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The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer 30ml

4.4 of 233 reviews

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The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer is a lightweight serum-like formula that increases the spreadability of subsequent complexion makeup to help avoid the unnatural and uneven accumulation of pigments especially around the eyes and on dry skin.
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  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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  • Dry
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  • Normal to oily

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4.4 of 233 reviews

85% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Natural skin finish

Rachel

You only need to use a tiny bit of this with a lightweight foundation for a dewy finish that won’t look patchy

Most Helpful Criticism

Unsure

Jayde

I wanted to love these but couldn’t get past the smell of them
  1. Natural skin finish

    Rachel

    You only need to use a tiny bit of this with a lightweight foundation for a dewy finish that won’t look patchy
  2. Cheap primer that works!

    Becca

    verified purchaser
    For this price, it's great. Lots of product in each bottle so it'll last you a long while. Love the dropper application!
  3. Smooth - makes my skin feel lovely

    Susan

    I love this primer. It doesn't have the lovely smell of some of the high end brands but it works better than many. It gives my skin a smooth silky texture and spreads really well. No tacky feel. Definitely the best value for money primer I have used by far!
  4. Silky and smooth.

    D

    This primer feels light and silky and is easy to apply. It isn’t tacky and sets nicely. I have used some primers that smooth the skin even more but they don’t feel as nice on the skin.
  5. Lightweight and silky

    Sireena

    This primer has a very lightweight and silky feel to it. I find it really helps to make the foundation go further and apply more evenly. I use this on all my makeup clients!
  6. Feels good

    Elfie

    An easy to use primer that works well with The Ordinary foundation. Only very minimal amount is needed otherwise it leaves the face feeling too slippery for the foundation to sit on.
  7. Repeat offender

    Lj

    This primer is the perfect base for my CoverFx foundation. It also makes my skin feel like it is breathing. The pricepoint is fantastic
  8. Less is best

    Abi

    Been using this primer for a few weeks now and have learnt that a little goes a long way. The size of a pea is too much. Really easy to apply and spreads lovely.
  9. A little goes a long way

    NickiD

    Just a few drops of this liquid primer followed by the IT Cosmetics Matt CC+ = magic! My foundation stays put and this is impressive as I tend to get quite oily on my t-zone and make up seems to melt away by the middle of the day. Will definitely re-purchase.
  10. Great!

    Jen

    I definitely recommend this as an everyday primer as any foundation I use with this definitely goes on smoother and lasts longer.
  11. Amazing!! Best foundation serum!!!

    Fei

    I use it with the ordinary foundation and the results are amazing! I usually get lots of patchy areas when i put on foundation, because of my really textured skin, but with this prime my skin becomes smooth and ready for even application. Love it!
  12. Great product!

    Lee

    I have combination oily skin and wanted a primer that isn’t greasy when applied- this primer is great! You only need a tiny amount and it spreads so easily- no sticky or greasy residue left! I love it
  13. Amazing product and so cheap!!

    Betsy

    This is my faaavourite primer. I have tried so many and spent so much money in the past but can't believe the quality, the finish and the price of this one!
  14. Far from ordinary!

    Rose

    I have large pores and am always trying to find a primer to work with me not against. This ticks a lot of boxes, it easily applies with a little going a long way. Foundation sits really nicely over the top with a nice subtle dew look. I have tried a lot of primers to help reduce the appearance of pores and find this just works for me and my foundation.
  15. Just like photo finish

    Mia

    This reminds me so much of Smashbox Photofinish primer but at a fraction of the price. It’s great, leaves skin super smooth and helps my foundation last longer
  16. The best silicon primer

    LC

    Its not just the price that is amazing but this product is 50X better than any other cheap range ($5-$30) primer I have ever bought - it is fluid enough to spread but think enough to create that base layer. Keeps my foundation fresh all day and feels light on my face, will always buy this no need to try anything else ever again!
  17. Amazing!

