Effectively covers large pores, especially on the nose. Light formula is easy to apply, goes on smoothly without balling or clumping. Keeps oily skin matte throughout the day. Stops foundation and concealer from creasing. Pleasant tea tree oil smell.
Formula tends to emphasize dry, flaky patches of skin.
Applies smoothly and evenly with a cool, soothing effect on the skin. Smooths out pores and fine lines for a flawless finish. Formula never clings to dry patches and keeps makeup in place all day. Effectively keeps oil in check for a long-lasting matte finish.
Strong peach scent may not appeal to everyone.
Primer effectively locks makeup in place for all-day staying power. Provides a truly matte finish without drying your skin. Velvet-smooth texture wears well under makeup. Easy-to-apply product has a light, pleasant scent.
When worn on its own, primer can leave a white cast.
Primer has a high SPF for added sun protection. Applies smoothly and evenly, effectively blurring large pores and fine lines. Matte finish is long-lasting. Primer keeps makeup locked in place even on oily skin. A little product goes a long way and blends easily.
Works best under liquid foundations, but struggles with powder ones.
With a blend of oil-fighting ingredients, this mattifying face primer leaves you with a soft and smooth complexion that makes skin look even, poreless, and shine-free. Great to wear as a base to makeup or on its own, you’ll have an even, velvety skin tone all day long.
Other buyers noticed fragrance in primer was a little strong.
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Mattifying primers are applied under foundation to keep makeup matte and in place for long stretches of time. Additionally, applying primer helps to smooth out fine lines and large pores, giving your skin an even, flawless appearance. You can find both water-based and silicone-based primers. A good rule of thumb is to match your products. For example, a water-based primer would not mix well with an oil-based foundation. More often than not, a little bit of primer goes a long way, so even a smaller bottle will last you. Much like foundation, mattifying primers have a shelf life of roughly one and a half to two years.
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