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Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer

What it is:A makeup primer scientifically formulated to achieve the look of flawless skin without makeup.What it does:This one-of-a-kind makeup primer was scientifically formulated to wear alone or under bronzers and foundation powders for a look of flawless skin without makeup. Vitamins A & C, mulberry extract, and a powerful dose of Retinol virtually banish pores while tired skin is left hydrated, firmer, and detoxified. Primed & Poreless creates the perfect canvas to allow powders, bronzers, and foundations to slide seamlessly on the skin—delivering a flawless and perfectly blended look that stay in place all day. Skin appears brighter, fresher, and younger.What else you need to know:It looks great on any skintone! The nude tone becomes invisible once applied.
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Questions & Answers for Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer

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How long does one bottle last?
If I used a nickel size amount every single day, just like it says, how long will this bottle last me? Does this product ever expire?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Edmonton, AB)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
7 answers
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answer 1
A loooong time, LOL. I use about a pea sized amount every single day on my nose, cheeks & chin. It lasts me about a year!
answered 9 months ago
sunshine38
(Saint Petersburg, FL)
answer 2
Personally, I never use more than about a pea sized amount, and it works fantastically. A nickel size amount seems really excessive!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
amairs
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 3
a nickel?! i use about half a dime-size for my whole T-zone, and this lasted me about 4 months.
answered 4 years ago
makeupjunkie490
answer 4
I never use a nickel - sized amount - I have found that a pea-sized amount is plenty. So I have a feeling it will last you for a long time (at least a couple of months, if not longer).
answered 4 years ago
lovetocolor
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
A bottle will last, per your nickle sized amount daily usage, for roughly 3 months.

It does expire, 6 months after you open it and start using it.
answered 4 years ago
T1ff4ny
answer 6
I only need to use a little larger than a pea-sized amount everyday. It lasts me about 4 months. I just opened a new tube this morning!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
hellocalliekitty
(Fort Myers)
answer 7
I use less than the size of a nickel! I use about the size of a medium-large pea. A nickel sized amount would be too much for me. I first tried the sample size, I got it in one of the Too Faced kits and it lasted me a few months. The full size bottle will probably last me around 6 months, if not more. Definitely worth the money!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
weeitsashley
(Houston, TX)
Question
application?
With any primer, my powder foundation would always smear and my makeup would be caked up or balled up. Do I need a specific primer for powder foundation or is my application technique off?
asked 3 years ago
olivy
(OC, Ca)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
7 answers
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answer 1
DITTO! Unfortunately, most silicone based primers will do this if the right steps aren't taken.
I have found that when it comes to "silicone" based primers....."less is more"
I am pretty sure that you aren't waiting between products enough and are just putting too much on.
Plus, I believe that it also matters what type of moisturizer you wear under it.
Here's what I have found that works for me:
I do not use a moisturizer that is heavy, has a lot of ingredients or a bunch of anti-aging stuff(Save them for night time, after exfoliating and toning.Your body actually regenerates/fixes itself while you sleep. So, creams/serums with anti-aging stuff will work better then anyways)
Plus I do not use a moisturizer, that already has some silicone in it. Too much silicones will "ball/pill up! (though, for faster application and on light makeup days, I also like to only wear a silicone based moisturizer or serum,under my foundation,and it works pretty decent too :)
Also, I put my moisturizer on right after the shower or face routine. That is when our pores are open and therefore, they will really ready to drink it up faster.
Then I do my routine with my body lotion and add stuff to my wet hair.
After that, it should be soaked in and I add a "pea sized" amount of my primer.
Find something to do in your routine, for about 5 minutes and then apply your foundation. Do not rub it in too much. But, of course you can blend it in pretty good:)
I know it all sounds like a lot.
But since you already probably already do all of this..... its just a matter of planning your routine a lil' different. ;) I hope it works for you too!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
mrsleonidas
(Indy, IN)
answer 2
Actually it sounds like you need a different foundation. Personally I prefer liquid and cream, as the good ones tend to sit on top of pores, instead of sinking into them like powder does, but if you're intent on using powder, then I'd suggest using Estee Lauder's Double Wear. It's a bit pricey but worth it.
