Rated 4.46 out of 5 stars
I like the primer. It is definitely one of the best I have used, but it isn't the absolute best. I have oily skin and was expecting this primer to be completely matte and it is not. It does the job and I don't look shiny which is great, but it just isn't as matte/dry as I would like it to be. Great primer though! especially paired with Estee Lauder's foundation.
I ordered this primer to go with my double-wear liquid foundation and double-wear stay in place powder make-up. It feels comfortable on the skin but I did not feel like it made much of a difference. I still had to touch-up my make-up at the same time of day and the amount of shine I experienced was the same with the primer or without. I am returning this product.
Diana from Miami, Fl
If you're an acne prone girly-read this review fully. I absolutely loved this primer when I used it. This and the hourglass veil were my go to holy grail items. I have combination-oily, acne probe skin. I live in miami, fl and off course it's year round summer with horrible humidity here. This primer is defintely underrated, it smoothed my skin, blurred my pores, locked in my makeup for hours and hours without budging with appropriate skin prep and setting - I use the urban decay de-slick setting spray (which doesn't contain pore cligging ingredients) HOWEVER, I did notice that I broke out consistently while using this. After reading the ingretients I realized that it contains algae and this is most defintely the culprit. Anything containing algae or marine products does not mix well with oily acne prone skin. I had to stop using it and switched over to the fenty beauty true matte promer which has no pore clogging ingredients and does not break me out. It would be nice for companies to care enough to be more informed and conscientious about the active, inactive and filler ingredients they use in products marketed for oily skin which is usually acne prone. There's a list of ingredients that are comedogenic that is easily accesible and it sucks to see how many companies fail the consumers they're targeting and profiting from by not caring about preserving the integrity of their consumers' skin when they add these problematic ingredients to their products.
Bella from Easton, Pa
I've tried many different kinds of primers and moisturizers that say they control oil/ shine and none of them compare to this! Definitely will be repurchasing!
Cici from Arizona
I have super mega oily skin and this primer with their double wear foundation has managed to tame my oilness. I was literally outside for 30mins in Arizona heat of 115 degrees and makeup looked amazing—wasn't sweating off or anything. Will continue to use
poppy from california
it doesn't do anything. if you want a mattifying primer, try the fenty beauty matte primer. this one made me even oilier
Hannah from IL
I used to use elf hydro grip primer and I felt like my skin got so oily that my makeup still slid off my face despite the sticky primer. I now use this primer and the Estée Lauder double wear foundation and my makeup has never looked better!! I even stopped using as much powder as I used to and I still look perfect & matte after an 8 hour serving shift. I use this in combination with urban decays deslick setting spray and I couldn't be happier.
Vicki from NC
I use this everyday and I am sure it helps underneath my make-up to make it look much better than with no primer.
Mandms4evr from Texas
I've been loving Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation but I was having trouble finding the right primer to use before I applied the foundation. I tried The Mattifier and this is it! Prepares a nice, smooth canvas which smoothes over my pores. Increases wear time and helps keep my face from shining at the end of the day. Love it and will definitely purchase again.
April from Fresno, CA
Under the Double wear foundation, this pair is a match made in heaven!! Especially if you have normal/oily skin, it's mattifying enough to where it doesn't look powdery or cakey even though the foundation is full coverage!!
Maggie from Stockton Ca
I would buy this product again and again for sure love it,
trea from huntington NY
Although I'm over 50, I still get a shiny forehead and nose...this primer under my foundation takes care of that easily with just a tiny dab. Recently, I have been experimenting with "no foundation" and this primer is perfect for that! A bigger dab smeared all over my face and a tiny swoosh of translucent setting powder and I can be foundation free, something I never thought I'd ever do.
Isadora from Scottsdale Arizona
This primer is more like a face lotion. It didn't work for me at all. I'm used primer going on smoothly and then applying my makeup. Returned to store.
La Desi from West texas
This is the best primer for oily, textured skin! I've tried many, and always come back to this one! You won't regret it.
Lola from Austin tx
Love this primer! I have very large pores and it gives my skin a very smooth appearance
Cindyb from Aurora.Il
Love this product! So glad I could still buy it.
Carla from Seattle
I've been using this amazing primer for a few years and I absolutely panic when I can't find it (sold out in multiple stores). I'm always worried they'll discontinue the product. I will state that it's great with any foundation and even better when I use EL Double Wear for oily/combo skin.
Dairon from Lakeland, Fl
I love that it leaves the skin so soft and ready for foundation,and at the same time pores look so blur and so vanish
Rachel from Portland
This is a great product that makes my skin look pore free
Diane from Jacksonville Florida
I don't like the feel
Trance from Colorado
Love this primer! Used with Estée Lauder double wear foundation and kept me oil free a couple hours as to without I'd be oily within 30min if I didn't set my make up with setting powder but with this pimer no setting powder was needed and when I did get shiny I used a little bit of setting powder and I'm oil free again which is pretty awesome considering i have VERY oily skin and my foundation is not moving around on my nose like it normally does 🙌🏻
linda from poland
This product is suitable for use before applying makeup and can help the skin and give it a finishing effect
Karo from New york
I can't find a primer that actually controls my oily skin. I thought it has to work, since I use it together with the estee foundation double wear. It has smooth silky texture. It might work for someone not so oily as me.
Jen7 from New Jersey
I used this a couple of times with an estee lauder foundation. I think its pretty good for controlling oil and shine. It has a good consistency also. I haven't used it as a finisher, i usually use a setting powder from UD or IT on top of my foundation.
Crafty Dee from Oklahoma
I use it every morning under my Estée Lauder foundation. It helps the foundation go on smoothly, and keeps me shine-fee ALL day!
Fams from Orlando
I have very....very oily skin and have tried all types of mattifying primers. I have a dark skin tone and this primer blends easily into my skin leaving no residue, stickiness or visible white cast, unlike others I have tried. It has no fragrance and sits well under makeup. I use fairly lightweight foundations and have not had any issues with pilling or patchiness when applying over this. I find that I do run through this product quickly compared to my other mattifying primers.The squeeze tube is convenient and travel friendly. Seals well and stands well on my vanity. Definitely the one I reach for when I am on the go.
Chaz1 from Belvidere, IL
This product works well to stop you face from oily shine. I use it everyday!