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BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector™

What it is:A targeted oil-control primer that perfects and minimizes pores for mattified skin that lasts up to 12 hours.What it does: Go beyond extending makeup wear to address the root cause of why your makeup moves. This formula specifically targets oil-prone areas and acts as liquid blotting paper to leave your skin fresh and matte all day. Use alone, before, or after foundation to control excess oil, while minimizing the appearance of pores. Feel free to use throughout the day to touch up areas of concern.What else you need to know:This product eliminates excess oil for long-lasting matte skin. The formula is sweat- and humidity-resistant and free of silicone, oil, alcohol, and fragrance.
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Questions & Answers for BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector™

Question
application?
how do you apply this without the product drying too quickly? What are some good application tips? Do you apply it all over or just pat it on throughout the day as a touch up?

I found that when I apply it to my whole face it cakes up in some areas.
please share your application tricks!
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
reyemzil
(Eagle River, AK)
on Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector™
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
this is really gel-like so when i apply it, i'd always use moisturizer beforehand and then apply this on right after. maybe this will help u too.
answered 6 months ago
Veraj
(nyc)
answer 2
I personally get half a pea size amount, rub it between a couple fingers to warm up the product and then smooth it across the T-zone and anywhere I get oily (which is everywhere). I find it spreads really easily that way. They I just pat around to get any missed spots. No troubles for me. I think some people just need to learn how to work with the product.
answered 6 months ago
valruyinz
answer 3
I've tried applying it with a sponge, not a good idea. I feel like using a brush is what works best. I usually apply it on top of my hand , in between my index finger and thumb. i get my brush and rub it in the brush to smoothen out the thickness of the product and then apply to my face.
answered 11 months ago
angieknowsbest
(Pasadena,CA)
answer 4
Definitely try to only use it on places of your face that are the oiliest. It needs that little extra oil that is already on your face to help it smooth out, or moisturize directly before applying this. Also I have found that rubbing it between my fingers to warm it up helps to blend it much easier and since doing that, it doesn't stick to just one part of my face, but spreads out evenly.
answered 11 months ago
makeupao
answer 5
yes it dries quickly, I only apply it to oily areas, forehead, nose, chin. I use just small amount at a time and quickly do a small spot, only trying to rub the area maybe twice to spread the product and then let it dry, if you rub it to much it will ball up and not adhere to the skin. It doesn't adhere well to skin that has creamier mosturizer on it, tends to slide off as you rub, you need an oil free very light moisturizer under it to get the oil control benefits. I use a different primer on the rest of my face
answered 1 year ago
jeepgirl45
(Alberta, Canada)
answer 6
I put about a pea size amount of the back of my hand, then just dip my finger into it to get a little bit, then rub that into my forehead, then nose, chin, etc. so that I really rub it into my skin. I just focus on one part of my face at a time until I've covered the entire thing. It pretty much immediately starts to feel very drying to my skin and I just let it sit on my skin until it doesn't feel sticky or tacky and then apply my foundation.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
emdemarchelier
(Berkeley, CA)
answer 7
I would suggest applying as needed on top of your foundation and see if that works.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
ChellysBeans
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 8
If I put on a good moisturizer (like the yellow clinique moisturizer) this applies smoothly. otherwise I dont think theres much you can do about it drying fast, i know it can get so annoying!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
mariiireyy
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 9
Thank you both! I have been messing around with mine for a couple of days and I figured out that I wasn't using enough. It dried too quickly because I was trying to use a pea size amount for my entire face. So that is something to keep in mind.

Another thing I have found is that it works great ON TOP of makeup. I was really upset the first couple of days because this product was making me shiny on my nose. So one day i took it to work with me and took a pea size amount and PATTED it onto my nose. OMG. It worked so well. Its a great primer but an even better touch up due to the fact that you aren't adding any powder that eventually leads to a cake face.

Another thing i found was that it made even my oily oily OILY skin very dry.
it was only by mistake that I found out this next "trick"
I went tanning and immediately after that, I was planning on going to go to a bbq. my oily skin was greasy after the tanning session due to the lotion and i applied this on top of the tanning lotion (After the tan session) and it made me look matte without the dry dry cracking feeling. So maybe for those girls who have oily skin, apply a slightly heavier lotion to the areas of the face that are cracking up after the application of this primer, and it might help you out a ton!

