Best primer I have ever used! Filled in my pores, silky matte finish, made my La Mer foundation powder go on ever silkier! I can't go without it.
I do like this primer, However it does not do too much for oil control.
The feel is nice & I do think in fill's in pores a bit, but honestly not really worth the 30 dollar price tag.
When it comes to primers I can be picky. I am not going to spend money on a product and then spend time applying it everyday if it is doing little to nothing. I have always liked the idea of primers and over the last few years I have tried: MAC prep+prime, Smashbox photofinish, Napaleon Perdis autopiolet, Laura Mercier oil-free and one from Fresh. I did not like any of them. I didn't really feel that any of them did anything special for my skin that my regular skincare and makeup routine was not already accomplishing.
I was ready to give up on primers. Enter Too Faced Primed and Poreless and I am a true believer in the power of a great primer. My skin feels amazingly smooth and soft and matte, but in a healthy way, and it stays that way all day. My makeup stays fresh looking all day as well. My biggest thrill with this primer is how it smooths the actual texture of my skin, making bumps less noticable and almost completely ridding me of the semi-large pores that have been the bane of my existence for years now.
Overall I have to say this is amazing. I would even say it is HG status. This is the first product I have ever purchased from Too Faced and I love how the one and only product I have ever been inspired to try from this line turns out to be HG! I will most definitely buy this again and again.
After sampling or testing a variety of high end primers, I made the investment in Primed & Poreless. While Smashbox's Photo Finish was a tough competitor, this lightly tinted product won out. I have since bought the Smashbox primer, and think that Too Faced is much better overall.
- makes skin feel amazingly soft throughout the day
- primes face to receive foundation wonderfully (I only use liquid foundation and cannot attest to other types). No way that foundation on naked skin could look or last as well as with P&P.
- a little goes a long, long way
- the price is a bit steep so I'll seek out Ebay sellers next time I need to purchase
I am addicted to primers and highlighters, if something is new and has an added benefit, or a cute package, I'll cave and get it. I tried this one in a mini that came in the current Walk of Shame set for $39 at Sephora, which I love, btw. Since trying it, I bought the full size and don't regret it at all. I don't really have major skin issues, I'm pale with some visible pores and redness to cover up and this works great. I often skip foundation if the primer does the trick, and this one does allow me to go foundation-free most days! I like this, but do keep in mind it is a silicone based formula, so make sure you like that before buying.
Update- It's like 10 months later of using this primer probably every other day and I still love it! Will def repurchase!
This is EXACTLY the same as Clinique's pore minizer primer only in a bigger tube. And just like Clinique's, it broke me out really badly. This really isn't a primer as much as a foundation/spackle. Not breathable at all. This should be for dryer, good skin gals only. I'll stick with Smashbox Lite, thank you.
After going through Smashbox, MUFE and Cover FX primers I've decided that this one is the absolute best. If you try it on at Sephora on half of your face you can/will see a difference. It instantly hides your pores and even though it is silky feeling when you put it on, it dries matte a few minutes later and smells amazing. The only down side about this is how small it is. For thirty bucks I expected something a bit larger.
Really love this! My skin is schizto, for reference, combo with dry irritated patches and extremely sensitive.
PROS: NO breakouts!!!
hides my enormous pores
gives a matte finish
feels so good going on, not greasy at all
makes my skin feel sooooo soft
evens my skin tone, red blotches, dry spots, etc
makes my CS fndn last forever!
CONS: price! Wish It wasn't $30 since I use quite a bit of this.
EDIT: After writing this review, I put on my m/u today and totally forgot to put this on! haha! My Colorstay fndn looks like a crappy pale mask! Now I know how much I truly need this product =)
I'm on the fence about this one. I tried it as a primer under my Merle Norman mineral makeup, and to me, that defeats the purpose of putting the more "pure" mineral makeup on my skin. However, I find that if I use this primer ONLY under my undereye concealer, ie. the Luxiva concealer with the double pan, in "cameo", I get a much better result. Not sure yet about how it would perform as a primer as the one day that I used it all over my face, my face appeared shinier than usual. I'll update as necessary.
ok, i will admit i got this from a friend who works for Too Faced, but i SWEAR my review is completely unbiased by that fact; that said, this stuff is AMAZING. i have tried and wanted to love many primers, but none has been quite right. Philosophy's "the Present" came close, but i still was missing...something.
Primed & Poreless has it all -- primer qualities, a slight (though universal) tint that evens out skin tone, and all the extra goodies that make skin look, feel, and BE better.
i am almost 34, but i have adult acne and sensitive, oily-side-of-combination-but-getting-drier-as-i-age skin, so usually ONE of those problems is irritated. i've been using the P&P for a week or so now, and my skin has only IMPROVED. even though i got my usual PMS breakout, it was actually less severe than usual. my skin feels softer and smoother, and i'm having to use less foundation/tinted moisturizer to acheive a flawless-yet-natural look. my pores, which generally appear visible even with foundation ON -- much less off -- actually look smaller and tighter WITHOUT makeup now!
seriously, this stuff is so great i'm considering finding out whether it would be ok to wear at night, as a treatment of sorts (because of all the good ingredients, including retinol)!
i even let a good friend (a fellow MAC freelance artist) try this, and her reaction was "ooooh....OOOOH!!!" she also commented on how silky and smooth it felt on her skin.
the slight tint - which is pretty universal unless you are super dark - evens out the complexion just enough without really covering, so if you have at least relatively clear skin, it's easy to get away with wearing just the P&P, a little concealer on any spots, and undereye concealer, and still look great.
also, my cream blush blends excellently over this without pilling, and even powder blush goes on so much more smoothly and well-blended. i've NEVER had my blush look so perfect and natural, even when i pile it on (which i do sometimes, for a very bright cheek).
i like that the packaging is sanitary, and that when i'm down to the last of it, i can always cut the tube open to get a little bit more use. :)
so yeah...go get this...like, yesterday!