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The 50 Best Face Primers Rated on MIRA BEAUTY

The rankings for these drugstore face primers are updated weekly. Shop with confidence & get the best price guaranteed.
Vitamin Enriched Face Base by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

"I have always had "weird" combination/sensitive skin, more now than ever due to my age and hormonal issues. My skin is mostly oily, but normal in some places, acne prone, and can become dry in patches if I use the wrong products. Don't think that if you have oily skin or combination skin that is oily in your t-zones that you don't need a moisturizer. You really do. This is the one! It's not only a lightweight moisturizer, it's a smooth canvas for your foundation. It does not make me break out and I have no redness or itching when I use it. And, my foundation stays put-- it doesn't slide off mid-day like foundation sometimes can, with some moisturizers that are greasy. It's moisturizing without being greasy. It smells delightful. I love this product. I look forward to using it every day. Less" - Nordstrom user

Double Duty Base Tape Hydrating Primer by Tarte

Prep yourself before you perfect yourself! Turn up the base with Tarte's vegan, coconut priming serum Double Duty Beauty Base Tape Hydrating Primer. This rich yet lightweight makeup magnet is infused with a blend of coconut (yum!) & botanicals to help nourish & smooth skin's appearance.

Hangover Replenishing Face Primer by Too Faced

A supersized version of Too Faced’s iconic Hangover Primer.

The POREfessional Face Primer by Benefit

A mini of Benefit’s bestselling The POREfessional Face Primer to smooth pores and fine lines, now available in a limited-edition, ready-to-gift ornament.

Photo Finish Foundation Primer by Smashbox

A collection of superstar primers, each with a formula to help your makeup look better and last longer - whatever your skin needs.

Velvet Skin Coat Primer by DHC

Skin-perfecting makeup primer for all skin types. DHC Velvet Skin Coat instantly minimizes the look of fine lines, pores and imperfections while reducing oiliness to help makeup glide on and last longer. Apply before foundation or wear alone as a skin mattifier for all-day use.

Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer by Smashbox

Smashbox Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Matte Primer is a gel-to-powder primer that feels like a cloud & mattifies like magic. It has time-release technology that works with your skin to control oil for up to 12 hours.

Photo Finish Primerizer by Smashbox

A face primer and moisturizer in one that delivers 24-hour hydration and powerful primer benefits in the lightest possible texture.

Photo Finish Vitamin Glow Primer by Smashbox

Smashbox Photo Finish Vitamin Glow Primer is a refreshing primer infused with Vitamins B, C & E to awaken skin for a healthy glow.

WASO: Poreless Matte Primer by Shiseido

"I am already a fan of this brand, this primer works great on my oily skin. I use it daily before applying the foundation and it really helps my makeup last longer throughout the day. It is easy to apply, just take a small amount and use the fingers to blend it on. Make sure you let the primer fully absorb into the skin before applying the foundation. This smooth milky formula glides into the skin and absorbs quickly. It effortlessly and instantly minimizes the appearance of large pores and fine lines. Your skin feels smoother, and you get a gorgeous matte finish that lasts all day long. This makes my skin feels smooth and blurs out the look of my pores. It hydrates my skin, instantly brightens my face and gives me a really pretty and smooth looking complexion. This the one of the best primer that I have tried because it keeps my makeup in place all day and I feel nothing on my skin. This is also best for oily skin with problem pores and it works wonders on oily skin because it helps to fill in the pores, allowing for smoother skin. I totally love this and highly recommend it to everyone." - sephora user

Anti-Aging Face Primer by Amazing Cosmetics

Amazing cosmetics anti-aging face primer is a lightweight gel-silk primer that moisturizers and perfects the skin for long-wearing makeup application. Now in travel size.

BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer SPF 30 by Tarte

An innovative BB treatment with multiple skin care and makeup benefits in one eco-chic tube.