All in all, give this primer a week or two. Mess around with it and once you figure out the right way for it to work with your skin, its great! I just DO NOT recommend this for dry skin gals.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
reyemzil
(Eagle River, AK)
answer 10
You must shake your bottle!! I find it works best if you just squeeze out a little bit per section and work quickly zone by zone ( forehead, cheeks, chin). Let it dry fully before applying your makeup. Good luck to you!! :O)
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
bombshell30
(Oklahoma city, oklahoma)
answer 11
I use a little brush, or my finger and apply it mainly to parts of my face that NEED it. It works wonders, LOVE IT
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
sarastop
(Wisconsin)
Question
Acne
Has this caused anyone to break out. I literally have the most sensitive, acne-prone, oily skin there is. Every time I try a new product, I wind up with a face full of zits!! Does this product make anyone breakout? I am afraid this will just end up being another product I cannot use.
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
cdm77
(Wheelersburg, OH)
on Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector™
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have never broke out from this primer! Maybe your skin just reacted to it.
answered 9 months ago
Avinne
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
Yes. This product is so mattifying (it works, almost too well), that it literally traps all oil under the skin and tightens the pores to prevent any oil from coming to the surface. For a person with acne (I have inflammatory acne), I'm not sure if a mattifying primer is a good idea. By the third time I used it, I did break out quite a bit. I think it created a weird barrier that caused an imbalance in my skin.
answered 10 months ago
SmartLady
(Washington State)
answer 3
i have the same problem. it hasnt made me break out at all. I feel like it actually reduced my zits.this primer is amazing. I used it every day . i even used it for halloween so my make up could stay on. I went to a party and when i got home and looked in the mirror after dancing for hours, i looked as if i did my make up an hour ago. This primer is by far the best if ever used.
answered 11 months ago
angieknowsbest
(Pasadena,CA)
answer 4
go to a sephora store and get them to give you a sample in a little container, the container if they fill it will give you enough to use for a week or more depending on where you are looking to apply it. Mine lasted for over 2 weeks, as I have the same kind of skin and don't want to waist money on products I can't use. It has not caused me to break out and has worked better than anything else I've tried but it is tricky to apply, you have to use oil free moisturizer under it and apply just small amount at a time and only rub it couple times as it sets quickly and will ball up if you rub it too much. I only use it on my oily areas not all ober my face
answered 1 year ago
jeepgirl45
(Alberta, Canada)
answer 5
I have very oily/acne prone skin and this did not make me breakout. It keeps my makeup on and it doesnt slide off. Sephora gives samples so I'd recommend you try it first.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
perezfw
(Fresno, CA)
answer 6
I used to have serious acne, and I still have occasional break-outs but not due to using this primer. In my opinion, if you have acne prone skin, I would not use a matte-fying primer like this one. The cause of pimples and excessive oil is due to your skin drying out and that is exactly what this product does. It dries your skin. I'd steer clear of all matte-fying products...
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
isiylala
(Houston, TX)
answer 7
No, I used it for a week and it did not break me out. I have insanely sensitive skin as well but I was dissatisfied with this primer for other reasons...
I recommend using the Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer. It's amazing for acne-prone skin!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
julia022
(San Diego, CA)
answer 8
If you have acne I would not use a primer b/c they will not help your skin, they will irritate it more. This brand seems less so than most.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
oxhishrlw
(Maryland)
answer 9
I tried an urban decay oil control and it broke my face out bad so I do understand. This product did NOT break my face out and did the most AMAZING job controlling my oil slick of a face. Its a great product...and no break outs for me.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
sdbooth31
(Leavenworth, KS)
answer 10
I also have super sensitive skin and this product does not break me out. Keep in mind I take very good care of my skin...exfoliate once a week, I never eeeever sleep in makeup and I use oil free, natural makeup (bare minerals) I also used fashion flair souffle foundation and it did not break me out. I also eat healthy and drink lots of water....my point? there's many factors that go into your skin being clear...it may be your regimen or one particular ingredient in certain makeups that don't work for you...start paying attention in what's in the things that cause you to break out. Maybe you need only natural items...or the very reverse
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
JaiSan
(Detroit, MI)
Question
Does this have a lotion-texture?
