This product made my pores disappear! I was so happy when I used it for the first time. As a new makeup artist I have found than it doesn’t work on all skin types; I’ve found that it makes foundation look worse on dry skin as it breaks up. So I would only recommend it for normal to oily skin.
I love this product and would definitely repurchase as it is a cult favourite !!!
Reviewed on Mon 22 Jul 2019
I am in my late teens with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with normal texture.
I feel like I'm the only person ever to dislike this primer. It's not awful but I find the texture offputting (it feels like a sort of silicone putty) and I feel like it sits awkwardly on top of my skin, not really blending into my skin or mixing well with makeup. It might be because I use light, water based foundations but if I want a blurring primer, I reach for Bobbi Brown's mattifying primer or Hylamide's HA blur instead of this one.
Reviewed on Fri 12 Jul 2019
I am in my late 30's/early 40's with normal, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, oily with fine texture.
This is a brilliant little primer which sits well over the matching moisturiser. The product looks like a light coloured wax and feels pleasantly thick upon application, but in a good way. It blurs out any imperfections and fills fine lines and pores to create a smooth makeup base. I don’t feel that there is any room for improvement with this one, I’ll most certainly be buying it again!
Reviewed on Fri 12 Jul 2019
I am in my late 30's/early 40's with normal, light tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is black, normal with fine texture.
I have very oily skin and large pores and this works perfectly to cover my pores and keeps my skin matte and my makeup up in place all day. However in some areas it does make me skin rather dry and it is quite hard to make it cover the whole face. I recommend only using it in the t zones.
Reviewed on Thu 27 Jun 2019
I am in my late teens/early 20's with oily, light tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
I understand that this may be on the more expensive side of cosmetic products but it is a great primer if you are willing to splash out for this product.
It had a gorgeous finish - doesn’t leave skin oily but it is definitely more of a dewy primer.
Great quality product and very long lasting.
Applies really well with both fingers and a brush.
My only complaint would be that it is quite expensive - would recommend buying the travel size version if you are not sure if it will work for you.
Overall, it is a great primer and I would recommend.
Reviewed on Wed 29 May 2019
I am in my teens with normal, fair tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
Excellent primer that helps with smoothing the skin so that the foundation is applied nicely without it settling into the pores. I would highly recommend it for oily skin. As for those who have big pores , I personally do not have this issue and therefore cannot say if it does minimise your pores. My foundation also seems to last longer with this on ☺️ It is however on the pricier side hence why I took a star out.
Reviewed on Sun 24 Mar 2019
I am in my mid 30's with combination, light tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
I forgot how much I loved this! Recently found it in my makeup draw and its great! My face feels silky smooth after applying it and it minimises my pores. My foundation just goes on so much better when using it and I find my face isn't as shiny either.
Reviewed on Mon 18 Mar 2019
I am in my late teens/early 20's with acne/problem, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, dry with fine texture.
This primer is good for in the summer, it’s minimises the size of pores on your face and helps makeup apply better to the skin as the skin doesn’t look as texturised. For me, this was good in summer where I tend to get more oily skin. However, I felt that the primer didn’t last me that long and that it was very drying on my skin so it was more difficult for me to apply foundation on the top. If you have more oily skin then I’d recommend but any dry skin then I’d steer away as it did make my foundation crack in certain places.
Reviewed on Sun 30 Dec 2018
I am in my late teens with sensitive, fair tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with fine texture.
This is a wonderful primer! I absolutely love it! The application is very smooth and makes my skin feel so soft! It also lasts a very long time and a little bit of it covers quite a large area of the face. I would definitely recommend anyone looking for a primer to get this product.
Reviewed on Sat 08 Dec 2018
I am in my teens with normal, tanned tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
Now don’t get me wrong I LOVE benefit cosmetics but this product was not for me :(
I feel as though when I applied it under my concealer it made it look rough and bumpy and when I went to apply concealer or foundation to my nose after priming, it felt like it slipped off and didn’t last long at all :(
It feels quite greasy when going onto my skin, this isn’t because of oil however because it tends to only be my forehead and eyelids that are oily; my nose is quite normal, although the product itself isn’t my favourite the packaging I can’t falut whatsoever if you buy the full size one it lasts a very long time depending on how much you use it, before you buy the full size one you can buy the mini version as more of a tester. With this product I would definitely recommend doing that because of the mixed feelings people have, altough lots of people swear by this product it just isn’t for me :(
Reviewed on Mon 03 Dec 2018
I am in my teens with combination, light tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is medium brown, normal with normal texture.
Although I am oily around the nose and dry around the rest of my skin, this product dried my nose and caused irritation. It did not prevent shine in my opinion and gave a rough texture below foundation and powder. Although others swear by this primer, girls and boys around me who have used this agree with me and would not buy again.
Reviewed on Sun 11 Nov 2018
I am in my late teens with combination, light tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
Great for T-zone to control oil and minimise pores. Foundations sit nicer in skin when I use this primer. I am honest I am not reaching for any other since I bought this primer and for texture skin is great. I give it 4 star because I think they exaggerated on the price, a tube goes a long way... oil free and doesn’t clog pores so it’s a safe option for acne prone skin. But it’s not a miracle... if we use an amplifier mirror we can still see our pores and we need to accept them cause we need them to exist.
Reviewed on Sat 29 Sep 2018
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, light tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
This primer has a nice texture and does somewhat minimise the appearance of pores however I can't wear this with foundation all day without having to re-apply powder as the oils in my skin become really prominent throughout the day starting to break apart my foundation; as I have combination/ oily skin. I don't think this primer is best suited for people with oily skin but would be good for people with normal skin.
Reviewed on Sun 16 Sep 2018
I am in my late teens with combination, fair tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
This is probably my favourite primer. It's a cute peachy colour but goes onto the skin clear and makes my skin feel silky like Smashbox's best seller. I wouldn't say pores are an issue for me and this didn't do a lot, but it did do more than others to make them look smaller. My makeup stayed smooth for hours with this so it's great for longevity. I've knocked a star off for the price, I think I'd look around for discounts rather than pay £27! But this is a primer I'd recommend and can see why it's a best seller.
Reviewed on Sat 08 Sep 2018
I am in my mid 20's with normal, medium tone skin and grey eyes. My hair is light brown, dry with fine texture.