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The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer

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The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer by The Ordinary


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.

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer can also be used alone as a non-greasy hydrator that reduces the looks of pores and of imperfections. 

To learn more about how to navigate this brand, click here to read our skincare guide on The Ordinary.


We suggest this product be used within 12 months after opening.

Read why our makeup artist swears by The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer for her kit. 

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Get it - 20-08-2018 by

Seriously, stop buying $40+ primers. It's not necessary. I almost don't want to recommend this because I know once everyone tries it it's going to be hard to get haha. Stays on all day, doesn't cause break outs. Buy it! Just please leave some for me haha

The Holy Grail of Primers! - 15-08-2018 by

I LOVE this product and couldn't live without it! I am 49 and last week I had a group of people telling me how amazing my skin was... I'm so sure it's all my new TO products and this particular primer whenever I wear makeup. I can still layer all my serums and oils and then when I apply this primer, it feels like it kind of seals it all in. In love and have a back up tube in the cupboard just in case it's out of stock!

Favourite primer - 08-08-2018 by

I love this primer - silky smooth, no offensive smell and works really well under the Ordinary Serum Foundation. And for the price I will definitely be stocking up!

Fantastic primer - 08-08-2018 by

Love this primer. Smooths the skin, and makes a great base for foundation. Will be buying again

Favourite Primer - 08-08-2018 by

More like 6/5 stars. This primer is amazing, lightweight and leaves my skin feeling and looking smooth. Great to wear just by itself or with makeup.

Affordable and does the job - 07-08-2018 by

Great price point but pretty standard for a silicone primer. Makes my face nice and smooth before foundation but can break me out if used too often

My favourite primer - 30-07-2018 by

The price tag is amazing with smoothing results.
Makeup lasts a lot longer.

pore filling and blurring but clogging - 26-07-2018 by

this does make the skin smooth and velvety and because of the silicone layer which blurs pores and fine lines and it is very affordable however i have oily skin and found after a couple weeks this did block my pores probably due to the silicone. i might use it every other day now as it did prolong my foundation but made me breakout

Nice, but changes my makeup application - 24-07-2018 by

This product surprised me a little bit. I expected it to be thicker (like the too faced poreless primer).

However, it is a thinner and really easy to spread primer (meaning you get a lot of product for your money).

The first time I used this I applied it all over my face and I saw a difference in how my foundation applied.
It worked well with my foundation on my cheeks and forehead but made my makeup cake up around my nose and chin area.

I would recommend this primer, but remember a little goes a long way. Now I only apply it on my cheeks and forehead to fill in my pores.
I would recommend the high preadability prime (from the ordinary) over this one.

Absolutely Love The Ordinary - 20-07-2018 by

I've heard and read a lot of great reviews on this primer and I guarantee this primer doesn't disappoint! I have naturally oily skin and this combined with my "The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors" is the best combination. This applies so smooth and doesn't feel like its clogging my pores.

Best primer - 09-07-2018 by

As a MUA I've tried many different brands of primers and this definitely has to be my go-to. Amazing on all skin types and no skin reactions which is definitely a must for me. 100% reccomend

Thick and nourishing. - 09-07-2018 by

A lovely primer that is nice and thick and leaves your skin feeling hydrated and silky. And such a great price too! I use this under The Ordinary Coverage Foundation and they give amazing results in combination. Highly recommend.

best primer i have ever used! - 04-07-2018 by

I have very oily skin which made me want to avoid wearing makeup a lot, but this primer has made my skin feel soo good before putting on foundation and concealer and really helps my skin feel normal while wearing makeup which is new for me.

Holy Grail Primer! - 02-07-2018 by

Normally I don't repurchase primers because I haven't found one that has been amazing for me but I have repurchased this twice and I love it! It makes my skin texture so smooth and my makeup glides on. I haven't found a primer this affordable that works so well!
I will repurchase this again and again!

