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Matte Putty Primer by e.l.f.
e.l.f.

Matte Putty Primer

4.2(87)
drugstore
cruelty-free
vegan
$8.00
mattifying(5)
pore minimizing(33)
hydration(10)
texture(11)

Top Reviews

mattifying

mattifying

no matter the skin type, you should always use a mattifying base in the center of your face because that is wear it is the hardest for makeup to stay

- Elfcosmetics User

the mattifying base will give the makeup products something to cling to

- Elfcosmetics User

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

it really fills in my pores and makes my foundation look flawless

- Ulta User

keeps me matte all day fills in pores keeps my make up on and looking great all day

- Ulta User

hydration

hydrating

i love how smoothing, yet moisturizing this makes my skin feel

- Elfcosmetics User

) so i was worried about looking dry/oily in places,and sitting in my fine lines, but this primer evened out my skin

- Elfcosmetics User

texture

smooth

it makes my skin so soft & smooth, & keeps my makeup in place all day

- Ulta User

goes on smooth and kept my skin matte during my 9 hrs shift 👍

- Ulta User
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elfcosmetics.com userMay 13, 2020
5

WOWW!!!!!

I've gone through 3 of these already and just realized I haven't left a review yet, haha. This is by far my favorite primer! It is unscented and hasn't clogged my pores at all (which can often happen for me with silicone-heavy primers).All YouTubers that I see talking about this product say that they used too much and hated it and learned that they only need a little bit of this product, but I use a LOTTT of this product when I apply (approx the size of 4 peas). I scrape the product off with a little coin-like disc and spread it in my fingertips before *tapping* it into my skin. I find that if I rub this primer in it can sometimes pill up with my moisturizer and SPF underneath, but tapping it settles this primer into every pore and wrinkle on my face. This primer also does an AMAZING job at smoothing over dry texture from old breakouts, so I focus it on my cheekbone area where I'm more breakout prone. I've also found that this product has a slight bit of coverage to it as well. The pinky-white tone really does brighten the face up slightly and color correct a bit of hyperpigmentation on my skin. Even on my "no makeup days" I love to apply this primer to perfect the texture of my skin. I wasn't a beleiver in primers until trying this one. Now I'm just wishing it came in a bigger size or value pack! I go through one of these in about 3-4 months. Less

- elfcosmetics.com
ulta.com userMay 2, 2020
5

Best primer ever!!!

I start with a moisturizer and then sunscreen. After it's absorbed into my skin I use this ELF primer and it works great! It really fills in my pores and makes my foundation look flawless. I can not believe how inexpensive it is and how it actually works! I use the matte primer with a dewy foundation and it looks so natural. BUY THIS! 

- ulta.com
ulta.com userMay 29, 2020
5

Smoothing

This primer is super great for dry skin that needs hydrating and has large pores! I have visible pores and this did great to smooth them out and apply my foundation perfectly however I am oily in my t zone so I will be giving this to my mom and I'll be purchasing the mattifying putty primer instead. I Hope its as great at smoothing pores as this one! 

- ulta.com
ulta.com userApril 23, 2020
5

Phenomenal!

I have dry to combination skin and I love this product. Makeup breaks me out extremely easily and I haven't noticed that at all when I use this. It makes the biggest difference in how my foundation and concealer look. My pores are way less noticeable and it makes my skin appear smoother. 

- ulta.com
elfcosmetics.com userJune 3, 2020
2

Super disappointed

I bought this hoping it would be a good vegan/cruelty free option for the amazing "pore filler" primer I've been using from another brand. I'm so disappointed! I usually love most ELF products, but this primer is a total flop. It did NOT help cover my large pores at all. I appreciate that it felt moist, but it didn't allow for smooth foundation application and my face became greasy throughout the day... all of which actually accentuated my pores. For me, this product did nothing it claimed to do. Two stars. One for effort and one for being cruelty free/vegan. I'm literally shocked that people compare this to high priced primers. Glad I didn't waste my money on those! 

- elfcosmetics.com

Ingredients

Overall safe Ingredients

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Rice bran waxhazard
Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymerhazard
Cyclopentasiloxanehazard
Propylene Glycolhazard
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Aminomethyl propanolhazard

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Zaira Tovar
OilyOily Skin
Hi guys i’m having a lot of trouble with finding a good foundation and or primer. I have combination skin but mostly oily. My T-Zone gets insane throughout the day and by the end of my day my nose and forehead are so oily! it makes me so insecure as my makeup basically slides off! I have a medium yellow skin tone and sometimes my skin is a bit lighter so it can be hard to match foundations but they always end up oxidizing. for primer im wanting something to work with minimizing pores and helping it last. for foundation i’d like it to last, not oxidize and i don’t want to look like butter 😭😭😭 please help and send your recommendations. i’m open to both high end and drugstore, i just need help man. im also working on improving my skincare routine so hopefully that’ll help my makeup too
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Amprox
CombinationCombination Skin
This primer is amazing to control oil and prep skin for foundation!
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Kylie Ard
OilyOily Skin
I went from being oily my whole life to having normal to dry for almost a year and now I’m back to being oily. What are some good pore filling or matte primers?? The cheek area around my nose is extremely oily and nothing has worked
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Amprox
CombinationCombination Skin
This primer is amazing for pores and mattifying the skin!
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Lillian Sanchez
OilyOily Skin
This is great
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Tabitha Wiles
CombinationCombination Skin
I used the ELF matte putty primer and my makeup caked up so bad. It was the only new product I used. Why did my makeup do this? Help please should I use the other pore less putty prime? . @Matte Putty Primer
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Le Chel Riley
CombinationCombination Skin
Hey y’all, Wondering if anyone can relate and help me find a good primer for combination skin.. and any suggestions for minimizing my pores😕.?
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Lauren ash
CombinationCombination Skin
I love this primer so much! Omg it blurs and hides the look of pores so well with a powdery like texture.
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lexi foster
OilyOily Skin
Anyone know a good brand of primer ?
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Katelyn Jarrell
CombinationCombination Skin
elf has 3 different ones in this primer, i love it!
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Brenna Lynn Dollarhyde
OilyOily Skin
Best drugstore/high end primer for oily/acne prone skin?! Please & thank you. 😊
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Zuzanna Murzyn 💋
OilyOily Skin
I love this!
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Ashley Walter
CombinationCombination Skin
Any recommendations on a good primer?
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Lauren ash
CombinationCombination Skin
Real good pore blurring primer. My holy grail right now.