Lotion-like primers tend to work better with my foundation, can anyone describe the texture of this?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
jazzyfresh
on Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector™
10 answers
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answer 1
The texture is kind of gritty and thick. It dries super fast and super matte.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
margaret408
(San Jose, Ca)
answer 2
This product has the texture of a thin paste, not a lotion.
answered 4 months ago
Cheramoya
(Santa Clarita, CA)
answer 3
its nowhere near a lotion it has no silicone either, no slip and glide. if anything it feels slightly tacky and sets almost instantly
answered 5 months ago
blond3elmo
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
its more of a thick,sticky,lotion.
if you apply it with a brush, you can make the product softer by placing some on the top of your hand and using the brush to make it softer by moving the brush in a circular motion.then apply to your face
answered 11 months ago
angieknowsbest
(Pasadena,CA)
answer 5
This primer has a slightly sticky or tacky texture before you apply it to your face. However, it still goes on very easily and smoothly. After you apply, wait until the primer has dried (which it does extremely quickly) before applying your foundation. After it has dried, the texture is like applying foundation to a naked face.
answered 11 months ago
Keren23
answer 6
The texture is lotion like for a few seconds but once you begin applying to your face it becomes a little sticky. It works great though!
answered 1 year ago
makeupmoe
(Amarillo, TX)
answer 7
no, its a clear gel kind of texture, you apply it and then wait a minute for it to dry then apply other makeup
answered 1 year ago
jeepgirl45
(Alberta, Canada)
answer 8
Put simply, no. Its texture is more like a gluey palmade at first, sticky and thick.... it works into the skin and goes velvety. Definitely made for absorbing oil and a base for makeup to seriously fuse to.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
tinagretz
(victoria bc)
answer 9
definetely not lotion like, I would go into the store and try it first!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
belladae08
(san diego, ca)
answer 10
This isn't really a lotion like primer. It goes on pretty sticky and dries with a really tight, matte finish. It would work best with a liquid or something hydrating that's going to go on top. It's more of a gel that sets really fast.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
schmeely
(Brooklyn, NY)
Question
Over or under moisturizer/sunscreen?
Even though I have combo/oiily skin, I make sure to wear a facial sunscreen every day. It is oil free and completely zinc oxide based. Would the Ever-Matte product be best applied over or under my facial sunscreen? Thanks!
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
ollicehunter
on Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector™
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
under
answered 5 months ago
blond3elmo
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
I apply this over my SPF moisturizer. It really does need that extra slip from the moisturizer to help blend it out. My moisturizer is rather light (because I have extremely oily skin) and I don't notice that it breaks down the primer in any way! I tried it under my moisturizer but I felt that at that point I just spread it all over my face and I lost the ability to be precise with where I applied the product. Try it both ways to see what works best for you! :)
answered 11 months ago
makeupao
answer 3
over
answered 11 months ago
reflectsgold
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 4
Hi! It's better to wear it over the sunscreen.
answered 11 months ago
Lichia
answer 5
I applied my moisturizer, then the primer, then my foundation. Worked great!
answered 1 year ago
makeupmoe
(Amarillo, TX)
answer 6
over moisturizer and sunscreen but before foundation or powder
answered 1 year ago
jeepgirl45
(Alberta, Canada)
answer 7
I wear an oil control spf 30 sunscreen everyday and I find this works best AFTER your sunscreen.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
the702diva
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 8
If you are using a moisturizer with sun screen as I do, I apply the primer after the moisturizer has dries...Works great.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
tageme
(Blair, NE)
Question
hello can this be used as an eyelid primer as well?
is it safe to put on eyelids and does it work well to keep eyeshadow on all day?
asked 10 months ago
sinatragirl7
on Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector™
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I wouldn't use it for that. I accidentally used it as such and it kind of burned/stung, though I do have sensitive skin.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
laurenaddell
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I definitely use as an eye lid primer, but do use just a little to avoid caking
answered 9 months ago
dewitzgrl2
(Warner Robins, GA)
answer 3
No, I would say definitely not. It's dry and patchy, doesn't spread smoothly. Use the Smashbox eye lid primer instead.
