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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.

Laura MercierEye Basics Primer

Size: 0.18 oz/ 5 g·ITEM: 1098839

Color: Linen - light ivory

1.5K Reviews

$28.00

Eye makeup doesn't crease, and it doesn't go on feeling as think as other eye bases that I've tried. ...great as a base coat and also on its own

What it is:
A water-resistant eyelid primer that camouflages imperfections and discolorations, while it enhances the durability of eye makeup.

What it does:
Eye Basics provides the perfect canvas for eyelids to help eye color stay on longer. The highly versatile formula is water-resistant and crease-proof. Its sheer, creamy texture blends easily and smoothly, leaving a long-lasting, semi-matte finish.

Yves Saint LaurentTouche Eclat Blur Face Primer

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 1713114

Color: Blur Primer Gold - brightens and evens skintone

2.2K Reviews

$52.00

Really blurs our all imperfections and is a great base for makeup! Very impressed!...its my holy grail! It makes such a silky smooth base for my makeup!

What it is: A non-greasy, lightweight makeup primer with light-infused pigments and four nourishing oils that blur imperfections and smooths the look of skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Corn Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Passiflora oil, and Rice Bran Oil: Nurture and leave skin feeling soft.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, and phthalates.

DiorAirflash Radiance Mist Primer & Setting Spray

Size: 2.3 oz/ 70 mL·ITEM: 2054153

Color: 1 - translucent shade for fair to light skin tones

69 Reviews

$50.00

Flawless makeup perfectly. Def something to always have in a makeup bag...I spray the Dior Airflash Radiance Mist Primer on a large base brush and apply it before my Dior Airflash Foundation.

What it is: A three-in-one setting spray that preps, sets, and refreshes makeup—available in two translucent shades for fair-to-light and medium-to-deep skin tones.

What Else You Need to Know: This long-lasting setting spray is inspired by backstage makeup techniques at Dior’s runway shows. A genuine glow booster and skin perfector, Airflash Radiance Mist gives the complexion a look of radiance and vitality. The formula uses a micro-diffusion technique to set makeup. Light-enhancing pigments help revive the complexion’s natural glow, while hyaluronic acid supports skin’s natural hydration with each use.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Shine Control

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424679

Color: Shine Control - for oily, normal, combination skin

194 Reviews

$37.00

Perfect for a Matte Look From the Base Up...I’ve never had a primer hahah kept my entire makeup look matte from the base up. It’s an amazing base, my liquid foundation almost sticks to the primer keeping it in place, and it ensures a matte/non-oily look all day....This product does a really good job of keeping my oily skin matte and feels like a good grippy base for makeup. My only complaint is that it tends to separate a little in the tube so you need to kinda squish it and shake it before use.

What it is: A mattifying makeup primer that absorbs oil to control shine, delivers a blurred, velvety finish, and extends makeup wear.

Finish:
Natural

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, and Combination

Concerns: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ginseng: Known to protect, promote radiant-looking skin, and maintain a smooth complexion.

What Else You Need to Know: Achieve a blurred, matte complexion for up to 20 hours with the Step 1 Primer Shine Control. This comfortable formula is made with mineral clay powder, absorbs oil, and controls shine while extending the wear of makeup.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Pore Minimizer

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424687

Color: Pore Minimizer - for oily, normal, combination skin

213 Reviews

$37.00

It’s “grippy” but I can also use it with sheer base makeup on my more natural days....It blurs my pores and makes my face a great base to apply the rest of my makeup!

What it is: A smoothing makeup primer that visibly reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines for a smooth texture and blurred finish.

Finish:
Natural

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, and Combination

Concerns: Pores

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ginseng: Known to protect, promote radiant-looking skin, and maintain a smooth complexion.

