Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector

Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
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100 reviews

60% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$


Water, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Oleanolic Acid.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

One word: WOW! I have extremely oily skin and I've tried several mattifying primer. The Makeup Forever is really good, but BECCA's is the BEST I ever tried.

Warning: This primer is for oily/very oily skin. Other skin types will find it drying and patchy. Yes is pricey but totally worth it. I hope they never discontinue it

You can watch my review/demo here:

on 7/19/2016 11:24:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have skin that likes to severely dry out at both corners of my mouth. They get red, itchy, flaky, and cracked. All in all not a good look. But my skin stays pretty oily in my t-zone and everywhere else. I began using Belif products to combat that dryness and while it has helped (I've been using Belif for almost a year now and my skin has not dried out once) it has also made my skin shiny since I moisturize only. Instead of venturing out and finding products to combat the oiliness as well (I call it angering the beast that is my dry skin) I have stuck with what works for me.

After dealing with the shininess for a few weeks, I decided enough was enough and made a special trip to my local Sephora store. There I got the help of an associate who told me about this product. I walked out with a small sample and now have been using it for about a week. I must say that I LOVE this primer. It minimizes my pores, holds down the foundation so it's not slipping around, and controls the shine. I should also note that I do "bake" my face every morning with the Too Faced Primed & Poreless Powder (loose not pressed). And might I say this is fast becoming a HG product for me. I will definitely be purchasing the product when I am out of the sample. You do not need to dispense a lot of product for it to cover your whole face. I would say half of a pea size will be more than enough. Also, when the product is first applied and rubbed in it has a tacky feeling to it but I just let it be while i do other things for a couple of minutes and then it is fine to apply your makeup.

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on 7/7/2016 1:37:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Dark, Cool

Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

The majority of the year, my skin is pretty dry, but when Chicago gets that spell of hot AND humid weather, this primer is a must. A small pea sized amount keeps my makeup both sweat and oil proof. Pretty amazing stuff.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 6/26/2016 8:51:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have mixed feelings about this.
It's very thick but easy to put on, it's definitely affective to skin with pretty visible pores.
It makes my matte foundation seem too matte for my taste, and I didn't plan on buying a new foundation with a different finish.
A little bit of product will do go a long way with this.
I don't know if I would buy this again.

on 6/26/2016 10:06:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This product has become indispensable in my makeup stash. I live in a tropical climate and have normal/ combination skin. After a walk outside or grabbing coffee, my face would look so oily from the humidity. If you don't know what I am talking about, consider yourself lucky. Powdering and/or blotting became a big part of my life, and I hated being That Girl. I picked this up at Sephora, although the SA tried to convince me that this is only for people with very very oily skin (not me) and wanted me to try the smashbox primer instead. Becca's primer doesn't have the siliconey feel of many other primers, and it works! I apply a tiny tiny amount to my fingers and blot onto my nose and forehead. I powder for good measure, and I am set for the day! Beware applying too much. It will turn white on your skin and be hard to remove. Works beautifully with Becca's ever matte foundation, although most days I wear only the primer. If you live in a more normal climate, this product is probably too much, but for those of you in the tropics or in very humid areas, I highly highly recommend.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I don't like to write reviews after using a product just a few times, but this is one of those fields phenomenal products you try and want to tell everyone you found.

I have really oily skin, so I did two light applications to my t zone, plus one to my neck and the outer corner of my eyelid crease. I use an eye primer, but my outer crease would global up, run down my lid and I'd get mascara and eyeliner smudgies. Dabbing this away took off my concealer and showed my undereye vein. In other words... it sucked.

On my face; when I tried one application I was oily by about noon. With the double layer wearing Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Hourglass powders I was able to do (on a 90° day)

- 1 hour of gardening
- shopping / running errands
- clean my fridge
- clean out my car

I only had to touch up once. Normally I can just wipe a melted mess off my face, but with all of that it stayed.

on 6/24/2016 9:25:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

I had heard so many amazing things about this primer so I finally took the plunge and bought it. Being oily skinned I had very high hopes. Alas they were for nothing.

Pros: A little product goes a long way. If this product works for you then the tube will last for ages.

Cons: Despite what the name says if you have oily, sometimes oily or even combination skin this product will increase the oiliness of your skin. I usually habe to blot my skin in Summer however rarely in winter. When I use this Primer I use more blotting papers because my skin produces almost twice the amount of oil. I won't repurchase. There are much better primers out there.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 6/9/2016 4:27:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I never really write any reviews, but I was really looking forward to get this product, and was so disappointed after using it. So after reading and watching (youtube) basically every reviews of this primer, I decided to purchase it.

