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Size 0.7 oz/ 20 g · ITEM 1970235
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$52.00

I didn't find it to be any ground breaking primer to keep my makeup in place....I love wearing makeup but I tend to hold back a lot of times because I worry that wearing it will reverse all the work of my skin care products, so the fact that this primer promises to create a barrier between my "esspensive"creams and my makeup is a GOD SENT
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 1.52 oz/ 45 mL · ITEM 2169423
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$30.00

gives you a glow...My makeup goes on so smooth and it doesn't look caked on....I received this product as a free sample and it perfect for those hot days when you want light makeup on this is super cooling in my opinion it does not make your makeup feel greasy and oily and sticks onto the make up definitely worth the coin
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 Standard Size - 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1074442
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$54.00

Creates a smooth canvas for your makeup....I didn't notice anything life changing when using it on myself, yes, it made my skin super soft and did a decent job as a primer, didn't blow me away (for myself and my skin needs) BUT LET ME TELL YOU I used this on my mother, who is 63 years old and I litterally watched as her wrinkles became less define in front of my own eyes as I applied this on her skin
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
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$37.00

Everyone from the everyday beauties to makeup artists!...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 2174860
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$38.00

Great, Even Without Makeup...I would give it 4.5 if I could, just not 5 only because it doesn't fill my pores as much as I was hoping for but it provides a longer wear from your makeup and illuminates the skin, as well as creates a smooth base
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

Probably my favorite makeup product....A couple of specifications: It is a silicone-based primer but unlike popular silicone-based primers such as Benefit's Porefessional and the wide array of Smashbox primers, it has a much thinner consistency and feels more like a silicone-based serum
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 Standard Size - 0.75 oz/ 21 g · ITEM 1259068
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$32.00

It does in fact smooth out my pores and make makeup go on smoothly, but it really broke me out....POREfessional can be worn on its own since its a tinted primer just to look refreshed, you can wear it under your makeup to give you a nice base and allows your makeup to stick, and you can dab a little more on throughout the day if you need to
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 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 2303782
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$38.00

it was so smooth...My skin LOVED it...I wore on top of my skincare and underneath my makeup in the winter time and it kept my makeup from flaking which is my biggest issue....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
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1002724
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$26.00

I felt my makeup was flawless....I like pairing it with Urban Decays All Nighter spray...just spray on a little of the All Nighter spray after u have applied all ur makeup or u end up looking a little too shiney ...its my flawless cocktail for perfect skin ALLday or ALLnight
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 oz · ITEM 1161629
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$45.00

New favorite item in my makeup case!!!...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 1.0 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2352441
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$32.00

So light & fresh...I love the color...Best Makeup Serum Ever!...I'm in love wit this Glowy Makeup Serum by Laneige, it's a serum base before I put my makeup on, it's fast absorbing and give me long-lasting makeup wear, it's hydrating without feel so oily, it's a must makeup base
What it is: A lightweight, hydrating serum that keeps oil in check for visibly smoother skin and longer-lasting makeup wear.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Diamond Mineral Powder: Creates a visibly translucent glow and smooths skin’s appearance.
- Light Fit Prep Technology: Helps makeup last longer.
- Ceramide Hydration Gel: Delivers and locks in moisture for an oil-water balance.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: The hydrating formula delivers and locks in moisture while addressing oil levels. It is formulated with diamond mineral powder which creates a visibly healthy, reflective glow, while Light Fit Prep Technology comfortably adheres to skin for extended makeup wear. You can use this serum face primer with or without makeup for a visibly hydrated glow.

This product is an Allure Best of Beauty winner.
Size 1.0 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2339711
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$52.00

Magic in a bottle...A top tier primer...It made my makeup go on like a dream and kept me matte (not dry) all day....As a broke college student, I do agree that it is a splurge for this primer but if you're a makeup guru and wanna get a bang for your buck along with illuminating skin in the long run, I'd highly recommend this
What it is: A weightless, oil-free liquid primer that protects skin from pollutants and makeup while helping your look go on better and last longer.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Redness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Thin Layers of Silk (Fibroin, Sericin, and Silk Powder): Diminish the look of pores, fines lines, and imperfections for the perfect canvas before makeup.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: The bestselling, innovative silk formula is now available in a weightless, oil-free liquid. Thin layers of silk and a special blend of botanical extracts act as a barrier between makeup and skin, helping to prevent clogged pores that can lead to breakouts. The result is healthy-looking skin as lustrous and smooth as silk.

Clinical Results: Expert grader assessment results, immediately after use:
- 100% demonstrated an improvement in skin tone
- 98% demonstrated an improvement in the appearance of pores
- 93% demonstrated an improvement in skin texture

2 weeks after use:
- 90% demonstrated an improvement in the appearance of winkles
- 98% demonstrated an improvement in the appearance of fine lines

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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 oz/ 28 g · ITEM 1898196
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$36.00

I love the smell...It goes on clear...perfect for no makeup days...I like this product a lot I thinkis blurs a little it could probably do a little bit better but I feel like it works kind of like a glue for your makeup and when I use it on wrinkles or lines it really holds the makeup on them and covers well
What it is:
A silicone-free, oil-free, matte primer stick that glides on sheer to blur pores and fine lines.

What it does:
Blur Stick is a lightweight, silicone-free, matte primer stick that minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines with powder-filled, blurring microspheres. Blur Stick’s smooth, velvety formula goes on clear to create a flawless, shine-free canvas that helps makeup look better and last longer. Warm up the creamy primer with your fingers, then swipe it onto your face. Wear it alone to banish oily spots and blur flaws, under makeup as a priming base, or use it throughout the day to soak up T-zone oil. Blur Stick primer is thoughtfully formulated with ingredients that won’t clog pores. Blur Stick is designed for all skin tones and is ideal for normal-to-oily skin types.

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

What else you need to know:
Blur Stick Matte Primer is cruelty-free, paraben-free, vegan, silicone-free, dimethicone-free, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and talc-free.

MILK MAKEUP believes you should have good ingredients, plus epic payoff, because compromise is cool, but not in your beauty routine. They care about what they put in their formulas just as much as what they leave out—they’re cruelty-free, paraben-free, and 100-percent vegan. It’s clean, cool beauty.

Born in Milk Studios, a creative photo studio in NY and LA, MILK MAKEUP’s community is their inspiration, and they celebrate beauty for everyone. From fresh-face to full-face, it’s not about how you create your look—it’s what you do in it that matters.

MILK MAKEUP means no rules.

Beauty Tip:
For dry skin, moisturize first, let it soak in, and then swipe on Blur Stick and blend for primed skin.
Size 1.35 oz/ 40 mL · ITEM 1626043
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$35.00

I love me a pump...Not a bad primer...Keeps makeup on and radiant....It smells nice and does a good job making my makeup hold up throughout the day and moisturizes well but it feels a little thick compared to other primers and makes my skin feel slightly weighted down as if I was using a lotion versus a primer
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 1.08 oz/ 32 mL · ITEM 1925528
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$32.00

Absolutely love under my makeup....I read a lot of the reviews and decided to take a chance on this after I purchased the fenty foundation...I'ven't received the foundation yet but picked the primer up in store and let me tell you, THE MOST BUTTERY AMAZING LUSCIOUS PRIMER EVER MADE
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.