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The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer 30ml

4.4 of 309 reviews


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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
  • Vegan
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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  • Oiliness and shine

Skin Type:

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

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4.4 of 309 reviews

82% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

love it


Love this primer. Feels great on my skin and is a 5 star quality for a great budget price!

Most Helpful Criticism

Great price not great for dry skin


The primer is a great price and size and does fill pores well however having combination skin it made my dry skin rub off as it would if using a chemical exfoliant when I used it with the foundation and a brush. May be better for oilier skin types.
  1. love it


    Love this primer. Feels great on my skin and is a 5 star quality for a great budget price!
  2. Great!


    A little goes a long way and helps makeup go on easily and doesn't alter shine.
    Love this for an easy affordable go to daily primer.
  3. Better than I thought


    I wasn’t sure what to expect when ordering but I am very happy with this primer. I have an oily t-zone so I apply this less in those areas. The primer sits well, I don’t find it oily and it really does help my foundation site much more nicely on my skin!
  4. Good value for money


    I really like this product. Unless I come across something organic & amazing, this does the job. I like the texture, how it blurs with or without foundation, and its free of fragrance free.
  5. Easy


    I use a sponge for my foundation and concealer because I noticed that using brush does not go well with this primer. It applies smoothly as it is silicone base, very happy with this primer.
  6. Smooth moves


    I was a little hesitant to use a silicon primer as I have skin that tends to break out! I have loved The Ordinary range and this one did not disappoint! I love the ease of application and the mousse like feel of how my foundation adheres to the primer. A definite one for the regular buys.
  7. Ordinary's Best primer


    I have tried both their primers and I find this one has a better consistency and keeps my make up in place (even after a post work F45 session)
  8. Great!


    Love this brand. This is my fav primer and it is such a good price!!
  9. Good primer for price


    verified purchaser
    This primer goes on nicely but I don’t notice it making much difference to making my make up last. It’s very cheap so worth a try.
  10. Good


    verified purchaser
    Fills pores. A little goes a long way with this product, too much and your foundation may flake off! Only rub in all that's is enough to fill the pores and no more.
  11. Nice primer


    It applies smoothly as it is silicone base. I had to use sponge for my foundation and concealer because I notice that using brush does not go well with this primer. I would recommend it.
  12. Nice


    I was expecting my foundation to last a bit longer than it has but still a nice primer.
  13. Great


    This primer went on lovely and smoothly. I will purchase again
  14. Helps


    I have oily, acne prone skin and this really helps controlling oils during the day. So affordable at this price.
  15. Great Primer Great Primer


    So easy to apply and my foundation stays put all day when I use this primer. It's a great price and size and does fill pores.
  16. Affordable


    This for me is a go to easy as well as affordable primer for daily use. It does what it needs toand helps makeup adhere better and doesnt change the shine or all day wearibilty or your makeup
  17. Anything But Ordinary Primer


    I purchased this brand as i had heard awesome reviews from my MUA friends who suggested a great lightweight feeling primer with staying power, and this defintley beyond delivers.

    I tried yesterday as a part of my daily make up routine and my make up lasted 14 hours without budging and was scent free, light weight, and a great price point.

    Would defintley recommend for any...
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  18. yes yes yes


    Done ✅ for the price of this bad boy what’s to dislike? A little goes a long way and I’ve used it from winter until summer without an issue. This primer contains no glow or extra beamy situations so your makeup glides on and stays put without a sheer glow from underneath which is perfect for daily use (IMO)
  19. Great price great product


    Love this for an easy affordable go to daily primer. Does the job, a little goes a long way and helps makeup go on easily and doesn't alter shine or wear all day ability.
  20. Pretty good


    Makes the make up last longer. I have found the trick is to use a beauty blender on top of it instead of using a brush. Bargain at such a price.
  21. Lovely Primer


    The primer feels very silky and lasts well with make up. A well-priced option for anyone looking for an everyday primer. Only downside is that it doesn't do much in terms of disguising my pores.
  22. New fave primer!


    I’ve used a variety of primers, both expensive and cheaper. This has to be one of my faves, and the price is amazing!! It sits well on skin, and makeup looks flawless on top.

    The only downside is it’s smell, but that’s only a minor issue in comparison to other products. I’ve recommended this to my sister who also loves it.
  23. Blurs out pores and fine lines and keeps makeup put!


