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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, 5 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, 1 month 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, 3 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 5 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, 5 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, 4 months 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 3 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 3 years, 3 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, 4 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, 10 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 3 years 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 3 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, 3 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, 4 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 4 years 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, 8 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, 8 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, 9 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, 10 months ago
cindivice
(WI)
answer 5
yes I do.
answered 4 years 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 4 years ago
clarin12
(New York, NY)
Question
how to apply
Is it best to apply this with a sponge or fingertips?
asked 4 years 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
luvincoco
(Washington state)
answer 3
I just apply with my fingertips. It's fast and easy!
answered 3 years, 11 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, 11 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 4 years ago
jairay78
(Toronto, ON)
answer 6
apply with your fingures
answered 4 years ago
desade
(New York)
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, 1 month 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 4 years 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 4 years ago
jules1985
(Tampa, Florida)
answer 3
You can try it in a sephora store. That is where I tried it.
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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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, 6 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, 11 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 4 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, 5 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, 6 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, 6 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, 1 month 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, 3 months 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, 4 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, 5 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, 5 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, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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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 4 years, 3 months ago
rockangel04
(Houston, TX)
on Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
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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 4 years, 1 month 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 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 3 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 4 years, 3 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 4 years, 3 months ago
kenzea
(Waterford, mi)
Question
primer for powder foundation?
Is there a primer specifically for use with powder foundation?
asked 3 years, 4 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
tinkerchels
(Regina, Saskatchewan)
answer 3
Check Laura Mercier.
answered 3 years, 3 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, 3 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, 4 months ago
nosun4me
(Lakeland,FL)
answer 6
I use this ritualistically and my powder foundation is Bare Minerals. It works splendidly!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
jezebel77
(Kansas City, MO)
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