PhotoReady Perfecting Primer by Revlon

"I have never used a primer when wearing make-up. It was always concealer, foundation, blush, etc. Make-up has come a long way since I was a teen so I figured why not try something new. The Revlon Photo-ready Brightening Primer came up on the sparks program and I decided to choose it to see what the fuss was all about. With this primer, it states you can use it without foundation for smoother and brighter skin and a more even tone. You can use this with foundation to help your make-up last longer. I always had issues with my make-up not lasting all day. This has really helped make it last. It comes in a pump style bottle which is .91 ounces. You really don't need to pump much as I found a little goes a long way for me. The description states that this primer will stay good for 2 years once it is opened. The texture of the primer is silky smooth. It is very light weight on my skin and when it dries I cannot tell I have anything on at all. I love the feeling of being natural. It has a pleasant light scent and the look of it is almost opalescent but not so much that it affects your natural look. It leaves my skin feeling so soft. My foundation goes on smoothly on top of this primer. The primer also gives my make-up a smooth look.I would not use a sponge to apply this as it will just get soaked up. I used my fingers to gently apply it all over my face. Revlon is a cruelty free company. Overall, I am happy with this product. I plan to continue using this product and I do recommend it. You will absolutely love the results! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="-4821293980209014638-full" data-show="-4821293980209014638-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - walmart.com user

Prime Time Foundation Primer by bareMinerals

Bareminerals prime time foundation primer prepares your skin for seamless coverage with bareminerals spf 15 foundation. Apply it first for the smooth, evenly textured complexion you've been waiting for.

SkinPerfect Primer SPF30 by Dermalogica

"I was sent this product and fell in love. I have very oily skin and I have a difficult time using makeup primers because of it. I am also sensitive to silicone based products and have tried other primers with silicone and had no success with them. At first I was hesitant to use this primer because it contained silicone but this is not your run of the mill silicone primer. The texture is smooth and easy to apply. It's tinted but the color fades to almost clear. It has just enough color to even out slight skintone discoloration without altering your skin color or undertones so you can still use your regular shade of makeup. A little goes a very long way and you only need a little to spread on your face. I have used it two different ways. One as a spot primer to help even out texture and flaws and then another as a full face primer. Both worked splendidly. My skin felt great, and my makeup lasted all day!!! What makes this product special is that it's a skin treatment, a primer and it helps to protect your skin from the dangerous rays from the sun. I love that this has an SPF 30 but you don't smell the SPF or feel the burn some products with SPF can cause on skin. I'm in my early 30s and I let my mom borrow it. She's nearly 60 and fell in LOVE with this product and took it from me and is using it now. I went and bought a new tube from a local Dermalogica dealer because I couldn't go a day without it. I highly recommend this. You will love this product. Oily skin, aging skin, it doesn't matter. It glides on smooth and helps your skin look luminous and fresh, protects it from the sun and prolongs makeup wear. Win win!!! Works especially well with the Active Moist moisturizer before applying." - ulta user

La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer by Lancôme

For gorgeous, picture-perfect makeup like a pro, this lancôme la base pro perfecting makeup primer promises a smooth, radiant, canvas for a flawless makeup look. Now in travel size.

The Liquid Silk Canvas Featherweight Protective Primer by Tatcha

"The original formula didn't quite work for me, so I had super high hopes on this liquid version and I had to snatch one as soon as it became available at my local Sephora. I have super dry skin (& maturing) so usually any mattifying products can be problematic. I stopped wearing foundation all over my face. If I do, it'd be partial or lightly concealing certain areas then translucent powder. So I needed something to somehow fill out pores and hiding imperfection of my skin surface. This is perfect product for that! This liquid formula glides on my skin literally silky and it's so smooth. It gives me nice satin finish and for dry skin person like me, I almost won't need setting powder after this. Or I can only lightly powder on my T-zone so it keeps powder usage to minimum. I use to love Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm, which I think is very similar except Josie's formula is balm and heavier. I found Tacha's last longer and feels more polished. Formula-wise, it feels almost identical to TOUCH IN SOL No Poreblem Primer. It's way more affordable and works so I liked it too, but I couldn't live with the strong smell. Tatcha, on the other hand, the smell is so gentle and soothing I found. Anyways, my point is, If you have dry skin you're gonna love this. All of Tatcha's products have skin loving ingredients as well, which is a big plus. This is the only product I can wear to look nicer worry-free. Thank you for creating this, Tatcha!!" - sephora user

Blurring & Moisturizing Primer by Tula

TULA's Blurring & Moisturizing Primer gives a fresh-faced, vacation-worthy glow. Apply after moisturizer, before foundation to smooth the look of redness, even skin tone, and achieve a filtered look. Chia, turmeric, licorice + TULA's signature probiotics leave skin looking luminous and hydrated.

