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Review 1 for Matte Perfecting Primer
Location: Reading, PA
Using Estée Lauder For: 1 - 2 years
I recommend this product
Date:June 24, 2012
Best For oil control, reduces shine, minimizes the look of pores
Matte Perfecting Primer works well to control oil and shine. The profuct also claims to minimizes the look of pores, but I don't see a major difference with the appearance of my pores, which is what I was hoping for.
If controlling oil and shine is your main concern, I would suggest that the Clear Difference Advanced Oil-Control Hydrator is a better choice. I would still recommend the use of the Matte Perfecting Primer, because it does do a good job with contorlling my oil and shine.
If you have the money, I would recommend that you use both Clear Difference and the Matte Perfecting Primer, following the aplication of your foundation. Using them both together works great for me.
Not only does this primer make my complexion look wonderful, but I have noticed that my skin feels softer, too! I've always avoided primers, thinking them an unnecessary step, but now I can't imagine not using this fine product.
I wish EL had released this product a long time ago! After I saw this primer listed as a new product on the website, I rushed out to try it. I bought mine as the sales associate was still unboxing the shipment, and I can't be happier! After using several other brands that claimed to control oil and mattify, this has exceeded all expectations! I am using the Clear Difference hydrator and DW liquid foundation, and have seen such a difference throughout the day, less shine and little need for powder. Love, love, love! What a difference from other primers! I definitely recommend this!
I have tried so many primers from dept store brands to drug store brands with NONE living up to my expectations or it's claims. That was until Estee Lauder came out with one for us oily skinned gals!! This primer does exactly what it says. I am amazed at how it works just because I've tried so many and they have failed me. I use DW foundation (have for years) and LOVE it but I always got oily and had to touch up a bit, but not anymore! The primer makes the foundation go on so smoothly that I'm using less product, makes my pores almost invisible and best part...KEEPS MY OILY SKIN IN CHECK without drying it out or appearing flaky! This is by far the Holy Grail of primers for us oily skinned gals!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!
For me the best primer from all primers I ever tried, helps my face stay matte almost all day, and it doesnt break me out!!! I gave four stars because sample I've tried worked a little bit better, and I wish products would work the same as samples.
I love the way this soothing primer goes on. I just use a teeny bit under my Double Wear Mineral Powder and the finish is flawless. I also love how long my makeup stays on and how I have less shine throughout the day. Did I mention how soothing it feels? My rosacea skin LOVES the way it feels! Of course I use the Illuminator for my redness but having this extra calming feeling is incredible. I also want to try the new BB cream but I really love this so far!
This is the best primer I have ever used for my normal-oily skin. I loved that it was offered in two different formulas. The matte formula is perfect! It goes on smooth, and little goes a very long way. It does such a good job of hiding imperfections that I can even leave off my foundation. Just a little under-eye concealer, powder, and I'm good to go! I still use my foundation for special occasions, but this is perfect for every day use. The primer also does great under my foundation as well. This primer will be a part of my daily routine forever!
It does its job for me. My oily zones (nose and forehead) do look matte after applying this primer. The only thing preventing me from giving it 5 stars is that I can still detect some shine on my forehead by the end of the day. Other than that I'm quite happy with my purchase.
Best For people who can't use powder because their skin is
I have extremely dry skin and cannot use a face powder to get that beautiful, velvety matte look. This product does that for me without drying my skin or making my makeup look caked. It just leaves the makeup looking beautifully smooth, velvety, and without any shine that my moisturizer would normally leave it looking. And my skin still looks fresh and dewy. One precaution: you must use a minimum of a concealer with this product or it will look heavily applied. This product actually reduces the amount of concealer that I have to use! I am almost 67 and most people mistake me as being in my 40s. I am an Estee Lauder fan all the way!
As in my title, I should note I am oily-skinned enough to be 'oil-slick' greasy within a 1-1.5 hours of a freshly washed and toned face. This product simply does not hold up to this level of oiliness. I also have medium sized pores and need a better-than-average smoothing primer before being able to apply my foundation, or pores are instantly emphasized. Unfortunately, this primer doesn't smooth out as much as I would like. I will be sending it back.
I'm a long sufferer of oily skin and was delighted when I discovered the matt perfecting primer, that is the old one in the blue tube. However, I'm so disappointed with the 'new version'. It is completely different texture and doesn't even come close to its predecessor. I am having to apply powder constantly to combat the oil. My face feels gluggy and needs powder just an hour after putting on my make up. It would appear the person who redesigned it doesn't suffer from oily skin and obviously doesn't use it. :(
The Matte Perfection Primer by Estee Lauder has been beneficial in reducing the red skin tones of my nose and cheeks. I am a natural red head and have extremely fair skin. Being almost to the wonderful age of 60 I find that the red color in my hair is now prominate on my nose and cheeks! The primer evens my skin tone so that the redness iis not noticeable.
This is the first primer I've used that actually helps control shine. Every other one I've tried made my T-Zone shinier. This product smooths on easily and makes my foundation appear flawless. I use just a little amount. It does not aggravate my sensitive rosacea skin. I HIGHLY recommend this product.
I am 45 with combination skin, and troublesome pores. I am a makeup "junkie" and have tried EVERY primer that hits the market. This is by far the best I have used. It begins as a lotion type texture allowing you to really massage it in those trouble spots (t-zone, tops of cheeks etc.) It dries down beautifully leaving a soft and smooth surface to wear under makeup or alone. It does not flake like I have had happen with some others. My tzone is usually shiny by lunchtime with other primers. With this, I am matte and fresh until I wash my face before bed! I simply love this stuff and think I have found "THE ONE" I've been searching for. I highly recommend it. Oh! Almost forgot...it does hide large pores!!!