Rated 3.93 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Pleasantly Surprised
I, like Rudolph, have a very shiny nose. It isn't red, it doesn't glow, but it is shiny. The worst part, I am in my late 30s. I thought my skin would be so much nicer by now. This dulls the shine, but does not completely matte it out. It lasts through my workday and that is all I ask for. Not perfect, but performs as well as any other mattifying primes I have tried.
Most Helpful Critical Review Acutally notice a difference!
It actually works! I didn't expect it to. I've been looking for a decent primer for some time now and I've sampled a few high end ones only to be disappointed. I figured I'd try one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I was pleasantly surprised. It does make a difference. My skin is oily and I don't expect my makeup to stay fresh forever but I put this on when I'm going out and when I get home, my make up still looks pretty fresh, so for a few hours at least, this stuff does help.
Reviewed by 91 customers Not matte...
starryeyedsurprise84 from Texas
Felt more like a hydrating primer than a mattifying primer. Made me super oily and felt my makeup melting off.
I would buy this product over and over
Carra from Clearwater Fl
I use this product before I apply foundation. Doesnt make my foundation cakey and gives me a more natural look. I was hesitant at first but I'm glad I went ahead and got it!
matte but never dried out
JAYLE from Muskegon, Michigan
lotion like texture i use this over another primer (catrice goodbye pores) in the T zone. i appreciate how it controls my oily/acne prone skin but never gets crusty and dried out
CHS from Wilmington, NC
This product definitely made me more oily.
Light, non-sticky, good matte blurring product!
Jesa from FL
Works well and keeps me oil free!
I would not buy this product again
Tina from California
I didn't really see a difference when applying it first.After 2 hours I literally could see all the oil on my nose/ nostrils by the corner of my eyes LOL.
Keeps my makeup looking great all day!
Erica from Michigan
I bought this on an impulse because it was on clearance. I think it works great. I have VERY oily skin and normally my foundation slides off my face by noon. Not with this stuff though. It keeps me matte and my makeup stays put for at least 10 hours. I apply 2 layers to my nose for extra help in that area.
No from Columbus, OH
I was surprised to see the texture was more like a lotion than a mousse or gel. It sunk into my skin and made my foundation more slick than matte. Felt more like a moisturizer. FYI I have slightly sensitive combo skin.
keep me matt? more like make my oily
aaashley from Canada
Looking at the reviews, I thought this would be a really good mattifying primer. it feels like more of a moisturizer when initially applying. this makes me oily within 2 hours or less of wearing! it feels gross and would not recommend this to anyone
Best mattifying drugstore primer
Ki from Roy, Utah
The product has a nice texture and you can tell from first application that it is going to make you more matte.
Feels more like a lotion , doesn't work for oily/ combo skin
Neema from Boston,MA
Doesn't work as advertised . I have oily /combination skin and after moving to a more humid climate I wanted a mattifying primer to use under my powder foundation ; I've been searching for a winner , as most mattifying primers (in my opinion ) are meant to used under liquid foundations because under powders you tend to get enhanced flakiness/cakiness. I've tried everything with this product , including allowing for more time to dry , "setting" it with some translucent powder before going in with my liquid or mineral foundation . Within two hours , I'm always looking for my blotting paper! By the end of the workday I'm an oil slick , even in an air conditioned office . I would recommend their poreless primer but not this one.
I loved this product
Bren from Pennsylvania
I think this primer definitely stops my shine. I'd say it lasts for enough time, and it feels smooth to apply.
Noah from IN
This primer definitely eliminates shine but my make up did break up around my nose and chin. It was cute for it being on sale but probably won't repurchase.
Will purchase again
Coco970 from Colorado
Good primer, less shine!
Don't really care for it
Madison from Tampa, FL
This product is more like a lotion than a primer
Yes I would buy this again!
Xitlaly from Denver,CO
I'm glad I bought this! I was hesitant to trying a new primer, but it definitely did the job, and I'll stick to it. I'm usually oily on the T zone areas and it gave me an extra coverage for longer time. Helped hide some of my teen acne scars.
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Life with Sam from Naples FL
Every single day before I put my makeup on, this assists my makeup in longer lasting wear.
Melissa from California
I have dry/ combo skin and this fills my pores amazingly. It does not control oil and I notice that I was oily at the end of day.
Best primer !
AshMakeuplover from Denver
Tati recommended this in her best of 2018 video and as always she was right!! It wears beautifully ! My foundation stays on all day and doesn't move around. The pore filling is amazing my skin looks smooth and doesn't make me break out!
I believe in primers now
sant6654 from Boise, ID
I know James Charles doesn't believe in primer but this stuff is amazing. There are particular foundations I have that don't look nice on my skin without primer, but when I use this I never have a problem! It slightly minimizes pores, helps makeup stick all day, and delays oiliness. It is also very lightweight, which is great for my sensitive, combination skin!
KMS from Charleston, SC
daily before my foundation
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MaryKay from Huntington Beach, CA
I have very oily skin due to hormonal issues so it has been very hard for me to find makeup that stays on and lasts through the day. This primer is my new holy grail primer that I will never stop using. This primer paired with Catrices mattifying powder is a miracle. A++++ for both products!!
Not satisfied 😐
April from Seattle
I didn't expect a miracle but it does nothing for me
LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!
Sela C from Florida
it's so moisturizing!! it's my favorite primer ever I can't recommend this product enough!!!
Heather from Houston, TX
I was skeptical when I bought this but Tati always raves about Catrice so I thought I would try out some of their products. I started using this primer with their setting spray and it has blown my mind. My makeup lasts all day and doesn't break apart like it had been with my previous primer. I will definitely be trying more of Catrice products!