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The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer 30ml

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Ideal to use alone for a naturally perfected finish, or under makeup to improve longevity, The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer uses advanced adaptive silicones to act as a matte, hydrating, blurring primer for makeup that looks higher in definition and adheres for longer.
  • Cruelty Free
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free
  • Vegan

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  • Oiliness and shine

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  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer Reviews

4.4 of 449 reviews

84% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Love this primer


Only need a small amount, The primer leaves my skin smooth and moist. Make up glides on and stays in place all day.

Most Helpful Criticism

Works sometimes


Sometimes this primer would work and create a beautiful smooth base for foundation, but other times it would just end up a greasy mess. I have dry skin so it should have been a good match. Sometimes it even broke down my foundation from underneath!
  1. Great for the price!


    I like this primer - it makes my skin feel smooth and helps makeup go on nicely, doesn't irritate my skin either. Sometimes I just wear it without makeup to blur my pores a little. It's not a holy grail product, but for the price its a great primer! I'd purchase again.
  2. Love this primer


    Only need a small amount, The primer leaves my skin smooth and moist. Make up glides on and stays in place all day.
  3. Amazing


    I love this primer and for the price, you can't beat it. It leaves my skin and makeup looking flawless. It's so cheap I cant recommend it enough!!
  4. Sooo good


    Amazing primer for my combo-acne skin. Really affordable, I'm on my third tube now!
  5. Good


    Really good primer for foundations. Love the results
  6. Wouldn't Repurchase


    Didn't love this. Too greasy for me.
  7. Fantastic!!


    great primer for foundation
  8. Iconic


    This primer has given me the best results ever, better than any high-end product I’ve used. Pores be gone! I’m on My third bottle in six months (it is very small but you can’t complain at the price)
  9. Decent for price


    The primer does it job to smooth out my skin to prep for foundation. So good value for its price.
  10. Better than expected!


    I didn't know what to expect from The Ordinary primer, but I loved all their other products so I thought I'd give it a shot. I accidentally purchased two and ended up being glad I did! It's a beautiful primer and leaves my skin feeling so soft and my makeup stays put all day. Adore this primer!
  11. Really good quality


    This is the first primer ive ever used & I loved it.My makeup lasted so much longer, my skin felt & looked moisturised dewy & healthy, this has the feel a high quality product yet its so affordable. I will be trying other items in the line from now on also - highly recommended.!!
  12. Amazing value for a great product


    A friend recommended this primer to me, saying it was inexpensive and worked well. For this low price, I figured I'd buy it and see if she was right. It's a beautiful smooth cream that goes on the skin easily. You don't need a huge amount so the tube lasts a long time. I use this under my BB cream.
  13. Amazing!


    I’ve been after a good primer for so long! This has been the best! Glides on beautifully and with minimal amount.
  14. Not for me


    I found that this primer pills quite a bit and sort of blended with my foundation instead of working as a base. My foundation also did not last as long as usual. It may work well with the ordinarys own formula foundation.
  15. Good for the price


    Use this for an everyday primer. It’s good for days you just want to use a cheaper primer. I just apply a bb cream over the top for work. Light on the skin and doesn’t dry out skin.
  16. Rubbish


    Applied let set for 10min applied the same foundation I used every other day... due to being a hot day as soon as I step outside I started to sweat & literally had very obvious white sweat drips from this primer was very embarrassing to say the least! As didn't have time to re do had to put up with it, by time got home had a lot of separation & creasing going on due to using this product. Not sur...
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    This is a fantastic primer for under $10. It's got quite a silky texture during application and is a good base for a majority of the foundations I've used it with. Can sometimes conflict with more dewy finish foundations + my oily t-zone though.
  18. New Favourite!


