Rated 4.04 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Pretty good
I just received two pots from when they were recently restocked. You can see from the pics that it did practically erase my huge pores but you have to use very little.
At first, I was a bit heavy handed and used a cover-up brush expecting a thicker, putty consistency. It was much thinner than the website picture and putting on heavy made it impossible to put on foundation.
Next time, I tried using very little and dipped my sponge in it. Tapping it on worked well. Then used other side of sponge to tap and smooth on the foundation.
So pretty good overall. I am not blown away yet but it may be something I need to play with to find what works for me :)
Most Helpful Critical Review I want to hide under a rock
I was so excited to try this primer because I have pretty large pores. It did okay and blurred them some what, not better than silicone primers to be honest. A couple of days later I noticed some pimples and thought it was just from stress, then literally two days later after using it I got acne all over my face, and I have never been the type to really get full blown acne, but it's huge and all over my face, it looks like I have going through puberty again, and I'm super embarrassed. I clean my face twice a day and take really good care of my skin, but never in my life had a product or anything make me break out those bad. I understand it's a pores filler but once I take my make up off I notice mire pimples that have formed. It's just not for me what so ever.
Reviewed by 1605 customers Not sure....
Ash from Florida
I got this some months ago because I read some really great reviews, in which this primer worked really well. After I ran out, I bought another, but it doesn't seem to be the same formula? Or I just got a bad one? When I put my foundation on, it cakes up. I use Fenty and Tarte and have used them for years so I know it's not the foundations.
jaz from Louisiana
I own a lot of ELF products..but I have to say, I was really disappointed in the consistency in this one. This primer has a very thick consistency and gives my skin such a pink tint too it. If you still want an alternative, I did like their primer with the pump applicator, that one truly had a better consistency then this one.
Lisa from Los Angeles
This is a fantastic primer. I've tried SO MANY and they were all more expensive. I have large pores and even some acne scarring. This doesn't completely hide these problems, but it sure helps to smooth out my skin! It's best under a liquid foundation, rather than a powder one. I tried both. GREAT STUFF!!!!
Yanez from Dallas
Wow this primer is awesome I havent tried too many but I don't really need to try others this primer is inexpensive and works great! It also doesn't make me break out!
great product for the right skin type
the know it all from Philadelphia tn
I have dry, sensitive, acne prone skin. I brake out with almost everything. this did not happen with this product, BUT you have to know how to apply it correctly. do not apply directly onto acne. keep only on T zone so in triangle of cheeks nose very tip of chin, again avoid acne, and forehead. I have very enlarged pores and scaring on my cheeks don't spackle on the product rub finger on top of product placefinger on desired area and rub in against the grain of pores or scaring. it's not a fix all but it works so very well for pores and takes my scaring from a 5 to a 2. to remove use oil cleanser then gentle skin cleanser.
Did not work for my skin
Pippa from West Stockbridge
I should have known cause I tried a similar primer by Tatcha and it didn't cover my pores and was a bit to moisturizing for me. I have oily skin so within a couple of hours I was a grease mess. Would definitely work better for someone with normal or dry skin and smaller pores
Em from Maine
This is what my skin has needed! It delivered amazing results without breaking the bank! I have tried other pore primers at $30ish price points and this is better! Give it a shot!
this is GREAT
danL from westminster, MD
this is great. wonderful blurring effect. no scent. not heavy. affordable.i pair it with another mate or hydrating primer. i only put is in my problem pore area! like the t zone
This is what I've been searching for forever!
alohanailgirl from Hillsboro, Oregon
I have tried all sorts of primers to cover up pores and none of them has lived up to what they say they would do until now. This stuff is absolutely amazing. A little goes a long ways and it hides the big pores on my nose. Plus it keeps my makeup put all day long.
Rebecca from Texas
This primer goes on really smooth , I noticed it does fill in my pores some which I like since my pores are on the larger side . It also adds good grip for my foundation and doesn't break down throughout the day. It's not really matte but doesn't claim to be , which is fine even though my skin can be super oily I have noticed it doesn't get out of control when using this primer . I think it's great for the price and you can easily get away with this over a more higher end primer. I'll keep buying this in the future!
Jen from Michigan
If I could give more stars I would. You cannot beat this price for how good this product works. It can last all day and all night with out budging or reapplying my makeup. (If you're a sweaty person don't blame the pore putty for smudging.... it's you) Just make sure after a night out of wearing this, give yourself a good face wash. use common sense if you put things on to clog pores use things to wash and unclog pores.
This thing is amazing!
Joanna from Las Vegas nv
It's honestly so good it's hard to believe. I have large pores and I hate the way they look. I've gone through pretty much every pore filling primer ever. I usually only buy high end but decided to try this one since it's so popular. While I do thing there are better ones out there, there's nothing like this at this price. It does such a good job at filling pores and blurring the face. It gives you almost like a filter look. The one I used before this is the Stila pore filling primer and before that one I used the becca pore filling primer and honestly I like this one more and those were almost 4Xs the price. Also I've had this and used it for months and I feel like it's never going to run out.
This is by far my favorite drugstore primer and I think it's better than a lot of high end ones. Definitely would recommend it.
Not my favorite
Elle from NY, NY
This primer does not seem to really do anything for my skin. I actually found that it made my concealer look cakey and has caused me to break out. It is really thin and feels slippery, and I am also not a fan of the container because you have to touch the product and sometimes there would be little fuzzies from my hands in the product. Not very sanitary in my opinion, unless you use a brush maybe, but I prefer a primer that comes in a tube/squeeze bottle.
Joanna from 1416 sleepytime trail
Just buy it its just amazing
AYMAY from TAMPA, FL
THIS PRODUCT LAYS ON PERFECTLY. YOU NOTICE A HUGE DIFFERENCE WITH NOT WEARING IT. I'M 30 AND LIVE OUTDOORS SO SKIN ISN'T THE GREATEST. THIS UNDER MAKEUP I LOOK YOUNGER.
Love it 💕
Lupe from Raleigh North Carolina
I love the results after I apply by it self and after my foundation. I've tried a lot more primers and by far this is the best one 😎💕
It's a good primer
Cooki from Michigan
I like this primer but I feel like the more u Use the more benefits u get but I'm a dark skin gurl and it does leave a white cast it's a great primer but that's y I don't use it lik Tht and it smooths my pores
Feels great on my face and does what it says.
Snoozen from Vermont
I use this all over my face , giving more attention to the nose area. I love how it feels and looks.
Made my skin very red and greasy
Hoody from Detroit
I didn't see a good difference when I put it on. It made my face red and very greasy.
AJ from California
I love elf products but this is my least favorite it just sat on top of my pores making them more noticeable.
Karbar from Lacey wa
All around great product. Love love love.
V from NY
I was hopeful about this primer due to recommendations, but my t-zone turned into an oil slick and I broke out everywhere. Ah well.
MKH from New York
This clogs your pores, I wore it for literally one hour and my skin was congested with new pimples, my skin is acne prone but had been completely clear prior to using this, will use it as an eye primer only
Paloma from El Paso, TX
This putty primer did help in concealing my pores. The only thing I'm not a fan of with this primer is the texture of it and the fact that it feels heavy on my skin.
Ssss from United States
I'm literally in love with this primer