Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for Illuminating Face Primer.

Browse the top-ranked list of Illuminating Face Primer below along with associated reviews and opinions.

Size 0.94 oz/ 28 mL · ITEM 2362432
exclusive· limited edition· buzzworthy· online only
$26.00

This one is great...make my skin glow...when it comes to primers are usually prefer primers that are tacky or sticky and this primer is not bad at all, in my opinion but I have to say it does work well in priming the face and keeping my foundation on throughout the night...I have combination skin with a little oil in my t-zone so I normally stray away from illuminating primers, but this one worked really well for me since it's water based
What it is: A weightless, silicone-free, gel primer enriched with ultra-fine pearls for a lit-from-within glow.

Finish: Radiant

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Concerns: Dryness

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 cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This silicone-free, water-based gel primer cools upon contact while it smooths, hydrates, and illuminates. The weightless formula is infused with ultra-fine pearls for instant radiance while a botanical blend of lotus, gardenia, and white waterlily help to soothe and calm stressed-out skin.
Size 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 2303790
exclusive· limited edition· buzzworthy· online only
$39.00

Love how it looks...Love but shows pores...This leaves my face super smooth and soft, feels luxurious to put on and hides all the crazy hormones and bags under my eyes while giving me the glow I fell in love with...Sure a beautiful illuminating & hydrating primer
What it is: An illuminating, water-based primer with light-reflecting pearls that enhances skin’s luminosity and extends the wear of makeup.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Micronized Pearls: Brightens and nurtures the complexion, giving skin a luminous glow.
- Porcelain Flower Extract: Supports long-term radiance.
- Light-Reflecting Complex: Creates a smoothing effect on skin, diminishing the look of imperfections.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.

What Else You Need to Know:The breathable formula seals in skincare and creates a protective barrier that extends makeup wear. It is formulated with skin-loving ingredients, so it not only protects skin, but it is also good for skin.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1992775
exclusive· limited edition· buzzworthy· online only
$76.00

I really liked it...Glow like a celeb...Now I use it only on nights when I go out, or on days I need that extra oompf, but all in all I think this is the "perfect" primer dare I say, and everyone needs to at least try it out for themselves...The primer comes in a very easy to use bottle, has a smell I am not 100% fond of but still able to use, I notice a difference with how my skin "glows" more when using this primer, and my face doesn't become oily through out the day
What it is: A nurturing primer that features the Tom Ford Infusing Complex and creates a luminous and flawless canvas before makeup application.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Energin
- Caffeine
- Noni-Extract

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil.

What Else You Need to Know:This primer is the first step to flawless makeup application. This revolutionary hybrid primer seamlessly blends the worlds of skincare and makeup by combining the TOM FORD infusing complex with skin nurturing ingredients. It hydrates, enhances the look of skin’s texture, and visibly brightens the appearance of skin. A luminous and flawless canvas is created for comfortable and smooth color.
Size 0.7 oz/ 20 g · ITEM 1970235
exclusive· limited edition· buzzworthy· online only
$52.00

I know is pricey but is worth every penny plus a little goes a long way , I love it I so glad I give it a try it works perfect in my skin I have combo to normal also my makeup looks bomb with this is just a unique primer skincare awesome product...First time I used it I wasn't impressed but only cause I was so excited about it I put it on without any moisturizer and that made it a little hard to spread , but when you put it on after your moisturizer it's a whole different story, it just glides and spreads across your face , a little goes a long way
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A velvety priming balm of pressed silk that smooths and makes makeup last longer while keeping it out of skin, helping to prevent clogged pores and breakouts.

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

If you want to know more…
This multitasking skin-protecting, makeup-perfecting primer is for face, eyes, and lips. Silk extracts feel nourishing on skin and diminish the look of pores, fines lines, and imperfections for the perfect canvas before makeup. Silk powder makes makeup glide on more evenly and last longer, minimizing excess shine with a soft focus finish. A protective layer derived from botanicals acts as a barrier between makeup and skin, helping to prevent clogged pores that can lead to breakouts. Anti-pollution natural active ingredients fight immediate attack from environmental stressors and help support the skin’s barrier function to act against future attack, visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles and dullness. Pink and gold pearl helps even skin tone for a healthy look, and hadasei-3—a trinity of Japanese superfoods green tea, rice, and algae—visibly restores youthful radiance.

What else you need to know:
This product is noncomedogenic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing, dermatologist tested, cruelty-free, and formulated without synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, sulfate detergents, urea, DEA, or TEA.

The journey of The Silk Canvas to you: the final step of the geisha’s skincare ritual—and the beginning of her makeup—is to press a thin layer of melted Japanese wax called Bintsuke into her skin. This soft layer creates a smooth, poreless canvas to help her makeup last all day and protect her skin beneath. Tatcha brings a modern evolution of this time-honored practice to life in The Silk Canvas.