    As a long-time lover of Maybelline's Baby Skin primer, I've been on the lookout for another silicon-based primer to fill the void. This product definitely does the trick! A little goes a long way, and it helps keep my makeup in place all day. Definitely bang for your buck!
  19. great primer


    this is a really good primer and gives my foundation a fantastic finish
  20. excellent product


    From the very 1st application of this product I was in love.I LOVED the feel of it on my skin & when I looked in the mirror my complexion was dewy & fresh looking.Ive tried 22 other cosmetic houses that all make the same claim w their product.They dont even come close.I like it best when applied over moisturiser - really hope youll give this a go & good luck::)
  21. Neutral on this one


    This works well with some foundations, and mediocre with others. I will finish using it but won’t repurchase.
  22. Amazing


    This is an amazing primer really does a great job and goes on so well
  23. the ordinary


    this silicone primer is really a great product for filling in pores around my nose area. it does pill if you use too much though
  24. silicone


    I really enjoy the finish it gives my foundation on top, however you need to be careful with how much you apply/ what you layer it with because it can easily become greasy
  25. Great value


    For the price, this primer is great. It is light so doesn't make your skin oily but also doesn't dry it out. No fancy scents, just plain and simple and a little bit goes a long way.
  26. love!


    Tried this after using the other one they have in the bottle and prefer this so much more. I use it with a liquid foundation and it makes application smooth
  27. Overall great base


    It seems to absorb well and is a great simple primer. Still looking out to try others that are exceptional though. I think like all skincare and make up, you got to find the one that works best on your needs.
    Did keep foundation on longer.

    Good first purchase I think in this brand, not too big or expensive. Looking forward to trying other products by this brand in future.
  28. Your foundations best friend


    This primer rocked my world! You can even just out powder over the top. It so silky and luxurious, doesn’t make my foundation cake up. Smooths complexion.
  29. Great value!


    I've tried this primer over the last couple of weeks, and really love it. I've learnt that less is more - is tempting to just pop lots on but it does make your makeup slippery if you put too much on. I'd recommend just using a small amount, and really pressing in your foundation with a beauty sponge. So worth trying for the price! I have dry, sensitive skin and a nose that just loves to get oily a...
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  30. Love this


    I really love this primer, and will be buying more. It's very silky and does a great job providing a layer before foundation after using lots of serums. Only problem is that a bottle goes quickly - though it's so affordable this isn't a biggie.
  31. Greta primer


    Great primer for acne-prone skin.

    Directions for covering acne or acne scarring

    - The Ordinary Hyaluronic acid
    -Thin layer of this primer all over face.
    -Nars Soft Matte Concealer dabbed on with a concealer brush over acne or scaring.

    Wait 2 minutes.
    Apply foundation with a beauty blender.
    The three work perfectly to create a full co...
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  32. great


    this is a great primer and it is very affordable compared to other high end ones that work just as well
  33. My go to


    Really locks in my skin care underneath my make up and has the most incredible consistency. Is so silky and makes my makeup go on lovely and last!
  34. Inconsistent results


    I find that it typically works well when I use a light layer of foundation only. Otherwise it starts to get too slippery and it's hard to get my foundation to adhere to my skin.
  35. Smooooth


    This primer goes on so smooth and helps to make my skin look really smooth (especially on my dry/flaky areas) when I put my foundation on. The price is also incredibly affordable. The one downside for me is that it has a smell that I can't quite describe and it's quite strong that I'm not a fan of.
  36. Great value Primer


    Very happy with the ordinary silicone primer. First silicone primer I have ever used so cant compare to other branded silicone primers. But for the price point I cant complain. I have sensitive skin and have no issue with irritation from this product. The primer is easy to apply and feels good on my skin, not greasy at all. I use it under makeup and with a setting spray over my makeup but it lasts...
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  37. LOVE IT!


    Favorite primer! Great for my acne prone skin - so refreshing. Helps my makeup last longer particularly around the nose area where it usually flakes.
  38. It’s okay on it’s own.


    I bought this and the fluid primer because I’m so indecisive and honestly I prefer the fluid primer more because it feels a bit lighter and easier to spread. This one is nice though on it’s own for a little bit of a smoother appearance without looking like I’m wearing any makeup.
  39. not for me


    this one is not for me, while it feels really amazing on the skin, and does blur your pores to a certain extent, it also made my make up slip and slide and wear off in about an hour! not a fan personally
  40. Works sometimes


    Sometimes this primer would work and create a beautiful smooth base for foundation, but other times it would just end up a greasy mess. I have dry skin so it should have been a good match. Sometimes it even broke down my foundation from underneath!
  41. Love this primer!


