Hue Review: Becca Ever Matte Primer
Today I’m doing a review on a product I’ve had for a while, but haven’t gotten around to trying it out until just recently! My combo skin was on the drier side during the later half of winter and even into the spring. So using a mattifying primer wasn’t in my rotation until summer hit. I picked up a sample size of this primer because no one really talks about it!
Becca is really known for their glowy products so it’s not surprising that their mattifying primer doesn’t get much love. I was a little nervous purchasing this because usually there’s a reason people don’t talk about certain products. In my opinion, Becca caters more towards dry skin and getting that super dewy, glowy look. So how much do they know about keeping you matte? It was enough to intrigue me and get me to try out this primer! First things first- this primer retails for $36. So definitely a high end primer but it is comparable to other primers from brands sold at Sephora. The formula is different! It doesn’t have a silicone feel, but it doesn’t feel like a Porefessional either. It’s almost like a thick gel? I tried to gently pat this into the skin and it sunk in nicely. It almost has a tacky feel.
I’ve been trying this out for a few days now and I just don’t know what to think about it. For starters, it doesn’t seem to minimize my pores at all, even though I pat it into the skin. It does seem to grab the foundation well but I’m thinking this primer just isn’t for me. I think it makes my foundation look drier and more powdery. I’ve tried it with multiple formulas and brands and I get the same result every time. I have one dry patch and this primer makes any product cling to it- and I think it’s creating new dry patches on my skin! The same face products I’ve used dozens of times were all of a sudden layering weird and looking patchy. The only new product I was trying on my face has been this primer, so sadly it has to be the cause.
Maybe if you have super oily skin, this would work for you but otherwise I wouldn’t recommend. It has decent reviews on Sephora’s website but for me, it was just a weird product all around. For being a Becca product, it didn’t seem to have the same high end quality as some of their other products. So I think I’ve learned my lesson- stick to the dewy, glowy products that Becca is now famous for!