Review | The Ordinary High-Adherence Primer


This is what it says on The Ordinary’s website:

This formula uses advanced adaptive silicones to act as a matte, hydrating, blurring primer for makeup that looks higher in definition and adheres for longer. The formula can also be used alone as a non-greasy hydrator that reduces the looks of pores and of imperfections.

So, the ordinary is a brand I’ve heard about for ages, and I’ve always wanted to try their skincare, so when I ordered my serums from them, I figured I’d give this primer a go as well, since I already needed a new one, and I just don’t know how I feel about it.

Now, the thing with this primer is that it does blur my fine lines, and it does make my makeup last longer than it normaly does, but it emphasizes my pores so badly, and that doesn’t make any sense to me, since it does blur everything else.
But I do like it on the rest of my face, so I do use it, but since I can’t use it in my t-zone, I do think that that is something to keep in mind.

Now, when it comes to the claim that it’s supposed to be both matte and hydrating, I only think it holds up to the hydrating part. However, it doesn’t make me oily, but it doesn’t make me matte either, so that a little disappointing to me.
But, overall I do find myself reaching for it, and I don’t think it’s a bad primer, but I don’t think this is a primer I’d recommend.

It’s available on for 4.90euro.

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