    Simone

    It goes on easily and does a great job. My foundation stays on all day. It gives my skin a real perfect look. A little goes a long way so it works out very cheap.I am absolutely in love with this product!
  18. Great

    Sofia

    For YEARS I have been using the smash box photo finish primer, but after trying a couple of the other The Ordinary products I thought I’d give this one a shot. In my opinion, this primer is just as good as the smash box and for a third of the price. My make up glides on my face and stays all night long. I’ll now be purchasing this primer instead!
  19. A nice smooth base

    Bianca

    Gives a really nice smooth base, fills in pores, make up sits atop of it much nicer than without it. I found I went through it really quickly though using it daily - I was hoping the 'high spreadability' factor would mean I wouldn't use much! Would buy again though.
  20. Amazing!

    Kate

    I have normal/oily, acne prone skin and my main skin concerns are keeping my hormonal acne at bay and reducing some scarring on my cheeks.

    I don’t normally wear a primer because I find they don’t work on top of my skin care or don’t properly work under my foundation.

    I gave this a go because of the great price point, and in combination with the Ordinary coverage foundat...
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  21. Great!

    Si

    It feels so silky and you can literally feel the primer blurring out and smoothing your skin. it soaks in straightaway and feels amazing!! My skin breaks out easily and it did not with this one. Love it!
  22. like it

    c

    Goes on really smooth and stays on all day. Really happy with this product.
  23. like it

    c

    Goes on really smooth and stays on all day. Really happy with this product.
  24. Love this primer

    Carol

    I am absolutely in love with this product. I was really surprised when it arrived at how easily it goes on and what an amazing job it does. My foundation is never patchy and stays on all day. It gives my skin a real perfect look. A little goes a long way so it works out very cheap.
  25. Smooth Primer

    Hannah1998

    I got this primer to try after having tried some other of The Ordinarys products and loving them and thought the primer was worth a shot since it was about a third of the price of my usual primer. So glad I tried it! It Makes my skin so smooth and soft to touch and is the perfect base to apply make up to. I have dry and textured skin so can’t apply makeup without a primer. I love how this doesn’t ...
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  26. Another goodie

    Bree

    I have large pores and am always trying to find a primer to work with me not against. This ticks a lot of boxes, it easily applies with a little going a long way. Foundation sits really nicely over the top with a nice subtle dew look. I have tried a lot of primers to help reduce the appearance of pores and find this just works for me and my foundation.
  27. Great product and price

    Linda

    Any foundation I used with this definitely goes on smoother and lasts longer. I would definitely recommend this as an everyday primer.
  28. Just amazing!

    Nadia

    Found it hydrating for my dry skin and helped my makeup stay in place. Best primer for the price. Love it.
  29. Best. Primer. EVER

    Rachel Lane

    After serums and moisturiser, then this primer, skin feels like silk. Foundation glides over this product and your skin looks flawless. This is yet another must-have. LOVE!
  30. Amazing

    Ambvin

    I’ve tried expensive primers in the past but this is phenomenal. I have dry skin and my makeup tends to go patchy but since using this it doesn’t budge. My makeup made it through a 40 degree day unscathed. Amazing
  31. Unsure

    Jayde

    I wanted to love these but couldn’t get past the smell of them
  32. Favourite primer for dry skin

    Rosie

    I bought this to replace the Hourglass serum primer which is way out of my price range, but this is an amazing dupe!

    My makeup stays on nicely and it's not oily at all but it is hydrating.
  33. Nice primer

    alla

    This is a very average primer, it didn't break me out and did make it easier to apply foundation. However, my skin did get very oily when i used this.
  34. Nope

    Leah23

    Nothing special, lots of silicone, really sticky. Not effective enough at making makeup stay on to justify all that. Great price and packaging though.
  35. Lovely base for older skin

    Chrissie

    I am 70 yo with average skin but love =using makeup. I have enjoyed using this primer under my foundation or BB cream as it creates a lovely smooth base to apply products on and helps the foundation to last especially on hot days.
  36. Great value

    Kate

    This is such a great primer, it feels so light and it does everything it should. Such a decent price. I have combination skin and it has been suitable.
  37. never using anything else

    cp27

    this product blew me away, my skin breaks out very easily and this did not. it felt so silky and you can literally feel the primer blurring out and smoothing your skin. it soaks in straightaway and feels amazing!!
  38. Not for me

    lucky123

    This product did not help with my oiliness through out the day. I have had better luck with other products. It’s a shame because I love the ordinary brand.
  39. Not for me

    lucky123

    This product did not help with my oiliness through out the day. I have had better luck with other products. It’s a shame because I love the ordinary brand.
  40. Good for normal skin