By the way, this primer is AMAZING!!!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
shiloh2169
answer 3
with this primer a little goes a long way. try different little applications of it, until you get accustomed to how much you really want to use. if you do too much, it won't work as well under powder. just go easy on the amount.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
judygee1
(new york, new york)
answer 4
I would suggest waiting a minute before applying powder on-top of either a primer or moisturizer. If you apply the powder while your skin is still moist it could clump or turn out uneven.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
thefirstnoel
(WI)
answer 5
This primer would deff help for your powder because it leaves your skin very smooth and silky, so the powder foundation would apply better. Also, in application of the powder foundation, be sure to moisturize first, and always end in a downward swipe because powder foundations can cause the tiny hairs on your face to be SUPER noticable if your powder upwards(in the opposite direction of hair growth) hope this helps, xxx!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
juliagrace97
(Staten Island, New York)
answer 6
I use this primer along with Bare Escentuals makeup. All of their makeup is in powder form ie. foundation, blush, eye etc. It could be your moisturizer that is causing the "ball up" of skin.
answered 3 years ago
cynnymn
(New Fairfield, CT)
answer 7
My mineral powder goes on beautifully smooth with this primer. I have actually only been using this on my t-zone and inner cheek/nose area and have had absolutely no smearing or caking. I think you'd be very pleased.
answered 3 years ago
mm34mom
(Tulsa, OK)
Question
The perfect primer for my skin tone
I saw there are two different primers by Too Faced. I am dark brown, so I was wondering if there are different primers for different skin tones, or can I just use any primer (either bronze or the pink one)?
I will really appreciate any help.
Thank you.
asked 3 years ago
Anonymous
(Boynton Beach, FL)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
7 answers
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answer 1
I use the pink tube and the product goes on completely invisible. It is a tan color but is invisible when applied.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
knwalker1
(New York, NY)
answer 2
It depends on what kind of finish you're looking for. The bronze color is intended to give you a sunkissed look underneath your foundation. The nude color is just a regular primer (but still amazing!) Both absorb into your skin and give you a flawless complexion.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
shiloh2169
answer 3
I would go with the pink tube since you are already dark. Dont think the bronze one would be the best. The bronze one does add a good amount of color. The pink tube is also a bronze color but not as harsh. Its a fabulous product. Go for the pink tube you will not regret the purchase.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
msemae
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
answer 4
I don't think it matter for both become invisible after being applied.
The only thing is, the bronzer one gives you a bit more of a sun kissed
glow than the other one. Nothing too exaggerated either, just a bit of shimmer and a helping glow.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
scotchcorduroy
(New York, NY)
answer 5
The original is translucent and doesn't leave behind a color, the bronze version does provide a tint to the skin. If you have medium-dark skin tone the bronze would be a good fit for everyday use.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
thefirstnoel
(WI)
answer 6
You should go with the pink bottled one.
The one in the bronze packaging is to help increase your tan and make you appear more "sunkissed" during summer or whenever your working on your tan.
The pink one is a beige color, but it completely blends away and its colorless. Ive used this on my darker skinned best friends and on my super pale mom, and its perfect for every skintone!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
juliagrace97
(Staten Island, New York)
answer 7
The pink primer is suppose to work with any skin tone because it's invisible once on the skin so I think it will be fine.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
amirataher
(Edmond OK)
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Use with stick foundation?
