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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, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Edmonton, AB)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
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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 1 year 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 4 years, 2 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, 2 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 4 months ago
weeitsashley
(Houston, TX)
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, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Boynton Beach, FL)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
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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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years, 1 month 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 3 years, 2 months ago
amirataher
(Edmond OK)
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, 3 months ago
olivy
(OC, Ca)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
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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, 8 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, 11 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years, 1 month 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, 2 months 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, 3 months ago
mm34mom
(Tulsa, OK)
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Primer and tinted moisturizer
I have deep brown african american skin, I prefer tinted moisturizers over foundation along with a light concealer. Can I use a primer like this with tinted moisturizer and which do i apply first. And can anyone recommend a good concealer, I always end up with reversed racoon eyes in pictures.
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
msfancy
(Atlanta, ga)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
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answer 1
You should apply your primer first (it will dry FAST) then go ahead with your tinted moisturizer. I think you will not be disappointed. It works great, also for the concealer try applying the concealer (liquid type, not stick) all around the eye and make sure you get the inner corners, then set it with a dust of powder, make sure you do right after you apply it, try to use a smaller brush (Bobbi Brown makes a super one with concealer brush on one end and small powder concealer brush on other) and really set the concealer. Then, go on with the rest of your face application. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
cosmetichoe
(College Station, Texas)
answer 2
I use this primer with Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer on top and it's a great combination.

For eyes, I use Cle de Peau Beaute undereye concealer (not available at Sephora)
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
brookealanna
(Boston, MA)
answer 3
hmmm... I feel like this primer almost takes the place of a moisturizer, and I have actually used it instead many times. I used a liquid foundation on top of "Primed and Poreless", and felt like it may have been a little too moisturizing, if you get what I mean? So, I'm not sure if tinted moisturizer would work so well with this, but if I were to use the two together, definitely the primer first, then tinted moisturizer.

I'd just like to mention that if you aren't looking for real coverage (as you are just using tinted moisturizer) you may like how this looks on its own. It just gives you a nice healthy glow, but without crazy shine. And I'm pretty certain it will work equally as well on both fair and deep tones.

