The Body Shop Matte It Skin Primer Review

  • 9/25/09 12:17 Lisha:

    Does it make pores less visible ?

    I hate the Smashbox primer too – makes me break out big time. Although it made my skin look fab for a whole day (and one day only , unfortunately).


    • 9/25/09 12:27 the Muse:

      lisha I so wish I can say. I have virtually poreless skin, due to dry skin, so I really can’t say if it fills pores well. I does create a good surface for foundation. Wish I could help a bit better 😀

      omg yes me too. It makes me soooo itchy. sadly no go on fab skin as it tends to pill and roll off my skin grossness!


  • 9/25/09 12:47 BeautyBitch:

    This product’s been around for years (repackaged several times) and as someone with very oily skin I’ve tried it on and off. Like you, I’ve found it rubbish as a mattifier. I hate that dry silicone primer feel too so gave this up as a bad buy. I was leaving a negative review on Makeupalley when I read a review below which recommended using it as a mixing medium for pigments. I gave it a go and I had one of those road-to-damascus conversion moments! I love this thing as a mixing medium for pigment. I just use the teeniest tiniest bit and mix into pigments sometimes for those occasions when I don’t feel like dealing with a loose powder product. It eliminates fallout when using pigments as a shadow and is good for using with a brush for precise work.


  • 9/25/09 13:12 robyn:

    a much better soloution would be to strike a deal with mother nature to send so of your hot weather my way. seriously like so close to taking my duvet with me to school!



    • 9/25/09 13:31 the Muse:

      you got it robyn coming at you via airmail 😀


  • 9/25/09 20:03 Kit:

    I love the body shop and bought this primer for my shiny shiny (very shiny especially in the summer) nose and was sad to say it didn’t work…. but it does kind of make your foundation last just a tiny tiny bit longer so that was a plus =)


    • 9/28/09 13:17 the Muse:

      same for me Kit! I liked it as a prep for my foundation and it did keep it a bit fresher but shine was still there sadly :(


  • 9/28/09 2:42 Jin:

    It’s such a shame it doesn’t work 😡 If not, I would have run down to nearest The Body Shop after work today! It’s summer all year here (& recently its been getting WHOA SO HOT!!) so anything that claims it’ll mattify will definitely make it to my WANT IT list XD


    • 9/28/09 13:05 the Muse:

      Hey Jin

      Sadly no go for oily skin at least in my case. But I liked it as a prep and prime for my face. 😀


  • 12/21/09 16:57 M:

    Does anybody or you know how long I can use this primer before I have to get a new one?


    • 12/21/09 17:00 the Muse:

      hi M

      I’d assume you’d run out without 6 months to a year and that’s plenty enough for new one!


  • 3/31/10 5:28 Sara:

    Can i use this primer for eyes ?????
    will it work as eye primer??????


    • 3/31/10 7:39 the Muse:

      hi sara no it’s for your face hun. You’re best getting primer for your eyes not using face primer on your eyes.

      Hope this helps.


  • 3/31/10 9:55 Sara:

    Thanks for the reply Muse


    • 3/31/10 9:59 the Muse:

      my pleasure sara. try urban decay primer potion, best eye primer imho!


  • 3/31/10 11:11 Sara:

    How abt Loreal De-crease eye shadow base ( Primer)?????


    • 3/31/10 11:29 the Muse:

      haven’t tried that one sara!


  • 3/31/10 11:34 Sara:

    Can Concealer b work as Eye Primer?????


    • 3/31/10 11:51 the Muse:

      concealer b?


  • 3/31/10 13:14 Sara:

    I want to ask Can Concealer act as Eye Primer??????
    Can i use Concealer as a Eye primer?????


    • 3/31/10 13:24 the Muse:

      in my experience it creases sara if you use concealer as a primer. Try an eye shadow primer that’s meant for the task hun. Urban Decay makes one, Bare Escentuals, Too Faced, etc…they all have eye shadow primers. Also MAC shadestick and paint pots work well.


  • 3/31/10 13:28 Sara:

    hmmm i see
    Thankss alot


    • 3/31/10 13:32 the Muse:

      no problem Sara! 😀


  • 12/31/10 16:25 marian:

    OMG! I just bought skin primer can’t wait to try it<3


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