KIKO | Mat Base Corrector Primer

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

The Mat Base Corrector from KIKO is a new addition to my makeup collection, and has already made quite an impression. It is designed to be worn under foundation to help minimise the appearance of pores, and to keep unwanted shine at bay during the day.

The Mat Base Corrector is different to a lot of other primers on the market in its formula. It has a gel like consistency compared to most that are very much silicone based. You would think that this attribute would hinder its ability to mask pores and fine lines. Surprisingly it does this job with ease giving me a flawless base to apply my foundation.

The consistency is pretty thick and slightly difficult to get out of the tube, however once on the skin it blends in effortlessly using very little product. This primer does dry relatively quickly so I found the best way to apply this is section by section applying my foundation as I go.

This primer instantly matifies my face and keeps it matte all day. I have mainly dry skin with an oily t-zone and this primer combats the oil without making the rest of my face look overly dry or cakey. Sometimes I only apply it to my t-zone area if I want to keep my makeup light or if I want more of a dewy finish on the rest of my face. My foundation stays in place twice as long when I use this and keeps it from breaking up around my chin and nose. I love to wear this primer on a night out as I hardly have to powder throughout the night if at all.  It also does a fabulous job at minimizing my pores, particularly on the cheek area.

KIKO are a brand that are relatively new to me. In the last few months have tried out a couple of products from them, and so far I am yet to be disappointed. The quality of their products is that of a high end brand yet their price point is more than reasonable! A winning combination in my opinion! 

KIKO Mat Base Corrector Primer is available in-store and online for £8.90- link

You can read my recent review on one of KIKO's newest eyeshadow palettes here- link 

Have you tried KIKO products? What are your favourite primers?


  1. this sounds amazing, i have horribly oily skin so i'm always on the lookout for a new mattifying primer. i'll definitely be trying this out for less than a tenner!

    lillies and lipbalm

    1. I would love to hear your thoughts on it if you purchase it! I really love this stuff but I'd like to see how it works on oily skin. Thanks for reading xxx



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