makeup bases

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for makeup bases.

The right base can make all the difference in your makeup routine. It can smooth out your skin tone, help you achieve a perfect canvas for your foundation, and keep your face from getting shiny or greasy. A great makeup base will keep your makeup on for hours on end.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Hydra Booster

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424695

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

275 Reviews


I highly recommend using this on a daily basis as my make up applied perfectly as well...Best of the bases

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


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.

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

263 Reviews


I love trying new make up bases and primers and this one works really well and I was super excited to try the brand and I am happy with it and it helps my foundation go on very well...If you haven’t gotten 10 more of these highlighting bases around go for it. But if you are like me and have a ton I’d skip on it.

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

Fenty Beauty by RihannaEaze Drop'lit All-Over Glow Enhancer

Size: 1.22 fl oz / 36 mL·ITEM: 2590099

Color: Pink Pearl - opalescent glow for light skin tones

262 Reviews


No makeup makeup look musthave...This product is quite interesting to use since I always aim for a makeup look for makeup, which does not disappoint me. ...Must have for all day lasting makeup...I love this product it gives your skin the perfect glow and hydrates it so well it keeps my makeup on all day and makes my skin look flawless even without makeup must buy!

What it is: A visible-glow enhancer with skin-loving ingredients for natural-looking illumination.

Coverage: Light



Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This all-over-visible-glow enhancer has a lightweight, sheer formula that visibly hydrates, brightens, and reduces pores immediately and all day. You can wear it three ways: alone, mixed with foundation for a soft-looking glow, or as a hydrating base to extend makeup wear.

Clinical Results: In a consumer study:
- 100% agreed it made their skin look brighter
- 100% agreed it instantly made their skin feel more nourish


no makeup smells better...I rarely wear makeup and I will use this product solely for the smell and how it makes my skin feel hydrated!...I have always been a primer person I love trying different primers and seeing how they perform underneath my make up but this one I think it’s just that step above this is when I can honestly see myself using on a daily basis. Not to mention Calray is “sexy sustainability”!!!

What it is: A clean, blurring face primer with hydrating niacinamide & plumping collagen peptides delivers a soft-touch silky feel and a poreless matte finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Niacinamide: Hydrates and helps to reduce redness, pores and hyperpigmentation

- Collagen Peptide: Plumps and firms skin to reduce signs of fine lines & wrinkles

- Poreaway Complex (Pistacia Lentiscus Mastic Gum): Visibly tightens pores, reduces imperfections and controls oil

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Color Corrector - Redness Corrector

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424703

Color: Redness Corrector - fair to light skin with redness

594 Reviews


I don't wear full face makeup on a daily basis, but I do spot conceal and wear undereye concealer. ...It worked well with my makeup revolution foundation. It helped my makeup stay all day

What it is: A color-correcting makeup primer that quickly neutralizes redness and hydrates for up to 24 hours while extending makeup wear.


Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Concerns: Redness

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

What Else You Need to Know: Neutralize redness all day with the Step 1 Primer Color Corrector - Redness Corrector. Green pigments correct red tones in skin for up to 24 hours, while vitamin B5 hydrates for up to 24 hours. Powered by ginseng, this formula works to make skin look more radiant and balance its texture.

MAKE UP FOR EVERColor Correcting Step 1 Primers

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424737

Color: Fresh brightner - fair to light skin with dullness & uneven tone

591 Reviews


It worked perfectly under my makeup and really helped my makeup last throughout the day. ...Makeup forever redness corrector...It helps smooth my skin and reduces redness allowing me to wear less makeup!

What it is: A color-correcting primer that delivers an even complexion and radiant-looking skin that lasts all day.


Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Uneven Skin Tone

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

What Else You Need to Know:
Even your complexion with this color-correcting primer, which reduces dullness. Packed with ginseng, this illuminating formula adds radiance and hydration, corrects skin tone for up to 24 hours, and is ideal for fair to light skin tones with sallowness.


This Milk Makeup primer is a must have before applying makeup. ...I love it, it blends perfectly on the skin and reduces pore size a lot, it leaves my skin matte but radiant, it doesn't look dry. I use it without makeup on a daily basis. I highly recommend it, I really like the size of this product.

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.


Gives me the most flawless finish! I love the way my makeup looks after hours of wear....super léger comparé à d'autres bases, super efficace pour mes pores et contrôler la luisance.

What it is: A mattifying primer for combination-to-oily skin that delivers maximum all-day shine control while improving and extending the wear of foundation.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Blue Agave Extract: Helps to mattify the skin.

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

What Else You Need to Know: Mattify skin, fight shine all day, and smooth the look of pores without feeling tight or dry with the Pro Filt'r Mattifying Primer. Paired with Pro Filt'r foundation (sold separately), this oil-free primer—made with Blue Agave Extract and blurring powder—helps makeup blend better, last longer, and stay fresh all day without caking.

DermalogicaSkinperfect Primer SPF 30

ITEM: 2221190

Size: 0.75 oz/ 22 mL

32 Reviews


This is my favorite primer it’s pore filling skin smoothing perfection I love Dermalogica I’m so happy it’s coming to Sephora I highly recommend this for a primer it has a tint to it so you can wear on a no makeup makeup day.....Find this to be the perfect product to apply on a daily basis. When going out I apply as my foundation coverage for a smooth, greaseless base before adding additional liquid makeup.

What it is: A primer that helps smooth fine lines, brighten, and prep for makeup application and flawless skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Loss of Firmness and Elasticity, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Titanium Dioxide (4%): Protects skin from UVA and UVB radiation.
- Zinc Oxide (14%): Creates a protective barrier and deflects UVA and UVB rays off.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates the skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, and hydroquinone.


This primer is hydrating and makes my makeup go on smoothly....I'd likely recommend trying this for people who need moisture retention and wear foundation on a daily basis.

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.

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base fragrances
“I love lipstick/makeupy fragrances, which this totally is. Golden Nectar is on the fresh floral end of the “makeup bag” fragrance spectrum”
base creams
“the color muted mauve is gorgeous because it is a beige pink that isnt too grey. mario is so good with colors and shades, they all look nice. i seen someone review this and say it is like nyx lip creams and i disagree. i have both and the nyx falls into every lip line and mario does not. the mario ones are smooth and fills in the line and dont feel drying”
powder foundations
“My only complaint would be that the powder if very "thick and clumpy" if that makes sense and it's not really fine like some other powders so you need to make sure you're brushing off excess before application”
mousse foundations
“this foundation is the absolute best! I've used high end foundations and this is far superior than anything”
makeup kits & sets
“I ordered the lightest set, which has this description: Color: Revealer Concealer - Tone 1.5 C (light with cool pink undertones) - Cloud Set - Breezy (sheer light”
body foundation
“Good coverage though! I like Mac face and body better for an actual tinted moisturizer. Good for the combo folks and maybe good enough for oily people if you have a good primer”
base coat makeup
“I loved the smell of the base coat, it smelled floraly. It blended well in with my regular moisturizer and I would even consider using the base coat without fountain because it gave a my natural skin a glowy and dewy look”
taupe makeup
“It’s also really great to use one days where I don’t want to do my makeup but doing my brows looks really nice. It fills my brows nicely and the color match was great too where it makes my brows more full”
sand makeup foundation
“Waiting for the liquid foundation. I use the primer for everything. Purchased both foundations and they did not disappoint”
summer makeup
“The golden pink shade would look great on anyone and also go great with any look. It is perfect for summer too! It goes on smoothly and stays in place beautifully all day”