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The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer 30ml

4.4 of 189 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.
  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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GREAT - 84% recommend

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  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin

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  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily

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4.4 of 189 reviews

84% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

I was surprised


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.

Most Helpful Criticism

Too drying for me


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.
  1. Good for the Price!


    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.
  2. I was surprised


    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.
  3. Amazing product


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


    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.
  5. Great


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


    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.
  7. Amazing


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


    I absolutely love this product! Feels so satiny-smooth going on. A little goes a long way..
  9. 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.
  10. Super smooth


    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.
  11. Fantastic


    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!!!
  12. Great product


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


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


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


    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!!
  16. 2 thumbs up


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


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


    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.
  19. Okay


    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!
  20. good for smoothing


    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.
  21. Does what it says


    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
  22. Great primer


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


    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.
  24. Sadly not for my combination 50 year old skin


    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 greasy after a few hours.
  25. Difficult applicator


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


    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 consistency making it more gel like than fluid so not the best option if you share makeup or have kids. The dropper is not that hard to use as an applicator either as you kinda get used to it and just drop it on your hand and then apply it (I apply with my fingers).
  27. Value but not the best


    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!
  28. Similar to smashbox


    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
  29. Great to prolong the wear of my tinted moisturiser everyday to work


    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.
  30. Great for the price!


    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.
  31. Good value


    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
  32. Awesome


    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
  33. pretty good


    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!
  34. For dry skin


    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
  35. nice


    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
  36. Like it


    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!
  37. Smooth finish


    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!
  38. Good for the price


    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.
  39. so smooth


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


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


    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.
  42. Terrible scent


    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.
  43. My favourite primer ever


    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!
  44. So Silky Smooth


    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.
  45. A good primer that does what it says it will do


    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.
  46. Okay primer for combination skin


    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!
  47. High-Spreadability & High-Quality!


    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!
  48. Pretty good


    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.
  49. Don’t mind it


    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!
  50. Makeup applies so smoothly


    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.
  51. Smooth and affordable


    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 the consistency and felt hydrating. Great day time primer and I will 100% purchase again.
  52. fantastic


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


    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 to the bathroom I was shocked at how hydrated and smooth my make up still was! When I took the make up before bed it felt like my face had been conditioned, even before washing and remoisterising!
  54. Nice


    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.
  55. Its pretty good


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


    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.
  57. Fantastic primer!!


    I was keen to try out this primer as I have quite oily skin and find my makeup doesn't last all day. I've used this during the day after applying my SPF and I am very pleased with the results. It creates a nice and smooth base for your foundation and definitely seems to help my makeup last longer throughout the day. I'll definitely purchase again after this bottle.


    I love this primer! I have oily skin, and I bought it to try because of the price and its great! I travelled the US for a 5 weeks and used it every day and it lasted the trip. It made my skin look blurred and kept my foundation on all day and night! For the price, its amazing. I have repurchased and will continue to do so!
  59. Want a comfortable primer? This is it!


    Im not so much for primers. Im really not sure if they actually do anything for your skin. Well that was until I found this little beauty! It makes my skin feel so soft and subtle and makes my foundation just glide over my skin! And it made my makeup look like it had just been applied all day. Would recommend for sure,5 out of 5
  60. Great price for great primer


    Smooth, non-pilling formula that feels divine on the skin and seems to make my foundation go further.
  61. Great primer for a great price


    Primer works great if applied correctly!! I use make up daily and find it sits great using this primer but have also heard amazing reviews about their other primer which I will try next and see what I prefer for my skin type. So far highly recommended this product
  62. Good value


    A good basic primer, but hard to get the last bits out of bottle.
    Certainly diid provide a good base but I prefer a more dewy look
  63. Nice primer but packaging is a bit annoying


    I did like this primer on the skin, it reminded me a bit of hourglasses's mineral veil. However it seemed to go off or gluggy in the dropper bottle really quickly and was hard to use all the product up with the dropper so i feel like a lot ended up going to waste. Would be good if they would put it in the same packaging as the high adherence primer
  64. Good primer good price


    Tried this a few times and it does make my foundation sit a lot smoother on my skin. I find my foundation doesn't cake up or settle throughout the day so that's a plus! The price is also fantastic, definitely worth a try!
  65. Good


    Just tried this after following a review. Good quality for the price. Recommended for an everyday primer
  66. Ok primer


    I use a lot of skincare from this brand and rarely find an average product but this is one of them. I don’t think it extends the wear or improves the appearance of any foundation and it tends to ball up easily if not applied well.
    I’ve got forty plus dry combo skin for reference.
  67. Lovely Product


    This is a wonderful primer that is easy to use and at a great price point.

