First Impression Friday – @hudabeauty Matte Perfection Pre-Makeup Base Primer

July 3, 2020

As you may have seen in my post about the @hudabeauty Mystery Bundle I purchased (6/10), one of the items I received was the Matte Perfection Pre-Makeup Base Primer ($32 for 1 ounce – As an oily-skinned gal, I was really excited to put this to the test!

What it claims:

🔘 This 60-percent water-based formula gives you on-the-spot control to mattify and melt-proof your makeup throughout the day

🔘 Made with oily and combination skin in mind, it instantly mattifies your complexion while reducing the appearance of pores and uneven skin texture

🔘 The easy-to-use dropper pack allows for controlled dispensing so you can apply it all over, or target specific areas of the face

🔘 The gel-like formula is infused with plant extracts with skin-soothing properties, so your skin is never left feeling tight or uncomfortable

🔘 It features an optical matte-blur technology to filter out imperfections and create a shine-free, smooth canvas for your makeup to last

My experience:

🔘 I have used this on several occasions in conjunction with several different foundations.

👍🏻 The applicator does make it easy to apply directly to your face in just the right amount.

👍🏻 It feels slightly cooling upon initial application, but, like it claims, it didn’t leave my skin feeling tight or uncomfortable.

👍🏻👎🏻 It didn’t do a great job of filling my pores, but my skin did appear slightly more smooth.

👎🏻 I used another mattifying primer one day and this the next day, changing up no other product in the routine. Unfortunately, this didn’t do nearly as good of a job keeping me matte as the day progressed.

👍🏻👎🏻 Around the six (6) hour mark, I began getting oily – no matter whether it had been paired with a mattifying or dewy foundation.

My verdict?

Much to my disappointment, I haven’t been able to make this work as well as I had hoped or expected – especially considering the price. Normally I would say I’d use this up and just wouldn’t repurchase, but since I have something that works better, I’ll pass it along to a friend.

FYI, I receive a small commission when you shop via the link listed above.

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