It’s ok for everyday use - 02-07-2018 by

This is a good primer at a good price point, it’s got that silicon feel that makes your skin feel very silky once applied, I like that. I have found it can tend to ball up and rub off with some products eg; nude by nature B.B cream does not go well with this. But most foundations go well with it. It’s a pretty basic primer, doesn’t really do anything special, but feels nice, not sticky or tacky. I use it as an everyday primer to just run errands school drop of ect as it’s so cheap & leave the good expensive primers for events.

not as good as the lines other primer - 27-06-2018 by

this stuff is okay, but the liquid primer is a better fit for me. I noticed a little difference in the way my foundation sat on my skin, but not enough to warrant another step in my morning routine.

Amazing and great price! - 21-06-2018 by

I love this primer, goes on super smooth and really helps my foundation stay. Can't use too much though or you get a bit of balling. I used to use Smashbox but at $8 this wins every time.

Very average primer but very affordable. - 21-06-2018 by

This is an average but affordable primer. I found it to be quite good at maintaining my makeup all day but it did make my skin a little oily. Its no match for smashbox or hourglass primers but for an affordable one this is certainly good enough.

Good for a smooth finish - 20-06-2018 by

Makes skin super smooth and velvety and because of the silicone layer creates a layer on top of skin that minimises the appearance of pores once foundation has been put on but i haven't found that it makes foundation last any longer than normal

Sub-Par Primer - 11-06-2018 by

If you're looking for a cheap primer then this will do the job. I've found that it makes applying foundation easier but takes a bit long to settle into the face. I haven't really found any difference in making makeup last longer; nor creating a noticeable good finish.

Too greasy - 01-06-2018 by

I really didn't like this product did nothing for me no help on the blurring front and made my face more shiny and greasy

Nothing Magical - 01-06-2018 by

I have bought the other two foundations of The Ordinary together with this primer. There is nothing special about it in my opinion. It never prolonged my foundation and it never stopped it from caking. It is not the worst primer but it is one of the products that I use the least.

YASSS!! - 28-05-2018 by

Iv tried so many different primers but this by far is the best primer. Foundation goes on even and smooth. The primer doesn’t dry out your skin and it gives it this porcelain look! AAHH—MAZZEEE—IINNGG!!

Unsure - 16-05-2018 by

I like the way this product sits without makeup as it smooths the complexion, however when I apply makeup over this it doesn't seem to sit right and it looks quite dull. I keep persisting but not likely to repurchase.,

Meh - 08-05-2018 by

It didn't really keep my make up in place, it did help smooth out my skin though and made my skin feel nice though.

Average product - 07-05-2018 by

Not a big fan of the silicon primer. Just did not work for my skin. Skin feels super smooth after application (too much of silicone). The foundation is easy to apply on top of this primer, but does not sit very well & I tried number of foundation.

Great for the price - but just any other primer - 30-04-2018 by

For a relatively inexpensive primer, it does well for what it's supposed to do. It's not bad, but it's not that great either. I've been using this almost everyday for the past 4 months, alongside the ordinary serum foundation & despite the foundation holding up with this primer, it sorta makes my foundation hard to apply? However, the finish of the primer after applying makes your face so so soft - nothing to complain about. Primer could be better, but for it's price, it's alright.

Made my foundation patchy - 19-04-2018 by

I tried using this primer with the ordinary coverage foundation, but it made my foundation really patchy and streaky and I really struggled to blend it out with a brush. I might try the primer again, and use a different method for applying the foundation.

Good, not as good as hype though! - 18-04-2018 by

This is a good primer, it goes on well and my skin is smooth but it hasn't really been "amazing" like everyone says. Just your plain old primer, but can't complain for the price.

Didn't live up to the hype - 12-04-2018 by

I bought this primer after reading so many great reviews. I don't think it gives me the flawless finish that I am after. It doesn't cover up pores and fine lines. It does go on smoothly and make my skin feel lovely and soft. It just doesn't help with keeping my The Ordinary foundation in place all day.

WOW! WOW! WOW! - 11-04-2018 by

I love this, my make up lasts all day. It’s just one of 4 that I own and will continue to use my skin feels Ah-mazing......

