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Size 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 2303790
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$38.00

Love how it looks...Love but shows pores...Other than that, beautifully hydrating and illuminating....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
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 2174860
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$38.00

Brightening, Illuminating & Hydrating...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
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

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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 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1713114
COLOR: Blur Primer Gold [ 1 more colors ]
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$52.00

I use this before applying YSL Touche Eclat Illuminating foundation or YSL Le Teint Encre de Peau Ink Infusion foundation....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
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 0.5 oz/ 15 mL · ITEM 1964576
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$21.00

Easy to apply on...Not a bad primer...brightens and illuminates skin...I really like the product I think that this is something that I would actually spend the money on because it is very good so if you're deciding whether not you want to spend the 30 something dollars on it I would say that if you have the money to do it you can always return it by I think that a lot of people will like this primer overall I think Becca did a really good job with it
What it is: An instantly brightening makeup primer that refreshes the look of dull complexion using cool light technology.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Cool Light Technology: Instantly brightens and reduces the appearance of dullness for refreshed-looking.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Moisturizes.
- Vitamin E: Nourishes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, coal tar, triclosan, and triclocarban. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This primer uses cool light technology to minimize and blur the appearance of dull skin and imperfections for a brighter-looking complexion. It is infused with vitamin E and hyaluronic acid and applies sheer on most skin tones to smooth, rejuvenate, and prep skin for makeup application.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1898717
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$38.00

I'm so glad I did...I love this stuff...This primer definitely illuminates my cheek bones and leaves my skin glowing through my foundation....Love this primer I suffer from dry skin and it's amazing gave my face the perfect amount of moisture dried very face and my makeup stayed all day ordering full size today although the sample from my Sephora play box was a great size I would still like the full size product last thing can I mention I did no break me out and I have ultra sensitive skin must buy
What it is: An illuminating and nurturing primer that delivers a natural-looking glow while blurring the look of pores and blemishes for a lit-from-within complexion.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Optical Diffusers: Blur the look of imperfections.
- Illuminating Powders: Help promote natural-looking radiance and glow.
- Lentil Seed Extract: Refines the appearance of pores.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban.

What Else You Need to Know: This primer is formulated with tea tree oil that works to purify the skin’s appearance while preventing makeup from clogging the look of pores. It also includes lentil seed extract that refines the appearance of pores, making them look smaller over time, for the perfect synergy of skincare and makeup benefits. Consider yourself enlightened.

Clinical Results: In a self-assessment test conducted on 30 volunteers, immediately after application:
- 100% reported that product provides a natural glow
- 80% reported that product provides a dewy finish

After two weeks:
- 97% reported that skin looks visibly smoother
- 87% reported the product minimizes the appearance of pores

After four weeks:
- 100% reported the product helps hold makeup longer
- 97% reported the product prepares skin for makeup application
- 90% reported the product provides a flawless look

In an instrumental evaluation conducted on 30 volunteers, immediately after application:
- 100% showed an improvement in skin luminosity
Size 0.7 oz/ 20 g · ITEM 1970235
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$52.00

I have noticed that it does illuminate my face very nicely which is great for selfies....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
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

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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 1.0 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2191187
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$32.00

Best of all time...So far, I love it...It definitely illuminates my face under my makeup....This product had a glow to it, if you have dry skin I think it would be good for you, I didn't soak into my skin as I would have liked and makeup didn't last compared to when I use at matte primer
What it is: A moisturizing and illuminating primer that gives skin a dewy glow while helping makeup last longer.

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. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This nurturing, transformative texture creates a hydrating base so foundation glides over skin without clinging to any dry patches or lines, all while keeping skin from looking dull. A powerful blend of fermented botanical extracts help soothe and brighten the look of skin.
Size 0.94 oz/ 28 mL · ITEM 2362432
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$26.00

I love this primer...I loved this formula...I usually stay away from the illuminating primers because I have more oily skin but this is amazing!!...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 0.75 oz/ 22 mL · ITEM 2030104
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$32.00

I love the primer...I LOVE this primer...It's matte but illuminating!...Its amazing I love it I was on the hunt for s primer that would make my make up a bit more dewy but not too much n natural but wouldn't melt away n this hit the spot it has a glowy pearly look too it works great with my Nars and smells good everyone try this is a must have
What it is:
A soft-radiance face primer to minimize the look of pores.

What it does:
Target pores and defeat dullness with the power of the POREfessional—plus brightening. This soft, brightening face primer instantly minimizes the look of pores, locks on makeup, and helps skin look bright and awake. It’s the same oil-free, lightweight, and silky-smooth texture as the original the POREfessional face primer, plus a hint of soft, pearly pink. Pores and dullness don’t stand a chance.

Beauty Tip:
Got pore problems? Wear this primer underneath ‘Hello Flawless!’ Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation (sold separately) for a POREfect complexion.