    Michelle

    I think this primer is slightly drying for those with dry skins like myself but it wears well under makeup and I can see myself using it more in summer and warmer weather.
  41. Impressed by the price

    Emi

    Best primer for the price. Found it hydrating for my dry skin and helped my makeup stay in place.
  42. Fabulous for price point

    Chelle

    This works better than majority of my high end primers. Primes and preps skin beautifully for makeup to last all day.
  43. Good for the Price!

    Taylor

    I have been using this primer for a few months now and think its good for the price. I really liked the texture and it lasts for ages. I find that it isn't very hydrating so I would be careful pairing it with a matte foundation or if you particularly dry skin.
  44. I was surprised

    Stevie

    Not one to use primer usually.
    This feels silky soft upon application ( I’ve found to let it sit a bit for applying foundation works better)
    I use this under The Ordinary foundation ‘Serum’.
    Great end result. For the price you can’t go wrong.
  45. Amazing product

    Stephanie

    Goes on smooth, is light weight and feels great on my skin. Really enjoy using this product.
  46. A little goes a looong way..

    Megan

    You do not need a lot of product at all, and it dries really fast. I found it worked really well for my skin, I do have to make sure my skin is super hydrated first, as it is a tiny bit drying.
  47. Great

    Sarah

    This is very affordable and works well on my oily skin to keep my makeup looking good during the day
  48. Too drying for me

    Becky

    I’m not sure if I’m the only one but I found this really drying. I have combination skin and it just seemed to cling to and accentuate the dry parts of my face. It made my make up last longer but there were flaky bits that I just could not remedy no matter what I did. I don’t think this is the right primer for me which is unfortunate because it’s a great price.
  49. Amazing

    Alice

    My makeup lasts all day because of this and it is super affordable.
  50. Like silk knickers for your face ;)

    Alicia

    I absolutely love this product! Feels so satiny-smooth going on. A little goes a long way..
  51. Kept makeup flawless.

    Neysa Ilaynr

    This product is amazing. It made my skin so smooth and my foundation went on and stayed on AMAZINGLY.
    This is such a cheap product that really works and made application easy and I'd be happy to wear this on its own with the slight blurring effect.
  52. Super smooth

    PRB

    This product reminds me of the Hourglass primer, but a fraction of the price! It's my go-to when I need my makeup to stay all day and into the night. It really smooths everything out and feels heavenly.
  53. Fantastic

    Kellie

    Bought this as an added extra to tip me over to the free shipping price and so glad I did! Fantastic product for a teeny tiny price. Have been converted after spending a lot more on similar primers. Want to try the rest of their range now!!!
  54. Great product

    Grace

    I really like this primer. It's not too heavy and keeps my makeup in place throughout the day.
  55. smashbox dupe

    Bre

    To me this is almost identical to the smashbox primer. It’s looks, feels and performs the same way. Great price too!
  56. This dries very quickly

    Sammie

    A little goes a long way... Drys fast too.
  57. It sure about this primer

    Pamela

    I like the fact it smooths on your skin easily ..however I generally use multiple foundations assuming with different bases, so not entirely sure whether these products go hand in hand....
    Will keep using it, however it is on a trial bases!!
  58. 2 thumbs up

    Michelle

    am unsure if it helps with the spread ability of my makeup, it feels the same, my face does feel smoother after application
  59. Controls oily skin

    Bayden

    Controls my oily skin, doesn’t have a bad smell (I’m very picky about that) and you can’t beat the price!
  60. Love Love Love this Primer

    Robyn

    Firstly such a good price. I keep coming back to this primer it makes makeup slide on and softens the look of your face. Great worn alone too. This is my forever primer now.
  61. Okay

    F

    It definitely does what it says in providing a dewy hydrated look that spreads out make up evenly. However it does not make foundation have a greater wear time, but I guess it’s not supposed to do that!
  62. good for smoothing

