Pros: controls oil well. Cons: a little too drying for my skin, left my skin(sensitive) feeling a little burning, difficult to spread around the face, rubbing around my face irritated it.
This is the first primer I have ever tried but unfortunately it wasn't for me. I use a compact powder foundation, and the primer made my skin look patchy. I think this would work better with a good liquid foundation. I do still use it on my eyelids when I use eye shadow or eye liner, and it stays put all day.
A little bit goes a long way! Keeps me matte all day & I love that it has salicylic acid.
Wow this primer was lame! Seriously I thought this primer would be good because I had heard good things about it but no to my dismay it turned out to be utter garbage. As soon as I put it on it was flaky and the consistency was weird. I patted it on and it was still no good. The only good thing was the clean scent but honestly that didn't help the overall aspect of this primer because honestly it was bad. Overall I would not buy this EVER again.
Plain and simple this works for me. I have really oily skin. This mattifies my skin and keeps it oil free ALL DAY! Legit. I put my makeup on at 7am. Worked a 12 hour shift and my makeup still looks as fresh as it did when I put it on. The trick is not to use too much. Yes, it can be a bit tricky since it dries quickly. But once you get it down pat it works like a dream. well, at least it does for me. So glad I found this!
Whoa, I am shocked at all the negative reviews! Yes, this is very thick and a bit tricky to spread. But it's not really THAT hard. And I'm guessing if it's making your foundation not blend properly, you're either applying too much, or you're not giving it adequete time to set. I have true combination skin--pretty darn oily in the T-zone and pretty dry under my cheekbones to my jawline. Long-wearing/ matte foundations tend to go patchy and look awful in my dry areas (no matter how well I moisturize beforehand); hydrating/ creamy foundations make me look like I've got bacon grease on my forehead. This is the perfect solution! It mattifies my T-zone so I can wear a hydrating foundation that will sit right on the rest of my face! I can wear my foundation literally all day ( a good solid 14 hours or so) and there is NO oil to be found. And my foundation really adheres to it, so it does not fade/ move. Amazing! Plus, it's a fraction of the price of most other primers!
Tough to rub in and it didn't make my makeup last longer. It smelt fresh but it didn't make my face matte
yuck! This has the texture of glue, and you have to apply a TON at a time or it won't spread out at all. This made my skin break out and didn't at all help with oil or shine control.
I've been using the Beautifully Matte Make up Base for 6 years every day and am just about to finish my second tube. I'd initially bought it after moving to Dubai as I wanted a shine-control base for my face.
The white paste is very firm and not easy to work with, which also made me reluctant to use it all over my face for fear of clogging my pores. I use it as an eye shadow primer instead and it makes powders adhere to my oily eyelids for over 18 hours. I also use it for specific areas on my T-zone before applying concealer.
I've got my third tube of this product sitting in wait. The price point is very good value given how long one tube lasts, and compares very favourably to other eye shadow primers.
this is a must have primer for me! fantastic for oily acne prone or combination skin types. I put this on with my finger and rub a small amount on. If you moisturize before this make sure you let that dry before you apply this. If you had an issue with it balling up, then you used TOO MUCH