base coat makeup

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A base primer is a must-have for any makeup artist. It helps to keep your makeup from creasing, fading, and oxidizing, and it provides a smooth surface for your foundation or powder to glide on top of.


Immediately when you put it on, your skin tightens and looks firm, kind of creating the perfect base for a makeup look! It definitely helps hold your makeup too. ...My oily complexion means makeup doesn’t last as long so this really solves that issue.

What it is: A non-comedogenic oil absorbing primer that delivers an immediate and extreme matte finish while tightening the appearance of pores. Extends makeup wear to up to 12 hours and dermatologist tested.

Coverage: Light



Highlighted Ingredients: 
- Alkaline pH: Absorbs excess oil to visibly balance and mattify.

- 15 Percent Mineral Silicate Complex: Tightens the appearance of pores.

- Micro-Hyaluronic Acid: Visibly plumps and prevents dryness.


Perfect glowy base!...Glowy primers usually make me nervous (I have combination skin that leans more oily in the summer months) but this didn’t turn me into an oil slick or have my makeup sliding all over the place. I think it gripped my cream products really well and created a nice base for makeup— though there really wasn’t much texture-smoothing. ...No orange; no streaks at all. I apply a light coat over my face and down my neck to continue the evenness.

What it is: A vitamin C-enriched primer that gradually gives you a natural-looking, bronzy tan while also quickly brightening and improving makeup wear.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Self-Tanner (DHA): Creates a temporary tanning effect on skin.
- Sugar-Derived Tanning Booster: Boosts and balances your tan for a visibly even, natural-looking, sunkissed glow.
- Vitamin C (Ethyl Ascorbic Acid): Visibly brightens and defends skin against pollution.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.


Good far as bases go, this wasn't my first pick, but the one I wanted wasn't in stock and then the one the staff picked out wasn't in stock, so i tried this one. ...Makeup glides on evenly and imperfections disappear...highly recommend to those especially who have never tried a base.

What it is: An oil-free face primer that absorbs quickly, leaving skin looking blurred and softened, creating a smooth face base for a long-lasting makeup look.

Formulation: Gel

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skin Concerns: Pores, Dullness, Oiliness

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, and gluten-free.


It gave my skin a smooth, non-oily appearance, and my makeup sat on my skin super nicely with it on. Do note that it has a very thick consistency, so I personally tend to have to use more product than usual for it to coat my whole face. ...Pills easily if you use any skin products - water, oil, silicone, or a mixture of those as bases for skincare products. If you don’t fight the weird texture and put it on without skincare, it is a good makeup primer.

What it is: A clean, silicone-free, primer that helps texture, pores, and uneven tone instantly fade out of focus and boosts skin hydration for a soft-focus finish.



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Damascus Rose Water: Soothes, visibly clarifies, and locks in extreme moisture.
- Prickly Pear Extract: A rich source of vitamins and antioxidants to provide intense hydration.
- Cactus Flower Extract: Hydrates, calms, and soothes skin while supporting a strong skin barrier.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

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Urban DecaySubversion Lash Primer

ITEM: 1635788

Size: 0.28 oz/ 8.5 mL

417 Reviews


I've tried many but the recurring problem with most is having them clump my lashes together into spider legs. This one coats each lash separately with a nicely opaque base that colored mascara can go over and really stand out....Gives great base to mascara. No more multiple coats of mascara.

What it is:
A whipped, creamy lash primer that conditions and preps for the perfect mascara application.

What it does:
Prep eyelashes for the perfect mascara application with Subversion Lash Primer. The brush coats each lash from root to tip, making them thicker and longer—letting you build dramatically better-looking lashes that look like false lashes. Formulated with protective panthenol and conditioning vitamin E, this primer strengthens lashes for high-volume application.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
This product is fragrance-free.

tarteOpening Act™ Lash Primer

ITEM: 1707835

Size: 0.24 oz/ 7.1 mL

402 Reviews


My routine- Curl bare lashes One coat of primer let dry Curl lashes Two coats of mascara Once it's completely dry the light curl again ... ...I always use a primer under my mascara, so that I don't end up having to use too many coats of mascara itself. This allows me to use just one coat of mascara and is great!

What it is: An ultra-conditioning lash treatment primer that delivers volume to your lashes before you even apply mascara.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Cellulose: Plant-derived thickening agent.
- Caranuba Wax: Emollient from the leaves of the carnauba palm to ensure a smooth application.
- Olive Esters: Help condition and protect lashes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, and triclosan. This product is also cruelty-free and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This lash primer lengthens and strengthens with nurturing, plant-based conditioners to fend off flaking and fall-out.


there is no immediate miracle product, but this the closest thing to a miracle product that I've ever tried. if you end up with greasy hair, you sprayed too much. you want to try and coat each hair in a very light layer of this product, but don't spray too much and don't spray too close to the roots. my hair is very long and very tangled constantly.

What it is: A silicone-free, lightweight primer that reduces frizz, protects against up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit heat, and detangles all hair types.

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Concerns:
- Frizz
- Heat Protection
- Shine


Excellent base...Makes my makeup last all day and leaves a really nice, smooth base ready for foundation! ...The primer works perfectly diminishing the appearance of pores instantly and with that soft feeling on the skin, it also works with other bases without sweeping! I loved.

What it is: A vegan primer that maximizes makeup wear and minimizes the look of pores immediately and over time.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Green Lentil Extract: Visibly minimizes pores.
- Rice Water: Soothes skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Create a smooth base for your makeup artistry with this vegan primer. In a clinical test, it continued to reduce the look of pores after two weeks of regular use. Non-comedogenic an


Amazing face base moisturizer!...I have been using this cream base for about two weeks ago. I have acne prone skin & this is one of the few moisturizing cream bases that does not make me break out. ...Hands down one of my favorite bases of all time! It never fails to amaze me how good BB face base is.

What it is: A bestselling hydrating primer and moisturizer that nourishes, plumps, and preps skin to improve the look of foundation.

Highlighted Ingredients: 
- Vitamins B, C, and E: Help replenish and condition skin with essential nourishment.
- Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane, and Shea Butter: Help quickly hydrate, visibly plump, and prep skin for a fresh, healthy-looking glow.
- Grapefruit and Geranium: Leave a light, uplifting scent on skin.

What Else You Need to Know: This hydrating formula blends the performance of a makeup primer with the cushion of a moisturizer. 


This primer provides the most flawless base for me to apply on my makeup. It tightens, blurs all the pores and lines on my face giving me such a natural looking base. ...Flawless base...My biggest skin concerns are texture, fine lines, and pores - especially when accentuated by makeup. This primer does a beautiful job blurring the skin giving you a flawless base for your makeup!

What it is: A no-filter primer that visibly tightens, firms, and blurs the look of fine lines and pores for a temporary effect and flawless makeup application.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Pores, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Firm-A-Tite™: A blend of silicates and seaweed extract.
- 3% BarPull: Hydrates and provides long-term benefits.
- Elastiflex IQ™: Helps improve the look of smoothness and elasticity over time.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, h

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