    Abbie

    It feels weird when you put it in and rub it in because of the texture. Other than that it works well with my foundation and gives me a more even texture by smoothing out fine lines, pores and scars.
  63. Does what it says

    katelyn

    this primer really helps to spread your foundation so it doesn't cling to any dry patches, however it does not make my makeup last long
  64. Great primer

    Alicia

    Keeps my make up in place all day - does have a strange scent but it fades quickly. Great price point and easy to use.
  65. Great under foundation

    Danielle

    This is the first time I have used this primer. I used the other ordinary primer previously.
    This one to me feels very light a little bit goes a long way and sits nicely under my foundation.
  66. Sadly not for my combination 50 year old skin

    Susan

    I’m a 50 year old with large pores and combination skin and this product didn’t work for me. My foundation felt as if it was sliding off my face after a few hours and almost curdled! I think it was just the wrong primer for my skin, as I do like the other products of The Ordinary that I have tried. I think I prefer a more natural feeling primer to a silicone based one too, as it started to feel gr...
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  67. Difficult applicator

    Jean

    Dislike the dropper bottle but the product is good. Not sure it has made a huge difference to my skin
  68. Great overall primer

    Fatima

    This primer is great for the price and it does make your foundation last longer and look better. It great for priming in general but doesn’t do that much for pores so if you’re looking for something to minimise pores this isn’t the best option. I find it works well with most foundations and it feels great on the skin. It does however dry sometimes if it isn’t closed properly and that does ruin the...
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  69. Value but not the best

    Chloe

    Not entirely convinced of this primer. It does smooth the skin and fill the cracks/pores but the silicon texture is a bit off putting to me it just feels very unnatural.
    If silicone based products don’t bother you then you will likely love it, it just wasn’t for me but worth a shot for the price!
  70. Similar to smashbox

    Emily

    This primer reminds me of the smashbox photofinish. In terms of the way it feels on the skin. I did find though it crumbled with certain foundations
  71. Great to prolong the wear of my tinted moisturiser everyday to work

    Alex

    I use this everyday so my simple makeup to work lasts! Does the job but I still have to use powder in my t-zone towards the end of the day.
  72. Great for the price!

    Crystal

    I do love this product because it helps your makeup last and the smooth base it gives for your makeup after your morning skincare routine without hurting your skin. Even for someone with an oily T-zone my skin was the perfect amount of dewy day and night, however it is winter and in summer I feel as though I won't be able to use this product.
  73. Good value

    Kaylah

    Wasn't expecting much from this but I was pleasantly surprised! Does a pretty good job at holding my makeup in place for the day and keeps my face from getting too shiny
  74. Awesome

    Lara

    my oily skin doesnt agree with this because its very sticky and makes my skin look even oilier. a little bit does go a long way and id recommend it for people with drier skin types
  75. pretty good

    louella

    Amazing!!! This product is my go to when I need my make up to stay all day into the night! Really smooths everything out and so cheap!
  76. For dry skin

    Sarah

    This a great hydrating primer that makes my skin look good. However i have oily skin so my skin starts producing oils after a few hours
  77. nice

    ally

    I like this, but I think i prefer the other primer from the Ordinary. I suspect this one is better under powder, and the other one for me is perfect with very minimal cream products
  78. Like it

    Isobel

    I love the ordinary. This makes my skin more even, smooth, toned, and soft! An amazing product for the price and lasted a fair while considering the size of the bottle!
  79. Smooth finish

    shea

    I have dry skin so find that I need a good primer to achieve a smooth, non cakey finis. This primer achieves that and makes applying foundation a breeze. Great price too!
  80. Good for the price

    Kylie

    I have super sensitive, combination skin. This product worked well, kept my foundation in place all day but I have gone back
    to using my MAC primer as it has a bit of highlight mixed in for a bit of glowy goodness.