Fine but nothing special - 29-03-2018 by

I bought this primer with the ordinary coverage foundation. I found this primer does little to even out skin or cover pores and texture. It does feel nice and smooth on the skin though. I found it doesn’t hold up too well to my very oily skin, and I don’t often find myself reaching for it. Overall it is a fine primer, especially for its price. May be better suited to a different skin type.

YES YES YES - 29-03-2018 by

If you are looking for an everyday primer you need this in your life!!

I am a sensitive skin gal - skin gets itchy or rashy when using new products.But this line thankfully doesn't irritate or make my skin react badly

At first I tried this with The Ordinary Foundation - and the product on my face turned into a gloop of tiny yucky sticky balls. I don't know why and how and I was very disappointed ( turns out it was the foundation)

But I gave this primer another go using my liquid tarte foundation and walah! my love story with this primer began.

PRO: PRICE PRICE , suitable for sensitive skin , no smell, consistency is quite watery but it dries down, easy to apply, very lightweight, makeup power stay for up to 4-6 hours.

CONS: DO NOT USE IT WITH THE ORDINARY FOUNDATIONS. I would say this primer works best with liquid foundations.

No issues with my acne prone skin, love it - 29-03-2018 by

I have light/fair skin, but it's also oily and acne prone — this primer works really well with the ordinary coverage foundation. It doesn't have the most staying power out of other primers i've used BUT getting a primer that doesn't cause my acne to flare up is rare, and this one agrees with my skin. I use it with a setting spray to help with this. Worth it.

INCREDIBLE! - 26-03-2018 by

I would highly recommend this product to EVERYONE!

The price definitely does not reflect the quality of the product.

It is easy to apply, spreeds easily and you only need a small amount to cover your whole face. I've also noticed that I've cut down the amount of make up i use by more than half (3 pumps down to 1 pump) due to this primer.

There's no scent, its just wonderful! I have oily skin and prone to getting blackheads and pimples and haven't had any of these come along with this primer like i have with other brands.

Just didnt work - 19-03-2018 by

Unfortunately I couldnt make this product work, having used it with a number of different foundations... it didnt do anything to keep my makeup on longer, keep my skin less clogged, etc. I passed it on to someone else, hopefully more luck for them.

Not for me - 06-03-2018 by

Unfortunately this did not work for my combination oily skin

Silky, moderately thick and glides on! - 25-02-2018 by

This seriously glides on your face it's amazing!

It doesn't have any scent, the product is very generous and you only require a small amount to cover your whole face.

This controls my t zone area which can get a little oily throughout the day when using makeup.

Best value - 19-02-2018 by

I have both primers from this brand and this one is my favourite. Works under every foundation that I have, doesn't feel heavy on your skin nor is there any residue to deal with. Great vaiue for such a great primer. Highly recommend

Good for the price - 19-02-2018 by

Skin: Fair, Oily, Blemish Prone

+ Packaging is great size for the price, it is a thick sturdy plastic so doesn't feel cheap.

+ This one has an interesting scent that is quite hard to describe, to me it smells almost clinical - which I don't think is a bad thing. This quickly fades after application.

+ The feel of this primer is initially a little wet/slightly oily, which dries down to a very soft velvet, although I find that if I touch my face again it does transfer onto my fingers.

+ For the $8.80 price point this is a good little primer, I found that it makes foundation application a breeze. To the point of looking almost airbrushed instantly. On no makeup days I like to use this and a little translucent powder over the top and I'm set for the day.

+ I think the product would work well for all skin types, although fresh out of the bottle it feels a little oily it definitly doesn't feel that way for long nor look it. And it is hydrating enough that, mixed with a good moisturuzer, I think would also work perfectly on dry skin.

Good for the price - 14-02-2018 by

Nice silicone primer, well worth the money

Cannot believe this little beauty! - 21-12-2017 by

I have watched many YouTube videos and read lots about The Ordinary products. I have very dry skin and finding a primer that is actually thick enough to work like a primer should is hard work. I cannot believe the quality of this primer for the price! I have spent 100’s of dollars trying to find products for my met skin and this primer by far is 1 of my top 2! I love it!

