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Size 0.7 oz/ 20 g · ITEM 1970235
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$52.00

Very silky and my foundation looks more dewy!...It's a good product but I can't make it to work on myself I have combination mature skin and always my makeup finishes oily on the T zone and remarks my pores close to my nose maybe I couldn't find the right way to use it or it doesn't work well with some foundations I don't know but I think that there are more dupes cheapens than this one so I won't recommend it if you have same skin problems like myself
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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Size Mini Size - 0.31 oz/ 8.9 mL · ITEM 1319193
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$20.00

My skin is sensitive and on the drier side, and although the primer went on "silky," which did not feel as good as it sounds, it did not keep my makeup from getting cakey even for a mere 3-4 hours....I am not a primer girl mostly because I feel like most of them feel so heavy and my skin can't breathe but while I was shopping in Sephora one of the makeup artist tried this on my skin it was the most light weight primer I have ever tried feels so good on the skin and paired with my hourglass foundation it gives such a flawless look
What it is:
An oil-free primer with a silky, airy texture that leaves a smooth canvas for makeup, while reducing the look of redness, pores, and wrinkles.

What it does:
With a texture unlike any other, this silky primer extends the wear of makeup while also concealing redness, minimizing the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and providing broad spectrum SPF 15 for a perfect complexion that lasts. It leaves a smooth, even surface so that foundation effortlessly glides on and stays put for all-day makeup wear. This unique primer has an airy, silky cloud-like texture and layers onto skin without added weight or a greasy after feel. It delivers Broad Spectrum SPF 15 sun protection with mineral-derived sunscreens. It’s ideal for all skin types, even sensitive, blemish-prone skin, and it repels water so makeup stays looks freshly applied all day long.

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

What else you need to know:
The perfect complexion starts with Veil Mineral Primer. As the first step in your makeup routine, it creates the ideal canvas for your makeup to effortlessly glide on and stay on for all-day wear. The silky, weightless texture smooths and evens out the skin for perfect application and wear every time. It’s the one product that will elevate your foundation to unprecedented performance.

"Before I developed Veil Mineral Primer, I wasn’t a big fan of using makeup primers. They always felt like an extra and unnecessary step in your makeup regimen. But then I started working with a chemist on the idea of a next generation primer, and, after numerous incarnations, we came up with Veil. It was unlike any other primer I had seen—it was silky in texture, it concealed redness, it repelled water so your foundation lasts longer, and it had an SPF. I felt like it delivered in so many ways that I knew it had earned a place in my daily routine."—Carisa Janes, Hourglass Founder

What else you need to know:
Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1349968
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$37.00

It is soft....I hate wearing a bunch of layers of makeup on my skin- BUT- this made my foundation go on SO good I didn't even have to use that much (also smashbox) and, great eyeshadow primer, AND, I can use it alone and my skin is so smooth
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 0.27 fl oz/ 8 mL · ITEM 2377836
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$14.00

Feels smooth and silky....Thanks to @influenster I received this sample product totally free, I was really looking forward to try this first even I was about to compare but I doubted if I would like it or not and this voxbox I fell perfect probe and I totally enchant it together with a base skin It is beautiful covering the lines of expression and the pores perfect for me I love it only use it once and I liked the result I will surely follow it using that velvet skin effect I super recommend it
What it is: A clear, oil-free primer gel that smooths skin and the look of pores so your makeup lasts.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and 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% saw blurred imperfections
- 93% saw smoother skin
- 91% saw minimized pores and lines
Size Standard Size - 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1074442
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$54.00

I loved the silky feel of this primer!...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 state-of-the-art primer that extends the wear of foundation for a perfect complexion—elevate your foundation to unprecedented performance.