I know this product specially states is for foundation poweders but when I go for a night out I add coverage by using a stick foundation. Otherwise I'm always using a powder foundation. Has anybody used this with stick or cream foundation and how did you like the results?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
rockangel04
(Houston, TX)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
I don't really think it matters. I've used it with liquid, cream, powder, and a sort of solid/creamy weird foundation and it helped all of them look good, so don't worry! :) I think they just say that because they mostly make powders
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
lissiepie
(Eureka, CA)
answer 2
Used with cream foundation and it looked great. In fact, I had gotten a sample and didn't even realize that it was for powder foundation until I bought full size.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
justkissedlips
(nashville,tn)
answer 3
I also use a cream concealer type foundation. Put on your Too Faced Primer, use a thin amount, you don't need any more than that. If it starts to shed or roll, you have put on way to much. And as always, but on a clean, dry face. Then give it a few minutes to set, that is my trick for the stick foundations. Then lightly tap on your stick foundations, try your ring finger instead of your index finger if you are dragging the foundation too much because the ringer is not as strong as your index finger. I never have any trouble with my creamy foundation, and I will not change to liquid foundations ever again, I love the porcelin touch it adds, and then use your biggest brush and dust your whole face and neck and lower with your most neutral dusting powder you can to give yourself an airbrushed look without the expense, it sets the stick foundation for the night from shininess and it looks positively professionally done. You will love the finished look! Good Luck ! I hope you love the primer, I know I do with me cream concealer foundation.
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answered 3 years, 10 months ago
cindivice
(Rhinelander, WI)
answer 4
I'm a skincare/make-up junky (and it's cost me thousands!!)-only the best for this face! :-) I recently tried out the Too Faced line - my favs: primed & poreless and the mascara - wicked!! Primed & poreless works like magic - alone, with foundation (powder, pressed or stick) - it does last all day. Noted comment from other user re make-up slid off face - I don't wear inches on my face and go for the "natural" look - the primer coupled with stick foundation only where needed and a slight dusting of powder on top and I'm good to go for a looonnngggg day. I love this stuff!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
liveit
(Calgary, AB)
answer 5
I tried using liquid foundation with this just to see how it would be and it really doesn't work for liquids or creams. Its almost like your foundation never sets.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
ladymuerta
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 6
i used this with cream foundation and it still works well and just gives you extra coverage. its also great under bronzers and powder foundation.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
Kenzea
(Waterford, mi)
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Sample??
How can I get a sample of this? I have tried different primers and weren't happy with them. This product is expensive, and I'd really like to know if this one works for me before I purchase it.

Thanks!!
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Wintersville, OH)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
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answer 1
If you need or want a sampple of any product sold at Sephora, just ask a sales person they gave me small container for me to take home and try. That was excellant idea, b/c I cam back week later and bought product. I love how this feels on my skin
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
cjk847
(Chicago IL)
answer 2
I've tried many primers, but this one really works. I have oily skin, so I am pretty skeptical about primers, but this will helps your makeup go on smoother and your skin will look fresh all day.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
jules1985
(Tampa, Florida)
answer 3
You can try it in a sephora store. That is where I tried it.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
kaytwells
(Oregon)
answer 4
Sephora is wonderful about giving you samples of any of their products. If you go visit one of their stores I'm sure they'll offer you a sample of this product. I love this one because it doesn't have a "silicony" feel to it. Rather, its lightweight and your skin feels like it can breathe! :)
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
lotusblossom69
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 5
You could probably go into a store and ask them...or you could buy a set like the nude revue which comes with a mini primer and a whole bunch of other great stuff. Or you could just buy it because sephora has the best return policy in the world haha. Good luck! :-)
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
lissiepie
(Eureka, CA)
answer 6
Samples are a great way to try new products & we include three free samples with every Sephora.com order. The sample selection is listed on our website and changes frequently, so check back often to see what we're offering. At this time we are unable to send custom samples from our warehouse.

Another great way to try new products is to visit your local Sephora store. At the store, a Cast Member can make a tester for you of any products that we carry. They can also answer questions for you and make recommendations for other products. To find a store near you, check out our store locator. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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good for really oily skin?