Beauty that gives back: every Tatcha purchase you make supports girls’ education around the world. Tatcha is proud to partner with Room to Read to transform girls’ futures.—Victoria Tsai, Founder

Research results:
- 100% of subjects agreed that their skin felt smoother immediately after application

After 2 weeks:
- 100% of subjects agreed after using the primer that their skin felt soft, fresh, and natural, more even-toned, younger, and healthier, and their makeup applied more smoothly
- 95% of subjects agreed after using the primer that their skin had a healthy glow, a soft "filter finish" look even without makeup, their skin had a satin finish, and their foundation had better coverage
- 90% of subjects agreed after using the primer that their makeup did not crease and that they would wear the primer alone without makeup

Clean at Sephora
Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.
Size Standard Size - 0.75 oz/ 21 g · ITEM 1259068
exclusive· limited edition· buzzworthy· online only
$32.00

I have combination skin and I used this underneath my foundation and my foundation was allover the place I use Photogenic Lumessence by Lancome which I am obsessed with never broke out have used it since June I woke up the next day with a major breakout not good at all returned it the only good thing I can say when I used it alone it did minimize my pores on my nose I think this product is good for people that dont do the whole makeup effect good to wear alone...I tried it as a sample && I was amazed in how smooth and oil free my combination skin had gotten it literally made me feel flawless, I reallllllly totally recommend it, give it a shot & ask for a sample you will be shocked in how different your makeup will feel & look :))
What it is: A primer that quickly minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin.

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Cream

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

What Else You Need to Know: Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. This priming phenomenon is your quick fix solution for flawless looking skin. POREfessional’s translucent, oil-free formula complements all skin tones to create a smooth canvas and mattify shine. The formula contains a vitamin E derivative, which is known to protect skin from free radicals.
Size Mini Size - 0.25 oz/ 7 g · ITEM 1578251
exclusive· limited edition· buzzworthy· online only
$13.00

I've had it for a while as I got is as a gift last year but never really used it, but after watching a few review I decided to put it to the true test last night Applying my make up, I was hot and sweaty and I thought everything was going to melt off, but I left home at 11pm and returned at around 5pm and my face was still flawless...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 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1002724
exclusive· limited edition· buzzworthy· online only
$26.00

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...Not as happy with this as I wanted to be, I have acne so I use a salicylic acid spot treatment that can give me a little dryness, and I was hoping this primer would help with how the makeup sits on those dry spots
What it is:
An oil-free, silky face primer with vitamins C and E that blurs pores and imperfections while extending makeup wear.

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.

What else you need to know:
The Power Of Good: bareMinerals believes every little choice has the power to make a big difference—for ourselves, our communities and the world around us. As creators of good-for-skin products, they support initiatives that create a chain of good—empowering women to look good, feel good, and do good for others. They want to help everyone feel the power of good.
Size 1.52 oz/ 45 mL · ITEM 2169423
exclusive· limited edition· buzzworthy· online only
$30.00

gives you a glow...I didn't expect to like this primer so much I prefer it than the benefit primer not because of the quality they are both equally good primer but the milk primer is cheaper than benefit you get more product in the hydro grip and this primer I can feel where I have primer on my face when benefit I feel like nothing is there...I got this for free for my birthday kit so I choose this kit it comes with a cheek lip combo a mini mascara and a sample of this I used it before putting my foundation I let it dry then apply my foundation and it went so smooth It did not look like I had any pores of any kind I really loved it I will be getting a full bottle once I finish my current primer
What it is: An award-winning, hydrating, makeup-gripping gel primer that is formulated with hemp-derived cannabis seed extract and blue agave extract.
Skin Type: Normal and Dry
Skincare Concerns: Loss of Firmness and Elasticity, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dryness
Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hemp-Derived Cannabis Seed Extract: Hydrates and smooths skin while also helping to provide antioxidant benefits.
- Blue Agave Extract: Visibly smooths skin texture and helps hydrate.
- Aloe Water and Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrate, soothe, and calm skin.
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, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.
What Else You Need to Know: This primer contains aloe water, hyaluronic acid, sweet cherry, and vitamins B3 and B5 to nourish skin for a healthier-looking base and glow. It is a silicone-free, oil-free formula that goes on clear to work across all skin tones and types.
Clinical Results: In a consumer-perception study, immediately after use:
- 100% of people said skin feels smoother
- 93.3% of people said skin feels more hydrated
- 93.3% of people said makeup went on easier
12 hours after application:
- 100% of people said skin feels more hydrated
Size 1 oz · ITEM 1161629
exclusive· limited edition· buzzworthy· online only
$45.00

