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Size Mini Size - 0.25 oz/ 7 g · ITEM 1578251
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$13.00

it's ok...so soft...This product works great for my skin!!...I got a tester in my ipsy bag and I loved it my skin and foundation looked great it's a really nice texture like super soft I have dry skin so I moisturize before hand that's one thing I provided the price point is a little high but no higher then other primers and is worth it you don't need a lot!
What it is:
A professional balm that minimizes the appearance of pores.

What it does:
Quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines and help makeup stay put with this priming phenomenon. The silky and lightweight formula can be worn under makeup to create a smoother-than-smooth canvas or used throughout the day to mattify shine and touch up problem areas. It’s so translucent, no one will know you’re wearing anything!

What else you need to know:
The oil-free formula contains vitamin E, which is known to protect skin from free radicals.
Size 0.5 oz - Travel Size · ITEM 1561240
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$16.00

I love it!...Best Primer...It really keeps me matte all day!...I had other primers before and they were ok but because of my skin concern I wanted to try this one, so far I haven't had any breakouts.
What it is:
A lightweight, water-resistant gel-primer that helps keep skin matte while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and pores.

What it is formulated to do:
This lightweight, mattifying gel-primer minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores. It also facilitates blending and extends your foundation while preventing and healing acne blemishes, all the while providing an instant mattifying effect, leaving skin texture looking flawless. This clinically tested primer is vegan and free of parabens, fragrance, gluten, mineral oil, and talc.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
The secret to Cover FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment is its ingredients. Willowbark extract, naturally containing salicylic acid, provides gentle exfoliation to clarify the skin and reduce sebum buildup and support the body’s natural cell renewal process. Ancient African tree bark extract assists with minimizing pore size, shine, sebum, and inflammatory acne, while a natural fruit acid complex of bilberry, sugar maple, lemon, sugar cane, and orange alpha-hydroxy acids gently exfoliates and supports the body’s natural cell renewal process to unclog pores and allow drainage. Vitamins F, C, and E protect the skin, soothe inflammation, and reduce redness while they support protecting against premature skin aging. Ancient African tree bark extract derived from the chamomile plant reduces redness and inflammation. vitamin F, esters, squalene, and hyaluronic acid nourish and moisturize the skin.

Please note that this product was formerly known as ClearPrep FX.

This product is vegan, clinically tested, and free of fragrance gluten, mineral oil, and talc.
Size Mini Size - 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1476589
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$22.00

I love it...Makeup savior...It took me a couple of times trying this primer for me to enjoy the benefits/find the best way I could use it.
What it is:
A lightweight, creamy gel that creates an invisible barrier between skin and makeup to prime your face for color.

What it does:
Worn under foundation, this illuminating primer creates a smooth, flawless canvas for application, allowing foundation to glide on easily and stay fresh and color-true for hours. Ideal for all skin types, the universal pearl tint creates a soft focus effect to minimize the look of imperfections with a radiant finish. It’s the first step to Laura’s "Flawless Face." Dermatologist-tested and noncomedogenic, it is formulated with antioxidants vitamins A, C, and E; Prestige Soft Focus Pearls; and skin-conditioning Jojoba.

What else you need to know:
Just as a painter primes a canvas, Foundation Primer—the original—was created by Laura Mercier in 1995 to prime the skin. After creating the industry’s first primer, she revamped it and made a version that added soft highlights, luminosity, and radiance to skin. A lightweight, creamy vitamin-rich gel that prepares the skin for makeup application, it creates an even, invisible layer that acts as a buffer to outside elements and expertly holds foundation. This water-based formula not only keeps makeup staying fresh and color-correct for hours but also helps perfect skintone over time.
Size 0.5 oz/ 15 mL · ITEM 2103307
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$18.00

Good Primer...It's amazing...Holy grail for oily skin...This primer feels amazing in skin; dries immediately to a soft powdery feeling after putting it on.
What it is:
A liquid-to-powder primer that blurs the appearance of pores, fine lines, and imperfections.

What it does:
This feather-light formula leaves skin looking porcelain-smooth with an airbrushed finish. It’s the ultimate primer for a long-lasting, airbrushed complexion. The brightening, apricot-hued formula is infused with pore-blurring powders that float over skin to diffuse light for a velvety-smooth, soft-focus finish. Oil-free yet hydrating, the primer helps absorb the appearance of excess oil and extend the wear of makeup, keeping your look fresh and flawless throughout the day. This formula turns from lightweight liquid to powdered perfection in as little as seconds.

What else you need to know:
This primer is infused with sodium hyaluronate to help keep skin hydrated. It also contains antioxidant-rich vitamins C and E, and soft-focus blurring powders to help absorb the appearance of excess oil. It’s designed to work on all skin tones and skin types.
Size 10 oz/ 296 mL · ITEM 2025997
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$48.00

It's great after using vitamin c serum...this applies thinner than the gel primer....I use my NuFace Trinity every night for a few minutes, and believe it is helping my face look a little more smooth and the skin more taunt.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A hydrating leave-on Gel Primer that ensures optimal microcurrent conductivity and contains key ingredients to revitalize and hydrate skin.

