If you have oily skin, chances are you looked into buying a mattifying primer. Well, look no further! Becca’s Ever-Matte primer is simply amazing. I struggle with oily skin, mainly in my T-zone, and I found that this primer helped to not only pro-long the wear of my foundation, but also leaving me oil-free for hours.
Becca’s Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector is said to be a “targeted oil-control primer that perfects and minimizes pores for mattified skin that lasts up to 12 hours.”
I wouldn’t say this primer left my skin oil-free for 12 hours, however, I did notice that my face would stay oil-free for about 6 hours without becoming shiny. After 6 hours, my nose and forehead started to get just a tad bit shiny but it wasn’t that much of a problem. In combination with my Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation, my face stays matte for hours. I found that I am able to go about 8 hours before having to use an oil-sheet to blot away excess oil from my face.
The application of this primer is a bit tricky. The consistency of it feels like glue so it is a bit sticky, however, the directions state to shake before use. I have heard that others are finding this primer difficult to work with but I found that what works for me allows this primer to work its wonders. Before I apply this primer to my face I squeeze just a very small amount (about a pea-sized drop) to the back of my hand and rub it around with my finger. I then pat NOT RUB the product to only the areas of my face that get oily, which is mainly my T-zone. Before I apply my foundation, I let this primer settle into my skin for about 5 to 10 minutes. It is very important to let it set into your skin or else your foundation will become flaky after application. I found that following these steps leaves my face looking flawless and oil-free.
I would recommend this primer to those that struggle with oily or combination skin. Those with dry skin should avoid this product.
Water, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Oleanolic Acid
Becca’s Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector retails for $36 at Sephora (link is affiliate)