    I do find that sometimes it will cause moisturisers to peel but I have just mixed and matched with different products until I find something I am happy with.
  68. A primer that works


    First time I purchased this primer and really like it. It goes on like a dream, silky smooth. My skin is mature & on the drier side. I’ve noticed that base goes on better with this primer, which gives a slight blurring effect. I can also apply a glowing primer over this and still works awesome. I previously purchased the other Ordinary smooth primer in grey bottle and that didn’t do much for my skin. This one is great , almost similar to the Smashbox primer. Great price too
  69. Not best fit for my skin


    I’m half way through a bottle. I love how smooth and easily the product goes onto skin, however I feel that it is not the best fit for my skin especially as I live in the tropics where my skin is always sweating causing my makeup to slide off. It might be different in cooler weather.
  70. Beautiful primer


    Just received this and already love it. I just love how smooth and beautifully it goes on! Makes the foundation (The ordinary coverage foundation) really slide on well and doesnt dry my already dry skin out. I'm still yet to see how it goes with lasting (although living in Indonesian humidity is a hard task for any primer/fixing spray) I will probably still use fixing spray on top of make up to help. But already a big fan, and such a good price!
  71. Hydrating for skin


    I really like this primer! Goes on smoothly and makes my makeup application very easy, lasts well throughout the day - I have oily skin and sometimes other primers leave me quite oily by the end of the day, but not this one! Only downfall is the smell of it, but gross, but it does what is meant to do so I think this will be my new regular primer!
  72. The worst primer I’ve ever used


    This has to be the worst primer I have ever used.
    What I look for in a primer is staying power, mattifying and doesn’t break me out. As I have combo skin with a slight oily T zone. By lunch time I was a shiny mess and my foundation was sliding down my face. Then I got worse as I developed tiny bumps all over my forehead.
    I threw it in the bin.
  73. Very effective for the price!


    A fantastic primer, especially for the price! It works really well in ensuring my make up lasts all day long! Easy to apply and an overall great product!
  74. Good value primer


    I have been using this primer for a week and really like it so far! It has this lovely smooth velvety feel upon application. Helps to keep my foundation in place all day. Great price too!
  75. Great product for this price point


    This product is great for the cost. It does help makeup last longer. I do not believe it is moisturising or gives a dewy finish like some other users although my skin is sensitive/ can be dry.


    I've tried so many different primers and this one has given me a unparalleled smoothness then any other.

    Makeup has lasted longer using this and my skin feels fresh and moisturised
  77. Good primer for the price


    This primer goes on super smooth, doesn’t break out my skin and definitely helps my makeup last longer. What more can you ask for in a primer so cheap?
    Will buy again, way to good value to not!
  78. Really like it but not everyday


    I'm not very good with makeup and just wear a tinted Moisturiser but my friend recommended me thus product to make my tint last longer. My face looks so smooth and has a beautiful matte finish for me. But I found my pores were a bit clogged and needed a deep clean after. So I just use on work days or nights out. Not all the time or everyday.
  79. Love it


    This is definitely the best primer I've used. It's very lightweight and makes applying foundation super easy. I love the texture of it too- it's so silky.
    Will buy this again!
  80. Nice primer but it blocked my pores


    I'm not sure about this primer. I'm a huge fan of The ordinary products but this one was just a little meh to me. First of all the packaging with the dropper does not work at all. The formula is too thick for the dropper to suck it up and work as a dropper so I have to dab the product off the side of the dropper. You only need a small amount of this and it does go on nice and smoothly and makeup wears nicely over the top but I also found that it was clogging my skin and I started to get blocked pores. Since I stopped using it my skin cleared up again.
  81. Nice


    Like this primer, its light, easily spreadable, a little goes a long way and very affordable, good stuff. Sometimes i mix a drop in my moisturizer to save time and works great.
  82. Didn't work for me


    I have normal skin with some dry patches usually. Normally my issues is that my foundation flakes or catches on my dry spots. This was the opposite. I was oily and shiny, and it made my foundation seperate in 20 minutes. This one is not for me.
  83. Great alternative to the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer!


