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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.

Laura MercierEye Basics Primer

Size: 0.18 oz/ 5 g·ITEM: 1098847

Color: Wheat - light medium beige

1.5K Reviews

$28.00

I have tried many different eye shadow bases and this one is by far the best. Iti is light and creamy, super easy to apply, crease resistant, lovely colors and gives my eye makeup a very professional look. ...I've tried a TON of eye shadow bases - this one is far and away the highest quality.

What it is:
A water-resistant eyelid primer that camouflages imperfections and discolorations, while it enhances the durability of eye makeup.

What it does:
Eye Basics provides the perfect canvas for eyelids to help eye color stay on longer. The highly versatile formula is water-resistant and crease-proof. Its sheer, creamy texture blends easily and smoothly, leaving a long-lasting, semi-matte finish.

beautyblenderTHE LEVELER™ Pore Minimizing Primer

Size: 1.0 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2191179

Color: Tan-Deep

793 Reviews

$32.00

I love a full face of makeup on a regular basis and I have tried many primers and I can honestly say that the formula for this one was great and an added bonus was the squeeze able bottle it came in. ...It hides my pores and mixes well with my bases on my face! It doesn’t stop me from being oily however, but I get pretty oily so I am not too upset about that.

What it is: A lightweight, smoothing primer that helps reduce the appearance of pores, redness, and uneven texture.

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 cruelty-free and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This skin-smoothing primer contains niacinamide to help blur the appearance of redness, large pores, and uneven texture.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Shine Control

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424679

Color: Shine Control - for oily, normal, combination skin

202 Reviews

$39.00

Love this product! Holds makeup just like it should and limits shine/oil. High quality brand/product!...Through the pandemic, I’ve actually been wearing this alone without makeup, just to keep my oils at bay. This primer definitely works well under makeup too.

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

Finish:
Natural

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 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.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Hydra Booster

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424695

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

202 Reviews

$39.00

I have been reaching for this primer, every time I do my makeup. It definitely makes my makeup long lasting & helps keep my makeup in place while wearing a mask....I highly recommend using this on a daily basis as my make up applied perfectly as well

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

Finish:
Radiant

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.

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

486 Reviews

$39.00

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.

Finish:
Natural

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: 2424745

Color: Dullness eraser - light to medium skin with dullness & uneven tone

486 Reviews

$39.00

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.

Finish:
Natural

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Concerns:
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.

MAKE UP FOR EVERMini Step 1 Primer Hydra Booster

Size: 0.5 oz / 15 ml·ITEM: 2424786

Color: Hydra Booster

223 Reviews

$19.50

I absolutely love this primer! It keeps makeup on my nose which has always been a problem for me since I wear glasses but this definitely doesn’t let my makeup move....Amazing primer. iIm not a makeup expert or do my makeup often but i was very impressed with this product.

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

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

140 Reviews

$58.00

I really liked it, but not enough to switch out my current products that are in my everyday makeup routine. Powder highlighter is my preference and so is drugstore makeup products. ...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, and Ambra, ideal for medium-to-deep complexions.

$36.00

This is a must try for long-wear makeup days....Makeup GLUE...My makeup didn’t separate and it really did blur my pores

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.

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.

$18.00

When I wore this with my makeup, my skin looked incredible. It truly looked more poreless than alternative primers that I have tried It also had a nice matte finish, and my makeup stayed put all day. ...It works, not greasy, definitely a good primer for my makeup to go over. Makeup also stays on as it should!

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.

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