Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
1.35 fl. oz. for $36
Last Updated:03.16.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Although this fragrance-free foundation primer does an okay job, it's certainly not the holy grail of primers for normal to oily skin. In fact, this product is more like the rusty tin cup of foundation primers.

The formula is very basic, and doesn't include any wow-factor ingredients. The texture is a bit wet upon initial application, and it takes longer than you'd expect for the product to dry down. However, once dry, it does help oily skin stay matte and enhances the overall wear time of any makeup applied over it.

Similar fragrance-free mattifying primers with better formulas are available for much less, including Paula's Choice Shine Stopper Instant Matte Finish.

  • Fragrance-free.
  • Smoothes skin, and increases overall wear time of makeup.
  • Wet texture takes an inconveniently long time to dry down.
  • Overpriced given the limited benefits it offers.

Water, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Oleanolic Acid.

Brand Overview

Becca At-A-Glance

Australian import Becca is a complete line of color cosmetics from makeup artist Rebecca Morrice Williams. As the story goes, Rebecca, like so many women, was having difficulty finding the perfect foundation. It seems her professional experience making up women of varying skin tones and preferences shared one truth: all women wanted perfect skin. This set Williams on her path to creating what would become the Becca line.

While there are a number of excellent foundations here, what seems to have catapulted the brand onto the map is their numerous highlighter products. From liquids to powders, there are an incredible range of options in their luminizer categories, and many are superb.

Surveying the rest of this line revealed that Williams just didn't do her homework for foundation shades. The eyeshadows are amazingly silky, and many of their products for lips and cheeks are exemplary. Lastly, almost all of the makeup brushes from Becca are aces, and the options plentiful, especially for eye designs.

Strengths: Excellent concealers, foundations, highlighters and eyeshadows; good lip gloss; several outstanding brushes.

Weaknesses: Beats us, this is a strong collection of products.

Becca is available at Sephora, Ulta and via their Web site.

For more information about Becca, call (415) 553-8972 or visit www.beccacosmetics.com.

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Almost Too Good at It's Job

I absolutely love this stuff! If you use as directed (patting it on areas of concern, not rubbing it on), you will see great results. In fact, it can be drying and turn white if you use too much. That's the one con for me. I have dark skin and I can't use this without applying foundation. However, the Shine Stopper from Paula's choice can be worn without makeup. I do think it is pricey, especially since you need so little. They should sell less in the package for a lower price.

Reviewed by
Nicole P.
Not A Perfect Primer

Becca's Ever-Matte Primer did not exceed any of my expectations or even perform as expected. First and foremost, it did not keep my oily skin matte, even for a couple hours. And sometimes it went on smoothly but other times it balled up and left weird white patches on my skin, even when I shook it first. And it doesn't have any beneficial skincare ingredients. Plus it's expensive. I would not recommend this primer.

Reviewed by
Shekinah S
Great for truly oily skin - locks foundation in place

Well suited for oily skin types. If you are in the normal-dry range you may find it too drying. Typically I have to blot within an hour of applying foundation; by 5p it has to be redone. I've tried dozens of primers & this is the first that I have come across that is truly compatable with oily skin. Becca Ever-Matte primer actually holds my foundation in place & minimizes the need to blot. It is on the expensive side, but a little goes a long way.

Reviewed by
Tamara E
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