it does seem to help conceal pores or that could honestly be the new complete complexion corrector cleansing pads working to shrink my pores(which I do like except a mild burning sensation and would actually recommend if you can get past the sting) asi have said before in other reviews I hate returning products and its not that bad better if I get my tan back and use a setting powder over foundation as it certainly does not have any kind of matt finish as I read in other reviews and although I d...I thought I was going to love it but honestly I can't decide it made my skin feel wonderful very soft and smooth but as far as my pores I didn't see much of a difference and as far as long lasting it honestly wasn't I felt like it made my makeup slide off its not worth $45 if it was cheaper I would repurchase but for the price I can get something better
What it is: A two-in-one pore refiner and makeup primer that helps diminish the look of pores and imperfections, mattifies the skin, and creates a smooth canvas.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Oil-Absorbing Spheres: Mattify skin and diffuse light to minimize the appearance of pores, expression lines, and wrinkles.
- Red Clover Flower Extract: Helps shrink the look of pores over time by rebalancing skin conditions responsible for pore enlargement.
- Derivative of Salicylic Acid: Gently exfoliates dead skin cells and oil build-up within pores, smooths the look of skin’s surface, and calms skin.

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 gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This primer is shown to keep skin shine-free with pore-refining ingredients including red clover flower extract that works to shrink the look of pores and a soothing derivative of salicylic acid that gently exfoliates away dead skin cells and oil build-up for a smooth canvas. Dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic.

Clinical Results: In an instrumental evaluation conducted on 30 volunteers:
- 40% reduction in skin oiliness after 1 application
- 100% showed a decrease in the appearance of pore size after 1 application
Size Standard Size - 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1074442
exclusive· limited edition· buzzworthy· online only
$54.00

It evens out your skin tone like a dream, however, and you can use it on top of another primer - I use the smashbox photofinish pore and line primer, or a cream concealer, to fill in any scars, and then use this primer over top my entire face to ensure a flawless complexion when I do my full face...I got this in a sample size and jus one use and omg i'm hooked i'm now buying the full size because of one use of a sample packet i'm telling you its pricey for a reason this is literal magic for your face and a little goes a long way too i'm so surprised and so happy I found this product
What it is: A weightless, super-fine microspheric powder that has a one-of-a-kind texture.

Formulation: Cream

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Titanium Dioxide 2.45%: Protects skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays.
- Zinc Oxide 4.2%: Provides physical protection from damaging UVA rays.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This cream is formulated with microspheric powders that fill and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimize the look of pores, conceal redness, and create a smooth, even canvas for makeup.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1349968
exclusive· limited edition· buzzworthy· online only
$37.00

I was browsing for a best primer for the past two months and finally I spot this primer but still I don want to spend more before using the product.I got this mini primer which is very nice and I will sure get the next tube in full size...I purchased this product following a sugestion from a bloger I watch, and truly believe is a good product, the application of this primer is very smooth and a perfect addition to a good foundation for a sensitive skin
What it is: A clear primer gel that smooths skin and pores so your makeup lasts, while vitamins A and E protect your skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores while locking in your makeup with this primer. Lightweight and oil-free, it gives you a flawless finish, while antioxidants and vitamins A and E help protect your skin from pollutants, damage, and stress.

Clinical Results: In a consumer study on 103 women after 1 week of use:
- 93% said they saw blurred imperfections
- 93% said they saw smoother skin
- 91% said they saw a minimized appearance of pores and lines
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1713114
COLOR: Blur Primer Gold [ 1 more colors ]
exclusive· limited edition· buzzworthy· online only
$52.00

I'm so in love with this primer , it's been few weeks that I'm using this primer, I can't get over it, I would not say it's the best primer I have ever used because I have not experimented a lot with primer, I have dry skin...But it does not do a great job filling large pores, I have continually tried just this primer but it does not fill in the 3 pores that bother me most no matter how much I patted it in, I have to double prime while using this product
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.

What Else You Need to Know: This blurring makeup primer preps skin for a flawless makeup application with a blend of four soothing oils that nourish skin and smooth over imperfections, fine lines, and wrinkles. With radiance enhancing gold shimmer or brightening silver, the luminous face primer formula suits all skin tones.
Size 1.08 oz/ 32 mL · ITEM 1925528
exclusive· limited edition· buzzworthy· online only
$32.00

I love this primer so much, let me tell you something, I tried to many primer but Finally I found the perfect primer for my dry skin ( my T zone is a little oily) and I'm so happy with my new foundation from fenty beauty, I applied it at 5:00am and when I came back home around 9pm my makeup still look so flawless omg and I didn't touch my face, I applied translucent powder from Laura mercier and all nighter mist that's it...I do, however, find I have to blot later in the day due to getting oily when I use the smash box primer, but I don't mind as I think a moisturized dewy look is always nicer than the look this primer gave me
Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

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

What it does:
Nothing is sexier than touch-worthy skin. Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer is the first step to getting there. Paired with Pro Filt'r Foundation, this oil-free primer smooths away the look of pores, visibly evens skin tone and texture, and instantly absorbs shine without feeling dry or chalky. That means smoother foundation application and longer makeup wear.

