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Matte Primer
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Matte Primer Matte Primer

Matte Primer
in Matte Finish


  • An essential for any screen goddess, Illamasqua Matte Primer helps create a flawless, shine-free and long-lasting base. For use under foundation or on its own, this professional cream formula offers UVA and UVB protection and gives skin an even, matte finish. Prepare to impress.

    30ml 1FL. OZ
    Price per 10ml £7.50

  • Use alone, under foundation, or mix with any liquid foundation for a sheerer matt finish. Apply on the face using a Foundation Brush, or use Blending Brush 1 when applying around the eye area. Matt Primer can also be used as a face, lip and eye primer.


    Made in Germany

  • Delivery

    We aim to despatch orders placed before 12pm GMT Monday – Friday the same day. Orders placed after 12pm GMT will be despatched the next working day and orders placed Saturday or Sunday will be despatched on the following Monday. We will notify you by e-mail once your order has been despatched.

    Delivery Method Price Delivery Notes
    UK Standard FREE 2 – 4 working days Free on all orders
    UK Premium Next Day £6.00 Next Day (7am – 9pm) Order by 12pm
    UK Premium Next Day AM £8.00 Next Day  (7am – 12pm) Order by 12pm
    UK Premium Saturday £11.00 Saturday (7am – 9pm) order by 12pm
    Standard International
    £9.00 15 – 30 days Free on orders over £50. Cannot include Nail Varnish or Fragrance
    Premium International Variable 7 – 10 days Can take Nail Varnish and Fragrance to selected countries. Express Delivery

    For more information please visit the delivery section.

    We hope you love your new make-up. However, if there is a problem with your order from illamasqua.com, it has arrived damaged or does not contain the colour/product you specified, please return it to us within 30 days and we will replace it or provide a refund.

    Please note: we cannot accept returns on used products.

    View our full returns policy for instructions on how to return your items.

Customer Reviews

Not that great. by MaggieMQ
(Posted on 26/02/2015)
Unfortunately it didn’t do a great job for me.
I couldn’t see the difference when wearing it or when not wearing it.
Sad to say it was just a big disappointment.
Nice by nice
(Posted on 02/01/2015)
Matte primer by Mejie
(Posted on 31/10/2014)
I really like many illamasqua products but this one is not one of them. The primer is very grainy/coarse and if it comes too close to the eyes they'll water for hours (I've never reacted to any makeup before). Also it does not make the skin matte as most pimers, it feels kind of sticky when on and I guess it is designed only to be worn under makeup . But actually it doesn't do wonders under the makeup either.
So glad I got it by Izzybaby
(Posted on 28/09/2014)
This primer makes me look like a flawless doll and smells like a dream <3
Great! by Sara
(Posted on 27/09/2014)
This works perfectly with my oily skin! It doesn't feel like covering my skin in a sort of coating like many other primers but absorbs into it like it isn't even there. It holds off shine for hours, not an entire day but then no make-up product really does. I think this has actually helped a bit with my acne problems as well. So happy, definitely recommend it!
Good for oily skin. by Georgia
(Posted on 31/07/2014)
Bought this in recommendation by one of the girls at illamasqua in store and I am definitely purchasing again. I have a very oily t-zone, I still get an oily nose but it's not as bad as it is without the matte primer. I had the primer for a year, I wear it probably 2-3 days a week, so I think it lasted well for the price as well.
Worth the purchase! by Phie
(Posted on 27/05/2014)
This was the first Illamasqua product I tried, and was hooked ever since! I'm not a fan of heavily perfumed foundations/primers, but I will totally forgive this one, it smells incredible, almost like icing?! Aside from the great smell, it works. I've had a bit of an issue regarding durability with it, as I wear a lot of liquid foundation and use a flat brush as opposed to stippling brush/beauty blender, so maybe a lighter foundation if using this? I have combination skin and it's great, but for more oily I'd recommend hydra veil as I found it a little better, but that's just me. You can definitely see the difference with/without though!
Lovely by JellyBean
(Posted on 15/05/2014)
This is a great primer. I love the matt look but don't like the idea of my face looking flat & dull either... However this primer gives my face a great balance of the matt effect as well as life, if that makes any sense lol my face didn't look anywhere near as matt as the advertised pic which is great! I have generally dry skin but with an oily t-zone on my face & it really did control those oily areas. A bit pricey but worth it :o)
Brilliant! by Karren
(Posted on 28/01/2014)
I have oily skin and this is this is the only thing that keeps the shine at bay and my foundation in place all day.I love it!
Best Primer For Oily/Combination Skin by Faye
(Posted on 20/09/2013)
This primer evens out combination skin, if you have oily areas and dry areas. It also is great for holding make-up in to place, and I wouldn't say it keeps my skin 'matte' but it definitely substantially reduces shine. I find it works really well under Skin Base, Rich Liquid, and the Vichy range of foundations. I use it day and night and it's wonderful.
Smooth! by BlackFriday
(Posted on 02/09/2013)
I can't believe how good this is. It manages to create a very smooth, pore-less complexion. I've also found my foundation lasts hours longer without having to be touched up. Definitely worth having!
Love by Flavia
(Posted on 08/07/2013)
Very good, doesn't make my combination skin oily at all and provides a good base for my foundation and stops it from clinging to the dry areas. Will be buying again.
matt primer by kelly by kelz
(Posted on 29/06/2013)
Absolutely love love love this stuff! I have oily skin and this product is the only thing that keeps my skin matt for hours! I use skin base on top. Literally life savers. Will never use anything else.
Best Matt Primer by Sarah
(Posted on 14/03/2013)
I love this for when I want a more matt face it lasts all day its great and it is a great primer to wear for if you want to add your own highlight and create 'dewy' look rather than using a primer with reflective properties in it.
MATT by Jordan
(Posted on 10/03/2013)
Really great primer. I have very oily skin and if i use this with a light foundation it really last all day. I've used it with Rich Liquid and doesn't make much difference, I still get oily. But with something lighter its AWESOME!
Matt Primer by Sazzle
(Posted on 26/03/2012)
I love this stuff, it goes on so easily and really makes a difference when applying the rest of your makeup
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