Solutions for:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Roughness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
NuFACE hydrating leave-on Gel Primer helps to restore skin’s moisture levels while ensuring optimal microcurrent results. The complex is Enriched with Phytomoist Complex and hyaluronic acid to revitalize and hydrate skin, and its lightweight, velvety texture glides on effortlessly and absorbs easily after each microcurrent treatment to reveal a flawless finish.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is also oil-, alcohol-, gluten-, and fragrance-free. Use with your NuFACE microcurrent facial toning device and NuBODY microcurrent skin toning device, or alone as a hydrating treatment.
Size 3.2 oz/ 95 mL · ITEM 1798057
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$24.00

it's ok...The Best...Even if you don't want a primer for facial masks (which I do), it works as a great refresher spray as well as a primer water but cheaper....Even if you don't want a primer for facial masks (which I do), it works as a great refresher spray as well as a primer water but cheaper.
What it is:
A skin-optimizing pre-treatment for masking.

What it is formulated to do:
Maskimizer™ Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer preps, primes, and optimizes skin for mask to follow. It improves spreadability and rinseability of masks while hydrating, soothing, and boosting skin's radiance immediately. Great for use with every type of mask except peel-off, it softens skin and boosts hydration levels.

Clean at Sephora
When you spot our Clean seal, you can be sure we’ve checked that this brand’s product is made without the ingredients you told us you’d most like to avoid. 

Clean at Sephora™ is formulated without: 
Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, Triclosan, Triclocarban. All skincare, hair, and makeup brands with the Clean Seal have less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.
Size Standard Size - 0.75 oz/ 21 g · ITEM 1259068
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$32.00

5 Stars...It's ok...I picked up this product because I have heard so many beauty guru's talk about it and how its amazing for oily skin, I do love this primer but I find that even though my pores look small my skin still becomes oily in my t-zone after only a couple of hours :( I hope to see what else is in store for oily skin from benefit...I finally tried this product and I was extremely impressed it does such a great job I even wear it to make my pores not noticeable when I have no makeup on and it looks amazing with makeup too I didn't wanna give into the hype but I did and was totally in love!!!
What it is:
A professional balm that minimizes the appearance of pores.

What it does:
Quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines and help makeup stay put with this priming phenomenon. The silky and lightweight formula can be worn under makeup to create a smoother-than-smooth canvas or used throughout the day to mattify shine and touch up problem areas. It’s so translucent, no one will know you’re wearing anything!

What else you need to know:
The oil-free formula contains vitamin E, which is known to protect skin from free radicals.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1002724
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$25.00

love it...It's ok...the problems is the next morning my face was irritated :( and it has broken-out, I though well maybe it is due to something else, and I tried this primer again a few days later after my skin recovered a little bit... the next morning same thing :( If you do not have sensitive skin, I recommend this product because it really does wonders to the way make-up looks and lasts... I am still in search of a primer that won't break me out or irritate my sensitive skin!!!...I finally got a sample of this and just going on it feels so smooth and amazing the ammount in the sample pouches give a good 3-4 days worth so you can actually use it a few times to really get a good idea and when mine ran out I instanly went to the mall to get some
What it is:
An amazing preservative-free foundation primer that's great for all skin types.

What it does:
Developed to combat flaky dryness, rough patches, fine lines, excess oil, enlarged pores, and uneven texture, this mineral-infused, satin-finish formula glides on seamlessly with no tacky feel to provide a skin-smoothing complexion before you apply foundation. For added age-defying power, it is infused with soothing plant extracts, antioxidants, and nourishing vitamins C and E.
Size 1 oz · ITEM 1161629
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$45.00

No lie!...it's ok...When I REALLY notice a difference unlike I experience with any other primer is when I happen to catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror of I'm out or if I'm touching up my makeup at work---- THATS when I notice a huge difference- after 3,4,5, even 8 hours I still look good... Not an oily mess like I would normally be!!...I used it for the first time and when I got home from work I ordered another bottle I own alot of makeup and skin care and I am blown away by this primer I have combination skin that tends to be quite sensitive and have no issues at all it is safe to say I have found a keeper!
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination

What it is:
An effective primer that instantly* mattifies shine and minimizes the look of pores. *Individual results may vary.

Solutions for:
- Oiliness
- Pores
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
A cult favorite for six years, pores no more® pore refiner primer is Dr. Brandt’s quick fix for flawless, photo-ready skin at any age and during any season. This miracle base creates the perfect canvas for your makeup application. It acts as an invisible barrier to prevent makeup from clogging pores and as a velvety primer to absorb excess oil and blur fine lines and imperfections while improving the longevity of makeup. Your skin will look and feel smoother, more uniform, and perfectly shine-free.

