Rated 3.52 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Controls oil and shine
I didn't expect much for this price but this is the best oil control primer I've tried so far. I can go a 12 hour day without using blotting sheets when I use this primer before makeup especially in conjunction with elf mattifying balm. I tested it with the foundations that slide off easily like too faced born this way and lorac porefection and they stay in place all day.
Most Helpful Critical Review Size *DOES* matter!
My queens, read through and you will 100% understand!
Straight up- the product is excellent. I love it. I would have given elf and this primer my loyalty for life, bought 398 cases of it, and put a ring on it, but the entire product turned out to be no better than a tinder date lying about his size. The bottle is the familiar size we're used to getting glorious primer in, HOWEVER, when I was surprised to discover I was running low, I opened her up and low and behold, the entire green part you see in the picture was empty plastic. I took it apart and found out the product itself is in a small portion of the cap. I'd been paying $17 for primer before this and thought that was expensive, but I've come to find YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR again! *cries*
So, I'm sorry elf, but you have lost me on this one entirely! If you'd been honest from the beginning, I'd have accepted you, but a girl needs solid trust. I expect this kind of behavior from a man- NOT FROM MY MAKEUP!
Reviewed by 46 customers Did nothing and irritated my skin
Madyson from USA
I have hormonal cystic acne. I don't wear makeup often but I found this and wanted to try it when i first put it on it felt heavy but looked good with the bb cream I was wearing. I probably wore it for about 6-7 hours they next day my skin was red and had tiny bumps on my forehead. Wouldn't recommend
Dayum shawty from Ulta
This primer is very good, however I opened the tube up and noticed they only put a tiny bit of primer in the actual product. They're scamming us! Won't be buying again
Like it, good for sensitive skin
Jen from Az
This is one of the only primers I've used that doesn't flare up my skin. I just wish it had spf in it for a little sun protection.
Chey2018 from Cross Lanes, WV
I used to use this in high school strictly on my shin/ around my lips (that's where my acne was the worst)... it helped for sure. I was in show choir and had to where lots of makeup... I still had breakouts of course, but with this primer there wasn't as many breakouts
Halija from Columbus, GA
This stuff is fantastic! Even if I'm out of it I'll always run back to it if my skin is going through a bad period. I know some people are saying that it's pricy for the amount of product, but what other primer is there with treatment in it at a better price point? You really can't go wrong. Primers usually cause breakouts on me and this one treats them(pretty effectively I might add). It makes a great addition to anyone's acne regimen as well as being a good makeup base.
This product isn't that bad
Emily from Cork
On the back it says that you put it on before your 'medication', which makes no sense and it doesn't say anything about putting on prior to your foundation. I like this primer, cost me around €13, which is great. I only had it for like half a week and it seems to be clearing up my spots.
Gracee from Colorado
I thought the product was pretty good, not amazing. But it was gone within a week or two using it daily. It is on the cheaper side, but that doesn't diminish the fact that for the price it should have lasted long.
missb84 from #305
Only been using this primer for not even a week and I have noticed a difference in my skin already. I almost use it like a moisturizer when I am not wearing make up because of the 2% salicylic acid it has. Has cleared up my skin in a few days and I will defiantly be buying this again!
Huge part of my routine
BreakoutCity from Houston
As a primer it's average.. I actually use it as part of my nightly routine. I have very oily skin and put it on after moisturizer before bed Great results! Tea tree, aloe.. perfect
I AM IN LOVE
MrsAllisonNewbie from North Little Rock, Arkansas
Purchased this on a whim because I really have trouble with breakouts. It's not as silky as other primers but it definitely helps with the oil and breakouts. I would definitely recommend me for others.
GracieSue from Kansas
So when I first got this, I thought that it was very light considering the size of it, but I didn't' let it get to me. It wasn't until I ran out of it after 1.5 weeks that I realized that there was a whole lot less inside the container than you think. Maybe a gram or two, which is fine except for the packaging suggests that there is a lot more product in it. This made me very mad, and although I loved the quality of this primer, I refuse to use it because of the false advertisement.
Well worth the try
Cmills from Indiana
My daughter has used several primers, from the very expensive to this one. She had sensitive acne prone skin and this primer has made a big difference. She loves it!!!
Maria A. from Cumming, GA
I usually love all Elf products but this primer is not the best. It is very silky which causes you to feel it on your face all day. It does however hydrate, but it is too heavy.
Good for the price
Mel Barn from Las Vegas, NV
I have acne prone skin & this primer does the job. It's not some miracle worker that's going to zap away your zits, but it doesn't add any irritation or blemishes that I developed after using other primers. Apply with fingertips in tapping motions, it gets some slight stick, & holds my makeup day and night.
Tea Tree Oil Melts Makeup
Lia from Chicago, IL
I love the effects of tea tree oil on my acne prone skin, so I was really excited to try this out! Oops. As any oil would, tea tree oil dissolves makeup on the skin. Applying makeup with this was mildly disastrous. I was told I looked like the wicked witch of the west because of all the melting going on. (It was December, btw.)
I absolutely recommend 100%
Anon from NY
I use this product everyday and it kept my skin clear. Clearer than anything I've ever used before! I will definitely continue to purchase this product my skin has never looked better! So so happy with this primer.
haylee from Indianapolis,IN
Really thick and sticky
Great, but not the best for sensitive skin...
Nora Elizabeth from Alabama
After buying this, I kept everything in my routine the same, but now with this primer. It's a WONDERFUL primer, but it's also how I found that my skin is incredibly sensitive. With it, my makeup lasted all day with no need of touch ups, but after taking my makeup off at the end of the day I would have a few bumps. I was okay with it at first, I assumed it was just my skin acting up because it wasn't used to it yet or because it was around the time for my period. Further on into using however, my acne became worse and worse (coming from mostly clear skin to all around my jaw being littered with large, painful bumps that I couldn't pop). I would fully recommend if you don't have problems with sensitive skin or severe acne, otherwise I would look for something else.
KrysC7 from stockton, ca
This is great for preventing breakouts and when I have any skin irritations (i'm allergic to everything). It does not help hide pores, or do anything for my oily skin (nothing does).
I really like this!!
Julia from Charleston, SC
I use this primer everyday before I head out to class! It stays on all day and helps make my concealer/foundation look better. I do have oily skin and am prone to breakouts and I find that this primer helps reduce the amount of breakouts when I wear makeup.
anon from canada
this made me breakout so bad, never using again I'm very annoyed.
I would never purchase again
Not a fan from Kentucky
This product was very STICKY. It felt like it left a residue on my skin and was harder to apply foundation.
yes yes yes this primer is the best
madison from Nashville, tennessee
this is such a good primer I use it under and without make up. It clears my skin and keeps it from being an oily mess at the end of the day. I love it . I highly recommend it to everyone who has super super oily skin like I do and also lots of breakouts bc it really does control it.
Elf primer- controls but doesn't defeat
Jordynn from Mesa, AZ
I put the primer on before I contour just as a base. It doesn't really smooth out the skin though.
Love the way my skin feels!
SG60 from Longview, TX
I've spent years looking for a blemish control that actually works for my skin, oily, sensitive and with occasional breakouts. Since using this product for about two weeks, my face is less oily looking throughout the day, more matte. No breakouts and even feels softer, cleaner.