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face primer for men

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for face primer for men.

Face primers are makeup products that help you get a smooth, even surface for your makeup application process. They're also great for helping you set your makeup, so it lasts longer.

MAKE UP FOR EVERMini Step 1 Primer Shine Control

Size: 0.5 oz / 15 ml·ITEM: 2424760

Color: Shine Control

257 Reviews


Excellent for shine control! I’m a male and use some primer before a bit of bronzer when going out. ...I love this primer. It doesn’t add on the oil like most primers do.

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


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.

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


Holy Grail Primer...Holy Grail primer! I have every primer known to man. I tried of sample size using my points - purchased the full size. ...However, just a pea size of this spreads a long way and smooths my face so much. It is an instant desert face to baby skin in seconds.

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.

tartePoreless Mattifying Primer

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 1935329

731 Reviews


Best primer ever...It does not male your skin feel oily....this stuff is amazing and so is the other face primer... the eye primer from TARTE works just like UD primer potion But listennnn guys :) the deluxe sample set for two face primers and 1 eyeshadow primer is $9.00.. if you buy 3 sample sets you have JUST RIGHT UNDER an ounce of each face primer and however much eye primer.

What it is:
A vegan, 12-hour makeup primer that fights shine and minimizes the look of pores for a smooth, matte surface.

What it does:
This waterproof mattifying and re-texturizing complexion primer features optical matte-blur technology that reduces the look of imperfections.


Primer ir no primer, my face stays in place! Lol...Primer...Great primer. It lasted throughout the entire night and had my male up looking amazing.

What it is: An ultra-lightweight and breathable water-based face primer that blurs and refines the look of pores while ensuring a long-lasting, even makeup application.


Highlighted Ingredients:
- Water 73%: Ultra lightweight and gentle on skin.
- Vitamin E Derivative: Provides antioxidant benefits.
- Glycerin: Contributes to smooth application.

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.

tarteTimeless Smoothing Primer

ITEM: 1627009

Size: 0.5 oz/ 14.2 g

832 Reviews


BEST PRIMER EVER!...BEST PRIMER EVER! So smooth to the touch like velvet. Wounderful for PhotoShoot and a flawless look with male up! ...amazing pore primer...This primer does just that and hides fine lines and creases on my face flawlessly.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry

What it is:
A primer featuring innovative blurring and filling technology that gives a more youthful appearance, while prepping the skin for makeup.

If you want to know more…
This primer is formulated to fade out your biggest beauty boundaries such as large pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. The antioxidant-rich formula gently melts into the skin, delivering a surge of moisture, peptides, and other naturally-derived elixirs for a firmer, smoother appearance. The lightweight texture and fresh powder scent provide the perfect blank canvas to enhance the look and wear time of makeup.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

HourglassMini Veil Mineral Primer

ITEM: 1319193

Size: Mini Size - 0.31 oz/ 8.9 mL

6.5K Reviews


This primer. Man, I don't even know where to start. When I started wearing makeup, I didn't wear primers. ...The Goddess of Primers...I use both products everyday, priming my face after using a mattifying moisturizer. I have used many primers, and I find that this one is the best.

What it is:
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.

What it does:
With a texture unlike any other, this silky primer extends the wear of makeup while also concealing redness, minimizing the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and providing broad spectrum SPF 15 for a perfect complexion that lasts.

What else you need to know:
Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.


I was honestly on edge about this primer since other primers really haven't worked for me, but since i recently bought the Fenty Face, I thought why not try it out? ...Ive had it on for about 2 hours and all i can smell is man lol. especially since im wearing a mask. I noticed the smell the second i opened the package

What it is: A lightweight, hydrating makeup primer for normal to dry skin that nurtures, keeps skin comfortable all day, and extends foundation wear.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Grape Seed Oil and Sodium Hyaluronate: Hydrate skin.

Ingredient Callouts:This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight yet moisture rich face primer instantly hydrates skin, and keeps it hydrated all day and extends makeup wear. Formulated with grape seed oil and sodium hyaluronate, this fast-absorbing formula melts into skin, for a silky-smooth finish that normal to dry skin types will love.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Pore Minimizer

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424687

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

229 Reviews


Best primer...Best primer ever. I've tried plenty of primers from Sephora and the drugstore but since a Sephora sales associate recommended this one to me, I haven't changed it. ...I received this primer from an Influenster VoxBox to try! I have always loved MakeupForEver but this primer was a new product for my skin, considering sometimes i think primers are very gimicky and dont actually make a difference in makeup application, but this primer left me pleasantly surprised.

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


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.

ValentinoV-Lighter Illuminating Face Primer and Highlighter with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 25 mL·ITEM: 2542843

Color: Rosa - ideal for fair-to-light complexions with cool undertones

257 Reviews


I didn’t like this as a primer because it felt heavy under foundation compared to other brands of illuminating primers from Becca, too faced, hourglass, and Charlotte Tilbury. ...good solid primer...Good solid primer! I like this just as well as my Tom ford and Gucci primers.

What it is: A multitasking lightweight makeup primer formulated with skincare ingredients to provide up to 24 hours of hydration and a rapidly visible glow.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Roma-Light Complex™: Light-reflecting, color-boosting pearls to enhance skin’s natural luminosity.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Visibly plumps skin.

What Else You Need to Know: Formulated with hyaluronic acid for up to 24 hours of hydration and ultra-fine light-reflecting pearls for a luminous look, this multitasking primer and highlighter can be worn alone, under or on top of your foundation. It is available in two shades: Rosa, ideal for fair-to-light complexions with cool undertones, and Ambra, ideal for medium-to-deep complexions.


Best Mattifying Primer!...Great blurring primer! I usually do not like mattifying/blurring primers but this one is very different from other primers! ...With this primer I don’t think Ben feel the silicone tht most primers have .

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.


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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