Solid primer - 19-12-2017 by

I have mildly oily, olive-toned skin. I love the Ordinary range, so when my last primer ran out I wanted to try one of theirs. I can see how some people may not like the smell or texture of this product, but it didn't bother me at all. You don't need very much to cover your whole face, and I found that it wasn't too heavy. I was a little disappointed that it didn't help to cover up the file lines under my eyes as much as my previous primer, but it still did a good job. Overall, it's a good value for money product, but not the best primer I've ever used.

Love it - 14-11-2017 by

I have a whole collection of primers and I seem to reach for this one the most. It makes your skin feel like silk, I also wear this on days when I do have make up on for s nice even skintone

Amazing primer, especially for the price! - 13-11-2017 by

This primer has never failed me and works just as well if not better than other more expensive primers. I will continue re-buying it!

Great primer! - 30-10-2017 by

This primer is great, smooths out all fine lines and lumps and bumps and unevenness perfectly. You don’t need a lot to cover your entire face either which is great as it isn’t a big tube.

I usually spend $30+ on primers so this is game changing!

Love it - 27-10-2017 by

Definitely only need a tiny bit and it covers my whole face. it is soft and not oily. Love it so far :-)

Meh - 26-10-2017 by

Meh. It smells strange and, despite waiting for it to dry, sometimes pills on my skin when applying my foundation. Feels nice on and I will happily use up what I have, but I won't be buying again.

Feels nice but doesn't sit on my face properly - 18-10-2017 by

I'm an unsure about this primer so far... it feels nice to put on and smells good but I've found that when I put my foundation over it, it kind of crumbles. it's hard to explain but imagine putting foundation over sunburn and dry skin exfoliates off in patches. maybe I'm not leaving enough time between primer and foundation or my moisturiser is too thick. Will keep playing around with it!

Wonderful primer - 12-10-2017 by

I purchased several of The Ordinary products and have been very impressed with their quality & effectiveness. This primer is very easy to use & only takes a small amount to cover the face. I have mature, combination skin & this product keeps my pressed mineral powder in place all day. I certainly won't be going back to the expensive products I have been using in the past.

A must have! - 10-10-2017 by

I have oily, acne prone skin. I sit in an office all day, while my makeup slides off from constant heating and cooling system. I needed something that was going to keep my makeup on. And not only is the price amazing, but so it the product. A pea size amount covers your entire face, and feels light weight and smooth on your face.
On weekends, I dont wear makeup, pop this on to run my errands. Actually gives a blurred finish. This is my 3rd time re-ordering.

persistently pills - 04-10-2017 by

I wanted to like this primer. I have only used it a few times and have tried different methods but it continues to pill. For this reason I will be passing it on to someone else to try.

Best primer - 04-10-2017 by

Where has this been all my life lol
Absolutely amazing i found it blurred my pores and also was extremely moisturising and you just cant beat the price highly recommend!!!

Didn't like the slippery texture - 02-10-2017 by

This has a very typical silicone feel so if you're someone who doesn't like that slippery feel before foundation avoid this primer!
Did not smooth out in pores or fine lines for me, felt a little heavy

Good primer, improves skin appearance - 22-09-2017 by

I've used a lot of primers and blur creams in my time, and this is as good as any of them, but especially good for the price. A quality product that would be suitable for anyone seeking to improve their skin's appearance and even better for those not wanting to use a foundation.

New Holy Grail Primer - 18-09-2017 by

I have very very very oily skin that is sensitive and prone to breakouts.
I recently bought 3 tubes of this Primer, so that I have enough backups in case it is out of stock when I need it.
I love it.
My liquid foundations look great. My Kat Von D powder foundation looks great. My Eco Minerals loose powder foundation looks great.
I would literally be in tears if this primer ever stopped being made. It is perfect for me. It has taken me years to find a great primer.

Felt great but broke me out! - 07-09-2017 by

I really loved this primer for the first few days, feels so good and kept me so matt and my spf in place without feeling tacky. However it really broke me out :( As soon as I stopped using it my skin stopped breaking out.

Very happy - 30-08-2017 by

Best primer I've used, makes my pressed mineral powder foundation go on beautifully, not to mention very happy with the price!

