only apply this at morning before applying foundation or powder and sometimes I just wear it alone. This turns my skin into smooth canvas and blurs my pores. It mattifies and control shine throughout the day. It has no fragrance, very lightweight, and has velvet texture.
This also have salicylic acid derivative to unclog pores and red clover flower extract to help shrink the look of pores over time. Definitely not just an ordinary primer.
Kayla from San Francisco
This primer, feels so silky on my skin. It leaves it looking as smooth and soft as a baby's face. It completely fills in my pores and fine lines, leaving me with a blank, smooth canvas to apply foundation and concealer on without it looking cakey.
I seriously would recommend this even for those who don't wear makeup to just apply under sunscreen for days you know you will sweat and get extra oily.
Does what is says!
Erikas Beauty Corner from Vancouver, WA
This has a SUPER silicone-y feel to it (I personally think that is such a cool texture) is Incredibly smoothing, and Very mattifying. Due to how mattifying it is, I can only apply this to my forehead to test the mattifcation and smoothing claims: it did an awesome job as making my forehead look like smooth velvet and my forehead was matte, but looked natural snd skinlike still. One thing to note: this applies GREAT over makeup (I reapply over my forehead when I wear this)! I just recommend blotting first and then starting very sheer and small and building as you need it
Hello Pore filling! I personally don't like to wear this where I have visible pores as that area is extra dry and looks terrible with this product haha BUT that does not mean it isn't great at what it's made to do! This does fill in pores, and leaves a smooth finish. Your base makeup will just glide right over it
Overall, this is a great product! Just not great for my skin type and preferences. If you're looking for a primer that is mattifying, smoothing, and fills your pores? This is definitely worth checking out.
Awesome blurring primer!
Tai from Washington, DC
In addition to the blurring effect, it's lightweight and moussey with a light tint. Oily skin people, this has a derivative of salicylic acid, so def def for you. It has a bit of a cosmetic smell like a nail salon, but I only sense it really during application and not a dealbreaker.
Jordyn from Pittsburgh
I used this before putting makeup on and it was great for hiding my pores. My makeup looked a lot smoother! Didn't have any reactions like I do with other primers!
Actually love it !
Becca from Los Angeles
I normally don't wear primer but have not put this down since I received it. I have scarring so I have texture and dry patches but this primer adds like a velvety veil over the skin so that my foundation applies just like it did when I had clear skin. I love it!
shils from Portlan, OR
A nude color primer that is enough to make your skin look its best. Glides on like a dream and feels amazing on the skin, leaving a smooth matte finish. Lightweight and fragrance-free. This one tick all the right boxes for me.
Smooth and even skin
WeirdSkin from Miami, FL
It's a lightweight cream that helps to improve skin texture and prepare your skin for your skin tint or foundation ✨
Love the velvety finish and also helps to absorb the excess of oil and creates a smooth and lovely finish both with or without makeup
All Day Stay!
Skin_NE_Girl from NJ
My go to primer for no makeup makeup looks! The silicone based primer provides a smooth base so I can go light on foundation. It keeps my makeup on all day even under a mask and in humidity, and it doesn't break out my easily congested pores.
It's my go-to primer (even Gwyneth Paltrow loves it!)
Neelofar from NY
With an airy mousse like texture, the primer goes on smoothly, doesn't take long to settle and does the first thing it claims- zaps that T-zone shine into oblivion. I LOVE it!
Second, it blurs the pores to give a velvet like 'finish'. Loooove!
And third (and most exciting bit)- my foundation goes on like silk and gives me an airbrushed finish🤩.
I've tested the primer on work days and it passed the test. When it was time to double cleanse my face, all I could do was admire how effective this light-weight primer is. Two small pumps of it does the job for me, it doesn't pill under makeup, contains a derivate of Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil and is fragrance free. It's been my go-to primer all this month!
Petite tammie from San Francisco
Love this primer for oily pore skin. I wear a lot of makeup every day, this primer actually helps a lot in prepping for makeup. It gives me a matte finishing smooth face. I love it is lightweight so it wont make me feel too thick after using it.
Beautefavs from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
This product is one of very few I have ever tried that has just instantly blew me away! IT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING and on a whole other level! This lightweight, velvety cream INSTANTLY makes my skin look airbrushed with or without makeup! I mean, just look at the pic I posted of it on my hand before and after! It's legit magic! My skin stays shine-free and any sort of lines, pores, imperfections are no where to be found..Even up close! This is what Holy Grail products are made of!
My New Favorite!
SkincareSolace from Seattle, WA
This is the most long-lasting skin smoothing primer I have tried yet! I love that it smooths out the texture of my skin, leaving a beautiful blurred finish. More mattifying and oil control primers tend to be too drying for my dry skin, but I haven't had any issues with this primer drying my skin. It makes my makeup look noticeably more smoothed and flawless than when I use my other primers and I love that it helps my makeup last and keep looking fresh all day long!
Great primer for oily skin
Lyanna from Watauga TX
I use this product in the morning on its own just to give my skin that airbrush look. I also wear it under makeup for a flawless base application. It does make my foundation last longer and it does make my pores look smaller.
Best Primer Ever
Agomalley from Wilmington, DE
Dr. Brandt's products are just SO good. I have loved everything I have tried. The Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer has earned the title of my new favorite primer! I can now understand why there is one sold every 3 minutes, worldwide.
This beautiful primer just glides onto the skin, mattifying it and creating the perfect canvas for makeup. When they said it blurs pores, I had my doubts, but WOW, it really does! I have large pores on my cheeks, nose and forehead and it absolutely changed how they looked!
Now that summer is here, I go light on my makeup. Adding this and some light concealer around my eyes is all I do. It creates the perfect look. It feels light on my face and lasts all day. I can't imagine ever being without this beauty again.
It includes oil absorbing spheres, red clover flower extract (anti-inflammatory), a salicylic acid derivative to unclog pores and reveal radiant skin and tea tree oil to keep those pores clear.
It is velvety, it blurs my pores and it evens out my fine lines. Really, what else could I ask for!
Keelz from Omaha Ne
Honestly, what is better than a product that refines your pores by minimizing their overall appearance and acts as a primer! Personally, I rarely ever use primer due to having oily skin and it typically makes my foundation appear extremely thick. But with this primer, it contains oil absorbing spheres that mattifys the skin, red clover extract which helps shrink the look of pores, and derivative of salicylic acid that gently exfoliates dead skin cells. Overall, it is an amazing primer that doesn't make my skin look oily or have an effect on how thick my foundation applies. If you're looking to try a primer that minimizes the look of your pores I would try this!