Thank Me Later Primer by Elizabeth Mott

"Hallelujah- it does exist! Don't waste another minute, you need this primer.Preface: I'm a 28 year old white female with SLE Lupus. I've tried many products to cover my scars, and am yet to find one that makes me even semi-comfortable in my own skin.After years of struggling through a lengthy daily routine of trying to cover deep red scars around my eyes (and on other parts of my face) with primer, concealer, foundation, powder, eye-shadow, etc.... I wasn't exactly thrilled about receiving a new eye primer sample in the mail. Luckily for me- while I'm hard to satisfy, I'm always open to try new things (if they are able to set up a treaty with my wallet, that is).So I sit down the next morning to try my new primer, and right away am skeptical since 'Thank Me Later' came out and applied smoothly, almost like a lotion rather than the stickier and/or thicker primers I am used to using. After allowing it a few moments to dry (and deciding to try it with one layer, instead of the normal 2+ that my old primer took), I moved forward with my normal 'next steps' which would involve thin layers of concealer and a powder foundation until the scars on my face were hidden at an acceptable level. This is where things got crazy...One thin layer of concealer, and there was a significant difference- I mean, enough to make me second guess how many times I had put it on already. Testing my luck, I dusted some powder over top of it and boom, it was done. The scar was covered. I was literally giddy. I proceeded with eye shadow which not only went on beautifully, but stayed all day. The next day I was almost nervous to see if I got a different result, but nope- same wonderful coverage! This has also been the case every day since...Now, this may seem silly or a 'waste of time' to some of you- but to anyone who has suffered from hating parts of themselves due to junk like this: you have to try this stuff. It doesn't fix your issue, but my-oh-my, it can sure as heck make you feel better than you've felt in a long time! (I should mention, I actually have dabbed this over scars on other parts of my face- works perfectly there too!)Alice K. and whoever else helped to develop this magical concoction- this is me THANKING YOU LATER. « less" - elizabethmott.com user

Prep + Prime Skin by MAC

"i started off with studio fix compact w/t fondation I found a new love that day. love that stuff too, it started the ball rolling to trying mac's full line. i cant believe the quality of everything ive tried. no wonder its used by make up artists and worn by models and on red carpets all the time. I totally love this stuff. i have the pickiest skin ever. its sensitive and dry and oily and gets breakouts..I get it all.. this stuff doesn't give me any problems. it makes my skin smooth.. my skin gets patches. this stuff evens it out and helps ALOT with the redness if not takes it away. (depending on how bad it is that day) i don't wear make up all the time so i thought this stuff would feel heavy but NOPE! it goes on rubs in smooths everything out and makes my mac makeup.(which i only started using on my honeymoon last June of 2010and ill never change. I'm trying everything over time and so far soooo good! mac stays on really well)this stuff makes it even better. love it. it really makes a difference. i always thought primer was just a gimmick Have to say i was totally wrong there. no matter your skin type u should definitely try this stuff its very worth the money. and I've still got my first bottle. i bought this stiff at least 9 months ago. u only need about 3/4 of the size of a pea. IF THAT. seriously don't use more or you'll be simply waisting it. and this is not something u want to waste. its practically worth its weight in gold or more!!!!!. GIVE IT A GO. I BET YOULL LOVE IT. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - M·A·C user

Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Primer by Fenty Beauty

A shine-stopping, pore-diffusing primer that smooths the way for better foundation application and longer wear with an instant retouch effect.

Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer by Smashbox

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer is an oil-free, mattifying face primer that instantly blurs flaws, reduces the appearance of pores and controls oil for up to 8 hours. Now in travel size.

Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer by Too Faced

"The Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer, which I keep calling the "Satin primer" by mistake, is a magic potion. I'm 39 and I have sensitive, tricky skin with large pores and some of my pores are troublesome, with dark pigment, and it's been an area that has made me feel self-conscious since I was a teen-ager. But the TF Primed & Poreless Primer transforms my tricky skin into a lovely, smooth seemingly "flawless" complexion. The real test for me is winter, when my skin is at its worst, and this primer makes my skin feel like satin. I love it! I only use a little tiny dab on my finger, which I dot on my T-zone, and just under my eyes over the apples of my cheeks and then blend. A little goes a long way with this product, which is nice. I don't have to wear a "mask" of it to get the desired effect. Then I use the BTW foundation in vanilla and as long as I don't put too much foundation on (just a few dots on my face, no more than 6 dots to blend), I get a flawless finish. If I put more than 6 dots on my face of the BTW foundation, I get dry patchy places that I have to re-moisturize before I can continue. I find that the Primed and Poreless primer on its own is also wonderful and I can skip the foundation and just apply a little of the TF Poreless translucent powder (or a different pressed powder) and then the Too Faced Sweethearts Blush in candy glow and add my Too Faced Milk Chocolate bronzer and Candlelight Glow highlighter in Rosy Glow - (without the foundation) and that works beautifully, too! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - toofaced.com user

Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector by Clinique

"I've been meaning to write a review of this for so long! I have been using this product for YEARS and it one of my daily staples. I have large pores and some little pock scars from acne, and this stuff is basically like a miracle. I put it on my nose and cheeks and it smooths out my skin and fills in all the little holes. I put it on after moisturizer and before any make-up. A little goes a long way too, and a tube usually lasts a month or two. I recently tried the "Pores No More" to compare, and was really unhappy with it (too liquidy, not enough coverage). I like that it glides on really smooth, and keeps my skin matte throughout the day. I will say that I have put it on without any moisturizer, and it got a little cakey, so moisturize before applying it. Other than that, this is probably my number one favorite beauty product." - sephora user

Hydra Veil Primer by Illamasqua

"I purchase quite a lot of new items from beauty bay and I kept on seeing this item, but I ignored it as this primer was about to take some serious coin off me!!!! BUT I have acne prone, open pores and dry/combination skin and this primer smoother all my acne scarring and made my makeup sit on my face like no other primer has!!!!! My face looked fresh and natural. BUT kept the coverage of my Estée Lauder double wear foundation (which is my go to foundation). I used quite a lot of different base products to test this out and it continued to hide my pores and make my skin feel soft and smooth!!! Also, with other primers such as the laura geller under makeup primer and the benefit porefessional. This continues to keep your makeup on for your every working day (8-10 hours) I've never been so impressed with a product and I've continued to tell everyone about this!!! I also have done my sisters makeup and her base is acne prone and oily skin and it worked on her face flawlessly!!!! If you want a long wearing FLAWLESS base where products to sit beautifully on top of it, then this primer is for you. It is expensive, but I buy a lot of makeup and it still is pricey for me. BUT it is so worth it and I have used it for 2 months now and there is still some of it left! So £17 a month on a primer is cheaper then the other primers I mentioned previously!! PLEASE BUY THIS!!!❤️" - beautybay user

Photo Finish Foundation Primer Water by Smashbox

Smashbox's photo finish primer water is a 2-in-1 primer and setting spray that hydrates, preps, and refreshes skin. It even fits perfectly in your makeup bag.

Glowy Makeup Serum by Laneige

"I’m a big Laneige Fan. So when I saw that they are releasing this Glowy serum on Sephora i knew I had to get it. Was lucky enough to get this product as a gift from the brand via octoly. This beautiful dropper serum is comprised of Ceramide Hydration Gel that works well in keeping the skin hydrated and plump, Diamond Mineral Powder serves as a smooth base that blurs pores leaving the skin silky and ready for foundation or sunscreen. It also has various fruit extract & oil to keep the skin looks fresh and calm. This can be used as a serum follow by a moisturizer or at the last step of skincare routine follow by your base make up and/or wear it alone for that natural, healthy glow. Im so glad this didnt irritate me and i love the concept of makeup & skincare in one! I wear it daily & honestly this makes me look radiant, plump and my dry patches on nose and chin area arent prominent. I also like that this goes well on top of sunscreen for extra boost of glow. Glad to report that my skin didnt feel oily at all through out the day. It doesnt pile to and you can really see it on top of your skin without any stickiness or heaviness. Laneige never fail to surprise me with their products may it be skincare or make up." - sephora user

Optical Illusion Complexion Primer by Urban Decay

A complexion primer that instantly blurs the look of flaws, reduces fine lines and minimizes the appearance of pores.

