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on 10/19/2016 4:19:00 AM
More reviews by Debratante
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
This primer is a game changer! I simply pat it on and let it dry for several minutes. My foundation glides on smoother than ever before and it stays matte until I wash it off at night! It's expensive, but worth it!
on 9/10/2016 7:10:00 PM
More reviews by corielle
Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
I have really oily skin and I almost always have to use a primer if i don't want my skin looking like an oil slick or have my makeup breaking up within a few hours of application. I've tried quite a few different primers and for the most part many primers do their job but this ever matte poreless primer is truly at the top of the list. The application process is very important here or it will just not work and you'll end up hating it. I think a lot of the ppl that hate this product do so because they arent applying it correctly. Also i wouldn't suggest this for dry skin types. Possibly normal but definitely oily and combination skin. After trying it once and it balling up on me like glue I was ready to take it back but then I saw ppl on YouTube saying you need to warm the product between your fingertips and then blot, pat and press it into the skin notably to the most oily parts of your face (I use more in my T-zone and less, if any, on my cheeks)If you do this you are guranteed to get the most benefits from this primer. I've even heard of ppl using this primer OVER their make up & loving that way of applying it also. My makeup went on super smooth over this and it really helped keep me super matte throughout the evening. Pairing this with the Becca ultimate coverage crème is a sure bet for a matte face. I bought the small size from Sephora for $18. If I was wearing full face makeup every day I'd see a reason to purchase the bigger bottle but its pricey and so the small tube will be more than enough for me right now. I highly recommend this for oily girls.
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on 8/26/2016 1:39:00 PM
More reviews by raami
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse
I tried several times to use this as a foundation primer. Applied in my usual manner-balls up, white and patchy looking. warmed between my fingers and patted on-still looks patchy if i don't have good lighting/mirror during application. you know what worked? on a steamy, humid day, i applied my tinted moisturizer and powdered. still looked really shiny, so i warmed a bit of this primer and patted it over the shiny areas. This worked. However, the original Becca mattifying primer (I think they discontinued it 10 years ago), worked beautifully-mattifying, smoothing, pore-concealing; great under makeup. The original Mac Prep and Prime spf50 replaced it until that formula changed as well. Still looking for that holy grail primer. Message if you have found a dupe!
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 8/8/2016 7:03:00 PM
More reviews by SmartCookie1035
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
This is the most hardcore primer I've used in my life. It's probably only a tad bit gentler than straight-up milk of magnesia, which, while it kept my makeup on all day, completely jacked up my skin for a week and a half. On that note, now's a good time to issue a warning: If you don't use this primer correctly, you could be in for a world of hurt. Used properly, however, this primer isn't just comfortable, it's one of the best oil-controlling products I've ever used.My skin is oily. REAL oily. Like, produces enough oil to power a small country oily. The first time I put this on my face, I had woken up late and didn't have time to wash--and therefore moisturize--my face beforehand. Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye, folks: DO NOT PUT THIS ON UNMOISTURIZED SKIN. I am not kidding when I tell you my face hurt for the entire day. I've seen actual mummies with suppler skin than mine was on this day. Amazed, I thought I had met my mach--a primer too drying for MY skin.But I decided to give it another, proper shot before returning it to Sephora--and this time, I washed an moisturized my skin before putting it on. These key steps made ALL the difference. The moisturizer gave just enough, well, moisture to keep some normalcy to my skin, while the primer effectively soaked up all that excess oil. I wore this primer on my sister's wedding day--meaning I put my makeup on at 9:00 a.m., spent an hour in a barely-air conditioned church on a 100 degree day, and partied until 11:00 at night--and only had to blot twice. That, my friends, is nothing short of a miracle. Everything works differently on different skins, of course, but I can recommend this primer with almost no reservations--provided you wash and moisturize before putting it on.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 8/5/2016 1:46:00 PM
More reviews by nirvana9
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
i really wanted to love this. it DOES work if you apply correctly. the application is tricky though. you can only use a tiny amount. i spread between my fingers and dab all over the face, without rubbing. the key is to get a fine, even distribution. if i use a hair too much, it balls up or gets patchy which is very hard to blend away. those times when i get application right, it controls oil well. in humid summer, it staves off melting for a few hours. it's not the best oil control i've ever had though. for the price and the hassle of applying, i don't think i'll buy again. i bought the travel size and intend to use up. there are people that swear by this, and it may be worth a shot for you. it's just not for me.
on 8/5/2016 12:40:00 PM
More reviews by hazl
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Im sad this product didnt work for me,I have extremly oily skin and a girl from sephora said this is the strongest stuff for controling oil. This does mattify my skin when I first apply it,but my skin gets oily again after like an hour. I've tried it with different foundations thinking it might be the foundation that makes me oily,but no,I get the same results with all foundations.This feels really good when applying it,very cooling to the touch,and I love the thin consistency which helps my foundation to not look cakey. I mean its not a bad primer by any means,but for the price I wouldnt repurchase,since its kinda pricey and doesnt really keeps my skin matte.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 7/29/2016 12:38:00 AM
More reviews by uncontrolled
Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm
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 itYou can watch my review/demo here:
on 7/19/2016 11:24:00 PM
More reviews by AleNicole
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
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.
on 7/7/2016 1:37:00 PM
More reviews by yuwannano
Skin: Dry, Dark, Cool
Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse
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.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 6/26/2016 8:51:00 PM
More reviews by SD24
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
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.
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