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: With a texture unlike any other, this oil free primer not only creates a smooth, even canvas for makeup, but also conceals redness, minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and provides broad spectrum SPF 15 protection, all in a supremely airy, silky, cloud-like texture.
Size Mini Size - 0.25 oz/ 7 g · ITEM 1578251
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$13.00

I love how silky it is....I do not have enough good things to say about The POREfessional :D Its just one of the most amazing primers I have tried ... (and I have tried a lot ) I have very oily skin and I spent a long time bouncing from primer to primer to try to find one that suited my skin
What it is:
A professional balm that minimizes the appearance of pores.

What it does:
Quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines and help makeup stay put with this priming phenomenon. The silky and lightweight formula can be worn under makeup to create a smoother-than-smooth canvas or used throughout the day to mattify shine and touch up problem areas. It’s so translucent, no one will know you’re wearing anything!

What else you need to know:
The oil-free formula contains vitamin E, which is known to protect skin from free radicals.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1713114
COLOR: Blur Primer Gold [ 1 more colors ]
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$52.00

Lightweight and silky smooth feel....I'm so in love with this primer , it's been few weeks that I'm using this primer, I can't get over it, I would not say it's the best primer I have ever used because I have not experimented a lot with primer, I have dry skin
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

Super soft and smooth to the touch....Also, the vitamin E ingrediant they advertise on is very very scarce, so the primer itself probably does more damage than good ON ANOTHER NOTE: I love this primer though I mean I literally look like a soft cloud and my makeup just looks 10x better with this and it feels so soft (its because of all those silicone based heavy polymer chemicals that my skin wont mix with but still
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 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1002724
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$26.00

It makes me face feel so soft and smooth....the problems is the next morning my face was irritated :( and it has broken-out, I though well maybe it is due to something else, and I tried this primer again a few days later after my skin recovered a little bit... the next morning same thing :( If you do not have sensitive skin, I recommend this product because it really does wonders to the way make-up looks and lasts... I am still in search of a primer that won't break me out or irritate my sensitive skin
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

it's smooth soft and matte....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 8.5 oz/ 250 mL · ITEM 1602960
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$28.00

Not heavy at all...I love this spray...Smooth, soft and tangle free hair....I tried a sample of this product from a point perk but ended up purchasing it on my own it makes my hair feel so soft and gives it this unbelievable shine not to mention the protection it provides I would definitely repurchase again
What it is: A frizz-fighting leave-in treatment that detangles, protects, and conditions dry, coarse, or brittle hair, and helps to provide moisture and UV and heat protection.
Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, and Curly
Hair Texture: Medium and Thick
Hair Concerns: Straightening and Smoothing
- Heat Protection
- Color Safe
Key Benefits:
-Helps Defrizz and Detangle
- Provides UV and Heat Protection
- Protects Against Breakage
Formulation: Liquid
Highlighted Ingredients:
- Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, and Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil: Condition, soften, and add shine.
- UV Filters: Help protect hair against the drying effects of the sun.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, and mineral oil. This product is also cruelty-free.
What Else You Need to Know: This top-selling leave-in treatment is blended with six featherlight oils to help soften, silken, tame, defrizz, detangle, and protect against breakage. Plus, it contains UV protection to help shield hair from the drying effects of the sun. It works well with dry, damaged, and/or color-treated hair.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1349976
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$39.00

Gets the job done...soft, hydrating and works...I had never used primers because I thought I would look unnatural, but not with this one, I tried a couple of primers in different parts of my face and asked which side of my face looked better and ... smashbox light won
What it is: An oil-free, lightweight gel primer that smooths complexion and leaves a soft-focus finish.