    This has now replaced my usual primer (that costs four times as much) as it is EXCELLENT. Minimises pores and fine lines and my makeup doesn't budge throughout the day, as I have an oily T-Zone a lot of primers are found wanting but this is amazing especially for the price.
  24. Excellent for the price point


    I had been using a Dermatogica primer which is quite expensive but very good. For the price point I would say I could happily use this as a daily primer and perhaps save the expensive one for special occasions. Can’t go wrong with this price and quality.
  25. Love!


    I have sensitive skin and put on after SPF, glides on beautifully and definitely makes make up last longer.
  26. Love!


    I have sensitive skin and put on after SPF, glides on beautifully and definitely makes make up last longer.
  27. Great product


    I have oily/acne skin and this primer works perfectly for me, I always have a lovely flawless skin when I use this.. even my husband comments.
  28. Great price not great for dry skin


    The primer is a great price and size and does fill pores well however having combination skin it made my dry skin rub off as it would if using a chemical exfoliant when I used it with the foundation and a brush. May be better for oilier skin types.
  29. it was okay


    I just bought the second one and I think it does a pretty good job as a primer despite of its cheap price.
  30. Is okay...


    While I love the brand, this primer doesn’t feel as nice as their high spreadable primer which I adore!
  31. Excellent primer


    This primer is amazing for the price. It leaves skin super duper smooth and makeup sits so well ontop on it
  32. Okay


    Pretty good product, but made my make-up go blotchy after a few hours. Works better without using a moisturiser on the skin first.
  33. good, affordable primer for everyday use


    I'm glad I decided to try this primer. It is more liquid than other silicone primers, so it's easy to apply. I don't think it's as good as the Benefit porefessional, or the Hourglass veil primer, but it is much, much cheaper, so better for everyday use.
  34. Excellent Primer!!


    Doesn’t clog my skin and keeps hold of differ t makeups very well with light and heavy coverage.
  35. Good adherence


    I like that this primer seems to seal in all the acid, serum and moisturiser I put on under it so that it gives a natural, flawless finish.
  36. Great product and value


    Wow. Love this. Definitely works well with liquid foundation and the price is so affordable. One to keep in the makeup kit
  37. Very affordable Primer!!


    Very affordable Primer!! This is my first product from the ordinary and it is a good product.
  38. Not the best but suits price

    Brooke B

    I purchased this primer purely because of the price. It did an okay job of keeping my makeup in place, however I did not like the texture as I applied it. It felt almost grainy and was not a nice feeling. I have since bought the High Spreadability Fluid Primer from The Ordinary range and MUCH prefer it over this one.
  39. The best feeling on the skin


    I’m always skeptical about silicone primers especially considering how affordable this one is, but it’s gone above my expectations. It feels so nice on the skin whilst making the skin look wonderful as well, it goes very well with my foundations and doesn’t cause any sort of separation or discolouring.
  40. Caused breakouts


    I wouldn't recommend this product if you are prone to breakouts. My skin was terrible every time I tried it.
  41. Perfect for Day to Day


    I tried this Ordinary Primer after I tried their other one first. The texture is amazing, it feels so light and smooth going onto your skin. I find it holds my make up well on most parts of my face (besides areas I am more oily), perfect for your everyday face.
  42. WOW


    I can't believe this is so affordable! It really works to fill my pores in and give a smooth, almost slippery surface for foundation.
  43. LOVE


    Applying the primer is my favorite part of my skin regime as it makes my skin so god damn soft. I am in love.
  44. Best Primer


    Works like a dream, glides on and helps pores basically vanish, and for its price - you cannot go wrong!
  45. wonderful primer!!


    I've got combination skin and get VERY sweaty. I found that my makeup was just melting off with my sweat but this primer has definitely helped with keeping my makeup on my face!! It also definitely blurs the appearance of my large pores. Love it and will definitely be buying this again!!!
  46. Loving it!


    I think this is a great primer and you cannot beat the price! It is a bit thicker than some primers, but it does an amazing job at blurring lines and makes pores look smaller. My make up seems to last a lot longer through out the day now where as some other primers I have used my make up looked cakey by the end of the day. This is my go to primer now :)
  47. Better than veil


    I have really oily skin and tried cheap and expensive primers - including the fabled Hourglass Veil which did NOTHING for me. This primer does a really good job, especially considering the price. Fills my pores, dampens the shine and feels nice to apply. Will definitely buy again.
  48. It's ok


    I found this primer to be very thick, as in it felt like it was clogging my pores. It does the job of decreasing pore size and sitting well under your make up but I don't think I'll re purchase.
  49. AMAZING value


    No need to buy expensive smoothing (silicone-based) primers anymore! This has replaced anything pore-filling in my makeup bag, it is such good value and for under $10 I’m not sure why you would still be buying other pore-filling primers! This does exactly what it claims to do. If you can get past it not being scented/fragranced you’ll be sure to love it
  50. As Stated.