    Makes my skin feel really smooth before applying makeup, for a great price! Doesn’t make my skin feel greasy either. I recommend :)
  42. Solid primer but not for everyone


    Not a bad primer by any means, but didn't help with any issues that I usually purchase primers to help with (oil control and pore concealing). Fine for someone with drier skin and no issues with pores, but this type of primer didn't work for me.
  43. Great primer


    I'vce re-purchased time and time again...a good primer! I still use in conjuction with a setting mist, but it does the job well..
  44. Great value!


    This primer has become an absolute staple within my make-up bag that I cannot go without! Due to my natural shine, it works best with my powdered make up. For best results, I let the primer soak into my skin for several moments before applying make-up.
  45. primer


    creates a really smooth base for foundation. very impressive, imperfections are all blurred thanks to this!
  46. Good primer


    Purchased to use with The Ordinary Coverage Foundation. Glides on so nicely, blurs pores and imperfections, and foundation lasts pretty well (slight touch ups needed, more due to foundation than primer I think). Comparable to Instablur from The Body Shop, though not sure it stays as matte, but is less than half the price.
  47. a good, different type of primer!!


    This primer feels soooooo different going on my skin after freshly cleansed and moisturised skin. So different from anything I've used before! The silicone makes the primer go on smoothly and it feels almost oily, but there's no actual oil residue. I can't explain it, but you can actually feel that it's providing a second skin between your skin and make up! And I like that feeling, especially beca...
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  48. Love it!


    I love this primer. It’s makes my skin so smooth and silky. Perfect for wear prior to makeup application or for a fresh face! I’m now onto my second bottle and will repurchase again. Such a bargain!
  49. Matte finish


    Stops my foundation from sliding off my face from oil through the day. Good budget option too!
  50. Keeps me matte


    My oil doesn't show through my foundation with this primer and its got a great price point
  51. Great Value


    Keeps foundation on my face all day and is more affordable than other primers
  52. My skin loves this stuff!


    Feels amazing on my skin, holds my make up and lasts all day. I am obsessed with this! I've tried so many primers over the years but this is the best for my skin. So easy to apply and the price point is wild! It's a favourite in my skincare/make up kit!
  53. MakeUp's Bestfriend


    Save your foundation and make your skin so smooth and glidy for application ! This primer is perfect to go over sunscreen but under makeup, it's Light and Airy and feels so soft on application.

    Make's my makeup last a little longer and also prevents breakouts from happening after having a long wear make up day as it creates that little barrier between layers.

    Such a gr...
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  54. Great primer


    I was super happy with how this primer performed. Its not super slippery like some silicon primers and glides on the skin nicely. Reduced the visibility of my pores.
  55. Love this!


    This is so nice and makes the skin so smooth prior to foundation!
  56. Yes but not for an everyday use


    Hello there, if you have dry skin, don't read this :)
    As for my shiny girls out there, I loooooove this primer :) my pores look so much better after I apply this primer and start painting my face on my face :)
    BUT, I wouldn't use it everyday, because of the silicone in it.. Silicone can clog the pores and if you are using it everyday, make sure you double triple cleanse.
  57. Smooth skin primer


    Amazing primer! Smooths out my skin for make up application, holds well through out the day
  58. Eh


    Wasn't bad but wasn't amazing either. Don't see a need for it in my routine.
  59. Amazing product!!


    Great primer!!! Makes my base makeup look stunning!!!
  60. Excellent Product!!


    The primer is really smooth and dosen’t feel like it’s clogging your pores
  61. Great primer


    This is my second tube of this Primer. It feels light on the face and helps longevity of makeup.
  62. Fab for the price!


    I’ve used a lot of cheap primers in my time and this one is one of the best ones I’ve used so far! I would give it 5 stars but I’ve found for it to look flawless I also have to pair it with The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid so 4 from me.
  63. Perfect with Patience


    I was so happy with the Ordinary Silicone Primer (you don’t need a lot), that I’ve just bought The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer 30ml, and another 3 of these silicone primers. The 30mls lasted approx 40xdays using it 5xtimes/day.

