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The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer 30ml

4.4 of 283 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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The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer Reviews

4.4 of 283 reviews

85% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Amazing

kimberley

Amazing and brilliant price

Most Helpful Criticism

Pills easily

JC

I have loved all other The Ordinary products I had tried so was super excited to give this a go, but I really was not a fan. I tried it so many times, with The Ordinary foundation and with other foundations, with different skin care combos under but I just could not get this to skin on my skin nicely. It moved around so much & pilled really easily :( just not for me
  1. It's okay

    Carly

    I find the issue with this is I always take more product than I need. And I can't always tell if it keep my makeup on longer. It does smooth out my skin but I want a primer that will keep my makeup lasting all day - not sure about this one
  2. Pills easily

    JC

    I have loved all other The Ordinary products I had tried so was super excited to give this a go, but I really was not a fan. I tried it so many times, with The Ordinary foundation and with other foundations, with different skin care combos under but I just could not get this to skin on my skin nicely. It moved around so much & pilled really easily :( just not for me
  3. Great for the price

    Lara

    verified purchaser
    Is so cheap and goes a long way, but I just prefer the other Ordinary primer. While this is lovely, is doesn't leave my skin with the same lovely consistency as their other primer.
  4. Doesn't extend longevity

    AC

    It feels lovely on the skin when first applied. However I can't see any extended longevity with my makeup.
  5. not bad

    Aleisha

    This primer does make your face feel really nice and smooth and gives you a good base to apply makeup, however i dont feel that it helps my makeup stay on any longer then usual which is the reason for the 3.5 rating.
  6. Great!

    Josh

    I’m a guy and I really like that this is very light and easy to spread. Perfect for if you’re using light makeup. I use it with the ordinary serum foundation. Not sure if makes much of a difference in appearance on its own, but sure makes my skin feel smooth!
  7. Liquid Silk

    leigh

    verified purchaser
    This stuff is wonderful. I like the dropper application to keep the product contaminant free. I have very dry skin and this help to keep my face looking hydrated without being overly slippery under my makeup.
  8. What was I doing before!?

    Ash

    After lots of contemplation between the fluid primer and the silicone primer, I finally went with the fluid primer (also, I have never used primer in my life before). This primer is nice and smooth, I wear it under my BB cream as I use the BB as my daily make up. It makes it sit so much nicer and longer on my face, no clue what I was doing without it.
  9. Natural makeup

    Jenna

    Skin looks smooth and natural with this primer under a light foundation
  10. Smooth canvas

    Heng

    This prevents my foundation from catching on any dry patches
  11. Absolute favourite.

    Nandhi

    Great quality product especially for the price. Easily spreads and provides a great prime for my foundation. Love it! I've spent considerably more on other brands and this one is up there in terms of quality
  12. feels great

    Kayla

    Feels great! I much prefer this one over the other TO primer. The application is good, design is simple and easy to use and you can choose as much or as little as you want. overall a good product and I would recommend.
  13. Great primer

    Caitlyn

    I love the Ordinary and this product was just another great addition to my collection
  14. Love it !!

    Nandhi

    Love this primer for when I'm in a hurry. Dries down really well and leaves skin feeling amazing!
  15. Amazing

    Lauren

    This primer is so light and smooth on the skin! It doesn't take much to spread
  16. Perfect!

    JasK

    This is the nicest primer I have used. It hides my pores and creates a great base for my make up.
  17. Great product with great potential

    Rachel

    The product itself is great! Works just as well as my high end primers for a smidgen of the price. The only downfall of this product is the applicator. The dropper does not work well with this product, a potential fix. If you can work your way around this like me, you won't be disappointed.
  18. Mostly satisfied

    Carly

    I’m a huge fan of all the other products by The Ordinary and would give them all a 5 star review, without a doubt. But unfortunately this product disappointed me. The applicator was the main issue for me. The dropper doesn’t pick up the product due to its thickness, so you can get much at a time. Also, it drips off the dropper quite a lot so you end up wasting a fair bit of product. The formula is...
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  19. Make up glides on

    Kellie

    I have large pores and am always looking for primers to help smooth my skin before make up as makeup tends to highlight my pores sometimes. This primer is great for all over and achieve a much smoother refined look when I have foundation on. I prefer this consistency than the other ordinary primer. Definitely recommend for before foundation.
  20. The Ordinary doesn't usually dissapoint

    KelliM

    This primer felt lovely and applied beautifully but ai found it pilled and caused my makeip to seperate (yes im using silocone with silicone) Would not re purchase
  21. A great primer

    L

    I like the texture of this. Really nice, the liquid allows it to blend really easily. Definitely worth a try if you like the ordinary.
  22. Amazing!!

