Rated 4.04 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love this primer!
I have oily skin and occasional adult acne. I absolutely love this primer. My skin sucks it right up. It's completely weightless. It smells great and works really well with a variety of foundations. I wish you got a little bit more for the money because I would love to be more generous with the stuff but considering the price I use it sparingly. I will continue to use it though because it is the best primer I've ever tried.
Most Helpful Critical Review Update on Review Below
I have combo-to-oily, fair skin with large pores, making luminous looks tricky. After trying a sample of this on my bare skin I splurged and bought the full size. I used a small amount over light moisturizer under foundation & loose powder then went straight to a board meeting in a (thankfully) dark restaurant. Three hours later I was horrified to see my foundation had slipped into a greasy, orange-y/bronze disco-ball mess with every pore outlined. This was the first time I've had makeup oxidize and when I tried to blend it out it just pilled up. I gave it another chance on moisturized skin sans makeup and while it initially gave me a natural-looking glow, it still eventually emphasized every pore and settled into fine lines and the folds around my nose. I gave it 3-stars because I could see it working for those with drier skin & smaller pores for a natural luminous look... just sample with foundation before wearing it in public if you intend to use it as a primer!
Reviewed by 53 customers Not what I would expect from a primer
Lindsay2925 from Indiana
I absolutely LOVE Dr. Brandt products, especially their normal primer, so when I saw this on sale, I thought I would try it. Bad purchase for me. The only positive I can say about this is that it does give your face a very pretty glow. However, I have oily skin that is prone to acne (even at 31), so this did not work out for me. It felt very oily and made me break out really badly. It also did absolutely nothing to conceal my pores. I felt like I might as well be using a dry oil. Needless to say, this is not something I would use or purchase again. I threw mine out. If it weren't for COVID, I would have taken it back to the store to return it.
Michala M. from Double Springs, AL
Best primer I have ever used and is now my daily go to primer. Keeps your skin hydrated and gives you the most beautiful dewey glow! Dr Brandts has become a staple in my skin regime!
Gives nes glow to dry skin
AJ90 from California
I got this primer in an IPSY bag and I actually love it. I have dry skin, invisible pores, but some fine lines. This primers gives me extra glow, hydrates my skin and keeps it looking fresh. I use this without any foundation or extras.
Caused the worst breakout since Jr high school
Tora422 from Rome NY
I applied this to wear on my face alone, without makeup. It went on smoothly and was like silk. I did not see any effect on my pores. About 30 min after applying it, it looked like I dipped my face in oil. I can't imagine putting this on under makeup. You would have a melting mess! Don't get me started on what my face looked like the next day. I have not had a breakout since high school and a breakout this bad since Jr high school. I literally had no less than 100 white heads on my face. I take VERY good care of my skin. I am complimented often on my skin. I am absolutely beside myself. I have been using aloe all day to get rid of the red to put my daughter's acne medicine on tonight for the first time in over 25 years. My skin is rough an bumpy with enlarged pores. I normally have baby butt soft/smooth skin.
redwoods301 from Williamsburg, VA
I really love this primer, I like how it makes my skin look, I normally wear it by itself, or mixed with a sunscreen and just set around mask, the finish is beautiful!
Makes skin look smooth
CB from Miami, Florida
I don't know if it's possible for this to make my fine lines look less visible, but I really think it does. This makes my foundation look amazing. My makeup lasts longer and doesn't separate after 8 hours! This primer has not made me break out! Pore targeting primers usually cause me to break out the following day, but not this one. I have combination skin but I can get oily when it's hot, but I don't get shiny with this primer. It's literally perfect.
Nita from Georgia
I love this stuff. It makes me feel so beautiful.
Chels from Birmingham
This is my favorite primer hands down it leaves your face glowing
Sydney from MI
I really love wearing this primer with nothing on top, it makes me look glowy. It does feel sticky on my hands after applying, but not on my face so that's fine.
Great primer but may cause pimples
Mary from Los Angeles, CA
I had a sample of this primer that I got in an ulta gift bag. I decided to give it a try, because I thought it would be great for me since I have large pores especially on my cheeks near my nose. I was pleasantly surprised by the light pinky tint that it has, and it goes on very creamy almost like a BB cream. There was more than enough for my entire face in the sample, but I noticed that it didn't really cover all of my pores, because it's too thin and creamy.
I had this on my face for less than 3 hours before I washed my face. The next day I was looking in the mirror and I noticed 6 tiny white head pimples in my chin area. I can only assume it was caused by the primer, because I don't get white head pimples like that unless there is a reason.