    It works best allowing time, or applying a fan, before applying makeup.
    While using this, I found my skin drying through the day so started...
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  64. Umm HOLD UP


    I have tried a few primers over the years and thought I had finally found a decent one with Benefit. I had been using a particular Benefit primer for about two years or so but lately found it just didn't work like it used to. Not sure if the formula changed (Unlikely) or my skin changed (More likely - I mean duh, you get older right). So thought, given the price and how happy I had been with the ...
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  65. Good primer


    This is awesome. Such a good product for the price, it really really fills in the pores and allows the skin to have a super smooth texture before makeup. Definitely worth a try!
  66. Makes my Ordinary Serum foundation pill


    ...so it's not really working for me as a primer. Perhaps it may have something to do with me also wearing face moisturiser, then sunscreen and then applying this over the top? (I do always wait until each product has absorbed before applying the next product though). Hmmm...not for me.
  67. silicone primer


    nice and smoothing on my pores, it makes a nice base under makeup. it can pill if you rub it in too much
  68. Nice primer


    Really nice - when I've used it my make up has gone on smooth and has lasted all day
  69. A little ordinary


    While the texture is nice, it smooths on beautifully and doesn't break me out, as others have mentioned it does cause my foundation to pill and drag, which defeats the purpose of a primer. The price point is great, and I wonder if the reason why it works for some people and not others is the variations in their foundations and skin type. Its worth a try due to the price but I won't repurchase.
  70. Not for pores


    I don’t think this works well if youve got a lot of, and some large pores - which I have. I prefer the benefit porefessional. This might just work more as a base, instead of covering pores.


    I have honestly tried so many primers, and so many expensive primers, but this stuff does the job and at a lower cost. I have tried the benefit pore primer and thats what this one kind of feels like, a bit rubbery, just like a primer should feel. No smell and I love that. Definitely recommend, this is the only thing I will use now to prime my face!
  72. Amazing for the price.


    Wow I didn’t expect this to be as good for the price. It’s easy to use and creates a smoother base for makeup. This definitely makes my makeup last longer, perhaps not as long as more expensive brands I’ve tried, but the small compromise is worth it for the price. Doesn’t clog pores too.
  73. The best


    A fantastic primer very affordable & heaps good !
  74. Great Primer for the price!


    This primer leaves skin super soft. I use over my spf moisturiser and really helps makeup to stay all day long, and no clogging of pores! I have hormonal acne, so this was a big concern for me.
  75. lightweight and cheap


    I love how well this primer works. Especially for the price, it works so smoothly as a primer and is lightweight on the skin too
  76. Good price


    This primer is a great price! It feels nice on and also sits well under makeup. My skin broke out after using this product to a point that I decided to stop using it, however, I would recommend it if you have oily skin that isn't sensitive to products.
  77. Nice and lightweight


    A really nice and smooth primer. Incredibly inexpensive yet works well and is not drying.
  78. Good for large pores


    This is an impressive primer, especially considering the price. I wasn't sure what to expect, but found that it did smooth my skin considerably. I found that it sat well with my foundation (Dior Backstage and The Ordinary foundations) and did not cause any break outs in my acne-prone skin.
  79. I buy this again and again


    I love this primer! I'm trying to stick away from using liquid foundation (while I sort my skin out) and apply this under my powder and damn! my powder stays on all day.
    The feel of this primer is a little odd, I typically prefer more of a gel texture, however I really cant go past this for the price.
    Would absolutely recommend.
  80. Wow!


