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Too Faced Primed and Poreless Face Primer is a blurring, mattifying face primer that visibly creates a soft-focus filter prior to makeup application.
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Rated 2.6 out of 5 stars
I don't leave many reviews, but I started reading some of the bad reviews this product the has gotten, so I felt like I had to, because I LOVE this primer. I actually never tried the old formula (so I have nothing that could compare to the new one to leave some sort of disappointment!) I do makeup professionally for weddings and have used this on my own skin (32 y/o) and up to 50 something skin, and I think it is SO beautiful. I use it underneath foundation, and I feel like my makeup looks flawless when I wear it! I will say that I typically opt for a more natural/slightly dewy finish now instead of a super matte face like others do. It's an amazing primer! I feel very confident when I use it!
As an MUA and Beauty Advisor, I try A LOT of products! The OG Primed and Poreless was one of my go to products for not only myself, but for so many different skin types and tones! When I received the new formula I was shocked at the difference between the two.
The new formulation does have a few extra "better for you" ingredients. However, in that same breath, it's lacking a few good ones as well. Also it doesn't hold makeup or even stay in place nearly as well sadly.
This is not one I'd recommend now on oily or sensitive skin unfortunately. Even my dry skin doesn't do well with it. Very sad as again, it was a go to for myself.
The new formulation must be pressed into the skin very well, and only in places where it's a must.
While this isn't uncommon and usually what I recommend for most pore fillers, the original was so easy to apply! The OG could be placed like many standard primers, but still filled in pores and even fine lines. It also lasted very well on so many skin types.
The new also isn't good around sensitive eyes, and I've noticed some that wear contacts having a few issues.
This was one (original formula) I could toss on even if I was not going to be wearing makeup. It was easy and very effective!
Although I feel it will be great for some, it won't be great for many. Both formulations could be offered maybe. But unfortunately, this one really made me sad.
Hopefully they will see that it's not the same. Although I'm always thankful when brands try to improve on any product; this just isn't one that improved.
Fi from Oakland
I have oily skin and this primer works well my skin does not look oily throughout the day. Makeup looks good too. It is a bit pricy but lasts a long time since I bought it a while ago
Steph from Indiana
My favorite primer so far. Good coverage. I wear alone a lot of days. Prefer this primer over Clinique, Laura Mercier, and Smashbox.
Lisa S. from Maine
I don't generally read online reviews nor write them, but in this case I wish I had. The "new" Primed and Poreless is TERRIBLE. Really awful. It's runny and greasy. WHYYYYYY did they mess with the original? I am a long time Too Faced customer. I use their primer, foundation, eye shadow, mascara, you name it. Super happy with everything. Then I ran out of primer and placed an order for this "advanced" formula and hate it. Please please please bring back the original formual. It was brilliant! Perfect coverage, I could wear it alone with no foundation over it...I just loved it. I hate the new formula. Now reading other reviews, I'm not alone. Please, do read the reviews and believe them!
J Go from South Carolina
Yikes! Bought yesterday to replace my other primer. Came out straight oil as it separates in the container. Shook it and not much better. Not nearly as good as my other and I will be returning back and sticking with my go to.
Devon from Oswego Ks
I tried the too faced primed and poreless and I love love it!!!! It made my face so smooth and flawless. I can't wait to try more of your products!!!
di from smokey point WA
why do name brands change their products??? their colors??? I used to buy Shiseido exclusively, they changed their colors and I was out never to go back....this is worse bought this thinking it was what I had got in the past, I got conned ==It wont happen again by this company I will not be buying too faced anything again.
Cheercoach from Youngstown, OH
This new formula is nowhere even close to as good as the former. The former was an incredible bb cream like primer that was often all I needed to wear. It made skin soft, even toned and naturally beautiful. The new formula does none of these things. It separates in the tube and disappears into skin without creating any base for makeup or softening pores. Please bring back the original!!
Chris from Texas
Old formula is much better and I am now switching products. How the company can be so dense and change a product that worked great to this is unimaginable. No I don't recommend. It's not the same and does not come on as smooth as the old one.
LP from Houston, Tx
Please bring back the original.
I will have to go to another brand because this is useless.