    This is a pretty incredible product for its price point. I used to use the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer as I love the velvety feeling it leaves as a base for foundation. This has the same affect and I find that it really helps my foundation go the distance!
  84. glides on perfectly


    another Ordinary product i am super happy with, have been using the primer for about 8 months now and its my go to primer, leaves my face feeling ready for my foundation which glides on so well! definitely think it helps keep my makeup on and staying fresh for longer!
  85. I Hate Running Out of This Primer


    When I thought that The Ordinary was going to close earlier this year I was most scared of losing this primer so I may have stockpiled a few bottles ... I love how easily it glides on and makes applying makeup so quick.
  86. The Ordinary Fluid Primer


    This primer go on really easily and creates an ideal base for your foundation. Nice light coverage and makes your foundation last so much longer
  87. Hydrating affordable primer.


    This primer is so hydrating for my dry skin. It acts as a great base before I put on my face of makeup each day. Amazing price point, definitely a dupe for a high end primer like this one.
  88. Better than high end primers


    This is seriously better than benefit, Estee Lauder and mac primer. Although only use a tiny bit because it can be quite thick. My skin looks hydrated and clear from just using the primer
  89. Great primer for price tag


    Really great product makes a lovely smooth finish for a base and for the price just a great product
  90. Good makeup primer


    This is a good makeup primer that's affordable and doesn't make my skin breakout!
  91. Not fantastic like their other products


    I don’t care for this primer - it applies fine but seems to do nothing to increase foundation wear time and also it can pill when layered over other serums.
  92. Nice


    It is a nice primer and a great price. Skin feels good and looks good too. For the price I would recommend.
  93. Lovely product


    This product goes on easily and feels great. I purchased the foundation as well and am very very pleased with the result. Excellent products. Great prices
  94. Best primer!


    Accidentally added this to my order and so glad I did! Very light primer that doesn’t have the greasiness or thickness of other primers. Perfect to use with The Ordinary foundation.
  95. Beautifully light and silky


    Like other reviewers I have tried a few primers but this is the best so far.
    The reason I like this is because it is lightweight yet delivers a silky canvas to apply my foundation.
    I have dry 50+ skin and need to ensure my foundation does not get stuck in the dry spots.
    Have used it with:
    The Ordinary Serum
    Designer Brands Luminous Hydrating Foundation - excellent for older skin
    Revlon Photoready.
  96. First time using Primer


    Having combination skin I wasn’t so sure what a good primer were to be for me however I did stumble across this primer a) because it was affordable and b) because it said it would leave your skin still looking and feeling dewy after foundation application. I wouldn’t say it did still leave my skin looking dewy but it did make some areas of my face look much more smooth.
  97. Best so far


    I've tried many different primer in my life. I thought I had found my favourite, but I was wrong. I took the plunge to try this product and it works 100% in making my skin smooth so that my foundation looks perfect. I'm going to stay using this primer as the price and the result really impressed me.
  98. So affordable and easy to use


    Loved this product - never used the brand before but after reading and hearing about I thought I'd buy some stuff to try out as it's so affordable and the primer was one of my buys - absolutely love it! Not only is the price point wonderful and affordable but the quality of the product is great - so easy to use and a little goes a long way! I usually use it directly on my face before foundation etc but I had one particular foundation that is so hard to spread so I mixed the primer directly with the foundation and then applied on my face and it spread like a dream! Makeup definitely lasts longer. Highly recommend! I've used lots of primers much more expensive and I'll never waste my money again!
  99. So smooth


    This primer allows foundation to glide on smoothly and evenly. Improves longevity and gives a dewy glow.
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