Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
When I purchased this I was very worried it would be heavy and clog my poors, but I still wanted to give it a try since my poors are slightly visible. I have to say I was vastly shocked when it was very light and almost fluffy feeling. I really like this product I've even worn it several times with out foundation over it at all. The only reason why I gave it four stars out of five is because I haven't had it for very long so I'm not sold on the long term used yet. Still waiting to see if it breaks my skins out or if it works well with all the different types of my makeup. Other then that I really enjoy this product a lot
Diminishes the appearance of pores slightly, but leaves foundation looking cakey.
Fixes one problem, but causes another.
J Woods from Chicago, IL
I read somewhere that this is a less expensive alternative to Benefit's Porefessional Primer. I did not find this to be the case. The NYX primer almost "explodes" out of the tube in chunky hard blobs. The texture is chalky, not creamy. I found it very hard to blend into a smooth finish. I am in my early 50's with noticeable pores. I'm not sure what age of skin type is ideal for this NYX primer. Looks like I will be sticking with Benefit Porefessional for now.
Morgan from New York
It accentuates my blemishes, and makes my skin look way more uneven. You need to use a TON to cover your whole face, and the texture is horrible. It's clumpy when it comes out of the tube, and is not a pleasing experience at all. It came half empty and filled with air. Im so glad i got it as a free gift and didn't waste my money.
Rosie from Florida
I bought this because the "Ulta" branch I normally attend did not have in stock the "Elf poreless liquid putty primer" that I wanted to try .., however I excitedly tried this alternative instead but found it rather " thick & clumpy" & it did not blend well for my liking …
Kari from Neenah WI
I looked for a similar product to Benefits porefessional and found this NYX primer. I figued NYX is a decent brand but this primer kinda fails in delivery. Super airy, flies out of tube and you can barely get it on evenly. Will not buy again.
Mary from New York, NY
Does this product come out in odd clumps? Yes. Does it sometimes explode out a little when I squeeze the tube? Also yes. Is it an excellent primer? YES. I have combination skin and this completely stops my face from getting shiny. The tiniest amount spreads so far when you start working it into your skin, this tube will last forever. I can't speak to breakouts because I don't wear it every day, and I wear it under tinted moisturizer not foundation. Yes, my skin is oily enough in some spots that even tinted moisturizer breaks up and slides around without primer. If you don't really need an actual pore-filling primer for visible pores or oiliness, maybe skip this one because that's what I think this product is truly meant for. Love this.
Angela from Cleveland, Ohio
I returned this. It spluttered out of the bottle in clumps, and fell right off my skin when I tried to blend it in.
Betty from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Great for pores
Maddy from NJ USA
This is a strange one. Squeezing the primer out of the tube was a little difficult to begin with. Eventually, a little came out. Very weird consistency. I then tried to squirt more out and it just explodes all over my hand. I'm definitely gonna return this and most likely repurchase the targeted porous stick by Nyx, because although that has worse reviews for some reason, I find that that Nyx product works for me better. If you are someone like me with combo skin and open pores around your T-zone/chin, then get the targeted stick, and put your favorite primer over it.
Sorry for the lengthy review! I'm giving this two stars for the fact that I can tell that it at least somewhat works. And there is no smell— whereas the targeted stick smells pretty bad.
naomi from california
i love this primer so much! i dont like wearing foundation and this has been a game changer. not only does it blur my pores but its great for oily skin, my skin is very oily but when i put on this product my skin doesnt get oily for a whole day! definitely recommend
Kisha from Greenville SC
It does what it's supposed to do. The only thing I don't like about it is the tube is not full when you buy it. It may be half but I think it's less than that.
Susan from Mississippi
The product looks gritty, it's not. It feels very smooth when you apply but it has a very odd look and texture at first. I do not see any visible difference after application.
Elizabeth from Bristol Tn
This product was dry and crumbly and unable to spread on my skin. I exchanged it and the second container was just the same. That was the only one they had in stock. I am not sure if the product was old or just not right ? Very disappointed. I will be returning the second container this week.
E. Renee P.B. from Wisconsin
I've used this a few times since I purchased it, and it's hit or miss. More often than not, it balls up or flakes off when I try to blend it into my skin. When I squeeze the tube, it comes out in small pieces and explodes. The handful of times that it worked well, I did like it. I need consistency, though, and this product did not provide that.
Phantom from Dayton, TX
tried this to see if it was worth the hype according to my friends. Made my skin feel super greasy and made me breakout really bad.
Lacremala from Houston
Do not buy! This is not a good product. First, the tube was not very full. When I squeezed it, the product flew out everywhere. It balls up on my skin and did not blend. I just used a little and it was terrible! There are so many better products out there.
Priya from Virginia
The tube is completely empty, I just received this in my order today and when I was testing it I noticed that the tube was empty, no product came out. It's like an empty tube of toothpaste - it's completely empty don't waste your money
Lori from San Antonio Texas
Would not recommend, the product when squeezed out of the tube it was in balls flew all over the place
JAV from Texas
It's a little clumpy and it feels strange.
Tanisha from Rhode Island
This product would work well if you could apply it properly. The consistency just doesn't allow that, it kind of came out like broken foam.
Cali from Orange County, California
I usually never write reviews and the only reason im writing this one is so hopefully nobody else gets the same. I love NYX primers amd the shine killer and the plump it right back are my favorites so my expectations were high. The second i opened it the product shot out like it had pressure built up inside. Then the product that did come out was hella chunky I attempted to still use it ans it started flaking off my face it really ruined my base. I was so sad ! I really hope it was iust one defective product and id love to try it again if the issue was resolved :(
Adree A from San Antonio,, Texas
I thought I received a defective item because this came out so chunky and wasted a lot of product if you didn't squeeze just right. Not the greatest, skip this at all cost!
End from Novi Mi
Gross and waste of money
JL from Detroit, MI
Disappointed in this primer. It's extremely hard to get out of the tube and if you do get any out its chunky and dried out. Extremely difficult to work with or apply. Not worth the money
Laura from CO
Nice powdery finish. Very smooth but I ended up breaking out from it and I'm not a sensitive skin person.
Lucia from Colton, CA
Came out old and like old gel that turned to powder