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Top Rated Mattifying Primers for Every Budget
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Top Rated Mattifying Primers for Every Budget

Based on 192,815 Influenster Reviews

Want to keep shine at bay but don't want to break the bank? Our Influensters have tried a number of mattifying primers and found which ones are the very best no matter what your budget is. Check out their picks below!

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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
BY SMASHBOX
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars64%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (11,942 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $16.00
Influenster Beauty Awards Winner 2016
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Faith S.Faith S. said...
This is a silky, light-weight but oil-free primer that helps to reduce the appearance of any fine lines or pores on my face. The result (after application of foundation) is flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish. 

I can't recommend this product enough. I would almost describe it as a "blur" real-life Instagram filter for all your flaws. I did a little research to find out exactly why this foundation works so well and I learned that Smashbox Studios developed a formula that diffuses light from hitting the skin. This helps blur out imperfections and gives you an even, soft-focused look. The result is better looking makeup and longer lasting. 

I allowed all of my friends to try this product out. They each had different skin types, like, normal, oily, combination, dry, etc. It worked well on every girl and all were satisfied with this primer. 

This is how I use it: I smooth a layer over my skin after cleaning and moisturizing my face. I let it sit for a minute or two. Then I apply my makeup. I also use a little over my makeup throughout the day for touch-ups. 

This primer was a complimentary gift from Influenster. My review is authentic and based on my actual experience. ...read more
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Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
BY HOURGLASS
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars64%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.5 / 5 (4,097 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $19.00
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Emily P.Emily P. said...
I personally love this product. I have oily skin. This primer makes my skin feel super soft. There is absolutely no shimmer which I love. The consistency is super light, it almost feels as if it is whipped. It is not heavy and clogging whatsoever. I only use one pump to cover my entire face, so a little goes a long way. It makes my foundation look silky and makes it last much longer. I also love the packaging. The pump prevents bacteria from spreading into the product. If I have a day where I'm not wearing makeup, I will will apply this primer, because it makes my skin look so much healthier. This is my favorite primer probably because it's so light and not overbearing which I love. Sometimes primers can feel too thick, but this is not. The only gripe i have is that I think the price is too high. It's not affordable for the average makeup junkie. ...read more
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Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
BY TOO FACED
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.4 / 5 (2,943 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $30.00
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Alyssa V.Alyssa V. said...
This primer is definitely one of my top 3 favorites. I use primer daily and this had lasted me probably a little more than two months. The texture is like a light weight cream, and maybe a subtle "mousse-y" feel to it. It blends like a dream, sets into skin evenly, does a tremendous job at blurring pores, fine lines, and light wrinkles. I was impressed with how well it evened out my acne-scarred, discolored, face. This leaves your skin with a beautiful kind of satin, flawless finish. I never have to touch up or blot my face when using this, and probably exceeds the 10 hour wear time I experienced with it. This should be a staple in everyone's beauty bag! ...read more
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NYX Shine Killer
BY NYX
3.8 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars39%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars19%
  • 2 Stars8%
  • 1 Star7%
3.8 / 5 (1,348 reviews)
Buy on Target for $13.99
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Lena M.Lena M. said...
I really love this product. I have combination skin, with a T zone that can get a little oily, but nothing too bad, and sometimes acne. Although it works really well for me - a little goes a long way, it really helps when it comes to applying my make up and it lasting, my skin does look smooth and rarely gets oily again - I think it would definitely not be enough for somebody with very oily skin. It has a strange texture, but you get used to it, and for the price, it's really great quality for combination skins. ...read more
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Boots No7 Beautifully Matte Make Up Base
BY BOOTS
4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars45%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars15%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star7%
4.0 / 5 (55 reviews)
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Kellymah W.Kellymah W. said...
Are they sure this isn't a high end product??

Well they sure fooled me! I've been using this primer for over a year--it is my Holy Grail primer! It is perfect for oily acne prone skin type which I suffer from tremendously. Some may hate the ashy white cast it gives after you apply it but I happen to like it because once you apply your makeup it goes away and gets covered anyway. I like that it has acne fighting ingredients in it as well, it really does help dry up my pimples but not to where it shows patchy thru my makeup!

I recommend 100%!!!!! BUY IT! ...read more
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L'Oréal Paris Studio Secrets™ Professional Magic Perfecting Base
BY L'ORÉAL PARIS
4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars44%
  • 4 Stars35%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star5%
4.1 / 5 (272 reviews)
Buy on Target for $10.99
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Amy M.Amy M. said...
I highly recommend this product if you have uneven skin tone and/or oily/combo skin. I have uneven skin tone and oily skin and this has been a game-changer for me! It takes a small amount of product patted into or gently smoothd into skin (either all over or just in trouble spots or T-zone) and you will get matte skin all day! Barely any blotting needed when I used this at the beach! It does a decent job at blurring out imperfections as well. I did notice a blurring effect over the large pores on my cheeks. I wouldn't suggest relying on it alone (hence the 4 stars) but it does make foundation and concealer more effective in those uneven areas. I've not used this longer than a week, but its test run was in the hot beach weather and it performed beautifully! I will repurchase this when I run out (which will be a while- a little goes a long way!) ...read more
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Givenchy Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer 0.8 oz
BY GIVENCHY
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars71%
  • 4 Stars19%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
4.6 / 5 (21 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $38.00
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Zoe F.Zoe F. said...
This is the best mattifying primer I've ever used! It's silicone-based and you can definitely feel that in the texture - it fills in pores and really just melts into the skin to combat shine and helps to keep makeup adhered to oily spots for a good eight or so hours. Foundation applies smoothly on top and doesn't cling to it in any way, so it's perfect for spot-priming your oiliest parts of the face. ...read more
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