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The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer 30ml

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4.2 of 195 reviews

78% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

For the price you cannot go wrong with this for everyday wear, my makeup went on smoothly so im happy!

Most Helpful Criticism

Good price but not for me
Really affordable product but two negatives: The scent! Silicone is a really obvious smell. Another was I felt the primer didn't set well and rubbed off when I put my foundation on.
  1. Yes

    For the price you cannot go wrong with this for everyday wear, my makeup went on smoothly so im happy!
  2. Smooth and silky

    Really nice on the skin after moisturizer. Sits well under makeup I’ve found. Skin isn’t getting oily throughout the day either and makeup stays a bit better. Plus, the cost compared to most of a similar product is great, and it’s natural.
  3. Great primer

    For the price this primer is really good. It leaves the skin feeling so smooth and perfect for foundation application. It definitely makes my makeup stay on longer and overal look better
  4. The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer

    I find Primers really make a difference when applying foundation. This one glides on, and my foundation glides on top of it. It is soft and silky to use, and you don't use much at all. I found it had no smell also which is good. I will keep using it, as it seems as good as any of the expensive ones I have tried over the years and the price point unbeatable for the quality.
  5. Great primer! Makes application of foundation so much easier. One of my favourite products from Adore!

    Great primer! Makes application of foundation so much easier. One of my favourite products!I find the primer assists with hydration and prevents foundation from drying out. It’s the primer I turn to before applying make up. It also be used on its own for a make up free matte finish.
  6. Quite nice

    This works amazing with silicon based foundations. My makeup always applies sooo smoothly and flawless when I use this. I highly recommend.

    This is the first time i have used a primer and im quite impressed, it just glides on and feels great.
  8. Works well

    For the price it works very well for day wear. I will continue to buy.
  9. Glides On & So Cheap

    I bought this primer because I’m switching to cruelty free beauty products. I love the no fuss, simple packaging and the price is great! It glides on and provides a nice base for my foundation. I will buy again!
  10. Good buy

    I have normal skin but a fair amount of texture, so this primer is a great purchase and you can't beat that price. The only negative is that if this primer gets too old, it makes products build up and doesn't work anymore. But that's probably on me for not paying closer attention to expiration dates on my products. Regardlwss-this is a solid everyday primer that works well with most makeup
  11. Works amazingly, great price!

    This is my go to broke primer.
    I love how cheap it is and it glides on!
    Covers up all my pores!
    Yes it's silicone but it works a treat. My make up goes on like a dream after using it! Yes it is my I'm to broke to buy my usual but as a back up it's pretty close to being on par with it!
    All in all I love it!
  12. Very oily and patchy

    I did not like this primer! It may be the combo w my other makeup not being compatible but I found it to be very oily and make my foundation apply patchy. The primer balled up and wouldn’t spread after I *tried* to apply foundation
  13. Pretty good

    You cant expect too much from a primer of this price - its not one I would use for an event or night time going out makeup but its great for day to day wear. I cant say I love the scent its not that great. Has a strong silicone scent as expected in the name. But as for value its as good as it gets. Its applies easily to the skin and keeps my makeup on which is what its meant for. Its definitely worth a try at this price.
  14. Great primer

    I have had nothing but success using the ordinary products my skin looks and feels great for the first time in years. I had been using nude by nature primer but when it was time to buy a new one I had to try this. It's just as good if not better. I can use it without make up to give my skin a more even texture. When I use foundation over it, it spreads well and stays on. The price is so good. Another winner from the ordinary.
  15. Like but only works with a base

    I find this makes my makeup stick really well but I find I can't wear just the primer otherwise it slips, with moisturiser underneath its great!
  16. Pretty amazing

    I was really happy with this! My makeup stayed on all day and looked super natural. I have tried many primers and find that I reach for this quite often! Worth a shot!
  17. Great day time primer

    I cant seem to fault any of the ordinary products. They are so high quality and well priced. I usually only use expensive makeup/skincare brands but decided to try this one out because I wanted to get a cheaper primer to use in the day time when im just going to work (instead of wasting expensive ones). This was so lovely. Its a decent size. Its a thick consistency so I applied with my fingers and didnt use a brush but it applied so nicely and left a beautiful dry touch smooth feeling. My makeup applied well too. A little went a long way. I will 100% be purchasing this again to use as my day time primer!
  18. True to its Name

    This primer did have good adherence, especially if you wore setting spray on top of the makeup. Lasted full 10 hour days of work for me. The formula was quite moisturising also, however sometimes left my skin feeling a little greasy/slippery.
  19. Probably better for normal to drier skin types

    I didn't like this primer for a few reasons. The first was that I found that it made my face significantly oilier than normal (which being oily, wasn't welcome). The second was, no matter what I did, I could never get my foundation to blend smoothly on top of it. I always found it getting streaky, wouldn't stick at all, and even when I was trying to powder it down, my foundation would slide right off, which is not a problem I have ever had before, bare-skinned or not.

