I purchased this along with the Double Wear Stay in Place Foundation and I couldn't be happier. I have oily skin and large pores so I am always on a mission to find a primer that doesn't slide around on my face and also helps minimize those pores. I think I have finally found it! This primer is a little thicker creamier formula than others that are more of a gel silicone formula. This might also have silicone in it, but if it does, it doesn't give me that oily greasy feeling that a lot of silicone based formulas do. I have used this with several foundations and it has worked well with all of them, but of course it looks amazing with the Double Wear. I will say that by mid day, I found myself blotting oil from my t-zone, but I have pretty oily skin so it's to be expected. This still performs better than any other matte primer I have ever used.
I have used this product several times with my Double Wear Light to try and fight the mid-day shine. Unfortunately, this product just don't help. It feels really good and helps my makeup slide on effortlessly but it doesn't stand up to its oil controlling claim. I saw no difference in the oiliness of my skin with or without it.
I love this product! Been using it for years, and usually try to buy during the "free gift" events. It's expensive, but thus far haven't been able to find anything remotely comparable. I have very oily skin, and this keeps the oil at bay all day with occasional blots needed. Will continue to use/buy this product!
Matte Perfecting Primer:Good item-just not for me?
While this product DID shrink my pores and make them less noticeable-loved it when I first put it on; it also left a white-ish film that flaked off as the day went on. Most noted was under my "readers". I also broke out a tad bit. Maybe this product just wasn't for me. I know Estee Lauder as an industry innovator/ leader, and it is unusual for me to have a reaction like this from an Estee Lauder product.
I have tried several primers and have found that the Matte Perfecting Primer by Estee Lauder is the best primer there is. Not only does it leave my make up looking flawless, ensure that my make up lasts all day and all night, and fills in the unevenness of my skin so that my make up glides on, but it also leaves my skin feeling like satin. During my last experiment with a primer from another brand, I just couldn't wait for the tube to be gone so that I could order my Matte Perfecting Primer by Estee Lauder. Ladies, search no further, this is the best primer there is, hands down.
This was my first time using a primer (other than eyeshadow primer) and I can officially say that I underestimated it! It creates a balanced layer which helps protect your skin and create a flawless look. I have used Estee Lauder for years and once I started to use the primer, I got more compliments and inquiries about what make up I used. I have found this to be one of my "Must Haves" and I love to give this as a gift. Its a great way to give a friend a boost while introducing them to a spectacular product.
I can not believe that this would make all the difference in how my foundation would look. I am amazed at how it keeps the color blended perfectly. With the all day Ester Lauder foundation, my skin looks flawless and you need very little. It also lasts all day and night. I loved the trial so much I have purchased it twice already. Keep up the good work, your products are fabulous and will keep trying different items since I don't ever seem to be disappointed!!!
Best For combination/oily skin... keeping makeup fresh!
I have tried other primers with no luck. My skin is combiantion, at the end of the day it feels like I'm one big hot mess without this!! My mother used only Estēe Lauder products, I never have. I stole this (haha) sample size from my sister. I put it on in my oily areas and I was amazed!!! It was soft and matte! It went from cream to a powder after it dried. I have tried too faced primed and poreless pure and it felt like vasoline! I am not sure what all the hype is about benefits POREfessional primer is?! I didnt like it at all! I dislike silicone based primers (I don't think this is, but I could be wrong). Everyone is different and everyone's skin is different, but if your looking for a mattefying primer, in my opinion this is the best out there a 10\10 in my book! Another one that's a 7/10 in my opinion is bare minerals primer for oily skin. The only drawback is the price, it's worth it, but you just hate to part with $40 ish+ after taxes! I will defiantly rebuy! Now I know why my mother only used Estēe Lauder products, even my boss tried some of mine and LOVED it!!
Its pretty simple. You put this on and you can never go without it again. After application, your face will instantly feel protected. Your foundation will adhere to this primer, creating an absolutely flawless finish. And to top it off your make up will last much longer. An absolute must have!
I have tried many brands' primer and I finally stop trying. I found the one fits my skin very well. I have combination skin and I can't take greasy cosmetics in summer time at all. This primer is not greasy at all and does its work very well. I would recommend it to friends who have combination skin type.
After trying the Matte Perfecting Primer sample, I just had to order it! It doesn't take much to cover my entire face. And it never felt so smooth. My makeup just glided on over it like my face was baby smooth again! I had no shine even after being in 90 degree heat outdoors. I highly recommend this product!
This is the only primer that I've ever been able to wear that doesn't break me out. I've been using it for over a year, so I recently decided to try something else and immediately regretted that decision because I broke out everywhere. From now on I'm sticking with EL Matte Perfecting Primer!