answered 10 months ago
Tartbeauty
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 4
It could be. But I would definitely moisturize your eyelids before applying. It can be very drying which isn't good for your eye shadows!
answered 10 months ago
maydominique
(Arlington)
answer 5
This primer is just for the face, however we have a number of different eye lid primers that are ideal for shadows and to keep shine at bay on the lids.
answered 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
I use this on my entire face, including my eyelids & my eyeliner & shadow don't budge, just pat it on carefully.
answered 10 months ago
tokyorose1964
(Hermitage, TN)
answer 7
This product cakes on a great deal, it is tough to apply, wouldn't recommend
answered 10 months ago
bearsfins
(Jacksonville, NC)
Question
Could I get a sample to try this product before buying please?
Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
bagila
(Houston, TX)
on Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector™
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've gotten a sample before of the smashbox light primer before at my Sephora and I think all Sephoras give samples if you ask! So i'm pretttttty sure you can (:
answered 7 months ago
oxoxosteph
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 2
You can get a sample at Sephora!
answered 9 months ago
Avinne
(San Diego, CA)
answer 3
yes you should !:) thats what i did and the next day i went to buy the entire thing. i loved it . i have combination skin so my skin is oily (forehead) and dry (cheeks). Regardless it leaves a flawless finish without the cakey look. Ive even used it for halloween make up and it stays on all night when i go party. Im telling you you wont regret it but yes, try out a sample first.
answered 11 months ago
angieknowsbest
(Pasadena,CA)
answer 4
if you go to a sephora store they will give you a sample in a little container to try for a few days that's how I first tried it
answered 1 year ago
jeepgirl45
(Alberta, Canada)
answer 5
Yes, you can ask one of the beauty asst to prepare you a small tube.
Sephora Salesperson asked me if i want it but i chose to buy the whole bottle.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
agsi
(new your, NY)
answer 6
Yes
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
makeuplover1193
(San Fransico,CA)
Question
Difficult to dispense?
I just purchased this primer and when I tried the sample in store, the bottle was easy to squeeze to dispense the product. However, the one that I bought is so difficult! It seems like the product has clumped inside or something so almost nothing comes out of the opening. Does anyone else have this problem?
asked 3 months, 1 week ago
Anonymous
(Long Beach, CA)
on Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector™
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It shouldn't be hard to squeeze out. You should exchange it for a new one (:
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
margaret408
(San Jose, Ca)
answer 2
It is a little thick but I know it works so it's worth the effort .if. Yours is dried out take it back to the store and let them check it out .
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
wobbie
(Suffolk Virginia)
answer 3
My ever-matte is difficult to dispense too, which is due to the thinkness of the product.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
misspham
answer 4
if you find product is hard to get out of the bottle, i recommend warming and holding it in your hands for a minute, shake and then dispense. you can always sit on it too to warm it up ;)
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
CaitlinH429
(boston, ma)
answer 5
it's terrible. So drying..
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
charles5
(Rutherford)
answer 6
I've purchased this product and have no problems dispensing it. I squeeze to get just a little bit of product without much effort. If you're trying hard and it should come out like thickish white, you'll need to warm it up a bit by rubbing it a bit on your palm then applying evenly. If it's hard - take it back and show it to them.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
aud300tx
(Grapevine, TX)
Question
Getting primer out of tube
Does anyone else have difficulty getting the primer out of the tube? I shake it like it says, but I still have to squeeze exceptionally hard to get the teeniest bit out. I'm afraid I'm going to bust the bottle or squeeze all of the primer out by accident. :0. I just want to make sure I don't have an old or defective tube. Thanks!
asked 9 months ago
cp2000
(Boston, MA)
on Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector™
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It might help to warm the tube in your hands first.
answered 7 months ago
Laura18
(MA)
answer 2
Squeeze from the bottom. It prevents you from getting too much product at once!
answered 7 months ago
ShelbyFisher
answer 3
Yes, I found the exact same thing and almost felt the bottle would burst open. I just tried to do it slowly to get a good amount onto my hand first. Ended up returning the product altogether!