    This primer does exactly what it states.
    I personally have never noticed the smell.
    Works well over full coverage makeup and prevents the afternoon T-zone oil on my face.
    Overall, would recommend.
  51. Great for Price


    It's a nice base, leaves your skin feeling very smooth and soft.
    Really does have a blurring effect.
    I like to use this on days where I don't wear makeup to soften the texture of my skin.
    It's not my favourite primer or my favourite product from the Ordinary but it does work well.
    I find that while it is super cheap the container also doesn't last very long.
  52. Great Product


    This product did exactly what it was meant to! It feels so soft and smooth once applied.
    It smells like a brand new doll, but I don’t mind the smell.
  53. Best primer I have ever used


    I have tried a few primers previously but have not found anything that I think work. I get an oily tzone by the middle of the day. I have used this product now for a few weeks and I have not had the problem with my Tzone since then. I love it and have bought more of them. The price is another winner!
  54. Great primer!


    This primer feels silky and light and doesn’t have that strange silicone feel like many other cheaper primers. Smoothed out my skin and felt moisturizing. People commented on my skin, and this was the only new addition in my makeup routine. Makeup lasted throughout the day with no touch ups. So affordable too!
  55. So so


    Very affordable like the rest of the range, I have purchased quite a few of their products and this is the least favourite. Sits nicely on face however reacts with my Ella badge eye cream to create a new substance I have to wipe off my face. I’ve tried it a few times but I really can’t tell the difference when I wear it and when I don’t. I have combination skin with an oily t-zone, mildly sensitiv...
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  56. Great!


    Can't beat this for the price.
    I'm so in love with the ordinary and highly recommend most of their products.
    including this..
    Best silicone primer for the lowest price i've ever seen.
  57. Great primer!


    Love how smoothly this primer glides on and that’s it’s super affordable. Perfect for someone that is new to the primer world!
  58. Smoothing


    So smoothing and makes my skin look blurred. However, I think the silicone makes it pill - so use a bit less, or wait a while to apply foundation after
  59. what sensational value!


    I love The Ordinary's products and price point - honestly - it doesn't get better!

    The prime is great - smooth on application, gives your skin that nice, soft, velvety feel. Makeup glides on and stays on.

    This product over-delivers in my view for the negligible price tag in the world of skincare :)
  60. Amazing price


    This primer is great for under make up and is an amazing price. Definitely worth giving it a go.
  61. pretty smooth


    im not really one for heavy makeup so i dont really need a primer, but i really like the look of matte skin so i decided to try this out since my sister is a big fan of it! it's actually pretty good, but it does feel a bit sticky and does not feel light on the skin. to describe it best, it feels like wearing lipbalm on your skin. overall, it does its job!
  62. I'm impressed


    I love this primer. I have mature skin and it really does diminish fine lines and helps my foundation glide on smoothly, making my skin look and feel softer.
  63. Wow


    Makes all the difference for a smoother look. Cannot believe the affordable price for such a great product! Only used once so far and I'm in love already.
  64. Amazing.

    Angela Kay

    Amazing. I’ve never found a primer that works so well with my skin, and for the price, how could you go wrong? Once I found this primer, I haven’t even bothered trying any other, I’m sold.
  65. Love this


    This primer evens out my skin making a smooth base to apply makeup. A little goes a long way.
  66. Great introductory product


    First time primer user here and I’m really happy with the price point and the feel of this product. My makeup glides on after use and no skin irritation, so a massive plus!
  67. Best primer for oily skin

    Ming Min

    This primer is the best for oily skin, as it can stay long.
  68. Good price but not right for me


    When I tested the product on the back of my hand it feels and look so smooth. Once put on the face as the last step before make up I find my foundation does not blend well. Will give it another try but for now I’m not quite sure.
  69. Wow wow WOW


    Wow this primer works wonders. I only bought it yesterday but wow I am impressed. And for such a cheap price too!! You can’t beat this!!
  70. Average


    I found this does not give the velvety base that most silicon primers do. However, if you’re after a more natural look it may work well for you.
  71. Close dupe for Hourglass Primer


    I use this during the daytime as a substitute for my beloved Hourglass Primer as they are both very similar in terms of function (matte, oil control, silky). I have to pat rather than swipe otherwise little balls of silicone show up depending on what moisturiser I have on underneath. Will repurchase once it runs out
  72. great value


    this really helped with my foundation application and such great value
  73. good