Touche Eclat Blur Primer by YSL Beauty

"This months i was lucky to try Touch Eclat Blur Primer. I tried many primer in the past who do very well in smoothing the skin and preparing it for make up. The YSL Primer certainly does that too, but has a unique selling point: it contains what’s needed to illuminate my skin without making it shiny. You will love it!My pros:-A little goes a long way! Just a small amount works in the whole face, leaving your skin smooth, matte and illuminated!-It leaves the skin so smooth and perfected that you can also wear it on his own on your “no make up day” ;-)And as it is Touch Eclat, it won’t dull your skin tone but on the contrary lift it for the whole day, giving it this healthy look we all want!-It makes the foundation stay longer: for those long days, I use YSL All Hours Fondation so I must admit that I have no issues with make up fading through the day. But in those days where I use a BB cream or a lighter foundation, i noticed the difference when i use the primer. My skin stay smooth, prepared and fresh all day.-The illuminating effect: that is probably the biggest difference you will see with other primer out there. They don’t have this Touch Eclat effect! We all want to look naturally healthy with a glowing skin however not shiny. I cannot go back to previous primer! I just love this boosted effect on my skin! Addiction Alert!Cons: Well not much. It is quite pricey but as you only need a tiny bit, you can view this as an investment. You won’t regret the purchase! Less" - yslbeauty.co.uk user

Backlight Priming Filter by BECCA

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter Value Kit is a value kit featuring a full size and a free travel size of Backlight Priming Filter to give you luminous skin whether you're at home or on the go.

Mattifying Primer by 100% pure

"What a godsend! I cannot live without this mattifying primer! It's the only primer that takes away the shine, but still makes my skin look like skin. After reading different reviews, I realized that I just had to give it a shot! When I first tried on the primer, I was not too fond of the texture. Also, I think I used more than a droplet of it, which just made me feel greasy. However, I've been using this primer for three weeks now, and I learned that a little squeeze of it goes a long way! I apply the primer over my cheeks, forehead, upper lip, nose, and chin and give it time to sink into my skin before applying my favorite vegan foundation. After I apply my base, I powder those areas with powder.With my oily-combination skin, these areas still look flawless by the end of the day! My natural oil just gives my skin a dewy look. The primer doesn't make me look dry... it just allows me to look natural and appreciate my natural oils.I just can't and won't live without it. #rideordie Less" - 100percentpure.com user

Skin Perfecting Comfort Care Primer by Almay

This is skin visibly retexturized with use. Almay's Skin Perfecting Sheer Pink Comfort Care Primer instantly perfects complexion while retexturizing skin overtime. The multi-tasking primer prolongs makeup wear for freshly applied look all day.

Primer-Skin Calming SPF 20 by colorescience

"The formula is thick but it spreads easily and I only need one pump for my entire face. I have a ton of redness and scarring from acne and this helps with the redness, helps my makeup go one smoothly and makes my foundation last super long. I also have huge pores on my nose and it has done a great job of making those invisible. My chin is super sensitive and everything makes me break out in with cystic pimples and I was really worried I was going to break it when I put this on because it's so thick and because it does have a fragrance to it but I've been wearing it everyday for over 2 weeks now and nothing! I am definitely repurchasing! " - ulta.com user

No Poreblem Primer by Touch In Sol

"Omg love love love. I tried this product in my ipsy bags of course the sample size and I order the full size online. I love trying samples but I have to be like wow about a product for to purchase a full size of anything which most things I'm like it's okay so I never buy full size products and idk if its in my head but I feel like samples are always perform better than the full size. I feel like if your dry or oily you would love this product. My skin isnt really texturze so I dont know if it would cover texture. By far the best primer I have tired and I tried a lot including high end and drugstore. This primer fills in your pores I dont know it's a formula I never felt before. Its a really thin light smooth formula like velvety feeling. I even like it better than my smashbox photo finish primerizer. Which are not even the same type of product at all but since I'm a very dry I love that primer and is my go to. I am a dry skin gal I mean extremely dry but then I tend to be a hit oily on my tzone as the day goes on. so typically I dislike pore filling primers. This does not add extra dryness to ur skin at all. I fell like it fills in your pores like really really good and, smoothens your skin. I dont have huge huge pores. Has a hit of smell but not too strong the scent is plesent. I even apply this on my undereyes of course the tinest amount and I loved it. I have major undereye creasing and dry undereyes and I feel like no matter what I use my little wrinkles dont go away and I mean I dont have a lot of wrinkles but it worked to smooth it out. Just believe me when I tell you need this primer in your life and its worth every single penny. I dont even know how to explain this product but I just know its beyond good buy it and try it try it lol you can always try it and return it if you dislike as long as half of the product is left. But I knew the first time I tried this product I loved it." - ulta user

Prep + Prime Natural Radiance by MAC

M·A·C Prep + Prime Natural Radiance is a makeup primer that's specifically beneficial for oily and combination skin types.

