I actually really like this primer. At first I didn't cause I paired it with the foundation from the same line. Under my mac studio fix fluid it's perfect. I haven't found anything that works as well as my favorite mac prep and prime skin refined zoned but that's $25 for a tiny tube.
The rimmel definitely comes somewhat close, it keeps my matte doesn't irritate my skin and somewhat minimizes the appearance of pore.
Doesn't really have a scent, comes out as a lotion which is odd for something that is mattifying. Doesn't have the gross silicone primer feel like most do. Plus the price is right. I just bought a back up cause I'm almost out of the first tube.
This is definitely for oilier skin types but normal skin types may find this useful in the the summer.
OMG best primer ever, hands down!! This stuff is better than my rimmel skin perfecting primer. It really does keep my skin matte for a majority of the day and i couldn't hav asked for a better primer. It's a white thick cremey texture and has a light to no fragrance. The packaging is SUPER cute but the lid is a pain to screw on when I'm in a rush. I got this at my local Walmart for super cheap- under $10 but not sure of the exact price. Will most definitely repurchase!
This is a great find! I'm used to using Benefit's Porefessional Primer which is nice, but it's nothing special and it's $40 CND a tube! I decided to try this drugstore matte primer for my normal combination skin and wow, it's really great and especially for the price! I bought it for $7 CND, it comes in a great sized tube and I like that it's white sort of like a lotion, and it smoothes over my skin nicely, I use about a nickel-size for reference. I find it spreads well, I just wait about 5 minutes for my moisturizer to settle before I put on my primer and begin to do my makeup. I find makeup sits so much better with a primer, and it's important to find a primer that doesn't feel like a mask, and this one certainly doesn't! It is very matte and my skin does not look shiny throughout the day. I do add a matte powder at the end of makeup routine anyhow, so I am unsure if this would work completely on its own. Anyhow, great find, highly recommended! I will definitely re-purchase this and use it all year around…I will also try the new Maybelline primer at some point too.
Rimmel Stay Matte Primmer is a great find for me. It was 6.99 with 1.00 off coupon at Walgreen's. The packaging is a tube; which I enjoy. It's thick, no silicone feel, but provides all day oil control and matte. Make-up will smooth over. For me, the pores are not noticeable. Also, I enjoyed to the price. I'm use to getting high-end primers, but this a great find. Worth the purchase. As I said in the beginning, I found mine at Walgreen's with a coupon attached. CVS pharmacy didn't have this product. I will purchase again.
Great drugstore primer, already have a backup of it. Really inexpensive, water-based primer, which is great for water-based foundations/BB creams.
Works well for oily skin, but I'm not sure if it's an HG yet. So far, I definitely like it better than the Fix & Perfect Primers
I bought this because I needed primer and it was slightly cheaper than the fix and perfect and it was new so I decided I'd try it. I thought I'd add it to my stash because I'm not normally a matte finish kind I girl. I generally opt or dewy. However, on a whim in the drugstore I bought this, the new stay matte foundation and the tried and true stay matte powder. Whims are powerful, I think. Anyway, with the foundation from the collection it looked nice. It didn't help things go on much easier and it didn't necessarily help my makeup to stay (for a mattifying product at least, which tend to last longer anyhow) but it did look nice with the stay matte foundation. Very matte indeed. I'm not an exceptionally oily person, but it didn't stay matte all day, not without the powder at least. Unfortunately, it doesn't work very well with other foundations like one of my favorites, revlon color stay whipped. It made my face look dry under this foundation and the other couple I tried it with that were not of the stay matte collection. Anyway, it's decent but quite unnecessary. The best thing about it is that it actually does diminish pores and moreover makes your skin look pretty damn good on its own.
Okay so I ran out of my Too Faced Primed Poreless primer which I was absolutely in love with, but I am only got a sample size from their Beauty Blogger Darlings set. So, knowing that without a good primer, I'm screwed! So I went out to Wal Mart to see what I can find and I found this cutie near the corresponding product, Stay Matte Foundation. I tested the texture in feeling at the store and said "Why the hell not?" At home, I admired the packaging, a tube a little below the size of a mechanical pencil and full of product, and the design is so adorable. When I started applying my makeup, I used about a nickel, maybe a quarter size and dotted it all over my face (I have combo/oily skin with tons of pores and lines).The texture is creamy, reminds me of something I'd use in my hair, but it's not sticky. Upon rubbing it in I fell absolutely in LOVE with the feeling. It feels, to me at least, very hydrating and cool on the skin. There's not a noticeable scent to it, smells like typical primer to me. I let it set for about two minutes and carried on with the rest of my makeup routine. I go to school from 8 AM-3:30PM and while it does a pretty good job of keeping things together, I wouldn't say it's amazing or my HG Primer just yet. It keeps your skin semi-matte, I would say, I got somewhat oily on my t-zone which is normal so I won't really deduct anything for that. The price, about 6 dollars, makes it a steal. I'd recommend this for those who have combo/oily or normal skin, if you have dry skin... I'd find another product. Despite the moisturizing feeling it gave me, it clung to the dry parts that I didn't apply lotion onto. I would definitely buy again, or until I find my HG for a similar price at the drugstore!
Also this is NOT a dupe for Too Faced's Primed Poreless primer.
Not for me. I prefer the more silicone-y primers. Like the previous reviewer, this does not spread well, did not make my makeup stay on longer (actually, it made it separate!) and just did not make me look all that good. I'll try it a few more times (sucker for punishment) and then give it away.
Skin type: moderate acne (6-10+ active spots), oily all over, dry around certain acne spots, uneven skin tone due to acne scars (not deep, just miscolored surface level spots), fair with yellow undertones. Basically, my skin is every girls worst nightmare.
I will admit that I don't use a primer. I know that it would help even out my large pores, but every time I have tried a primer (just a pea sized drop) I have always ended up oilier than on days I don't wear a primer - and trust me, I wanted this matte primer to work with me and wore it under 3 different foundations and it did poorly with all of them.
The texture of this primer is different from other ones I have tried. It does not have a sliky, silicone feel to it - it was more of a dry lotion feeling. It didn't feel bad, just different and not like primers I have used before. Also, I found that even if I dabbed a pea sized amount in multiple spots all over my face or just a big dot on each cheek, my nose, forehead, and chin, that it the primer did not spread very well/far. I felt like the primer had already sunk into my skin before I have the chance to spread it and distribute it on my skin evenly.
Overall, not a bad product, there were just too many things about it that didn't work with my skin.
Keeps my foundation on, love the product by itself on my face (if I didn't have acne I'd literally just use this and walk out the door) because my face is already so oily. Gives a nice matte finish and would definitely buy it again for the price.