I normally use Urban Decay Naked Skin, and am quite happy with the foundation, however, recently I've experienced that my skin has gone from oily to VERY oily, so frustrating.. I've tried several mattifying primers, and so far none has helped me..
Recently I've been using Smashbox Light primer (for oily skin), and I have actually also tried Nivea After Shave Sensitive balm - which worked for a few weeks, but then my skin just got really oily. I do have to mention that it is summer, and quite humid, but I currently live in England (north) - so it isn't exactly Spain.

I have only been using the Becca primer for two days, but the first day I decided to put it over my foundation, my skin got matte instantly, but after two hours I could feel that my skin was starting to get oily. So the next day I decided to try to wear it under my foundation, again my skin looked so matte and nice for about 3 hours this time... and then it got super oily. SO FRUSTRATING.

I've read several instructions on how to apply the primer, so I'm pretty sure that I am applying it correctly. My foundation actually looked really good with this primer (at least for the first hour) - as it looked very matte. It doesn't really have any smell to it. The texture is quite thick, but after "warming it up" between your fingers, it softens up. However, you need to be really careful with how you apply it as you could experience to get some "dry patches", I would defiantly recommend to have a second look at your makeup before heading out as the dry patches may come up later when everything has "dried out".

If you're planning to get this primer, I would defiantly get a sample version ( I would have done that if I had the option).

Since it was quite expensive I am going to give it a few more days to see if anything changes. As mentioned, I study in England, but will be going back to Norway next week, so I'm going to see if it has anything to do with the weather etc. I'll write an update next week.

I've also ordered the primer from Make up For ever: step 1 mattifying - I'm hoping this will work on my oily skin. - Will be posting a review when I get the product.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This stuff does not work. I have yet to find a primer that actually does what it's supposed to. This stuff made my face look ashy.

on 6/2/2016 2:07:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

The Award for the Longest Learning Curve - (truly) -

JMJ (that's Jesus, Mary & Joseph for your reference!.), what a learning curve I've been having with this product. I've tried samples, tried it in store, bought and returned a full-size tube and now I'm giving it another go-round. Yet again.

First - my skin.
Combination usually, but humid weather and Summer sees it morph into a shiny, oily mess despite the use of mattifying primers and the best foundations for oily skin including Kat Von D. Lock-It, Guerlain's Parure, Dior's Forever and others too numerous to count. Did I mention the plethora of mattifying powders, both loose and pressed? All goes well for a while but time in a heated restaurant, bar or outdoors and then, no matter how many coffee-house napkins I apply, the shine is palpable. Photos do not lie even with crafty amateur photoshopping courtesy of Moi.
My pores look like mini-craters and close up resemble sponges.

It's worse at the top sides of my nose and the skin just under the eye socket, followed by the forehead space between the brows and above that. The areas either side of my nose are disgustingly greasy on a muggy day, too. I'm tired of hearing PC blathering about Self-Acceptance blah, blah, and 'shut-the-heck-up' blah...

Women who tell me this usually have awful skin themselves or else they are those lucky souls possessed with poreless, even-toned complexions.

Is it too much to ask for a matte complexion?

I've read everything out there about how to apply, including the video from that sweet boy on Paula Begoun's site. I've tried waiting the requisite amount of time, I've tried patting and refrained from the taboo rubbing of the skin and what seems to be working - FOR NOW - is
rubbing it between the fingers till warm and then PAT - PAT - PAT - where it's needed. NO
going over the same area or a white cast appears.


This does NOT work as an actual primer for me, ie. worn UNDER foundation. I've been using it in one of 3 ways:

1..In lieu of powder (OVER the Revlon Photo Ready Perfecting Primer for a bare-bones, no makeup look - that particular primer incidentally, gets my strongest recommendation, but that's another story and another review). My experience with that particular primer just be my first Five Star review to date.

2. Applied immediately after powdering to needed areas.

3. As a top-up after 3-4 hours.
The 12 hour lasting hype did not apply - sadly - to my skin.

Your skin will be a bit dry, it is true. You will waste about half a tube trying to get it right for your particular skin and daily skin/makeup routine.

The Plus side is that it seems to be working. For now. Will keep this review updated.
The Cons is the ridiculous price. $36.00 exc. tax for such a mingy amount? I must be daft to spend so much but those of us who suffer with oily pores the size of Brazil will try many things to achieve a matte complexion for a special event or at most, a few paltry hours.

Fingers crossed.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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