No. 28 Primer Serum by Hourglass

A richly concentrated, intensely hydrating, and dual-purpose oil blend serum that treats your skin as it prepares it for makeup.

Veil Mineral Primer by Hourglass

An oil-free primer with a silky, airy texture that leaves a smooth canvas for makeup, while reducing the look of redness, pores, and wrinkles.

Timeless Smoothing Primer by Tarte

Don't waste your time on primers that only prime. Tarte's Limited-Edition Timeless Smoothing Primer is now dressed in its holiday best, with innovative blurring & filling technology that gives a more youthful appearance while prepping the skin for makeup.

Banana Bright Face Primer by ole henriksen

A vitamin C-infused, illuminating face primer with banana powder-inspired pigments that delivers instant radiance while improving and extending makeup wear.

Changemaker Skin-Optimizing Primer by BITE Beauty

"Listen - I am an OILY queen. It takes a truly solid primer to hold the foundation on my face. I'm always nervous that I'll look in the mirror and see nothing left, but thanks to the Bite Beauty Changemaker Skin-Optimizing Primer, that fear is no more!This primer glides smoothly over your skin using your fingers or a slightly damp beauty blender. I thought it added a beautiful mattifying base for my foundation without being too drying. Some primers have a tendency to sink into my pores and break me out, but this is weightless and light. I didn't "feel" like I had a primer on my face. I would highly recommend for anyone who has oily skin and struggles to keep foundation on!I used this in conjunction with the Bite Beauty Changemaker Supercharged Micellar Foundation and the Changemaker Pressed Powder. This 3-step foundation routine will keep your makeup locked in and ready to last all day! Less" - Sephora user

The Smoother Universal Perfecting Primer by Estée Lauder

A lightweight primer that diffuses the look of pores and imperfections.

POREfect Deal! Mattifying Primer Duo by Benefit

A set featuring a full size of Benefit’s bestselling The POREfessional Face Primer, plus a mini version.

Poresaver Matte Makeup Primer by dermablend

"The Dermablend Poresaver Matte Makeup Primer is one of the best that I have ever used. It is so very smooth and makes my skin glow without being greasy. I have used this primer both with and without makeup. It helps to condition the dry parts of my face. When I used it with makeup, I could tell how much more even my foundation looked. It truly minimizes your pores and makes you feel beautiful. I love that it is fragrance-free, allergy-tested, and sensitive skin-tested. The matte finish is so beautiful and makes my skin look great. I was not aware of this primer but I am extremely happy that I tried it. I will definitely recommend it to my friends and family. " - dermablend.com user

Bronzing Perfector Face Primer by colorescience

"The Calm Primer has a light natural tint to it. I have tried many tinted SPF's but all are too dark for me or leave me looking orange. This one is perfect for pale/fair/medium skin, adding a little color. It will work on darker skin tones but won't give any extra color. It helps even out my skin tone and from all the hyperpigmentation I have from post acne. This one I think will be great for sensitive skin.I have used this one after my chemical peels and it is calming, hydrating, and neutralizes redness. Because it evens out my skin tone perfectly, I am more comfortable going out to work and errands without any makeup on top, even when my skin is peeling.The primer has an SPF 20 and I always use a separate SPF before. The consistency is a thick whipped texture. I have found that trying to blend it in on dry skin does not work, it just pills and pulls at your skin. I either put it on about a minute after my SPF, while my skin is still slightly moist or I'll spray my face and then put it on. One pump is enough for the whole face, again, on moist skin, it blends easily and smoothly.The primer creates a smooth and long-lasting base under makeup. I let it set for at least 2 minutes before putting on any foundation. My skin looks hydrated and smooth and every foundation from liquid matte, semi-matte, and powdered goes on beautifully on top. It has not caused any congestion or breakouts and the ingredients are A+ as well. « less" - colorescience.com user