    Starting using The Ordinary routine in the last 2 weeks - and wow! Exceeded my expectations. The primer smooths the skin, and makes putting on your makeup so much easier. Absolutely love the price also - more affordable for purchasing the regime.
  81. Amazing Primer for the Price


    I bought this primer along with a high end primer as well and I definitely think this one works so much better in terms of keep my makeup mattified throughout the day. Will definitely continue to use this primer
  82. Good value for money


    Really good value and good price. It’s a very good primer as well. My makeup stays on all day. It’s really ‘light’ also and it is easy to apply.
  83. Amazing for the price


    I used to use an expensive primer but have since switched to The Ordinary. It’s just as good! I only had one instance where it pilled under foundation. I avoid this by letting it dry for a minute before adding other layers.
  84. Great primer


    I love The Ordinary and recently started using their foundation which I am really happy with. I decided to try this primer to compliment the foundation and it works great at keeping my make up in place all day. I receive compliments on how bright my complexion is and how flawless my skin looks when I use these two products together. The primer smooths on very nicely and sits well under foundation....
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  85. I like it!


    Look, I don't wear a lot of makeup, so wasn't really sure where to start with a primer and didn't want to spend much $$. I'm a lover of The Ordinary brand so thought I'd give this one a try. I only use it when I go out or if I know I want my makeup to last a bit longer. The texture is really nice, the scent is fresh and clean and it feels nice on my skin. It's easy to rub in and absorb, and I do g...
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  86. Love it !!


    for how cheap this is it worked amazing! it rubs right into my skin and i love the feeling of it. it made my skin look so natural and glowy with foundation
  87. best primer


    this is the only primer i have found that actually stays on my skin all day. I have just repurchased my second tube.

    I used to find that if i used a primer my makeup wouldn't last or it would just rub off/not set. Which is strange as isnt that what its meant to help do (aka make the makeup longer lasting?).

    I have oily skin, with some large pores and pimples. This make...
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  88. Great Value!


    This make-up lotion is really cheap, but it's amazing. It's very suitable for my oily skin. It's really a good product.
  89. Great value


    Not the best formula I have ever used, doesn't smooth the surface and hydrate as much as other formulas (such as Benefit or Hourglass) however is amazing value for money and does the job.
  90. Great value!!


    Really good value and good price. It’s a very good primer as well. My makeup stays on all day. It’s really ‘light’ also and it is easy to apply.
  91. Amazing!


    Such a lovely product! I never used primer before but wanted to try one out and this is amazing! Makes your skin so soft and smooth while taking away shine. Plus you only need to use a small amount because it spreads so easily
  92. Very good and great price!


    I used to spend too much on primer! I tried this one about six months ago and I have just bought my second tube. Easy to apply. Makeup glides on nicely and for the price it is amazing! Another winner from The Ordinary!
  93. Love this! Cannot recommend it enough!


    Okay, this primer is just WOW. I've been looking for a nice mattifying primer for YEARS. I've never found something which keeps my skin hydrated but prevents oiliness - till now.

    This primer is miraculous. I am way less oily throughout the day and my makeup lasts forever! This product is unreal, would definitely recommend purchasing!
  94. Excellent Product!!


    This primer is fantastic for it's price - one of the best I've used. Definitely rates compared to more high end/expensive brands.
  95. Lightweight and Effective!!


    This is the first primer I've ever used and its improved the longevity of my make up. It also gives it a smooth, natural finish and moisturises the dry parts of my skin preventing the dryness and cracks from showing through my make up. A little goes a long way as well :)
  96. Best primer for low price


    This primer performs really well to cover pores etc and it is not too thick as well. Its texture is not too siliconey that it feels suffocating on the skin. but, it doesn't control my oil too well.
  97. Best affordable primer !!!


    I normally use o skin range, I got this accidentally must have tapped on it at some stage when putting my order through. So glad I did everyone I know will be getting this my skin is so soft for the price I can’t believe what it has done. Smoothed, tightened evened out my skin tone, when I used it at night after my normal routine but have just used it under my makeup its stayed Smooth didn’t crack...
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  98. silicone primer


    Created a lovely smooth base for my foundation. Would recommend waiting a few minutes to let it sink in otherwise my foundation balled up a bit with the primer. Can't beat the price
  99. Dried my skin


    It flaked and gave a dull appearance to my skin even after moisturizing well.
  100. Great Value


    Bought this as it was so affordable and wasn't expecting much but really loved this product. It's a great base under my makeup and helps cover my dry patches. would recommend.
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