my skin is super oily. it's like an oil slick. i use bareminerals matte foundation but i need a good primer for than will keep my make up on all day. is this a good one for that? if not, do you have any suggestions for what primer would be good to control shine and keep makeup on oily skin? thanks
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
kylaura14
(Lexington, KY)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
No, I wouldn't use this primer for very oily skin.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
pfannny
(Palm Desert, CA)
answer 2
I would say it probably isn't good for oily skin as I also have oily skin and it gets pretty shiny as the day progresses. Nowhere on the packaging does it say that it's oil-free so if you're concerned with the staying power of your makeup in relation to a combination of your oily skin and this primer, it probably isn't for you.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lindsayeileen
(Texas)
answer 3
I personally have oily skin and this product is a miracle. It doesn't make you greasy at all!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
queencute559
answer 4
I have oily skin as well and I do love this primer. Just remember to apply a light layer of powder after your total face application to set your look otherwise oil will set in quicker.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
cosmetichoe
(College Station, Texas)
answer 5
I have combination skin, with a super oily T-zone, like I carry blotting pads...it's especially worse in the summer. I started using this primer 4 days ago and have had 3 women from work ask me what I am using. I also use the Too Faced liquid foundation over the primer and set with bare minerals matte powder. The foundation is oil free and the matte powder controls oil as well. Now I can add bronzer for a little shine without the oil sheen! Not to mention the primer feels amazing when applied and has retinol in it!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
brandinicholle
(OKC, OK)
answer 6
NO!! It broke my skin out pretty bad. If you read other reviews (ratings low to high), you'll see many others had the same problem. Especially if your skin is already oily.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
spedgirl
(Fresno, CA)
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Can this be used with an SPF moisturizer?
I always make sure to use an SPF moisturizer underneath my foundation. Can this be used with one? ...and if so, which goes on first? The moisturizer or the primer?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
irismarie
(San Diego, CA)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
I use this product AFTER my moisturizer, but wait a few minutes in between products. It's very lightweight and non-drying.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Houston, Texas)
answer 2
I always use a moisturizer underneath this primer and find that the primer still lasts just as long and so does my make up. Moisturize, then prime.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
littemissginger
answer 3
I apply a lightweight moisturizer (I like the aveeno positively radiant moisturizer spf 30) before I apply this primer. I let the primer sit on my skin probably about 5 minutes before I apply my foundation.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
kelly41983
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
I personally apply my SPF moisturizer before applying this primer & then my foundation; it seems to work well for me.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mariah2180
(Sunrise, FL)
answer 5
I put on primer, moisturizer, spf and then foundation. Sounds like a lot but I have dry skin so need to us separate moisturizer and spf.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
muckky
answer 6
Yes, you can use this with SPF moisturizer (or any moisturizer you like). Apply the moisturizer first, wait a few minutes to let it sink into your skin, and then apply the primer. If you wanted to skip a step, Too Faced's new bronzing primer is SPF 20. http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml%3B$sessionid$W4FVRNDDVXA2GCV0KSGBPIQ;jsessionid=W4FVRNDDVXA2GCV0KSGBPIQ?id=P283910&categoryId=A47
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mgl7
(Indianapolis, IN)
Question
Can you use it as eyeshadow primer?
Just wondering if you can use this on eyelids to keep eyeshadow in place?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
caaaanada
(Vancouver, BC)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
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answer 1
I have before, but I don't know how well it works because I always use something else over it. I know that I like the Primed & Poreless better than the Shadow Insurance, though. I'm an Urban Decay Primer Potion fan.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
2cute
(Saint Petersburg, FL)
answer 2
I wouldn't. I would use something that is specifically made for the eyes. You have to be very careful ... your eyes are very sensitive with very delicate skin. I use Urban Decay primer for the eyes .... in the purple tube. It works great.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
shopgalal
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 3
I haven't tried using this primer for my eyes, but I have tried to use other face primers to do just that. I would NOT recommend it at all. It did nothing with the one I used, while the other only made my eyelid oiler. You could also end up irritating the skin around your eye as it is more sensitive due to the fact that the skin is thinner. Though some primers claim to be oil-free and the majority provide a matifying effect on your face, most people don't realize that your eyelids tend to become oiler than the rest of the face. I'd suggest using a primer meant for the eyes or a concealer, like a stick concealer. A cream/liquid conealer may just make your eyelids oiler too.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
mari87
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
I wouldn't recommend using this or any other face primer as your eye shadow primer because they are not formulated for around the eye area. This is an excellent primer and truly does what it says, but it may be a little heavy of a formula for your eyes. However, I would recommend Too Face's shadow insurace primer for the eyes. This is one of the best on the market in my opinon. I have oily skin and this primer doesn't crease and keeps my eyeshadow lasting throughout the day. A tube of this will last you for months because you only need a dab for each eye, so it is defintely worth the investment to have this primer for your eyes and keep using the primed and poreless for your face. I think you will be happy with the results of using this products together to keep you makeup looking fresh. Have fun and good luck!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
makupluva
(Cape Coral, FL)
answer 5
I assume it would work just as well. Personally I use the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer for my eyes & this one for my face.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mariah2180
(Sunrise, FL)
answer 6
yes
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
lhwilley
(Grand Rapids, MI)
Question
Good for dry, fragrance-sensitive skin?