Luminous Primer by 100% pure

"I have never been a person who ever used primers more than once when I bought them. They made me feel like I had a film on my face, made me break out, and didn't do anything to make my foundation look any better or last any longer. However, I recently bought the Healthy Skin Foundation and wanted it to last a full 12 hours on my days when I'm at work and school from 9am to 9pm. This not only really makes my makeup last, but it makes it look more natural and luminous. It doesn't break me out and feels so good on my skin. I have dry skin and this hydrates it and creates a great base. Will absolutely be purchasing again. " - 100percentpure.com user

Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Radiant Perfecting Primer by NYX Professional Makeup

We brought the good stuff: NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Radiant Perfecting Primer. Infused with hemp-derived cannabis sativa seed oil and centella asiatica extract, this lightweight and hydrating texture preps your face for makeup while blurring imperfections.

Your Skin But Better Makeup Primer+ by IT Cosmetics

"This is an amazing primer. I love how it smoothes out my skin and refined my pores. I live in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and we’ve had some pretty extreme heat/humidity these last few weeks, and this primer kept my makeup looking fresh and even kept it in place! The fact that it is oil free is also great; I have dry and oily skin so this primer really helps even out the surface so that my makeup goes on evenly. The packaging is really convenient and pretty; although simple. I like the small tip dispenser because it gives a bit more control on how much you use at a time. It also has a nice texture when you’re putting it on and isn’t sticky. I have super sensitive skin and had no reaction to this at all so I would recommend this for all skin types." - sephora user

Primer Plus Mattifier by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

A lightweight face primer that extends the quality of foundation’s wear, controls oil, blurs pores, and helps balance skin’s moisture level.

Phyto-Pigments Illuminating Primer by Juice Beauty

"I can?t yet speak to how this works under makeup but used alone on a no makeup day? INCREDIBLE! In fact, it?s so incredible it has me leaving the house more and more often without a stitch of makeup on my face with compliments galore. ?Your skin looks like porcelain? ?What did you do to your face, you look flawless? etc. Honestly, this gives your skin a lit from within vibe that is just GLOWING. It?s gorgeous and I can get enough of this. I use 2 pumps and apply to my face and neck after my usual morning skin care routine and then spend the rest of the day finding mirrors and smiling at myself. I will note that I use only silicone free skin care products so not sure if that helps this product lay nicely but I assume so. I have highly reactive sensitive skin that is mildly rosacea prone and also have very dry skin. This product truly makes me look like I spend the day dancing through a dewy meadow. Obsessed. I?ll post another review if I ever get around to wearing this under my Tom Ford Traceless Stick Foundation, but for now I?ll go check out my makeup less skin in the mirror again! Less" - Sephora user

Set The Stage Hydrating Priming Serum by Lawless

"Lawless Beauty "Set The Stage Hydrating Priming Serum" is a nice multi-tasking beauty product acting as a serum, moisturizer and primer in one. I was skeptical such claims were too grand, but this product did hydrate, moisturize and prep my skin for long-wearing makeup. It's a gel that glides on and sets fairly quick. It left my skin feeling smooth, matte and protected throughout the day. Although it is silicone-free, it has that silicone slip and feel. I used it three different ways and liked them all. First, I tried it alone since I rarely wear foundation, and it left my skin feeling smooth and protected. The next day I applied face powder immediately after the primer, and again my face felt smooth and matte all day. I really like how my skin looks and feels with just the primer and powder. My powder lasted longer than usual since I applied it while the primer was still drying and setting. Lastly, I used the primer with a light coverage foundation and powder, and my makeup lasted all day, well into the night, and again my skin was smooth and matte. I've also tried the primer with moisturizer, but felt that my balanced skin had too much product on it, so I don't need a moisturizer when wearing this primer. It truly is a three-in-one timesaver and lived up to its claims. The handy pump dispenser tube is easy to use, dispensing the right amount for my needs in one pump. I experienced no pilling, and this primer worked well with everything else I paired it with. I like it a lot, and I'll finish it to the end, but I will not repurchase at the current full price. I have cheaper alternatives I like better, but this product does what it claims. I received this product complimentary from Lawless Beauty for reviewing and testing purposes; all opinions are truthfully my own." - sephora user