    Case

    I could not be more impressed with this product - very little goes a long way, and my skin looks airbrushed after application.

    This works perfectly when used after applying other serums (once dried) to provide a barrier before popping on makeup, and makes my application last for double the time than when used with a moisturiser base, or with no primers.

    It doesn't dry ou...
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  23. Great for dry skin

    Em

    I have dry skin and use it under my matte foundation which works perfectly. A little goes a long way with this product so use sparingly or else it can be a bit too oily. Goes on soooo smoothly! I was impressed with this product.
  24. Smooth primeral

    Venni

    Goes on smooth and helps make my foundation last longer. I feel more comfortable using this primer from The Original knowing I won't break out, as opposed to other brand primers.
  25. Lightweight but Durable

    Ruth

    This primer feels so nice on the skin. Its super light weight and leaves skin with an almost silk finish. Really nice under foundation and lasts the whole day!
  26. Best lightweight foundation

    selva

    The best lightweight foundation I've ever used. It has great coverage, but doesn't feel like you are wearing foundation.
  27. Love it !!

    Selva

    This primer is a different consistency than what I’m used to — it’s more of a liquid and less like a thin moisturiser. I love it! My makeup is staying on really well.
  28. Silicone Barrier

    Ellyn

    This primer is no frills and does what it says it will. I wanted to like it more because I had read that silicone based primers help to prevent acne by making a barrier, but unfortunately I break out really easy with this primer. It's still a great base and makes makeup look great, so if you're not prone to breakouts and like the price; this one may be for you!
  29. Best lightweight foundation

    Varsa

    The best lightweight foundation I've ever used. It has great coverage, but doesn't feel like you are wearing foundation.
  30. Somewhat Oily and contains silicone

    Katelyn

    I am a massive advocate for The Ordinary, however, this primer is smooth and nice to the touch, however, it goes on a tad oily and it has silicone in it. Silicone is not the best for your skin especially if you have skin issues like me. It causes breakouts, irritation, and acne because it is hard to get off. I use this sparingly and only when I am using makeup. I also double cleanse in warm water ...
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  31. A little goes a long way but didn't last

    Afarch

    You really do only need a small amount of product to cover the face. it's a nice texture and doesn't irritate my dry skin. However I was hoping this primer would help my makeup/CC Cream last longer during the day though I don't believe it makes any difference. I tried it for two weeks and mixed up my foundations but it was the same for all of them. It does create a nice and smooth base, but that ...
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  32. Pretty great for the price you pay

    Dee

    I was surprised at how luxurious and soft this primer felt on my face. It definitely helps reduce the appearance of pores and my make up (even tinted moisturiser) stays on for hours.

    This primer does cause a a few breakouts if I use it too often or for an extended period of time (8+ hours). It is a little runny and so a bit messy to apply but otherwise it's pretty great.
  33. Silky smooth and non-drying

    Mardi

    This is a fabulous primer - it glides over my skin, smoothing and creating a perfect base for foundation. A little goes a long long way; I only need a couple of drops for my entire face. Also, it doesn't dry my skin out like a lot of primers do. The price is excellent as well!!
  34. Smooth Skin

    Bhuvi

    I have dry, sensitive skin and I tend to not like silicone-ish primers. But I think this one is pretty good. My foundation didn't cling to my dry patches, and my skin looked nice and smooth all day. Very good for the price.
  35. So good

    Regi

    My sister introduced this product to me and it has been the only primer I use now. So good and soft on the skin. Make applying makeup so smooth.
  36. Primer