What else you need to know:
A game-changer in the world of selfies, this cult-favorite is Dr. Brandt’s quick fix for flawless, photo-ready skin. An instantly* mattifying primer and pore refiner in one, it’s a miracle base that creates the ideal skin canvas for long-lasting makeup. The velvety formula absorbs excess oil, minimizes the look of pores, blurs fine lines and imperfections, and is beautifully melt-proof—no matter how high the humidity. Skin looks and feels smooth and fresh with an ultra-clean sensation. *Individual results may vary.
Size Standard Size - 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1074442
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$54.00

5 stars...Love it...I bought the .3 ml the first time and I loooove it so a week later I bought the 1ml since the 2ml is out of stock but oh well, I like the packaging of the 1ml it's really fancy, the 2ml is just a tube -_- anyway back to the product, I am obsessed, it's become a important part of my makeup routine now, I cannot go without it....I usually struggle with primers flaking up on my dry skin, but I find that if I am properly exfoliated and apply a moisturizer that even gives me a greasy finish, this primer undoes that and provides a matte but somehow dewey complexion--foundation is not necessary with this gem, but even so, applies beautifully.
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. It leaves a smooth, even surface so that foundation effortlessly glides on and stays put for all-day makeup wear. This unique primer has an airy, silky cloud-like texture and layers onto skin without added weight or a greasy after feel. It delivers Broad Spectrum SPF 15 sun protection with mineral-derived sunscreens. It’s ideal for all skin types, even sensitive, blemish-prone skin, and it repels water so makeup stays looks freshly applied all day long.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
The perfect complexion starts with Veil Mineral Primer. As the first step in your makeup routine, it creates the ideal canvas for your makeup to effortlessly glide on and stay on for all-day wear. The silky, weightless texture smooths and evens out the skin for perfect application and wear every time. It’s the one product that will elevate your foundation to unprecedented performance.

"Before I developed Veil Mineral Primer, I wasn’t a big fan of using makeup primers. They always felt like an extra and unnecessary step in your makeup regimen. But then I started working with a chemist on the idea of a next generation primer, and, after numerous incarnations, we came up with Veil. It was unlike any other primer I had seen—it was silky in texture, it concealed redness, it repelled water so your foundation lasts longer, and it had an SPF. I felt like it delivered in so many ways that I knew it had earned a place in my daily routine."—Carisa Janes, Hourglass Founder

Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1669027
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$37.00

So Soft...Love It...I bought a travel size of the Matt Primer just cause I love to start off with a matt face, it doesnt work well for me Im thinking it is because I have failry normal skin ( it can get a little Oily in my t-zone but nothing crazy) When I apply the Matt Primer it balls up when I rub it into my face, so maybe if you have oily skin the Matt primer works better for you....A little goes a long way and I have VERY oily skin and OMG this stuff works wonders on my face, my face will go from shiny to matte in minutes, I would try drugstore primers and NOTHING EVER worked on my skin because I was so oily and I decided to try because I heard good reviews and I will be buying a tube very soon!
What it is:
A makeup primer that assists with balancing the skin's texture and tone for smoother, more even, and longer-lasting makeup wear.

What it does:
Prep skin for your makeup routine with Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primers, and address your skin concerns with this innovative makeup primer. Perfect for balancing skin and achieving an ideal makeup result, it’s lightweight and creamy, leaving a more evenly-toned appearance, and increases foundation's hold. This primer for all skin tones leaves makeup looking fresh for hours while it hydrates, firms, and smooths the look of the skin.

What else you need to know:
Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer is available in 10 formulas to target every texture and tone concern:

Texture:
Mattifying Primer reduces shine for oily skin.
Smoothing Primer evens the skin's texture.
Hydrating Primer preps normal skin and restores balance.
Nourishing Primer moisturizes and comforts.
Redness Correcting Primer neutralizes.

Tone:
Radiant Primer Blue adds radiance to light skin.
Radiant Primer Pink adds radiance to light to medium skin.
Radiant Primer Yellow adds radiance to light to medium skin.
Radiant Primer Peach adds radiance to medium to tan skin.
Radiant Primer Caramel adds radiance to dark skin.

If you're not sure where to start, try the Smoothing and Hydrating Primers.

"Like painters, who need a perfectly smooth, even-colored, and flawless canvas, makeup artists require even-toned and smooth skin for an optimal and professional makeup result."—Dany Sanz, MAKE UP FOR EVER Founder and Creative Director

MAKE UP FOR EVER’S exclusive Equalizer Technology features Acti Tensor 3D, Hyaluronic Acid, and Regeactive, which help to hydrate, firm, and smooth the skin to create the perfect makeup canvas.