This is a great mattifying primer by L'oreal as someone with combo skin i love this primer for the places that i get oily in. This is a very lightweight primer even though it has a gel like/ silicony feeling it doesnt feel heavy on the skin at all! I love this primer since it really does do what it states, it mattifies my face really well, it helps control my oily areas but it doesnt dry out my face it still provides a good amount of hydration. It manages to help fill my pores in a but which is a plus, it doesnt minimalise them by much but it does do a diffference. It is a little tacky which helps my base sit on the face really well which is another plus. I like how quickly it sinks into my skin and how i only need a small amount for it to be effective. My skins feels really nice and smooth and soft after i apply this which is nice since it helps my foundation look smoother and it doesnt dry me out. I do like this primer especially for the good price.
Reviewed on Wed 28 Aug 2019
I am in my teens with combination, tanned tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with normal texture.
I like how soft my face is feeling after I use this primer. My foundation blends better too.
Unfortunately I don't feel like it's really mattifying. It doesn't work for me. That's the main reason why I wouldn't buy this again.
Might be amazing for somebody with dry/normal skin.
Reviewed on Thu 23 May 2019
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, fair tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, combination with normal texture.
I like this primer. It feels nice on the skin, quite velvety and soft. It is silicone like and does mattify but not overly so. You do get a lot in the tube but I also find I need to use quite a lot because it doesn’t spread well. All in all, a good product that does what it says in the tin, however for a reason that I can’t quite put my finger on, I’m not rushing out to buy it again.
Reviewed on Mon 28 Jan 2019
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, fair tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is medium brown, combination with coarse texture.
Sets a good base for foundation, and gives a nice smooth feel to your face! I don't use primer too often but this one is always in my drawers. It is really worth trying as it's affordable and gives a lovely finish.
Reviewed on Thu 01 Nov 2018
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, medium tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is red, oily with normal texture.
Having using benefit porefressional in the past I could honestly say this is a dupe which I prefer. The tube is large and good value for money, low price and only a little is needed. This smooths over face leaving it matte yet with a soft velvety finish which gives a great base for makeup. This makes my makeup last a bit longer and helps prevent getting oily. This also hasn’t make my breakout after 3 uses, which I rate as some primers do! LOVE ✨
Reviewed on Mon 23 Apr 2018
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is light brown, combination with normal texture.
Ive been using this primer on and off for a few weeks. Its got to be my go to primer now and i will be buying again. It keeps my make up on place, makes my skin feel like silk when applied and a little bit goes a long way so is great value for money. I love the finish it gives my make up as it helps create a flawless finish.
Reviewed on Sat 20 Jan 2018
I am in my mid 20's with sensitive, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is medium brown, dry with normal texture.
Somehow feel that without this on as a primer, my makeup does not stay put and can tend to look oily through the day. This goes on so smoothly, banishing pores and any uneven skin texture giving a perfect base for foundation application- great product and so reasonable!!
Reviewed on Thu 18 Jan 2018
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, tanned tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, normal with normal texture.
Perfect!! This is my second primer EVER!! As ive only just got really serious doing my make up properly, and now i know what it actually does. Its very smooth, leaving you with very soft skin. And it does help keeping your make up looking amazing and stay. Defo worth the money will buy again and it must need in any make up bag.
Reviewed on Wed 03 Jan 2018
I am in my mid 20's with normal, light tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
This primer helps to minimise the appearance of pores and provides the perfect base for make up. I find it makes blending my foundation way easier and appear smoother. While there are other primers that do a better job at pore filling, this one is the best all rounder that I have come across. I find that it doesn't really make my make up last longer but it makes it look better through out the day
Reviewed on Tue 02 Jan 2018
I am in my late teens/early 20's with acne/problem, fair tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is blonde, oily with fine texture.
✨I am an avid user of Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer... and this is honestly the next best thing! It smooths onto the skin really easily and leaves it feeling super soft. Once applied, it evens the skins texture and truly gives a matte finish and a true blank canvas for your makeup to be applied. My pores genuinely look much better and minimised when using this product, with reduced shine on my skin too. The price tag of £8.99 is incredible for a product which mimics Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer really well. This is a definite must have for your makeup haul!
Reviewed on Tue 31 Oct 2017
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, tanned tone skin and green eyes. My hair is medium brown, combination with fine texture.
This primer does its job and it spreads really well. Unfortuently it feels a bit greasy which I don't like lol but it makes your makeup last so long and will make your face really smooth after applying your makeup.
Reviewed on Fri 15 Sep 2017
I am in my late teens/early 20's with normal, fair tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
I love this primer as it spreads well and settles instantly. I don't find I have to wait long before applying foundation and it doesn't get too greasy if I apply too much like other primers. I find squeezing out a little line about 2cm long is perfect for me. Would highly recommend as a budget primer.
Reviewed on Wed 21 Jun 2017
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is red, normal with normal texture.
I really quite like this primer. I suffer from having very dry skin and some primers dry it out, but this doesn't in the slightest. With it, my foundation lasts all day and gives it a very smooth and even finish.
Reviewed on Tue 20 Jun 2017
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, fair tone skin and green eyes. My hair is blonde, dry with normal texture.
I'm currently on my second tube of this primer, and I'd say it's pretty decent stuff.
The formula is light and provides a perfect base under my foundation, and is better than other drugstore primers that can be too thick and heavy on the skin.
The only downside is that you need to give it time to sink in, otherwise it feels slightly oily and can leave your foundation feeling tacky on the skin, but leave it to settle in and it's fine.
I'd buy it again as a good drugstore primer, but it won't replace my Benefit Porefessional just yet!
Reviewed on Sun 16 Apr 2017
I am in my mid 20's with combination, brown tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, normal with normal texture.
I had run out of my normal primer and bought this in a bit of a rush in a supermarket. It works quite well on my oily t zone and my make stays quite well in place for most of the day. Don't put too much on, as it can feel greasy, but it does settle. I usually sort out my hair in the meantime.
Reviewed on Sun 19 Mar 2017
I am in my late 40's/early 50's with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, processed with normal texture.
I wasn't really expecting much from this primer because I'm soo obessed with the original B. Primer but this is soo similar. It totally smoothes out my skin and fills my pores. I'm not sure if it makes any difference on the lasting power but I'd buy it again just because of how good of a base it gives me. Highly recommend :)
Reviewed on Sat 17 Sep 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with normal, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is medium brown, dry with normal texture.
Infallible Mattifying Primer by L'Oreal
Where to Buy
Prices last updated 14 October 2019.
Where to Buy
L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer is available to buy at lookfantastic, HQhair.com, Fragrance Direct, Feelunique, Boots.com, and Beauty Expert.