Rated 4.31 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review One of my favs (from what I have tried)
I have large pores and of course, oily skin. I won the bad skin lottery. I have tried a lot of pore-minimizing primers that promise a lot of big things. I had never heard of this primer (but had heard of the brand). The Ulta rep recommended it to me after I explained my dissatisfaction with Benefit's Porefessional. She raved about it, mostly about its dermatological benefits. The price was a little steeper than I am used to paying for primer, but I wanted to give it a shot. It is definitely better than Porefessional. It covers better and it controls my oily shine (well more than any other pore-refining or minimizing primers I've tried). Although I have moved on to other primers (just because I am still in search of a miracle product), but I still keep a bottle of this on hand as a go-to when the others fail.
Most Helpful Critical Review Works Great Underneath
This primer has silicone in it. Me personally, I am not a fan of primers with silicone in them; in fact, I hate it. Therefore, this primer did not work out well for me. However, it refines pores and mattifies just like it said it is supposed to do. Oddly enough, the primer itself has an orange tone to it. I don't know if that is supposed to cancel out under eye circles or not, but it is strange. It mattifies my foundation when I put the primer underneath. However, in the directions, it says that you can put the primer under or over your makeup. It works great underneath, but when I tested the primer on top of my foundation, it made my foundation streaky and took away its pigment.
Reviewed by 304 customers Perfect for oily skin
Felicia from Texas
Love this product. Been using it for years. I have oily skin and this product helps keep me matte and my foundation last sooo much longer. Highly recommend.
BMo from OK
I have large pores and oily/combo skin that is prone to breakouts. This is a holy grail product for me. It has a pleasant smell and it makes my pores disappear. It's great for a "no makeup" look or under foundation.
It's like a filter for your pores!
Shazzy from Cliffside Park, NJ
It's so lite. It goes on easy and you hardly even know you have anything on your face.
Except of course for the way you look!
Literally my Holy Grail
DianeC from Haddon Township
This product is seriously awesome! It can be worn alone or under foundation. It fills in pores, makes skin look smooth and pretty. Buy it in the large size not the travel size, it comes out too fast and dries up in the small travel size tube.
ABB from Dallas
I thought nars primer was the best. Then I tried this. It blurs the skin, minimizes pores and keeps me from getting shiny later in the day. It does have a medicinal smell when you first put it on. Definitely worth the price.
I wanted to love it but...
Makeup with makeup from Madison wi
I so wanted to love this. I like to experiment and have done gripping primers and hydrating ones. But this one made me feel like I first started using makeup. It was oily and broke me out. Not only that but a medical smell that wouldn't hold my makeup. I'd say no if you're skin is sensitive and so is your nose. Usually love what this brand puts out but no.
Kelsie H. from Los Angeles, CA
Makes me break out a smidge, but kinda worth it. The best primer I have ever used and I've used a lot. I took the time to do trial and error to find the perfect primer and this really is it. It fills the pores and creates an absolute smooth finish. Worth the extra money. I have super sensitive skin which is probably why it gave me a pimple or two but truly worth it if you're looking for your makeup to stay flawless all day. Especially those oily spots.
Does the job better than most
Anna from DTX
I do like this product however i do notice i break out after using. However, I'm unsure if it's do to the product or other factories(diet/sugar intake/stress)
I love this primer! Just not the smell...
JenaD from NJ
I don't mind silicone in my primers. In fact I prefer it ..but it's hard to find one that actually makes pores less visible. This is the closest I have found. I was a little nervous about the tint because I have extremely fair skin, but it does not appear to tint my skin at all. It mattifies and works great underneath my foundation! I really love it. The only drawback is the intense odor. It smells very chemically. But I still will continue to use it.
Shontelle rescued my face
Steph from Albuquerque
Shontelle recommenced this after my daily moisturizer, and I never would have gotten it without her help! Also, thank you for the pore reduction treatment- my face is looking like me again!
I would buy this product again and again!😍
D from Port Sulphur, LA
Feels like silk
Wanted to love it
Dee from California
But it is not working for my dry skin! It kinda just rolls up and is very noticeable.. i do the love smell.. may be too strong for some.
On my third bottle of this!
Njm from Orlando
I love this!! Hands down my fav primer!!! My skin looks flawless with this a must have!!
Can't live without this product!! It's my have to have!
KAC from Oregon
I tiny dab will do ya! And goodbye pores!!
Quesito from Al
This product made my skin look super smooth. I had zero pores after using it
I love this primer!
Brooklyn from California
My pores become dramatically less visible after using this. It leaves me with a great, smooth base for my foundation!
Quesito from Al
The price is a little more then what I am willing to pay but it does blur my skin. I bought this during Ulta's beauty sale and I an hoping it will go on sale this year again so I can stock up
Makes me break out
Vanessa from Los Angeles
Love how my makeup looked but I started noticing deep breakouts on the areas I was putting this on. I applied it multiple times to assure that this was making me breakout. I think it does great cover pores but it might be clogging them too.
Worked better than I expected
B Hill from Lemoore, CA
I was surprised that this product actually helped control my oil at least better than any other product I've used in the past. A little goes a long way. I don't particularly enjoy the smell. It's a little medicated (I guess it's the Salicylic Acid? I don't know).
Siberian Tiger from Frisco, TX
First time buyer for this product and I can't get over how good it is. This products controls the shine and almost vanishes my pores. Makes my skin look so smooth and helps the foundation just glide on.
Great for oily skin!
Gabby from Waco, Tx
I usually buy the urban decay primer but decided to venture out and buy this one during the Ulta Beauty day sale. Oh em gee! It was worth it!
Would not buy again
Kate from Alabama
The product feels good on the skin but gave mine a yellow/ orange tint. My skin is more fair so it may look better on a different skin color. I wish you could choose the tint color.
Smoothes pores and no breakout
C from Atlanta, Georgia
I saw Sona Gasparian use this in one of her tutorials and saw that she used it consistently to minimize pores on the cheeks. When someone uses something consistently you know it's good. You have to use a very little amount and it really gives a smooth surface for makeup application. I love Sona and really trust her recommendations. This one has really hit the mark.
It seem to be good!
Autumn from Kansas City
I just started using this product. An influencer I follow in IG, #thesisterstudioig, uses it & just LOVES it. It was on sale, 50% off, so I thought I'd try it. I've used a lot of primers & a lot of them cause me to breakout, this one has NOT done that! It goes on really smooth & looks great under makeup! I have combination skin, just oily in the t-zone. It's a little pricey for me at it's normal price, so I'll probably only get it when it's on sale.
I'm in love
Ashley from Melbourne, Florida
I got this in a Boxycharm a few years back and have yet to find any primer that even compares to it.