I’ve used a lot of primers over the years from the very expensive ($80+) to the very cheapest drugstore alternatives and nothing has made my skin look as flawless at The Ordinary High Spreadability Fluid Primer. Read on for The Ordinary High Spreadability Fluid Primer Review.
What is it?
A lightweight, silicone based clear primer that helps spread foundation out evenly, while acting as surface hydrator. It claims to be particularly helpful around the eye area and for people with dry skin who are prone to having foundation pigment accumulate in certain areas.
It’s free from the following: alcohol, water, oil and nuts. It is vegan and cruelty-free.
What was my experience?
My skin has a weird combination of very large pores and very dry skin and most of the primers out there on the market that target large pores tend to be geared towards oilier skin and are therefore very much on the matte side. Having dry skin means I need something that cheats a little when it comes to radiance so needless to say it is a struggle to find one primer that fills in pores properly and leaves my skin not looking lifelessly matte.
For the longest time I have been using two primers to get the job done – The Dior Pore Minimizer (which is fantastic at filling in pores but much more intended for oily skin as it mattifies quite a lot – just realised it may be discontinued) and the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow (worn on top for glowing skin).
The Ordinary primer works so well at filling in pores to give a very smooth looking skin surface while not mattifying my skin. I felt like I didn’t need to add in any extra glow at all.
Overall I was very impressed at how natural looking my foundation looked today. Even with makeup on, my skin just looked like good skin and didn’t have the usual foundation sticking to random dry patches. It really did even out my skin surface. I also wore it just buy itself (no makeup on top) and it helped my skin look more flawless.
I think it’s a great product and would have to say this less than $10 bottle of primer goodness beats all of the other primers I own. I will definitely be repurchasing this over and over again!
Where do I buy it?
The Ordinary products are very cheap – most products costing less than $10. I purchased mine from BeautyLish, but it also sells at Beauty Bay, Adore Beauty and ASOS. Their products are currently in high demand and frequently out of stock so it pays to hit a few of those links above to check out which store has it in stock at the moment.
What is your favourite primer? Have you used any of The Ordinary products before?