    Sharlene

    It’s a good cheap primer.! I use this on days I put light coverage on. It’s light weight and such a great price point!
  37. amazing!

    katie

    i LOVE this primer! it goes on really easily and makes my skin super smooth. makeup goes on really easily after, 100% recommend
  38. A good primer

    Georgia

    Good, a little goes a long way, although the dropper was cracked when it arrived so i just use it on my finger instead. Would purchase again.
  39. Just as it should be

    Liz

    This is a simple no fuss primer that glides on and doesn’t feel heavy and sticky, it’s just what it’s meant to be and does a damn good job at it, and of course the price is a definite bonus!
  40. For silky perfect flawless finish

    Leah

    I use this primer, under The Ordinary Serum Foundation - 2.1Y Medium - Yellow, it produces a flawless finish. I have a bit of patchy skin from surfing days, these products together are a bit of a shock for me with the amazing and lovely result. I LOVE The Ordinary. You don't end up smelling like a fruit shop either because the products are not scented. LOVE that!
  41. Good Value, Weird Smell

    Melissa

    I used the entire bottle I purchased of this primer - it did the job for the price I paid, however the smell isn't amazing - and whilst it did make my makeup go on well initially, it didn't have the staying power that I was looking for in a primer. I've since purchased the Laura Mercier Perfecting Primer.
  42. Good for the price, beware breakouts

    Abby

    A great primer that performs well all day but I cannot wear it everyday as it clogs by pores and has caused me to breakout on occasion, make sure you double cleanse after using.
  43. Another great product by the ordinary

    Eden

    Love the consistency/easy application of this primer. Gives my skin a good base for my foundation and leaves my skin with a nice dewy look. Great value for money
  44. Another great product by the ordinary

    Eden

    Love the consistency/easy application of this primer. Gives my skin a good base for my foundation and leaves my skin with a nice dewy look. Great value for money
  45. Nothing special

    Leah

    I find this quite sticky and doesn’t really extend the longevity of my foundation. It also doesn’t improve the finish. The price and texture are fine but I just wasn’t wowed by the performance.
  46. Best makeup primer at a great price.

    Claire

    The Ordinary has fantastic products that are affordable, one of them being this primer. I use a few drops and apply it to my t-zone which smoothes out my complexion with a satiny finish. It works well with my foundation (also from The Ordinary) and doesn't split my foundation after a full days' wear. On to my third bottle, would highly recommend it!
  47. Smoothing primer

    Skincare fusspot

    This primer is perfect with The Ordinary serum foundation. I haven’t experienced any break outs or congestion using this primer. I’ve actually been using it as a last step in AM skincare to help lock in the moisture from other products. It does have a unique scent, which wears off as it dries.
  48. 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
  49. Cheap primer that works!

    Becca

    For this price, it's great. Lots of product in each bottle so it'll last you a long while. Love the dropper application!
  50. 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!
  51. 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.
  52. 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!
  53. 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.
  54. 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
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. Great!

    Jen

    I definitely recommend this as an everyday primer as any foundation I use with this definitely goes on smoother and lasts longer.
  58. 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!
  59. 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
  60. 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!
  61. 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.
  62. 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
  63. 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!
  64. 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!
  65. 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!
  66. 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.
  67. 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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  68. 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!
  69. like it

    c

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

    c

    Goes on really smooth and stays on all day. Really happy with this product.
  71. 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.
  72. 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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  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. Just amazing!

    Nadia

    Found it hydrating for my dry skin and helped my makeup stay in place. Best primer for the price. Love it.
  76. 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!
  77. 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
  78. Unsure

    Jayde

    I wanted to love these but couldn’t get past the smell of them
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. 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!!
  85. 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.
  86. 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.
  87. 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.
  88. Impressed by the price

    Emi

    Best primer for the price. Found it hydrating for my dry skin and helped my makeup stay in place.
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. Amazing product

    Stephanie

    Goes on smooth, is light weight and feels great on my skin. Really enjoy using this product.
  93. 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.
  94. Great

    Sarah

    This is very affordable and works well on my oily skin to keep my makeup looking good during the day
  95. 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.
  96. Amazing

    Alice

    My makeup lasts all day because of this and it is super affordable.
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