Unlike a basic mattifying primer, Pro Filt’r’s cushiony, touch-me-now texture mattifies skin with the lightest possible feel for a full-on sensorial experience. The universal invisipink™ formula creates a filter-like blurring effect and melts instantly into all skin tones without a trace. Pro Filt’r works all day to help makeup last longer, and feel lightweight and comfortable, so you don’t have to worry about your skin—and you’ll be ready for anything.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
For Rihanna, creating the perfect soft matte base is the most important part of any look—and the first step to the Fenty Face, her real-life method for killer radiance.

"I wanted this primer to feel soft and moisturizing at the same time, as well as do the job of keeping makeup on."—Rihanna, Brand Founder

Fenty Beauty is 100 percent cruelty-free.
Size 1.35 oz/ 40 mL · ITEM 1626043
exclusive· limited edition· buzzworthy· online only
$35.00

best for dry skin...Best Primer I Own...I love trying new stuff that comes out and I tried this primer and fell in love with it now is my number one primer I have oily face and this primer keeps me matte all day and my Foundation last so long...I got this as a sample and although I'm unlikely to buy the product unless I see it in store, it definitely helped me feel more awake after a night of wine with the girls and I kind of wish I had more
What it is: A hydrating face primer infused with coconut water and skin revivers.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Coconut Water: Hydrates skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Hangover is a revolutionary makeup primer infused with coconut water, probiotic-based ingredients, and skin revivers that work together to boost skin’s radiance, promote elasticity, and help hydrate while locking down makeup for fresher, longer, and more flawless wear.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2174860
exclusive· limited edition· buzzworthy· online only
$38.00

The banana bright face primer, I would say the only reason I gave it a four stars is because when I use it under my foundation; I have extremely oily skin so it did make my skin oily and I normally have to use a specific primer to combat oily skin but besides that I really actually like the product...I got this product as a complimentary from Influenster, Texture of this primer is a like a butter, It has a glow tint that will give you this glow, I like how it feels on my skin, I have uneven skin tone, this primer helps me to have to those radiant and healthy looking skin
What it is: A vitamin C-infused, illuminating face primer with banana powder-inspired pigments that delivers instant radiance while improving and extending makeup wear.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Pores

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin C: Helps target visible signs of aging.
- Banana Powder-inspired Pigments : Instantly illuminate.
- Vitamin E: An antioxidant that helps nourish and condition skin; also helps stabilize the vitamin C in the formula.

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

What Else You Need to Know: Inspired by bestselling Banana Bright Eye Creme, this face primer creates a dewy, healthy-looking glow—whether it's applied under makeup, on top as a highlighter, or even worn alone. It also smooths skin and improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles for a perfected canvas for your Ole Glow®.

Clinical Results: In an independent consumer study on 35 women, immediately after application:
- 97% of users agree it instantly brightens dull skin
- 94% of users agree it preps skin for makeup application
- 91% of users agree it blurs and smooths skin
- 91% of users agree it blurs the appearance of pores
- 91% of users agree it provides a smooth base for foundation application

In an independent consumer study on 35 women, after 8 hours:
- 94% of users agree it improves the look of makeup
- 91% of users agree it made foundation look fresh longer
- 89% of users agree it extends the wear of makeup

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 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 2303782
exclusive· limited edition· buzzworthy· online only
$39.00

Got the job done...My skin LOVED it...I absolutely love this primer I am not a big fan of primer but this primer feels so nice on the skin it's very hydrating and also I have combination skin and I have dry patches and it fell in moisturize my dry patches also it makes my make up look long-lasting and untouched even when I put a mask on...I liked this primer because I do suffer from dry skin it has a oily glossy finish it did make a difference in how well and long my make up lasted my tip of advice is to use a small amount because it's a bit oily but I loved it I received it from influenster to test out but I will keep these products with my make up stash
What it is: A water-based primer that promotes long-term moisture recovery while extending wear of makeup.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Olive Extract: Smooths the look of skin while locking in hydration.
- Marine Hydra Botanicals: Nurtures the skin and promotes long-term moisture recovery.
- Glycerin: Attracts moisture to the skin so skin feels comfortable all day.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.

What Else You Need to Know:The breathable formula seals in skincare and creates a protective barrier that extends makeup wear. It is formulated with skin-loving ingredients, so it not only protects skin, but it is also good for skin.

Clinical Results:Based on an independent US consumer study on 33 participants after 1 week of use:
- 97% said the primer feels lightweight on skin
- 97% said the primer creates a breathable, protective layer over skin
- 91% said the primer creates a canvas on the skin so makeup can lay evenly