    The one good thing about it that I definitely can attest to, is that it's ridiculously smoothing, so if you want a smooth canvas, you really can't object at this price point.

    Smooth skin, minimised pores, blurring, what is not to love?! This surpasses all luxury brand primers I have used. Once again The Ordinary knocks it out of the park!
    I have combination, acne prone skin and have had ZERO negative effects from this product. Do yourself a favour and add this to your makeup bag! I even use this on days I am not wearing makeup to blur the pores
  21. Prevents 3pm slip and slide

    After applying this primer, I can feel my skin is definitely smoothed out in terms of texture and foundation goes on a lot smoother. It also makes my foundation last a lot longer on my oily combo skin.
  22. Good primer

    I like this primer, it's a light consistency and feels very smooth when applied. I find that it blurs out my pores and my foundation (the ordinary serum foundation) applies seamlessly with a beauty blender when I use this primer as a base. Good price point and does its job!
  23. Works good if your skin is not oily

    It works beautiful with all skin types except oily. I notice that it works better when applying foundation on top with beauty blender that foundation brush.
  24. Great texture

    This primer is quite light once applied. It is not sticky or drying and leaves make-up also feeling light and smooth without caking. Allows for easy blending. The price is also great!
  25. Works Great, especially for the price!

    A great primer which makes my foundation and make up stay put all day long - it applies easily and absorbs well into my skin. The price is also super affordable! Can't fault this product!
  26. Holy grail primer!

    I have sensitive skin, this primer is the best I've used. Applies smoothly, feels light and velvety on skin, blurs pores and imperfections. Foundation applies well over it and lasts all day. Super cheap, and product lasts a long time.
  27. Great Primer for oily skin

    I have oily skin and have trouble with primers actually helping keep my foundation on my face, I purchased this seeing as it has an amazing price point and I thought it wouldn't hurt to at least try, I love it! I live in a very hot environment and it kept my make up on all day
  28. Best primer i have used

    I love this primer, i find with alot of other primers i am quite shiny and oily by the end of the day but this baby is perfect, it helps your make up stay on all day and all night, it feels nice and soft applying and the product lasted me forever, have already re ordered but my first tube last me about 4 months and i used it every day. Love it!
  29. Best primer for my skin

    I have combination skin (oily t-zone). I've been using this product for a while now. I'm on my third tube. So far this has been the best product and best value for money. I'll continue using it.
  30. Super smooth!

    This primer absolutely glides on and makes the best smooth base for your foundation. I find it helps reduce pores and my make up or BB cream stay in place all day. The smell is a little unpleasant at first but disappears once on the skin. My absolute fav primer!
  31. Fantastic primer also great without foundation!

    As I’m completely in love with TO’s line and use heaps of their products, this choice was a no-brainer! The speadability is excellent, a little goes a long way, make sure you let it dry and that doesn’t take long. Not only does foundation adhere extremely well, this also blurs lines and pores exceptionally well, so much so I frequently use this alone and go foundation free. I’m absolutely religious about skin prep and even over an emollient rich moisturiser this is amazing. I’ve tried all the best selling primers and for me this one beats the others hands down. This is and will remain my go to primer, please TO don’t stop making this!
  32. Makes my makeup last longer and skin feel smoother

    After applying this primer, I can feel my skin is definitely smoothed out in terms of texture and foundation goes on a lot smoother. It also makes my foundation last a lot longer on my oily combo skin.
  33. Great for daily use

    I really like this primer and wear it daily with The Ordinary Foundation. It goes on smooth and light and acts as a great base for makeup. Really good value for money and a little goes a long way with this primer.
  34. Cheap primer that does the job

    This primer works incredibly well with my silicone based foundations such as the Fenty Beauty Pro Filtr. It is light and provides a good base for makeup application. I have oily skin so my foundation won't look fresh throughout the whole day but if I use this primer along with a setting spray, my makeup will last much longer. Bear in mind my makeup stays on for a while, average 9-10 hours a day.
  35. My new go to primer!

    I absolutely love this! It works perfectly on my combination/oily skin and I find a little goes a long way. Great value for money!
  36. Skin feels so smooth

    I love this primer, it’s so cheap and leaves my skin feeling smooth and makeup goes on perfectly. Only downside is the smell but I can deal with that
  37. Amazing, affordable!