I have very dry, sensitive skin. I am looking for a primer that will help keep my skin hydrated because over the course of the day my skin will dry out and leave my make up looking 'cakey'. Does this help keep your skin hydrated throughout the day because it keeps a barrier between the skin and foundation? Also, I am sensitive to fragrances, but I don't see fragrance in the ingredients list so I am hopeful about this product. Has anyone with sensitive skin towards topical products used this and had a good experience?
asked 3 years ago
roads456
(WY)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes it will help keep your face hydrated and flawless..Wont cake up nor will your make up will chalk up..Buy it it works.I have sensitive skin and freckles no break out,and helps hide the freckles ..I will defitnley purchase another soon as mine runs out
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
sandyohio
(Garfield Heights,Ohio)
answer 2
this is very smoothing and is not drying. i am older so my skin is pretty dry, this works great.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
judygee1
(new york, new york)
answer 3
It is totally perfect for sensitive skin! I easily react to products (even scrubs sometimes!!) and I have never had a reaction to this. Since I have sensitive skin, I have a very uneven and fair skin tone and this works perfectly! On top of all this, the product doesn't have parabens and I have noticed used more natural-based products have helped. I definitely recommend ANYTHING paraben & sulfate-free and you will notice an improvement in your skin! Hope this helps! :)
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
tinkerchels
(Regina, Saskatchewan)
answer 4
My skin is dry, but not sensitive. This primer leaves my skin hydrated all day. It doesn't have any smell. I think it's worth a try.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
loriinaz
(Peoria, AZ)
answer 5
If you have dry skin this might make you break out like it did me.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Dallas, Tx)
answer 6
I have very sensitive skin,and i haft to be so careful what i put on my face.so i was skeptical but i gave it a try.its not perfume,not greasy or drying light but covers.and lasts all day non irritating.
answered 3 years ago
riverhappy
(North Va)
Question
pore coverage
i have really large pores & the last primer i used not only clumped up, flaked & broke my face out but it did nothing for my pores at all. so i'm wondering if this will actually do what it says & banish my pores??
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
tlsw
(shreveport la)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
My personal experience with this primer have not been great. It makes my makeup look a tad streaky and cakey and patchy (it isn't my foundation, I've used other primers/ alone and it works great). It did not hide my pores at all. However, every person is different so make sure to get a sample of this product before spending 30 bucks on it. Hope i helped (:
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
gigiovanna123
(Fort Lauderdale, Fl)
answer 2
does nothing to hide/shrink or otherwise help with pores
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
dante1
(boca raton,fl)
answer 3
This product worked miracles with my pores, but will do little to nothing to correct skin tone or hide blemishes on its own. Very lightweight product and finishes very smoothly. THERE IS NO MOISTURIZER IN THIS PRODUCT, so be sure to moisturize before applying to avoid dry patches.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
dentalgirl2010
answer 4
Yes! I have very large pores and it really helps diminish my pores, eliminate shine, and just give my skin an overall even finish that makes my powder look better! I highly recommend!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Houston, Texas)
answer 5
Try Smasbox or Tarte primers.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
meme55
(NYC, NY)
answer 6
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answered 3 years, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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