answered 8 months ago
heohfhoehwofi
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
It is a thick product, and thus hard to excrete from the tube. To avoid a potential accident, I squeezed some into a small vat! It
answered 8 months ago
PreppyCurls
answer 5
The bottle itself is stiff. Squeeze from the bottom of the tube. I use a tiny amount for each individual area.
answered 9 months ago
pommom3
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
answer 6
I have the same issue. The primer is pretty thick in consistency, but I just use both hands, when trying to get it out of the tube. It's a hassle, but it's my fav. primer of the moment.
answered 9 months ago
britter77
(Annapolis, MD)
Question
Ever-Matte Poresless Primer v. Benefit PORefessional
Has anyone tried this against Benefit POREfessional as far as controlling oil? I am looking for a smoothing primer that controls oily skin and will help me stay matte as long as possible. I tried a sample of POREfessional for a few days and liked it (3.5 stars out of 5) and I am wondering if I should give this a try instead of buying the full sized POREfessional.
asked 6 months ago
billyidol
(miami, FL)
on Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector™
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have crazy oily skin and have tried both POREprofessional and Ever-Matte as well as Bare Minerals Oil Control Primer. While POREprofessional is fantastic for smoothing out you skin for me it still left my skin oily. Bare Minerals then overly dried out my skin and did not leave me matte all day. Becca Ever-Matte is my new favorite. It leaves my skin matte and cleans up my pores. I highly recommend it. If you have a Sephora near you I recommend getting a sample as it is a little tricky to apply since it is fast absorbing. Hope that helps!
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
xdazzling
answer 2
I have used Benefit Porefessional and I think its wonderful for filling in your pores but not very good at absorbing oil. That has been my experience with the product. It gives you a nice even finish by filling in those fine lines and big pores but that's about it
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
makeupfreakT
answer 3
the BECCA ever-matte is a true matte finish while the POREfessional from Benefit is more of a smoothing primer. it also dries very very quickly and actually absorbs oil continuously throughout the day
answered 5 months ago
blond3elmo
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
i have the porefressional from benefit im really oily within my t-zone and honestly it does not work as good as i thought i will be!
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
aniita
(charlotte, nc)
answer 5
I found that POREfessional made my skin even oilier, so I wouldn't recommend it. I also found this product didn't work as well (Ever-Matte). I would recommend Dr. Jart's pore-minimizing Mattifying primer...that stuff is a miracle worker for deslicking the skin prior to foundation!
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
fieldhockeygk11
(Princeton, NJ)
answer 6
I love this primer! I too have oily skin, and this keeps my face matte for over 16 hours. I also doesn't make my skin break out, like other primers can do. Use in small amounts in small sections for the best use of this primer.
answered 6 months ago
rockabillypixie
(Arizona)
Question
How does this compare to NARS Primer?
How does this primer compare to the NARS Pro-Prime Primer? Which is better for oily skin?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
allsmiles5529
(Chicago, IL)
on Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector™
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have used both, as well as the Photobox and would definitely recommend the Becca
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
mary1d
(London, UK)
answer 2
I feel as if the NARS Pro-primer is too light. I have very oily acne prone skin and this primer is the only that has really worked for me. The NARS primer is good but not nearly as oil-absorbing. However, if you have oily lids the eye primer by NARS is amazing. Your eye makeup won't budge. I
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
makeupfreakT
answer 3
WAY better- I tried that one too
answered 7 months ago
Laura18
(MA)
answer 4
I've tried the NARS primer and i did not like it. i felt oily after a few hours. I recommend becca ever matte primer. It works wonders. I have combination skin and ...wow my skin had never looked so flawless. Ive even used it for halloween make up and even at parties my make up stays on. I do not look at my mirror to check if im oily anymore. I know my skin looks good all thanks to this amazing primer.
answered 11 months ago
angieknowsbest
(Pasadena,CA)
answer 5
Becca's Primer is probably the best for very oily skin. As I said in a previous review, it is a very, very quick drying gel so you have to work fast. It was super oil absorbing and definitely not for dryer skin types. Get a sample and see what you think.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
bradycakes
(west palm beach, FL)
answer 6
Much better at controlling shine and minimizing pores; lasts longer. Better in every way!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
ReneeJG
(Philadelphia, PA)
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