Review | E.L.F Cosmetics Luminous-Matte Primer


This is what it says on the E.L.F website:

Create a fresh, natural glow with this lightweight makeup base. This makeup base primes the skin for long wear, and helps moisturize, brighten and refine skin appearance. The silky formula leaves skin flawless and natural looking. Infused with Acai and Vitamins C and E.

So, I’ve tried some E.L.F cosmetics products in the past, and it’s been a few hits and misses, but since I do love affordable makeup I wanted to get a few more items from them, and this primer really hit the spot for me.

Now, one of the main reasons I got this primer is because I got very curious to see how it would work on my combination skin, since it claims to be a luminous-matte primer, which is supposed to give you a natural glow, but at the same time it’s not supposed to make you shiny or greasy, and I can get quite oily in my t-zone, so I didn’t really know what to expect, because I’ve tried some multi-finish kind of products before, and they’re usually either one or the other, but this primer does give me both a natural glow, and it keeps me from getting oily, which is a huge plus for me.

Now, I will say that, even though it does hold up to the luminous-matte claim, I do feel like it would work the same as a satin-finish type of primer, so I do think that the name of this is a little bit of a sales trick, if you know what I mean?
But I do also think that it’s a clever one, because it does make you curious to try it, but it is something to keep in mind if you already own a few satin-finish primers.
However, if you are looking for a primer that won’t make you shiny, but at the same time will give a little bit of a luminous look, I do think that this is a great one.

So, when it comes to the claim that it will refine skin appearance, I do agree a little bit, because it does blur my fine lines and pores, but it does it in a very natural way, so it’s not like a pore-filling primer, but it doesn’t emphasize anything, so you could always use it in combination with a pore-filler if this alone isn’t enough for you.

Now, other than that, the only thing that is a little bit of a drawback, is that it does feel a little sticky on the skin, and I’m not a huge fan of that.
But it doesn’t make my foundation go on patchy or unevenly, and the sticky feeling goes away once I’ve applied powder, so I’m not that bothered by it, but it is something to take notice of.

But, overall I think that this is a great primer.
It holds up to it’s claims, it’s very affordable, and it’s definetly something I’ll repurches once I run out of it.

So, have you tried it? What are your oppiniones on this primer?

It’s available on for $8.00.

Published by FebruaryGlow

This is a makeup/beauty blog, mostly for product reviews. Make-up is just a hobby of mine and I am by no means a professional make-up artist.

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