Product Review | Colourpop Cosmetics No Filter Natural Matte Makeup Primer

Product Review | Colourpop Cosmetics No Filter Natural Matte Makeup Primer ($10, 

Product Details (from Colourpop's website):  An oil-free smoothing primer that instantly blurs the look of pores and imperfections for a naturally flawless finish. Infused with our skin-soothing complex, rose and chamomile extracts, antioxidant rich Vitamin E and marine extracts, this formula delivers an instant boost of hydration while improving the wear of your makeup.

Review:  Okay, so to be honest when I ordered this online, I didn't really read the product description.  I saw the "No Filter Primer" and I instantly added it to my cart.  For some reason, I was hoping it would be similar to the Fenty Beauty Pro Filtr Instant Retouch Primer (which is a favorite of mine).  After receiving this item, I realized that it was a natural matte makeup primer.  I don't typically use matte primers unless it is during the summer months but I had high hopes since I love their Hyaluronic Hydrating Primer from their Pretty Fresh line.  

The packaging is once again very simple but classy - a white box packaging with nude/cream coloring with white and nude/cream typography.  The primer is contained in a clear squeeze tube with a white screw cap.  The primer is a nude/cream color with a cream/lotion consistency.  Upon immediate touch, the primer feels moisturizing.  However, as it warms up on your finger or skin, you can feel the consistency change into a matte finish.  I initially used this primer with the Beauty Creations Flawless Stay Foundation and somehow I had a difficult time applying other liquid products on top of it.  The the following day, I used it with a lighter coverage and a much more hydrating foundation.  While I was blending both foundation and concealer on different times, I noticed that some areas became patchy that I had to reapply either foundation or concealer.  This doesn't normally happen with the other primer/foundation combos that I use.  Surprisingly, after fixing it with either a concealer or foundation application, the makeup looks good.  I can definitely see a natural finish though.  I try to use as much cream products as I can when I use this primer such as cream blush, cream bronzer and/or a liquid highlighter so it doesn't look too matte.  It does extend the wear of my makeup which is a great thing.  It is a great primer if you are looking for a natural matte finish.  This is definitely something worth using during the summer months.  It won't be something I'll be using on a daily basis year round.  If you have oily skin, you might love this primer for every day use.