The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It Review

The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It Review

Hello Beauties!

Today, I am reviewing a product from Body Shop called “Skin Primer Matte It.”  The good part about TBS is that it holds sales throughout the year, which gives us an opportunity to try some expensive ones from TBS 😉 Before Body Shop primer, I was using Maybelline primer. It was pretty good too, but when I bought Body Shop Oil Free Balancing Foundation with SPF 15, I thought why not try the primer as well. Read on to see how it has worked so far.

The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It Review

Product Description:

The Body Shop Matte It Skin Primer is a mattifying gel primer meant to absorb excess oil and leave behind a silky, shine-free finish. It’s a silicone-based gel that’s oil free and supposedly non-clogging for those with large pores.

TBS Skin Primer Matte It


Rs. 1095 for 25 ml.

Key Ingredients:

Aloe vera gel is clinically proven to soothe and nurture the skin, and is naturally grown


Cyclomethicone, Polysilicone-11, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract.

TBS Skin Primer Matte It

Shelf Life:

12 months.

Method of Application:

For use on the face or T-zone, apply evenly using our Professional Makeup Sponge. For use over a Lip Color, apply using our Lipstick and Concealer Brush.  For best results, cleanse, tone and moisturize your face beforehand with products from the skin care range best suited to your skin type.


  • Cleanse, tone and moisturize your face beforehand using products from our Skin Care range that are suitable for your skin type.
  • Try our Tea Tree Oil Mattifying Moisture Gel for normal, oily or blemished skin or Seaweed Daily Shine Control Moisture Cream for normal to oily skin.
  • Use with a foundation, a Lip Color and other great products in The Body Shop make-up range to complete the look.

TBS Skin Primer Matte It

What are Face Primers?

Primer is a product that you apply to your face before applying makeup. It smoothens and brightens your skin and preps it for foundation. Primer helps the foundation to apply more flawlessly, helps it to lasts for longer period.

My Experience with The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It:

I have not tried many primers, but only after using primers I got to know that an extra step can really make your foundation experience a wonderful one. This primer feels super soft on my skin. Usually, I follow my skincare and then apply this primer before my foundation. It makes my face as smooth as silk and foundation gets applied amazingly. My face looks airbrushed and flawless. I must say, a pea size of this product is enough to cover my whole face. This primer also makes your pores look smaller.

TBS Skin Primer Matte It

TBS Skin Primer Matte It

Texture is like a gel, but lighter. It comes in a tube packaging with a screw cap. The tube is transparent and it is easy to check the product as in how much is left. It does help foundation to stay longer. It controls oil effectively. However, I do believe that I have to moisturize my face as usual; this primer does not do anything in terms of moisturizing the skin.
The product in the tube would last me at least 3-4 months.

Pros of The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It:

  • Fragrance free.
  • Glides on easily.
  • Transparent packaging.
  • Gel-like light texture.
  • Excellent base for foundation.
  • Controls oil well.
  • Shrinks pores.

Cons of The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It:

  • Doesn’t moisturize my skin.

Would I Repurchase The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It?

No, I want to try other primers.

Overall, this is a great product for beginners. I know there are countless primers in the market, but this one does its job perfectly. Highly recommended!

IMBB Rating:


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15 thoughts on “The Body Shop Skin Primer Matte It Review

  1. Good review.. i was on the lookout for a primer… and i think i will get this one..will this one work for all skin types.. Also did u use TBS foundation with this one.. or any other..

    1. Hi Deepa! It is for all skin types. I used the tbs foundation. I have done the review as well on IMBB. It is bodysop oil free balancing foundation spf 15. Thanks.

  2. Would you girls recommend this one over the loreal or bourjois one? I have to buy a primer in a few days and i am really confused.

    1. Swati, I have not tried them so can’t say but this one is gud. Maybe anyone else on imbb who have tried should help us!

  3. me defy want to try this. am quite bored with MAC prep+prime. dont even remember to use half the time but this tube thingie looks inviting and since it is for all skin types me defy buying it..thanks. i dont recall seeing it in the store though. shud hunt properly the next time. 🙂

  4. Aru, i used to ignore TBS makeup alot but there foundation never broke me out, that was a miracle as anything and everything was causing acne at that time 🙁 that changed my perception about tbs and tried other products like primer etc, they are pretty good too 🙂

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