Jord 29 from Homer NY
I love this primer! I have oily skin but getting older I realize I still need to hydrate. It feels amazing on and smells great too!
DenverNowSucks from Castle Pines, XO
I have used this primer for years, the original formula was the absolute best, then you changed it. The last one was fine, but this is not even acceptable. You've changed a fantastic product, so I changed brands!
Sophia from Grand Rapids MI
I love this product so much. I have dehydrated skin, so I can not live a day without using this product.
Amy from Oakland
I have been using this product for years and the new formula does not cover pores as well. Unfortunately I will now have to search elsewhere for a new primer.
ReNae404 from Panama City, FL
I have used the original formula since I found it 10 years ago. it was perfect. the finish the texture, everything about it was miles above any other primer. Why on earth would they change it? This new compound is terrible. won't blend, thin, ineffective. Ireally want to plea to have the original formula returned. Please.
The Best out there from Lawrenceburg, IN
I've been using this primer for the last 3 years and honestly can't believe how many people gave this primer a bad review! This is by far the BEST primer I have ever used, and believe me, I've used about every primer out there. Someone said it was runny and smelled bad, it's the complete opposite, it doesn't have a smell and with anything you might need to shake it to mix it up, but it's the perfect consistency and goes on so smooth. Your makeup goes on much smoother as well. It leaves your face feeling soft. You won't be disappointed!
This was the worst primer I've ever used. The product separates in the tube and has to be mixed back together before attempting to apply. The consistency is oily, and once applied it does nothing to blur pores or smooth fine lines. It also did not make my foundation stay on any longer than going without primer. What is most frustrated about this is that the old formula of Primed and Poreless was THE. ABSOLUTE. BEST. primer ever. I loved it so much. I even occasionally wore it without foundation because it covered like a light coverage foundation, and never stuck to the patches of dry skin on my fair, dry, 53 year old skin. I loved the original formula. PLEASE bring it back!!
Kristie from Middletown, Ohio
I like the rest of everyone else on here like the old formula. This new formula leaves my skin feeling gross and looking greasy. I'm hoping since the product is out of stock everywhere that you are going back to the original formula. You didn't need to fix what was NOT broken.
Carly P from Iowa
Was recommended this by an Ulta employee when I asked about a good primer for oily skin. This doesn't do much for my skin and actually made my foundation look worn off and patchy. Will be returning.
Deb from Aberdeen, SD
I can't always find it but the price has gone up around 7.00.
Wendy from Virginia Beach, Va.
This is the only primer that actually reduces the pores.. love how it isn't oily and the finishing feel it gives my skin. If Ulta doesn't have it, I'll order it online. I won't use anything else!!💖💖💖
Alex from Brea, CA
I really like this product. I've used Smashbox for 10 years but wanted to try something different. I love this product! I naturally have oily skin but I found this product to work great with my skin type. It feels lightweight and leaves my face feeling fresh all day!
SuzukiGSXR_Girl from McHenry, IL
Amazing primer! It's the only one I've ever used that not only does what it says it will do but it looks great on my skin and doesn't dry me out like other primers.
Tannie from Switzerland
I had heard good things about this primer and bought it but will not do so again . The primer does not settle , it stays sticky and it is impossible to put any product one without it flaking !
I've tried this in combination with different moisturizers, foundations still … 💔.
Ashley from Wausau, WI
I honestly cannot believe how poor ratings this product has. I used it a few years ago and fell in love with it. My face stopped breaking out and my makeup has never gone on so smooth. When going to repurchase and reading all the bad reviews, I ended up switching to the Hangover Primer that everyone was raving about. That was a mistake! I tried so hard to like it, but my face would break out so terribly and my makeup just wasn't as flawless. Despite the bad reviews, I came back to this product (Primed & Poreless Primer) and my skin is thanking me! Once again, this product is leaving my face smooth and free of breakouts! I HIGHLY recommend everyone try this product despite the reviews!
Dana Lori from Illinois
Not only does it take more product to cover, the smooth clean feeling finish is gone, doesn't work as well with makeup, and doesn't even the skin nearly as well. Please, read our comments and go back to the amazing product you had that we loved.