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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 2.63 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.
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.
Becca Kim from Murfreesboro, TN
Just bought this primer for the first time at my local Ulta store. Was expecting it to be a possible replacement for the current pore-filling primer I use by benefit. I decided to stop using benefit products after learning they are not cruelty free. Sadly, this product is GOD awful. It has a wretched scent I can't stand, and I have a very sensitive nose. The formula is also very runny, and I did not notice it reducing the look of my pores at all. It may have reduced the shine on my oily face a bit, but it left my skin feeling SO gross and tacky and SMELLY afterwards. After looking at some of the reviews, it seems this primer used to be wonderful but the formula was recently changed into something definitely not worth your money. I am taking mine back to the store and getting a refund.
Cloudy from DMV
I used to use the old primed and poreless by itself, without any foundation and it would make my skin look so good without getting dry OR oily. why did you change it? what am I supposed to use now? I can't use foundation because I can't find any that won't settle into my fine lines (I have eczema and very dry combo skin).
Priss from AL
I use it before foundation
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Naty from San Antonio, TX
I love this primer it does it's job! It covers my pores very well and goes on easily with my too faced foundation! Makes me face look so smooth and healthy. Like if I have a filter on my face even with no makeup.
None from Bonita Springs FL
Again not as smooth going on as Smashbox primer. Wish I could return it.
NikkiSx from Boise, ID
This primer did absolutely nothing for me. Did not work with the foundation at all. I tried it with a couple of other foundations I have and it did not work.
Logy from Muncie, IN
I prefer Tatcha products. I ran out of tatcha and needed primer, so I bought Two Face. I do like the product. It provides a smooth canvas for foundation. I would reccomend to a friend.
Diappointed from New York
While this new formula may work for some, the original pore minimizer was one of a kind. Keep this formula, if you must, but please bring back the original
Ashley from South Carolina
I can't even begin to understand why this has received such negative reviews. I LOVE Primed & Poreless primer! It is my absolute FAVORITE! It makes my skin appear flawless! It is NOT runny or sticky like other reviewers have claimed, at least mine isn't. I've been using it almost daily for a few months now. I also have the Hangover primer that everyone raves on, but I am not nearly as impressed with it as I am the Primed & Poreless. For reference, I have normal skin.
Alice from TX
I had been using this product for years. However, I was so disappointed when I received my latest order. It's much thinner than it used to be. I'd hate to have to change to a different brand. When you pay this much for a product, you want more for your money.
Tab from California
I've been using the original primed and poreless primer for years and it was great. This is a runny, sticky mess. I'm not sure why they felt they needed to change the formula when it always had good reviews. Please listen to your customers and bring back the original!
Mya from Los Angeles, CA
Its a nice primer but I have sensitive skin, felt cakey and made me break out.
Lisa from Texas
I used this after I apply my moisturizer, setting powder, and setting spray. It showed my pores after I was done with my makeup if you look closely. I'd rather use NO primer than this product.
Lynn from Arizona
The original Primed and Poreless was wonderful! This one, is not! Whoever does your product testing really missed the mark! Please bring back the original product!
CC from NJ
If I could give 0 stars I would. This is absolutely terrible. It doesn't set the way it should and makes my makeup look so flakey and gross. Literally within 10 mins my makeup looks like it's melting off. Very disappointed
Christy from Houston, TX
I only need a tiny dab to cover my pores. Not greasy but silky. Makeup glides on perfect and doesn't sink into my pores with this primer. OBSESSED!