Rated 3.81 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review LOVEE this stuff!
I really LOVEE this primer! It was less than $10 and it comes with a good amount of product in it. I bought this back in November & i still have a little left now that its mid April. A little really does go a long way. The pump applicator is very easy to get product out of. One pump is usually enough for me. The packaging is really pretty, too. This product makes your face INSTANTLY super smooth, and your pores look way smaller and less defined as soon as you put it on. It gives your face a dewy, smooth look that makes your make up go on seamlessly and smooth too. When you do put your make up on, you HAVE to make sure you really massage it in and let it dry. It helps your makeup last all day, and it just instantly gives your skin a refreshed look. I have a slight combo skin type, a little dry in a few areas but pretty normal so that's why i say a little goes a long way because you definitely don't want to leave it too oily. Super affordable, smooths your face, good to use under face makeup, reduces the size of pores, easy to use, easy to find, and I am buying it again and I do recommend it to anyone looking for a poreless primer. Its my go to every single day!
Most Helpful Critical Review Enough with the silicone primers
I tried this because someone on YouTube recommended it for oily skin. I should have read the ingredients before I purchased. As a primer, it makes your face very smooth to apply foundation. However, this is not for oily skin. I can' fault Elf because it doesn't call this a mattifying primer. The first ingredient is a type of silicone as are some of the other ingredients in this primer. This primer is mostly silicone. Silicone is a lubricant. While it initially makes your skin feel dry (because it's like a dry oil), it will eventually make you greasy. Silicone (dimethicone) is the main ingredient anti-frizz products for the hair . I'm hoping Elf, Revlon, L'Oréal and all other makeup companies will make SILICONE FREE PRIMERS. If your skin has any oil, silicone with cause your makeup to slip off of your face and/or become patchy. I've seen primers listed as Mattifying by they contain silicone so they won't work for oily skin. If you see dimethicone or anything that ends in "cone", it's going to eventually make your skin hold on to oil and you'll have an oil slick on your face. I break out from silicone because it clogs my pores and keeps the oil inside. The result is cystic acne. If you are not allergic to silicone and your skin is dry, you may like this product a lot.
Reviewed by 113 customers Love love
Jessimarie from San Antonio texas
Using primer is a must for me especially in the humid weather and I love how this makes me look flawless
What age do you stop caring? from Columbia,SC
Smooths my skin.
I would buy again and tell my friends to get it too
Nick from Brainerd/Backus
Use it as primer and only use that brand
Nathalie from Fayetteville, North Carolina
Llevo comprándolo por 2 meses y realmente es un producto que recomiendo, por el precio y me gusta como se siente en mi cara.
I would buy this product again and again
Shirley from Jacksonville, Florida
This product does exactly what it is suppose to do. Love it!❤
My makeup just glides on for a perfect finish.
Elsie from Massachusetts
I use it over moisturizer and under foundation. Leaves skin smooth and helps foundation to glide onto skin. It doesn't cause any clumping that I've experienced with more expensive brands.
First time buying and in love
Jackie from Los Angeles
This is my first time buying and I am in love . I was so surprised with this one bc Elf really is a hit or miss with me . And it's mostly a miss , but this one is like wow
I WOULD BUY THIS AGAIN AND AGAIN
PAT THE BIRDER from NEWPORT NEWS, VA
I primarily use this as a primer, makes foundation go on smoothly, blurs wrinkles and pores.
Best primer ever!
Brittany from Lebanon, Oregon
I've been using this for my daily primer for years now. Would never switch to another primer! 😍😍😍
Traci from Michigan
I can't get past the stink. It smells like mildew and basement.
Yese from Memphis
I purchased this along with the flawless foundation and made my skin look great! Been wearing it for 2 days and so far I love it. This primer makes me skin feel silky and the foundation glides on. Very happy with my purchase.
Great face primer
Robin from Many, LA
This primer is the best. It goes on very easy and leaves face soft and silky.
inexpensive dupe for smashbox primer
NCNikki from NC
I have been a lover of the Smashbox photofinish primer for years. I didn't have it (extra $32 for makeup) one day and I think I decided to try this because of a youtuber. I'm glad I did. Now I buy this all the time and Smashbox when I have extra. Life is what it is and you still wanna be cute. It's not as good as smashbox but it gets the job done and it didn't break me out like a lot of primers have. Give it a try.
Keep coming back
Dede_102 from San Antonio Tx
I've tried all kinds of higher and lower priced primers and just find myself coming back to elf poreless primer it works really well for my everyday work makeup lasts the 8 hours. I also use it when I have no makeup to give my skin a smoother look it really makes a difference.
ErinMZ from Sagamore Hills OH
I use this everyday and it honestly makes a difference when applying my foundation. It helps it go on so smoothly! I love this brand and I've been buying their primer for a few years now.
Ivonne from Texas
It is a good product. It fills in the pores. I would say it is a dupe for the benefit primer. The only problem with this primer, it the fact that there is little product in here!
My favorite primer
AJM15642 from Pittsburgh, PA
This is hands-down my most favorite primer. I have some large pores and it fills them in and blurs perfectly. Lasts all day, too. I'm hoarding this product! LOL
Could Be Better
Calista from Oregon
I really like Elf and how they are cruelty free and vegan but this primer isn't worth purchasing. It helped make my makeup last a little longer, but not enough to really make a difference. I didn't notice that it made my pores "blur" like some other Elf products, but they were slightly in a sense smaller looking. I have dry skin with big pores but this didn't work for me. This product also has an awful smell, but it's easy to get past that since it goes away quickly. 2 stars for being vegan and cruelty free but I would recommend spending your money on Elf's poreless putty primer.
I'll never buy anything else
Carrie from Martinsburg wv
This is the best primer I've used in a long time. It goes on so smooth and makes your makeup stay in place. My skin hasn't looked this good in a while!
I will definitely buy this again once I run out
Sav from Blue springs, mo
So I'm not that into makeup because I'm broke and I don't really know how to do it. I tried this primer because I wanted to make my pores look smaller/gone and I was so surprised when they went away. Like I didn't think it would work that well and here we are. I love it!
Best primer I've used
Sarah from Gillette, WY
I love this product! The only down side is that it feels slightly greasy until you get it blended in. I've never used a primer before this one, so I may try some others in the future, but I am loving E.L.F.!
Felt weird on my skin
michelle from Illinois
Since I have oily skin, especially on my nose, it feels cakey and I didn't like the feeling. I still have it stored in my makeup bin because I have no idea what to do with it. Waste of my money.
Abbey from Florida
- Cruelty free
- Made my skin feel very soft and smooth
- Didn't react poorly with my skin, my skin care products, or my makeup
- Didn't help my makeup last any longer than usual
Susan from Whittier, California
I've been using this one before and I used a different primer afterwards but came back to this one!
Isobel from Oregon
This primer makes my foundation look great, the only downside is the smell and that it doesn't seem to last long. I get very oily sometimes especially on my nose and it tends to get splotchy. I'm not really sure how to describe what it smells like, but it's very strong.