What Else You Need to Know: Reduce the appearance of pores for up to 24 hours and instantly smooth skin's appearance with the Step 1 Primer Pore Minimizer. Innovative polymers and silica visibly blur and smooth fine lines and skin’s texture, while ginseng maintains balance. The translucent formula works on all skin tones.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Hydra Booster

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424695

Color: Hydra Booster - for dry, normal, combination skin

200 Reviews

$37.00

I’ve worn it for over a week with no other makeup on just as a base and I loveee it! ...Gives amazing hydration and a perfect base to begin makeup!!

What it is: A makeup primer that boosts skin's hydration and radiance for up to 24 hours while extending makeup wear.

Finish:
Radiant

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, and Combination

Concerns: Dryness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ginseng: Known to protect, promote radiant-looking skin, and maintain a smooth complexion.

What Else You Need to Know: Refresh dry or dehydrated skin instantly with Step 1 Primer Hydra Booster. Its rich, creamy texture features ginseng, glycerin, and glycols to boost skin's hydration and a radiant look for up to 24 hours, while the invisible wear extends makeup. This primer works perfectly for all skin tones.

MAKE UP FOR EVERMini Step 1 Primer Shine Control

Size: 0.5 oz / 15 ml·ITEM: 2424760

Color: Shine Control - for oily, normal, combination skin

226 Reviews

$17.00

I have quite oily skin and this product helped get rid of my oily skin and leave a base for my foundation to stick to. I don’t wear foundation a lot but I have tried a lot of primers to get to the right one. ...This primer is thick and feels like it leaves a nice, even base for applying makeup over. I feel like it even reduces the appearance of my pores because of how thick it goes on.

What it is: A mattifying makeup primer that absorbs oil to control shine, delivers a blurred, velvety finish, and extends makeup wear.

Finish:
Natural

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, and Combination

Concerns: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ginseng: Known to protect, promote radiant-looking skin, and maintain a smooth complexion.

What Else You Need to Know: Achieve a blurred, matte complexion for up to 20 hours with the Mini Step 1 Primer Shine Control. This comfortable formula is made with mineral clay powder, absorbs oil, and controls shine while extending the wear of makeup.

MAKE UP FOR EVERMini Step 1 Primer Hydra Booster

Size: 0.5 oz / 15 ml·ITEM: 2424786

Color: Hydra Booster - for dry, normal, combination skin

218 Reviews

$17.00

This is a great winter primer. It provide a great smooth base and plenty of moisture without breaking me out. ...Makeup Forever Hydra Booster Step 1 Primer...I received this complimentary through the Influenster app and loved the way my makeup laid when using as a base! I have been using glow starter by glam glow, but this moisturizer in comparison is not too thick and has just enough tack to keep your makeup in place - the fact that it is good for your skin as a moisturizer is a double bonus!

What it is: A mini-size makeup primer that boosts skin's hydration and radiance for up to 24 hours while extending makeup wear.

$36.00

My skin type is combination but would recommend it to oily skin since it water gel base....My makeup lasts a long time because this is a great base to apply it to.

What it is: A lightweight water-cream makeup primer with skincare benefits that blurs the look of pores and fights shine for a long-lasting, soft-matte finish.

Finish:
Matte

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, and Combination

Concerns: Oil and Pores

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide: Helps minimize the appearance of pores.
- Bakuchiol: Helps visibly smooth skin texture and even skin tone.
- Lentil Extract: Helps reduce shine.

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

$18.00

My makeup didn’t look caky at all. Love this product and definitely recommend it if you want to have a perfect canvas for your makeup....It helped my makeup stick to my face and last all night!

What it is: A mini lightweight water-cream makeup primer with skincare benefits that blurs the look of pores and fights shine for a long-lasting, soft-matte finish.


Finish: Matte


Skin Type: Normal, Oily, and Combination


Concerns: Oil and Pores


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Niacinamide: Helps minimize the appearance of pores.

- Bakuchiol: Helps visibly smooth skin texture and even skin tone.

- Lentil Extract: Helps reduce shine.


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

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