Verikos Ultra Matte Velvet Primer Review

Sunday, 20 October 2013

I received the Verikos Ultra Matte Velvet Primer in October's Bntnews beauty box. Generally I don't use facial primers in my routine so I was interested to see whether this product would make an impact on the application of my base makeup.


This oil-free primer claims to keep skin matte for 10 hours with a formula that includes vitamins A and E combined with sebum control powder. This powder 'gives light and silky texture while absorbing excessive sebum from the skin'. The product also claims to 'correct' the skin tone without causing irritation.

6 Free Formula

As stated on the box, this product contains no parabens, talc, artificial dyes, synthetic perfume, mineral oil and alcohol. *Thumbs up* I'm all for less chemicals harming my skin!


The product comes in a long black squeeze tube that looks and feels expensive. The tip tapers down to a small opening which feels hygienic and allows for great control of product amount.


The primer has the appearance of a BB cream- it is quite thick, and surprisingly beige pigmented. The thickness of the product made it quite difficult to blend, and I found that it emphasised the lines on my hand, making my skin look dry. I found the pigmentation to be quite strong for a primer, which is good because it offers some light coverage to the skin.

*Note my skin type is dry, uneven and acne prone.

When I apply this to my moisturised face, not only is it hard to blend, but previously non existent patches of flakes magically appear when coated with this primer! When I apply my Missha Perfect Cover BB cream over the top, it does glide on more smoothly than normal, but it emphasises the flakes making my skin look dry and uneven. This happens upon every use, no matter how well I hydrate my face beforehand. The primer dries quickly and the parts of my face that were not flaky had a silky powdery feel to them.

I found that this primer concealed some redness in my skin and did a nice job of mattifying it. However I don't think it did a good job of concealing my pores as the porous parts of my face turned flaky with this product, bringing more attention to them.

In the second photo below, you can see that the product does a good job of covering up some redness in my freshly scrubbed skin. If you care to zoom in closer to the full face photo, you can see the flakiness around my nose and on my forehead. 

Taken on a day where I didn't scrub my face beforehand which explains why it is less red. Only primer has been applied. Obviously no photoshop- you can see all my blemishes :(.

Overall Thoughts

This product unfortunately didn't work out for me, as my skin tends to be too dry for use with matte products. I found that it emphasised the uneveness of my skin which translated to my base makeup, making me look dry and scaly (how attractive). However, my skin type is very unique and finicky, so this product may work for you if you have oily skin that needs some serious oil control. Verikos Ultra Matte Velvet Primer, I'm sorry but I think I'm better off alone.

*I received this product for free for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own.



  1. I feel bad this didn't work out for you. :(

    1. Me too :( I hate writing negative things, I really wanted it to work! Sigh, best to be honest

  2. That's too bad! Although, I think your skin looks pretty good with just the primer on, judging from the pictures. :)

    1. I think that's the problem with bright, natural lighting, it makes your skin look better than it actually is! Thanks anyway Carina :)

  3. Hi Kim, nice to know you, I'm one of the BNT Girls too ^^
    i also have the same problem with this product.. it's not only me then who experience this >.<

    1. Nice to meet you Rini, just had a look at your blog, it looks so cute! Glad to know we had the same experience :( I thought it was just me because some of the other girls quite liked this!