I’m still on the hunt for the perfect primer. While I can get a bit oily sometimes, I still don’t typically need mattifying products besides the occasional blotting paper. However, I purchased the Cover FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment because I do suffer from acne. This product is available for $38 for 1 oz of product.
I have been very disappointed with this product. I came really close to returning it to Sephora (something I’ve never actually done before!) but I feel like I keep trying it over and over hoping that my initial several impressions were incorrect. The problem I’ve been having is that it doesn’t make my face feel smooth at all before I apply my makeup. Also, on the days that I use this mattifying product, I somehow get way more oily than usually. Finally, I think I tend to break out MORE when I use this product.
So, should you buy it?
I can’t say that I can recommend this for anyone. I try to always have something positive to say about a product because I know that skincare is very personal and there are lots of skin types that can use products I dislike for various reasons. However, this product did not live up to any of its claims. It did not smooth my skin and minimize my pores. It made me oily. It made my acne worse. I really should have returned it.