    This is a really good primer. makes my face feel really smooth. Makes my foundation sit well
  74. Not my thing


    I haven’t found that this primer positively affects the wear of my make up, I find that it feels like my make up is sitting above a layer rather than adhering to my skin. Not sure if it’s because of the particular foundation I use, my skin type or the primer. Much prefer to use ‘the ordinary’ moisturiser under my make up instead.
  75. Effective and affordable


    It goes on well and makes my makeup last better and look better. Is also great value!
  76. Good value primer


    Primer does the job and is great value for money
  77. Amazing for the price!


    Who would have thought such an affordable primer would be so amazing?!
    I was a bit worried about it making my skin oily, but it definitely didn’t. Made my skin look smooth and helped The Ordinary foundation stay on really well - such a great combo.
  78. Love it


    Love this primer, makes my skin feel hydrated and it helps the foundation to go on super smoothly
  79. Makeup does not budge


    I used this primer today and my makeup was the same at 8pm as it was at 6am! It worked so well and is so cheap!
  80. Great base


    Makes my skin feel so so soft and a great base for foundation. Can tend to break me out if I don't wash it out well
  81. Amazing primer at such a cheap price point!


    I love this primer and think it’s comparable to Hourglass’ Veil Mineral Primer and it’s only a fraction of the price. Helps smooth my skin (fine lines and uneven texture) and my makeup stays put all day!
  82. Excellent value


    Feels silky smooth on my dry skin. Great value primer. Would definitely recommend.
  83. Great as moisturiser - but not sure as a Primer


    Only need a tiny pea size drop for entire face.
    The first time I put it on, I loved it. It provided a matt finish to cover off all the serums and squalane I use from the Ordinary range.
    However, as a primer, I do not like it. I feel like it stops the makeup absorbing effectively into my skin, which given my face a powdery and plasticy makeup look.
    So I am not using it as a pri...
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  84. Smooth


    This primer is lovely. Makes a smooth vase to apply makeup, but is also great on its own. Wish it was a bigger tube. Excellent value for money.
  85. Not for me


    I personally didn't like this primer as it balled up instantly when applying my foundation. I could apply my foundation with my fingers, a brush, beauty blender and it would steel pile. I even tried changing up foundations to a non-silicone base but that also didn't work for me. Really wanted to love it but didn't. I have quite oily skin so that may have affected the outcome also.
  86. An Ordinary product where you can’t go wrong


    Blurs my pores and is the perfect base for foundation! Skin feels so smooth and makeup lasts noticeably longer.
  87. Lovely


    Such a lovely primer that leaves my slim super soft and ready for foundation. Makes my foundation look heaps nicer too. Unfortunately it went off in about 6months though and then it started balling up every time I used it
  88. Beautiful primer


    Really nice primer, goes on smoothly and makes your foundation glide on easily and last longer. Doesn't feel too thick or gluggy like some others do
  89. Fab


    Love this product so much! It’s a really good price and it makes my makeup go on top of it so smoothly! It minimises my pores and makes my makeup look flawless
  90. Awesome


    i wanted this because i have large pores on my nose and cheek and it fills them up nicely so foundation doesn't crease in them
  91. Base primer


    I applied it on before my make up and it created and silky smooth texture.
  92. Can not believe the price point!


    This primer is amazing & for the price you cannot go wrong. Skin glows & I use less foundation. Perfect base!
  93. Good


    This is a great primer for my oily skin and my foundation stays in place all day without my skin getting greasy. Recommend it
  94. Smooth as silk!


    Creates such a smooth base for makeup. I’ve stuck by my Napoleon primer for years but decided to give this a go. My skin is definitely more “glowing” with this, and not using as much foundation either..
  95. excellent


    This primer is so good! makes my foundation and all my makeup go on so smoothly and smells so nice LOVE IT!
  96. favourite


    I love this, for some reason this one plays nicer with my skin and the products I use. if you have combination skin, use lots of oils and wear very minimal base makeup / cream products like I do then I'd absolutely recommend this over the spreadability one.
  97. Does not play nice over my skincare


    This primer literally slide right off my face on contact with my skincare. It turned into a water like substance and I had to re-wash my face and start all over again. I bought this based on reviews and for concealing pores as I do not have oil skin so do not need it to mattify. I am combo/dry with extra dry flaky patches at the moment due to my nightly tretinoin cream.It does not play nice over a...
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