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primers for acne prone skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for primers for acne prone skin.

A primer is a special kind of paint that is applied over another color to help it stick. It is also known as a "base coat." The purpose of a primer is to make the top coat more durable and longer lasting. Here are some great options for primers available today.

Yves Saint LaurentTouche Eclat Blur Face Primer

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 1713114

Color: Blur Primer Gold - brightens and evens skintone

2.2K Reviews

$56.00

Feels nice but caused a break out...However, I ended up with 2 angry, red pimples and a whitehead on my forehead -- I haven't broken out on my forehead in years because it's the driest part of my face! ...i really wanted this to work but unfortunately this made me break out...but if you don't have acne prone skin give it a go

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.

$24.00

Protects My Skin...I really love this primer. I have sensitive acne prone skin. Whenever I wear Foundation I have new breakouts by the end of the day. ...Made me breakout with regular use...I have dry skin (not sensitive) and I rarely break out, usually related to extreme stress or a new 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.

beautyblenderTHE LEVELER™ Pore Minimizing Primer

Size: 1.0 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2191179

Color: Tan-Deep

793 Reviews

$32.00

causes breakouts...I got as a sample.i put it on face looked nice then put on foundation. 10 hours later I have zits under my skin and I only break out during periods. so had to use a facial peel right after to minimize zit size. ...FABULOUS PRIMER FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN...I absolutely love this primer! I suffer from acne-prone, sensitive skin with large pores.

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.

$54.00

oily/acne-prone skin types: this is for you!...I have combination, acne prone skin and when I stopped using a sample of this I immediately noticed the break outs getting way worse. this definitely does what it claims: it keeps makeup from clogging pores! ...Ugh caused pimples on my nose...But Unfortunately every time I used it a pimple would appear and I hardly ever get pimples.

What it is: A weightless liquid primer that protects skin from pollutants and makeup while helping your look go on better and last longer.

Skin Type: Normal, 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.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONSmooth + Blur Primer

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2413318

356 Reviews

$16.00

This is one of the best smoothing primers I have tried. A lot of the other primers that are blurring tend to make me break out, but this one does not. ...sensitive skin friendly!...Wow I love this primer ! And I usually don’t wear primer! Made my makeup look flawless and I didn’t break out !

What it is: A silky makeup primer that gives a soft-focused, blurred effect to reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Finish:
Natural

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Concerns: Dryness, Oil, Pores, and Uneven Skin Tone

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Gingko Extract and Stabilized Vitamin E: Known to protect skin from environmental factors.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil. It is also vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight formula diffuses imperfections and smooths your skin texture with a soft-powder finish. It is perfect as a smooth base to extend makeup wear and is formulated for all skin types.

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

Great for acnes too...And I love it ! I have issues with acne and my skin is super oily, somehow this primer makes my skin looks super healthy and smooth for a long time ! ...It leaves my face so smooth. And I don’t break out as much with this

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 Pore Minimizer

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424687

Color: Pore Minimizer - for oily, normal, combination skin

220 Reviews

$39.00

Through all the crying, wiping my eyes, face and with wearing a mask my skin still looked flawless. I truly love this product, it feels nice and light on the skin, hasn’t caused me a break out and skin irritation! ...THE BEST (even for acne-prone!)...I have oily skin that breaks out easily and this has not caused any breakouts whatsoever.

What it is: A smoothing makeup primer that visibly reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines for a smooth texture and blurred finish.

Finish:
Natural

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, and Combination

Concerns: Pores

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

What Else You Need to Know: Reduce the appearance of pores for up to 24 hours and instantly smooth skin's appearance with the Step 1 Primer Pore Minimizer. Innovative polymers and silica visibly blur and smooth fine lines and skin’s texture, while ginseng maintains balance. The translucent formula works on all skin tones.

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

So I’d been using hourglass mineral veil for years and was afraid to switch. My skin had been a little dry lately so I figured if other MUF products never caused breakouts, why not try their primer. ...Worked great with my sensitive skin. Didn't make me breakout. Product was sent by influenster for review.

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.

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

167 Reviews

$58.00

I only used as a highlighter because the brand’s ingredients aren’t great for acne prone skin. I like the Charlotte tilbury flawless filter better....Beautiful silky smooth primer but for the price?...The best part is I have a combo style face and get mini breakouts sometimes. I didn't have any pimples form with this primer, it was a miracle.

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

Amazing for acne prone skin!...I have acne prone skin, and this hasn't caused me to break out....I didn’t look oily like I did with my precious primer. Also felt lightweight and didn’t make me break out.

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.

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