    Makes my skin look smooth and makes my skin feel smooth, glides on easy, doesn’t feel heavy, love this product!
  38. Best value primer

    This primer is great! and for only $8.80!! Goes on really well, only need the smallest amount and it works really well! I order two at a time, I just cannot get enough
  39. smooths and controls oils

    Great price point! This primer is good at controlling oil and blurring pores. It creates a nice base for makeup, the silicone really makes my skin seem smooth.
  40. As good as the best, expensive primer's I've used

    I'm beyond pleased with this Primer. The texture is perfect - lightweight - and allows your foundation to glide onto your face a set.

    The best thing about it is the price tag! Primer is one of those products that I've always found overpriced, and I was thrilled to find such a high quality, well-priced Primer.
  41. Good price but not for me

    Really affordable product but two negatives: The scent! Silicone is a really obvious smell. Another was I felt the primer didn't set well and rubbed off when I put my foundation on.
  42. Great Product For The Price

    I am not usually a primer gal but this is close to how the Benefit Pore Primer feels!
    It is super smoothing and makes makeup application a breeze
  43. Great

    Loving this so far. It is just like any normal primer (not like outstanding) but SO SO cheap. I will reorder it.
  44. Affordable and does it's job

    I have oily combination skin and this primer does an amazing job of prepping my skin and helping my makeup stay put all day! The price is another positive so I've stocked up and will continue to use it
  45. The smell

    Okay honestly, this is a nice primer, it’s very affordable and makes my makeup look amazing and feels very smooth on the skin, however, the smell, oh my lord I cannot. I dont mind my products to have a scent but this just straight up smells like silicone, I find it very intense so if you don’t like the smell of plastic then I would not recommend this product xox
  46. Stays all day!

    I have used this product for the first time and I’m so impressed. My make up stayed on all day with hardly any crease lines. I’m excited to use it again!
  47. Great value

    Amazing price for a quality product, my makeup stays on all day and I used to use expensive primer, but why spend big when you can get the same effect with this primer which is great value and extremely affordable.
  48. Fantastic value

    I was pleasantly surprised by this primer. I have enlarged pores and somewhat sensitive skin. I was previously using a higher priced primer which I still do love but I wanted a more cost effective option. First time I used it I wasn’t a fan of the smell.... but now I don’t even notice it. I may use slightly more product then before but when it is a 5th of the price of my much loved primer, it is a winner for me.
  49. Great and cheap!

    Will not use another primer. So cheap and works so well!
  50. Great primer. Protective and long lasting.

    I love this primer. It seems to keep my skin moist and my makeup on all day with minimal touch ups.

    I even use it under another primer if I’m using a mattifying primer as these usually seem to dry my skin and cause it to get oily

    (I have a tendency to have oily skin in general).

  51. Good value for money

    I usually use an expensive primer but thought I'd give this one a go due to the cheap price. I wasn't expecting much to be honest, however, it has a really nice consistency and sits on the skin nicely. My make up applies more evenly and lasts longer. I wont be going back to my old expensive primer
  52. Love Love Love

    Love this primer. It worked as a great base for all my foundations not just The Ordinary ones.
  53. Lovely primer

    This is the only primer I will use now. I use it over sunscreen, allow it to dry a little, then apply my foundation. It allows for a beautiful and smooth application of my foundation. I even use it on days when I'm not wearing makeup as it gives my skin an even tone appearance. And it's great value for money. A little goes a long way.
  54. No frills primer

    This is a basic primer that's very affordable and does the job, but it is a little fussy. It's not the best and you will experience pilling if you don't wait for your moisturiser to absorb first before putting this on. The primer needs to sit on the skin for a while before applying foundation too or again pilling will occur.
  55. Hydrating primer

    I like this primer but I wouldn't recommend using it on top of too many other products or moisturizer. Less is best. It's a beautiful smooth application.
  56. So smooth!

    This product leaves my skin feeling so smooth I just love it. It helps my makeup to go on nicely and stay put for longer. I have oily skin and this helps the shine to stay away. A great primer.
  57. Enjoy

    Feels great when applying although it has a slight smell
  58. Entry level primer

    This primer is comparable to my Stay Matte Rimmel primer. My skin just does not react well with makeup and my foundation often breaks up on my face halfway through the day, this primer definitely helped my makeup look smoother for longer. However, once I start layering creams/liquids over the primer and set with powder, it essentially gives me the same result; breaking up around my mouth and cheeks. It's a good basic primer, but now the magic potion i was looking for to fix my problematic skin
  59. Love this primer