Hope this helped!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
alex9621
answer 4
Primed and Poreless Face Primer has 2 different primer tone colors and I would recommend Kat Von D's concealer's. They are absolutely the highest quality and they are the creamest and last all day long. They are called Tattoo Concealers, but they also can be used as regular concealers, look thru the shade boxes because they are super close to the real thing in the tubes. I am on my 2nd tube already. I don't want to ever run out. I love it.
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answered 3 years, 9 months ago
cindivice
(WI)
answer 5
yes I do.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
desade
(New York)
answer 6
Well it would be good with a tinted moisterizer if you want sheer coverage, if you don't need much coverage on your face then this is definitely a good idea. This is the best primer I have used and it makes your face look more even and pores look smaller. Put on the primer before the moisterizer.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
clarin12
(New York, NY)
Question
how to apply
Is it best to apply this with a sponge or fingertips?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
astacyi
(san diego, ca)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
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answer 1
I use my fingertips - the better to feel where you've been smoothed.
:)
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
missbonner
(Fort Fun, Colorado)
answer 2
I only use my fingertips, that way the product won't abdorb.into a sponge, and you'll have a better feel when you applying to where u still to apply.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
luvincoco
(Washington state)
answer 3
I just apply with my fingertips. It's fast and easy!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
catholicgirl
(Lloydminster, AB)
answer 4
I'm not sure what is best but I use my fingers and it looks great.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
lvse4a
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
I find fingers work best... you use less product as the sponge can absorb it. Pat a light layer on and repeat in areas your pores are larger. Voila!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
jairay78
(Toronto, ON)
answer 6
apply with your fingures
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
desade
(New York)
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What other products can I use with it, witout it being TOO much?
I have oily skin, I use Murad Oil-Control Mattifier & on some days I use Murad Clarifyong toner WITH the mattifier. Would it be okay to use the toner, mattifier, and primer, then foundation ? Or is that just clumping everything on? I only have a sample and when I use it I wanna use it the right way so I can see if it works for me.
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
angeladigz
(Philly, PA)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
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answer 1
I have oily skin too and when I applied the primer it actually gave me a matte appearance so I would maybe not use your mattifier with it. You'd have to try it and see what works best but I think with your mattifier it might be too much. This definitely helped control my shine throughout the day and all I used underneath it was a moisturizer.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
lijahsmommy
(VA)
answer 2
just be careful about how much you use of any of your products. all you need of this primer is just a bit of it. a little goes a long way. experiment a bit with your sample as to how little to use that works for you. you'll also find that you're using less of your foundation because this makes the application of foundation glide on smoothly so you don't need as much to cover. have fun with it!
answered 3 years ago
judygee1
(new york, new york)
answer 3
You can use a toner, mattifier and foundation at the same time. The toner helps to clear out pores and balance the P.H level of your skin, the mattifier will help control oil throughout the day and the primer will help your foundation last longer. Don't forget mattifiers don't have to applied over the entire face instead you can use it just where you need it like in the T zone.
answered 3 years ago
thefirstnoel
(WI)
answer 4
You can totally use it with your other things. A toner basically gets the last bit of gunk off of your skin before application. I use it and a moisturizer as well as my 2Faced P & P and it is not heavy at all.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
2cute
(Saint Petersburg, FL)
answer 5
I also have a sample and I was told in the store that a little of the product goes a long way. With that said using a toner, doesn't do much to hurt your overall makeup look and is often suggested to use before applying any moisterizer or makeup. The first time I used this, I toned as normal after washing my face, then used a color-correcting primer, then this primer and finally my foundation. I have acne-prone skin and it wasn't aggrevated by all the layering and actually my makeup stayed for hours and my skintone looked VERY even.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mari87
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
Hi angeladigz. The primer can be used along with the mattifier. Wait about 10 minutes after applying toner and mattifier, then apply a thin layer of primer evenly to face. If too much primer is applied it can start to ball up. Wait a couple minutes after applying the primer, then apply foundation. Hope that helps!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Is this product non-comedogenic/non-acnegic?
I was wondering, because I've been wanting to try out this product, but have been hesitant because my skin is sensitive and very prone to breakouts and I have a lot of acne.
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Newport, CA)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
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answer 1
This product will help control oil and minimize acne. It contains retinol which helps with cellular turnover, this in turn will help create clearer skin.
answered 3 years ago
thefirstnoel
(WI)
answer 2
I feel you, I've been dealing with horrible acne for about a year and this certainly didn't give me any issues. Its safe for acne prone skin and helps to even out the redness in my face. It never broke me out either, hope this helps, xxx!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
juliagrace97
(Staten Island, New York)
answer 3
I have the same skin concerns and this product did not bother my skin in anyway. It filled in my pores without clogging them.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
lgaeta
(Tampa, Florida)
answer 4
I have acne prone skin, and this product gave me one of the worst breakouts I've ever had in my life. :(
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
goldenshells
(Virginia Beach, VA)
answer 5
I have very oily, acne-prone skin and have used this several times now. I have layered it with another primer, foundation, tinted makeup-moisterizers, and/or alone. It has worked fine ever-time and has not cause me to breakout. Also use only a little, it does a long way.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mari87
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
The Too Faced Primed and Poreless Smoothing primer would be okay for acne prone skin. One of the active ingredients is retinol which would help to control and prevent acne. We hope this answers your question!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
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 4 years 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
jules1985
(Tampa, Florida)
answer 3
You can try it in a sephora store. That is where I tried it.
answered 3 years, 11 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
primer for powder foundation?
Is there a primer specifically for use with powder foundation?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
olivy
(OC, Ca)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
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answer 1
you say your skin tone is dark brown. the nude and really has no color. if you are very dark you might want to try the bronze. you can always return it for the nude.
i use the nude under guerlain powder bronzer. it works beautifully. that's what the primers are made for. so try it. it's a great product.
answered 3 years ago
judygee1
(new york, new york)
answer 2
You can definitely use this with powder foundation and bronzer. It actually allows for smoother application. I noticed that with some primers, they can be a bit sticky afterwards and powder will stick, but not with this one. Just make sure you do not use your powder IMMEDIATELY after. Give it a minute to let it sink into your skin.
answered 3 years ago
tinkerchels
(Regina, Saskatchewan)
answer 3
Check Laura Mercier.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
snuzy
(Fort Collins CO)
answer 4
I use Primed and Poreless with my powder foundation only and it lasts all day. Love this product!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
anastasiasophia
(Annapolis, MD)
answer 5
I use either this one or Philosophy under my Bare Minerals but I usually do not need foundation when wearing the primers. I wait until the primer has obsorbed and have no problems with Bare Minerals or Josie Maran. I need a sunscreen in my makeup so either my primer or foundation must provide that. Smash box makes a good primer too...
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
nosun4me
(Lakeland,FL)
answer 6
I use this ritualistically and my powder foundation is Bare Minerals. It works splendidly!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
jezebel77
(Kansas City, MO)
Question
How one does it last you
For those of you who have this product how long did it last you until you needed to buy a new one?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(California)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
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answer 1
Mine usually lasts me a good two months. When you can't squeeze anymore out, cut the tube in half. There's still a lot in there--at least a week's worth.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
KellyLP
(Youngstown, OH)
answer 2
Depending on how much you use it: Everyday - 1 1/2 - 2 months
3-5 times a week: 2 1/2 - 3 months
1-3 times a week : 3 1/2 - 4 months
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
aagey
(Jupiter,FL)
answer 3
I was able to make mine last 4 months. I just used a pea sized amount each time and it was plenty to cover the whole face.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
alyrenhae
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 4
at least 3 months. a llittle goes a long way!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
judygee1
(new york, new york)
answer 5
A little bit goes a LONG way. I know that the tube looks small, but it really does last a long time. I wear this every day and a tube will usually last me about three months. Just use a pea-sized amount whenever you use your makeup and you'll be good to go. You really don't need anymore than that, even for problem skin (i.e. dry, flaky, splotchy, wrinkles etc)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
shiloh2169
answer 6
I just purchased my first full size tube (there is a small sample one in one of the Too Faced kits), but I think this is going to last a very long time. You only need a very small amount. One of the instructions I read for a different primer said that it's important to use all over your face, but I was able to do this with a small pearl-size amount.

Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
audgem
(Raleigh, NC)
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