perfecting face primer

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for perfecting face primer.

A primer is a must-have for any skin care routine. It helps to lock in moisture, plump up the skin, and smooth out the texture. It also helps to prevent shine and add a glow to your skin. Here are some of the best perfecting face primers available today.

La MerThe Perfecting Primer

ITEM: 2359206

Size: 1.4 oz/ 40 mL

7 Reviews


Absolutely love this primer, my foundation just glides on and lasts. I have used with the La Mer soft fluid foundation, but also with other brands and love it with each one...So I went “all in” and purchased the primer which help a lot. This primer is pretty moisturizing, you can wear it without makeup.

What it is: A primer that visibly hydrates, plumps, and blurs imperfections for a smooth, soft-focus effect.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates SLS & SLES.

What Else You Need to Know: This hydrating primer quickly blurs visible imperfections for a fresh, soft-focus effect. Create a soft, ultra-smooth canvas for makeup, or visibly amplify your skin’s bare beauty with improved-looking tone, texture, and translucency.


favorite primer especially when my face is red. It also stays very long...The texture is nice and smooth. I don’t use primers often, but I like this one for when I wear a full face if foundation!

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

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

What Else You Need to Know: Neutralize redness on the go with a travel-friendly version of MAKE UP FOR EVER’s bestselling primer. Perfect for addressing flushed skin or blemishes, its green pigments correct redness in skin for up to 24 hours.* This primer is powered by ginseng to help balance texture for a smooth and even makeup application. (*Instrumental test on 20 subjects.)


The best primer...I’ve tried a lot of primers and this is my favourite!! Get it...A great all in one primer serum to prep face for makeup and keep you hydrated throughout the day.

What it is: A gripping cream to oil primer that can be worn alone or to lock in makeup.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Prickly Pear Seed Oil: Provides hydration and supports skin barrier.
- Yam Root Extract: Supports skin elasticity.
- Japanese Camelia Oil: Visibly improve skin texture.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This multi-benefit primer serum melts into skin, transforming from a lightweight cream to oil texture that’s hydrating, nourishing, and supporting. It also works to i


Paired it with Virtue texturizing spray. Perfect!!...For YEARS I’ve been so insecure about my hairline that I’ve worn bangs religiously, but thanks to Volumizing Primer I finally feel comfortable wearing my hair back.

What it is: A weightless spray formulated to build volume and create the perfect foundation for style.

Hair Type: Fine and Medium

Hair Texture: Straight and Wavy

Hair Concerns:
- Volumizing
- Hold & Style Extending


Excellent hair primer!...This is one of the best hair primers that I've tried -- it's definitely pricey, but it does everything that it promises without leaving any residue. ...Really nice Hair Primer...Didn't make my hair feel greasy like some hair primers do. Highly recommend!

What it is: A multi-benefit hair primer with seven immediate benefits: it hydrates, detangles, smooths, conditions, boosts radiance, tames frizz, and adds silkiness in all hair types.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Frizz
- Shine
- Straightening and Smoothing

Key Benefits:
- Locks in moisture, boosts radiance, and tames frizzy hair for a smooth finish
- Use for air-drying hair to detangle and smooth hair texture
- Perfect for smooth hairstyles, air-dry styles, and blowouts

What Else You Need to Know: Loved by stylists, this multi-benefit primer works to immediately hydrate, detangle, smooth, and reduce frizz.


Obsessed with this magical spray- I had to get it in the mini version, it's perfect for traveling. Always refreshes my face, it seriously does wonders....Hands down one of the best spray primers I've ever used! Literally see the difference when using it as a face mist

What it is:
A mini weightless, three-in-one coconut water-infused mist that primes, sets, and refreshes makeup while it helps keep skin hydrated.

What it does:
This super hydrating, multitasking mist can be used as a primer before makeup, a setting spray to keep makeup in place all day, and a mid-day refresher anytime your skin needs a boost, serving as the perfect cure for a beauty hangover. Its unique blend of coconut water, probiotic-based ingredients, and skin revivers work together to hydrate and brighten skin, promote skin’s elasticity and tone, while smoothing skin. 

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


Great primer! I have combination skin and this is the perfect primer for it. ...Holy Grail Primer!...I love this mattifying primer! The texture is amazing! It makes my skin silky smooth, creates the perfect base for my makeup, and a little goes a long way!

What it is: An oil-fighting primer with a matte finish to defend your skin and perfect your makeup.

Finish: Matte

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Silkscreen Complex (Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, Probiotic Extract, Vitamins, and Algae): Nourishes, visibly balances, and defends skin.
- Witch Hazel, Salicylic Acid, and Zinc: Mop up oil.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Infused with nourishing, protective, and visibly balancing Silkscreen Complex, this primer forms a breathable, silky barrier.


I really liked this primer, it made my face look smooth and healthy. It seemed to really balance out my skin too. ...Then, the texture of it is far better than most primers. I struggled with some primers due to the oily/slimy feel, but this is like putting on another moisturizer. and it smells like a spa!!!

What it is: A weightless liquid primer that cocoons 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.

Urban DecaySubversion Lash Primer

ITEM: 1635788

Size: 0.28 oz/ 8.5 mL

414 Reviews


Cannot get enough of this primer !! I'm in love %26 I never was into lash primers until now !! ...This primer absolutely takes the cake!! I have tried so many lash primers, both drugstore and luxury, and subversion is the perfect primer!

What it is:
A whipped, creamy lash primer that conditions and preps for the perfect mascara application.

What it does:
Prep eyelashes for the perfect mascara application with Subversion Lash Primer. The brush coats each lash from root to tip, making them thicker and longer—letting you build dramatically better-looking lashes that look like false lashes. Formulated with protective panthenol and conditioning vitamin E, this primer strengthens lashes for high-volume application.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
This product is fragrance-free.


Love love love this primer...This hydrating primer is perfect to create the perfect canvas to put your makeup on. ...this face primer is the best of the best! creating the ultimate base for the perfect face of makeup!!

What it is: A face primer that quenches skin with a surge of moisture to create the perfect canvas for longer-lasting, flawless makeup.

What Else You Need to Know: This ultra-hydrating skin complex helps to lock in moisture and keep your foundation in place. The unique jelly texture melts into the skin for quick hydration that provides a makeup-ready canvas in seconds.

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