    This is my first purchase from The Ordinary collection as the price point of the brand always left me sceptical. I'm so glad I tried it, for a silicone based primer its quite light and a little bit goes a long way. I've been using it every day, applying a small amount smooths and extends the coverage of my foundation, even on makeup free days it seems to even my complexion. I will definitely be exploring the rage further.
  60. Great primer for the price

    Really good primer for how cheap it is, lasts a few months Ruth daily use. Have tried the other The Ordinary primer but this one is better and I've tried it with a few different foundations and still works great.
  61. Great product

    i have dry skin and this primer is super silky on. I put it under a few different types of foundations, the ordinary brand and also a nars one and makes my makeup last longer. Glides on nicely feels fresh on the skin. I also use it after sunscreen if I'm not wearing makeup as I feel like it offers some protection from the elements.
  62. Great value for money

    Was initially worried that the silicone would break me out... but all good! Primer glides on smoothly and left a good finish for my make up application. Makeup lasted all day even in hot and humid weather.
    Great value for money and would be purchasing again.
  63. Loved it!

    Such a contrast in texture to previous primers I’ve used this definitely feels a lot silkier but worked perfectly and was the perfect base for a full face of makeup. I have oily/ dry skin and will definitely buy again
  64. Affordable but not the best

    This primer is very cheap and it's not bad! If you don't take the time to let your skincare absorb before putting this primer on and don't wait to put your foundation on, then the product will pill. It's also not the best at oil control nor is it moisturising so I would only recommend to those with normal skin. The primer does fill in my pores somewhat and my foundation doesn't look like a hot mess by the end of the day. So for the price, this is a decent investment! Not the greatest primer but definitely the most affordable.
  65. It’s just nice

    It does the job, no complaints.
  66. Dissappointing

    I have fair, sensitive combination skin. Thought this would be great from the rave reviews but found it sticky, tacky, balled on skin, didn't do much. I used it a couple times then it's been gathering dust.
  67. Very good in humid weather.

    I have sensitive skin with large pores. This primer works well under foundation, especially in humid weather. Non irritating, but the thick consistency was off-putting . However, it worked well with the Ordinary serum foundation. In fact , my skin looked smooth and even toned before I applied the foundation. I think i could wear this alone. Very impressive for such a well priced primer. My pores and lines were not at all obvious. The foundation did not settle into the imperfections thanks to this primer.
  68. Best primer I have used

    I have very oily skin, and make up tends to slide off during the day - not with this primer! My makeup will literally stay in place all day. I love it!
  69. Not really a fan

    I find this primer to be quite drying of my skin, I didn't really enjoy the powdery kind of feeling finish to this primer, it didn't allow me to easily blend out my foundation. Personally, this just wasn't a primer for me.
  70. Great for oily skin

    I bought this just for the sake of it, but was pleasantly surprised by its ability to make my skin appear a little less oily and inflamed (acne) during the day, without any makeup.
    I used it as a primer sometimes, but mainly as a skincare last step on no-makeup days, as I've definitely purchased better primers.
  71. So so good!

    This stuff is great!! Makes make up sit beautifully over dry, patchy uneven skin tone and smooths out lumps and bumps. Love it!
  72. Love it

    Great product, I put on after sunscreen and it creates a great base for my foundation, I use Nars day to day and I find that it makes it sit really nicely on the skin. I haven't noticed that it makes it last longer but I am using less product because its not soaking in. I have combination/dry skin and will defs purchase this again.
  73. Not bad

    I find this product decent if you have enough time to slowly layer your products - if you don't wait long enough the primer pills really easily. Having said that, on the days where I have time, it's a great primer. It stops my naturally oily skin creating an oil slick by midday and creates a really smooth base for other products
  74. Not bad

    I find this product decent if you have enough time to slowly layer your products - if you don't wait long enough the primer pills really easily. Having said that, on the days where I have time, it's a great primer. It stops my naturally oily skin creating an oil slick by midday and creates a really smooth base for other products
  75. Cheaper alternative

    Wanted to check out the hype with The Ordinary, and at less than $9 couldn't resist trying out their primer. For $9! I'm quite impressed!!!!!
    Very similar to Benefits Porefessional - with smoothing out pores/skin.

    However noticed my skin is a bit slippery towards the end of the day, doesn't control oil very well.
  76. Good smoothing primer

    I feel this primer does a pretty good job of smoothing my pores, it's not the greatest primer but considering the price it is worth trying. I think it does all it needs to do for me. I have fairly normal skin with a little bit of texture and larger pores around my nose.
  77. Wanted to like it......

    I did not love this product unfortunately, I didn't really find it to be a good primer for me (my skin is oily/combination with occasional breakouts; my age is 29). I found it felt too heavy and thick on my skin and it didn't make my makeup last as long as other primers I've used.