Niki43 from AZ
This is a really nice primer. It's not sticky or greasy and helps my makeup look smooth and flawless. Highly recommend!
Kelly from Virginia
This makes my foundation look so much better. In fact, I probably wouldn't even need foundation with this primer if I didn't have such dark circles that require concealer and foundation.
MnNice from Minnesota
I compared to another similar dermatologist brand and this was by far the better product. It wouldn't even require foundation on top, maybe just a finishing powder. I have some acne and rosacea and large pores, this took care of all of those. I highly recommend. My skin also felt so soft.
Love this!!! Today yes Kathy OK thank you bye-bye
Elli J from NY
I got this to use under my foundation but it makes my skin look so great I stopped using foundation...just this and a little concealer and good to go!!! Great product!
Dry skin , smooth finish
DSIL from Westlake
Great product if you don't want to use foundation , beautiful tint to the moisturizer . Will always buy as long as ULTA carries it .
MStr7 from Madison, WI
I got a sample of this from a friend who didn't want it. The priming itself is great and my makeup looks great and smooth and lasts all day. The illuminating part though is very subtle and I honestly don't see it after applying my foundation, whether powder, sheer, matte, etc. I think this product could work really for any skin type as it's not too heavy or sticky.
A little goes a long ways
Bree from Jackson, MS
I received a sample of this product. The first time using it I applied too much. The second time I used it I applied much less and I absolutely fell in love with this product. My skin is dry for the most part and slightly oily on my nose. I will say I also used a setting spray both times. The product did move around on my nose by the end of the day, but was easy to touch up. I will buy the full size of this product because I feel like it gave my skin a beautiful glow.
Better suited for dry skin
Jennifer from North Carolina
I have had this primer for a month. I use a lot of different makeup products, but up until recently I have primarily used Fenty foundation. When I started using this primer, it added a nice luminosity to the skin, and the foundation goes on very well. I noticed that after a few hours, my makeup started to separate.
I thought that the primer was fighting the foundation, or that I didn't set the foundation properly. I had this happen 2-3 more times and thought that my foundation was just going bad. Tried it again with Milani foundation, Maybelline 24 Hour Superstay, and Revolution Foundation Stick. All of them slid off of my face.
I have normal skin, don't usually have issues with oil. This made my foundation separate all over my face after 4-5 hours, not just over my T-Zone. Since rotating it out I haven't had any issues.
Rami from Charleston, sc
I got this at a thrift store, and now, finding out how much is to purchase, way out of my budget, I wish I had been more careful not to use it all up.
Its dewy, clears up any lines or wrinkles, light and feels like I just got a herbal massage. Oh, and the perfect glow..not too shiny, just looks like you have fabulous skin.
I just want to say if any of you who didn't like it, want to give it away, here I am to take it off your hands!
Please send it to me!!!
I am serious!
It would be much appreciated!
Makes me look glowy! Great for dry skin
HB from Meridian Idaho
Very dewy looking. Good for dry and/or sensitive skin
The healthy skin enthusiast from Palm Beach, FL
I love this primer! It illuminates your skin and makes it look like you have a glow all day long.
Not worth the price
Moonpie from Idaho
Ok this is ok I like to use it on some of my face but it doesn't really do much to my pores
Too luminous, defeats purpose
EZE from HOUSTON
I have very large pores mature skin and tend to get oily in my T-zone by mid afternoon. I only used this about 4 times before realizing it was definitely not working. The radiance it gives the skin is lovely until afternoon when it just looks like a greasy mess. Also, I didn't notice any benefits with regard to pore diminishing effects. A better product is the same line but without the luminizer.
Best of the Best
Jackie77 from Chicago Illinois
Being in the beauty business for 20 years, this is my go to primer. I've only had a few, that wowed me! This pores no more primer does exactly what it says& leaves your makeup fresh all day!!
Jordynmoka from Bellingham, wa
I got this is body charm and LOVED IT!! I really love the dewy look and this definitely accomplished that. I used it under my No7 foundation and my family/friends noticed. I also have super sensitive skin but dr.brandt products never bother it like drug store products. L'Oréal just came out with a cheaper doop of this which is fine for only being $12 but it breaks out my face sooooo bad! Honestly wish it was cheaper cuz ya girl ballin on a budget but definitely worth it to keep in my bag for those special occasions when you really gotta look your best.