    Overall, awesome price. Does the job well. I’ll use it again when my MAC runs out.
  81. so smooth

    meij

    so smooth and silky. makeup applies so good on top
  82. Great

    Abbey

    Works better than a lot of my high end primers. Im impressed overall
  83. Nice Primer

    Lyn

    Its quite smooth and I love how my make up looks when I use this. However, I don't particularly like the smell but in saying that, it doesn't last long. If you can get past the smell then its a nice primer to have and very affordable.
  84. Terrible scent

    Jayde

    If you can get past the terrible plastic/silicone scent of this primer its actually not too bad. Its cheap and good for days where you dont want to waste expensive primers. I use it for when I go to work and gym. I have since stopped using it only because I went through a stage of breakouts and was using this primer at the time - it probably wasn't the cause im just paranoid of using it again now....
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  85. My favourite primer ever

    Straddie

    I have tried numerous high end primers and have only found one I liked being the too faced hang over primer, I have been searching for one to dupe it since it’s so expensive. This primer is hydrating and my makeup apply smoothly and stays on all day. A little goes a long way so I’m sure this bottle will last me a long time, so great for the price would definitely recommend!
  86. So Silky Smooth

    Katie

    This primer glides on softer than a baby's bottom! I love the feel of it on my skin, but I am still unsure whether or not I love it as a primer. It may be due to the type of foundation I wear as this primer should be used with silicone based foundations. I am still doing somewhat of a trial and error with different foundations to see what works best.
  87. A good primer that does what it says it will do

    Tessa

    I find this primer makes an almost silicon feel to my skin which means makeup glides on very smoothly afterwards, however I now am looking for something a bit more natural, so I don't use it as often any more and try to use a face oil or similar under a lighter mineral makeup.
  88. Okay primer for combination skin

    Chloe

    I didn't find anything incredible with this primer. I have combination skin and don't feel like it helped the foundation slipping on my skin or breaking up. Feels lovely though!
  89. High-Spreadability & High-Quality!

    Brianna

    Whilst the smell can be off-putting at first, you can definitely look past it once your makeup stays on all day!
    It sits so nicely on the skin and feels very smooth and not at all drying.
    I use this in conjunction with the Ordinary Foundation and it works a treat and a little bit goes a long way!
  90. Pretty good

    Trina

    I didnt expect much from this primer because it was so cheap, it surprised me. It applies really smoothly and easily which is great when im in a rush in the morning. I dont like the scent of it (its a strong silicone like scent). But for the cheap price I would happily buy again to use as a day time primer. I would probably stick to my more expensive primers for events/nights out.
  91. Don’t mind it

    Joel

    I liked this when I first tried it but ended up not using it as much because of the scent. It smells pretty bad but I think makes my pores look nice and small. Kind of on the fence!
  92. Makeup applies so smoothly

    Courtney

    Such a nice primer. It has the consistency of a thick clear gel and has that silky silicone feeling. A little goes a long way, I only needed a few little drops to cover my face but used the little bit more because its so cheap. My makeup applied so smoothly and easy. Feels great on.
  93. Smooth and affordable

    Jayde

    I tend to usually use high end primers but tried this one out because I wanted a cheap primer to just wear to work each day. Amazed at the quality and price of this. I love that it comes in a little dropper, made it easy to use just the right amount of product. Its a smooth silicone thick liquid consistency. Has an odd scent to it but very minimal. Was really easy to apply to my face because of th...
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  94. fantastic

    NINA

    tried many primers but rate this as best value for money,can't be without it !
  95. Incredible

    Hannah

    I don’t wear make up often due to irritation and settlement into my eczema patches. We had a wedding and I bought this due to their other products I use being great for sensitive skin. WOW. I was SO happy with the result. Straight after application it feels amazing, then make up goes on flawlessly. I danced and drank all night which would normally dehydrate my skin quickly, but every time I went t...
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  96. Nice

    Lisa

    A great every day primer to avoid 3pm slide! This has become a part of my daily routine and I love it, my skin feels hydrated and great afterwards and makeup wears extremely well over the top.
  97. Its pretty good

    Paddles

    I like the feel, and it definitely makes my makeup look better and doesn't break me out
  98. Not for me.

    Katarina

    Got a really strong smell to it that I can’t stand.. and depending on the type of foundation you’re putting on top, a lot of the time it pills really badly so I no longer use it. Love The Ordinary products but this one is definitely a no from me.
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