    It's a great price (as are most Ordinary products). But sadly I would not repurchase.
  78. Piles as soon as I apply my foundation or concealer

    A bit disappointed in this product! As soon as I apply my foundation or concealer it starts to pile !!!!! I’ve tried a few times now but even if i just apply a light concealer it still piles. It could be that it doesn’t work well with the ordinary moisturiser underneath! I try the other ordinary primer without the silicone
  79. You get what you pay for

    Pretty disappointed with this product! Feels really greasy on application and doesn't correct my skin or maintain my makeup well at all.
  80. Best primer ever

    Will definitely re purchase. The best primer I've ever used and such a fabulous price. absorbs really fast, leaves a matte finish, and makeup just glides on and stays in place all day! Holy grail of Primers!
  81. Blurs

    I love the blurring effect but don’t think it helps my makeup stay in place much
  82. It’s great

    This primer is silky smooth and makes my foundation go a hell of a lot longer would definitely recommend
  83. Fabulous!

    Great, cheap, lightweight primer that works a treat :) I love it!
  84. Great value for money

    This is a great everyday primer. Feels great under makeup. Great value for money.
  85. MATTE perfection!

    Yay!! Can’t believe I finally found a primer that actually does what it says and primes and instantly dries on your face. Love it
  86. It's ok

    Feels nice and moisturizing on skin but I can't say my foundation lasted any longer with this primer. I have primers I prefer so I would not repurchase but with saying that for the price it was worth trying.
  87. Not for me

    I love most of the ordinary products, but I didn't really notice an improvement in the durability of my foundations with this primer. I tried it with a few foundations and I felt like it made my skin too slippery and the foundations were not sticking as much. Maybe it doesn't work for me because I have pretty oily skin, if you have drier skin this might work better for you.
  88. New go-to

    I bought this because of Wayne Goss' recommendation, and I don't regret it at all. It's a silky smooth, lightweight primer that reminds me of the Hourglass Mineral Veil. It smooths out my pores and makes makeup application easier, and keeps my oily T-zone at bay for sure. Would recommend this to everyone with combo or oily skin like me!
  89. not for me

    i love this brand in general but this serum not so much. The ordinary is a great price point and great quality.Not so much for me. I have combination skin and i felt this primer made my skin so much oily it was just kinda gross i couldn't wear my bb or foundation over the top it just slid down it was just a no for me i had to throw it out. if you have oily skin or combination skin i wouldn't recommend it.
  90. Great product.

    Love the product. Excellent service only comment the amount in the tube could be double and I would love it even more.
  91. Great!

    Great primer for the price! Makes foundation go on smooth! I’m using so much less foundation!
  92. Thumbs up!

    For the price and quality, definitely worth it! Really did aid in the application of the foundation and didn’t clog the pores as I didn’t have an oily t-zone like I always do after a few hours of the make up being on.
  93. Such an amazing primer!!

    Absolutely love this primer! compliments so well with the ordinary foundation. So good for the price, affordable and gets me coming back for more everytime!!
  94. Hydrating primer!

    I can already see this product being one of my HG's!!
    I used this for the first time a couple of days ago and my make-up has lasted a good 20+ hours with it hardly budging.

    I usually feel a bit dry after having make-up on all day but this definitely kept my face hydrated with make-up. Would definitely recommend.
  95. Love it

    You can’t go past the quality & price with the ordinary! I have combo skin & found this to be such a smooth, simple base for my foundation. Can’t wait to keep using
  96. Dollar for dollar, the best you can get

    Look, there are a few slightly better primers available at the top end of the market, if you want to pay 2 or 3 times the price. But this is as good - or at least very close to. It's amazing for the price. Does exactly what you want a primer to do. Recommended.
  97. Very good for the price

    I have combination skin that's especially oily around the nose/t-zone. Using this primer, I still get shiny by lunchtime, but it definitely lasts better than anything else I've tried around this price point, and it definitely helps with the longevity of my foundation. Until I finally bite the bullet and dive into the more exxy stuff, this will definitely be my go-to.
  98. Ok...but..

    I was hoping this would be good for my T-zone but found for some reason it didn’t work on the tip of my nose for very long. Felt great to put on and rest of t-zone was fine. I will try it again to see if it was the foundation?
  99. Good affordable primer

    Works well, doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. Doesn't really blur my problem areas but definitely smooths and is a great primer under YoungBlood loose powder foundation (I wait a couple of mins for it to "dry"). Very affordable & don't need to use much. Buying again now.
  100. My fav primer!

    My new fav primer! Foundation goes on so smooth & stays in place all day.
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