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The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer

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The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer by The Ordinary

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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.

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. 


Aqua (Water), Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Hexamethyldisiloxane, Isoceteth-20, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol, Polysorbate 60, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

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Reviews (36)
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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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