Research results:
In a self-evaluation study of 100 women, after 1 week:
- 90% said complexion looked brighter
- 91% said it minimized the look of pores
- 96% said it created soft-matte radiance
Size 1.52 oz/ 45 mL · ITEM 2169423
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$30.00

gives you a glow...I love illuminating primers but find they can sometimes settle into my pores....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/ 30 mL · ITEM 2192482
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$39.00

You will love it...I love the smell...It did seem to brighten/illuminate my face....I tried using it on the rest of my face and not on my forehead and the interesting thing that I noticed was that only my forehead was super oily by the end of the day and yes I know that your forehead can be more oily than the rest of your face in general sometimes but I'm telling you there was a difference in the rest of my skin from using this primer
What it is: An antioxidant-rich, skin-smoothing primer that provides protection against pollution, and supports hydration and radiance, immediately and over time.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: An optical-blurring blend diffuses the look of pores, leaving skin looking and feeling silky-smooth and perfectly-prepped for flawless makeup application. This primer is fueled by BECCA’s Skin Love Glow Nectar Brightening Hydra Complex—a blend of ingredients that help brighten, hydrate, and nurture the skin.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1711076
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$45.00

Not heavy at all...Wow what a primer...Smooth and Illuminating...This marc primer feels like a moisturizer and a primer in one, gives a dewey look, and (in my opinion) gives a better base than the plasticy-silk feel of smashbox primer
What it is:
A skin-smoothing, makeup-extending primer infused with five types of coconut to nourish and hydrate the complexion.

What it does:
Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer brings the refreshing feel of coconut to your face while it perfects and extends makeup wear. With its hydrating, nutrient-rich formula, it is especially ideal for normal to dry skin types to create a smooth and improved skin surface before applying foundation. It’s enriched with concentrated coconut extracts that form a natural, vitamin-rich barrier between your skin and makeup. The coconut water-derived polysaccharide complex mirrors the effect of synthetic priming ingredients, allowing your skin to breathe without compromising the skin-perfecting benefits. The result is makeup that stays on longer and skin that appears younger-looking and better than ever.

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

What else you need to know:
Under(Cover) is inspired by Marc Jacobs's love of coconut water, and a “deconstructed coconut.” The five most essential coconut ingredients help prime and smooth skin:
Coconut fruit: features skin-boosting vitamins and antioxidants.
Coconut water: features nutrients for hydration and smoothing.
Coconut milk: helps prime and smooth the complexion and blur imperfections.
Coconut polysaccharides: help prime the complexion.
Coconut extract: provides a natural coconut fragrance.

This product is cruelty-free.

Research results:
In an independent consumer study of 32 women wearing Under(cover) for over 8 hours:
- 100% agreed Under(cover) smoothed rough patches
- 100% agreed skin felt smoother with Under(cover)
- 97% agreed Under(cover) improved skin’s surface
- 97% agreed Under(cover) provided a smooth canvas for foundation
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1779511
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$74.00

Good for dry skin...Magic in a bottle...It also illuminates....I usually put this down first and another primer over top to address my pores so I cannot say I notice a difference in my skin's texture but I notice when I do wear this I have better makeup days
What it is: A cult-favorite complexion-perfecting, hydrating, and cooling gel primer infused with pure 24K gold flakes for a radiant and long-lasting makeup result.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 24-Karat Gold Flakes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. This product also comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This 24-karat-gold-infused, cooling, gel primer sinks into the skin for a long-lasting, hydrated, and radiant complexion. Applied to bare skin, it smooths fine lines and tightens the look of skin, providing an even finish under makeup.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1669084
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$37.00

You will love it...I really like it...Illuminates and readies face for makeup....I've got oily skin right now since it's summer (usually combo/normal) but I use a primer that's good for all over the skin, thinner and a bit more hydrating, then go in with the MUFE one just on the nose and cheeks to fill in any pores
What it is: A color-correcting face primer that works to brighten every skin tone and provide more even, longer-lasting makeup wear.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Radiant

Formulation: Cream

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and firms.
- Spectraflex Pigments: Neutralizes imperfections and banishes dullness.

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, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Designed for all skin types and tones, Step 1 Skin Equalizer Radiant Primers color correct the skin, providing an instantly brighter appearance. Hyaluronic Acid provides lightweight hydration, while Spectraflex pigments neutralize imperfections and banish dullness.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1792951
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$36.00

It is a favorite...It goes on smooth...I've been using Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer for years now....I thought it was worth a try and after a couple of weeks using it, I can say "IT REALLY IS MAGICAL"
What it is:
An advanced tinted primer that incorporates Algenist’s newest biotech discoveries, including algacorrecting complex, alguronic acid, and microalgae oil.

What it is formulated to do:
This universally tinted primer combines algacorrecting complex, alguronic acid, and microalgae oil to instantly color correct the skin tone and prepare skin for makeup application. Algacorrecting complex helps treat the appearance of dull, uneven skin tone, while universal tinted pigments, antioxidants, and vitamin E brighten skin and minimize visible imperfections. Use alone for a radiant, even skin tone or use to prime skin for makeup application.

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