Wonderful product! - 26-08-2017 by

I bought this primer along with Benefit's Porefessional and this wins hands down! A little goes a super long way and I have been using it on top of a hydrating primer as I have quite dry skin, and the results are flawless! I am not usually a silicon-based kinda gal but this really does add life to your foundation wear and is very comfortable upon the skin.

This is a product I will definitely repurchase time and time again!

Really Nice Smoothing Effect - 18-08-2017 by

I'm currently using this product daily and for the price, it is pretty freaking aces. I would love to see The Orrdinary bring out a colour/tone correcting primer!

This goes on effortlessly, very easy to work with and it feels velvety smooth. Based on its ingredients I've found it doesn't work with all moisturisers (or should I say all moisturisers don't necessarily work with it?) And it takes slightly longer to dry than I would like but its still a superb product!

Love this - 16-08-2017 by

This is a great primer. I have oily skin and it keeps my makeup so much longer than without. I have only used an elf primer so that is all I have to compare it to. I was happy with the elf primer until I used this one...I won't go back. I love it.

So Smooth - 16-08-2017 by

This is a great primer! I have quite oily skin (although less so now I am using some of The Ordinary's other products). This gives a really silky finish and a little goes a long way. It will pill into little balls if you overwork it or put too much on.

Awesome results! - 15-08-2017 by

I have been using this primer for the last 2 weeks. It certainly stopped any shine showing through for hours

love LOVE love! - 11-08-2017 by

I naturally have oily skin - to the point where i wont get 4+ hours out of makeup. But this baby has help significantly with keeping everything looking fresh and flawless!! It's not too thick and the smell is good too! :)

Amazing!! - 07-08-2017 by

I have very oily skin and this primer has saved me alot! I will definitely be purchasing more of it!

The best you can get under $9 - 02-08-2017 by

Seriously, if The Ordinary can make this totally rad cruelty free primer for under $9 for such great quality, other brands really need to step up their game.

I have super oily skin, and this keeps my foundation (Urban Decay All Nighter) in place from 7am to 6pm. Two thumbs up from me!

Buy it now ! - 19-07-2017 by

This stuff is amazing, not because of the price point, but the quality, I've used hourglass primer before which I love but it's very pricey. I'd rather get the same quality for under $10 with this product ! Buy it now before someone realises it could sell for more !

Fantastic product - 19-07-2017 by

I've tried a LOT of high end primers and this is hands down one of the best bang for your buck. Allow time for it to settle and your foundation will last all day.

No signs of oil! - 07-07-2017 by

What made this Silicone based primer stand out to me was that it didn't leave that waxy mask feeling that most silicone primers do! It's important not to go overboard with this one, I find if you apply too much it can cause foundation to peel on application, less is definitely more! I like that it doesn't feel drying on the skin, but does a great job at keeping oils at bay.

Loving this.. - 07-07-2017 by

Definitely requires time to dry before applying foundation. Makeup stayed on all day so more than happy about that. Absolutely loved the price and only a very small amount is required on each application. Have used many expensive primers and this once is up there with the best.

Favorite - 23-06-2017 by

I was super surprised to love this product as much as i do.
After seeing some good reviews on Youtube i decided to give it ago. As someone with very dry skin it makes any foundation sit amazingly well on my skin and doesn't dry it out at all. I would highly recommend and at a unbeatable price too!

Great primer, weird smell - 23-06-2017 by

Have purchased this primer due to the affordable cost, and it had a couple of positive ratings already - first thing which hit me was the smell, the initial smell when you apply it to your face is like paint, or when you squash a dead ant (lol, only way I can describe it!) However it creates a nice base on clean, moisturised skin, for your foundation to adhere to.
Would definitely recommend :)

Can't believe the quality for the price - 29-05-2017 by

I've used many primers over the years, both low and high end. This does the job of a high end product for the price of a low, just amazing!

Best Primer ever - 16-04-2017 by

This was great. I have problems with primers making my forehead and nose oily a few hours after use. Since using this product it hasn't happened. It's so light weight and holds my foundation all day. Highly recommend.

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