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: Prep skin for flawless makeup application while creating a silky-smooth canvas with this primer that‘s infused with peptides and antioxidant vitamin C. This fragrance-free, water-based primer is ideal for sensitive, blemish-prone, oily, or combination skin.
Size 1.0 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2416642
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$36.00

Gets the job done...This primer glides on silky smooth....I really like the primer I felt like it went really well with the foundation I cannot give much detail about primer because I don't really have any pores or much issue with my skin but I wasn't a big fan of the formula being watery I like primer that are more cream formula and for 36 I am not really sure if it's worth
What it is: A weightless, water-based primer that visibly mattifies, refines pores, and blurs the skin with light-diffusion technology.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oil, Pores, Uneven Skin Tone

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Mattifying Powders and Peptides: Visibly minimize shine.
- Sebum-Catch Powder: Prolongs makeup wear by absorbing oil and sweat throughout the day.
- Snowflake Powder: Scatters light to smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and rough skin.

What Else You Need to Know: Quickly and visibly blur and mattify your complexion with this water-based primer. It provides up to eight hours of hydration while absorbing excess oil throughout the day. The formula is non-comedogenic and dermatologist tested.

Clinical Results: In an independent, 3-day US consumer study of 103 women:
- 94% agreed the primer made skin feel soft and fresh
- 92% agreed the primer smoothed the surface of skin
- 91% agreed the primer improved the finish of foundation
Size 0.94 oz/ 28 mL · ITEM 2448124
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$26.00

Soft + Smooth (:...It is super light...It feels so soft on my skin!...I think it does a great job of blurring my pores and it did give me a subtle matte look however I did notice a bit of shine after a few hours which to me is no big deal because I live in AZ and it gets super hot here this time of year so staying matte all day is hard to achieve, over all I love the primer in my opinion it did exactly what it claimed to do
What it is: A hydrating, cushiony gel primer that blurs the look of pores and fine lines, boosts and extends makeup wear, and helps fight shine all day.

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Concerns: Oil and Pores

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and conditions.
- Green Tea Extract: Helps soothe and calm skin.
- Vitamin E: Protects skin from environmental stressors.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, and retinyl palmitate. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Great alone or under makeup, this lightweight, plush gel primer helps absorb shine, visibly evens out skin texture, and smooths away the look of pores quickly with a soft-focus effect. It is made with hyaluronic acid and also soothes while providing lasting hydration, so skin stays comfortable all day under makeup.

Clinical Results: In an independent consumer study of 65 women:
- 100% said it minimizes and smooths away the look of pores
- 100% said it helps fight shine and extends foundation wear all day
- 98% said it blurs the look of fine lines
Size 0.27 fl oz/ 8 mL · ITEM 2377869
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$14.00

love the green one...I love this primer...It's so smooth & silky....When I tried it it did the job of oxidizing my skin and taking out the redness so my foundation could really get to work,a day or so after using it I noticed my skin is alot less "bumpy" and half of the blackheads I did have had disappeared,(been trying to get rid of them for years
What it is: A color-correcting, green-toned face primer that visibly reduces redness, blurs the appearance of pores, evens out skin tone, and reduces the look of fine lines.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of 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 color-correcting primer helps your makeup last for hours. It minimizes the appearance of redness, fine lines, and pores while evening out your skin tone.
Size 1.08 oz/ 32 mL · ITEM 1925528
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$32.00

It make my skin so soft and smooth....I love this primer so much, let me tell you something, I tried to many primer but Finally I found the perfect primer for my dry skin ( my T zone is a little oily) and I'm so happy with my new foundation from fenty beauty, I applied it at 5:00am and when I came back home around 9pm my makeup still look so flawless omg and I didn't touch my face, I applied translucent powder from Laura mercier and all nighter mist that's it
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.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1350024
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$39.00

best of the best...Great for red skin...Silky smooth finish...first let me say I have moderately sundammaged skin and in my 30s so have fine lines beginning and some ruddy spots that aren't terrible but I see using this green primer I look so much better with those pink/red tones muted out
What it is: A color-correcting, green-toned face primer that visibly reduces redness, blurs the appearance of pores, evens out skin tone, and covers fine lines.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of 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 color-correcting primer helps your makeup last for hours. It minimizes the appearance of redness, fine lines, and pores while evening out your skin tone.