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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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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 Standard Size - 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1074442
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$54.00

I loved the silky feel of this primer!...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: 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 Mini Size - 0.25 oz/ 7 g · ITEM 1578251
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$13.00

I love how silky it is....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 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

Definitely silky and makes makeup easy to apply....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 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 the skin baby soft and makes your makeup look even more amazing....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 amazing preservative-free foundation primer that's great for all skin types.

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/ 30 mL · ITEM 1349968
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$37.00

It goes on so 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 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

It is soft....i received the smashbox photo finish foundation primer in my boxy charm box for march and my sephora play bag in April and I love it it goes on so nice it does not feel oily or heavy on my skin it really helps make my foundation look so amazing I will be buying this product more it worth it I recommend trying it out I love how smooth my foundation looks after using this primer #contest
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 8.5 oz/ 250 mL · ITEM 1602960
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$28.00

I love the smell...Not heavy at all...Leaves my hair smooth, soft, and shiny....I love BB's invisible oil line but I didn't get a lot of value out of the primer - I have dry, curly hair and just let it air dry naturally without using any heating products on it, so I used this as more of a detangler
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 · ITEM 1161629
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$45.00

I like the smell...Great as a Primer...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 1.014 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1956002
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$18.00

I love the smell...The name is cute...Soft and Luxurious!...I bought this cause of all the hype and you guys were right and u was looking for some more primer that wasn't so out of my budget I love smashbox but always buying the small ones on the fly, when I when into the Sephora in MDR Marisol the consultant was so nice and helpful and also told she uses it and lived it so I was sold love the price and product
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A light, silky primer that blurs the look of pores and wrinkles, while enhancing the wear of makeup.

Solutions for:
- Pores
- Uneven skin tone
- Fine lines and wrinkles

If you want to know more…
No Poreblem Primer provides seamless coverage for concealing pores and uneven skin tone, while creating an invisible layer that acts as a barrier to outside elements. It leaves skin velvety, smooth, and fresh—and completely prepped for flawless makeup application.

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

What else you need to know:
This product is cruelty free, vegan, and hypoallergenic.
Size 1.08 oz/ 32 mL · ITEM 1925528
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$32.00

Smooth and soft....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 2174860
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$38.00

This smells so great and it's super soft....The banana bright face primer, I would say the only reason I gave it a four stars is because when I use it under my foundation; I have extremely oily skin so it did make my skin oily and I normally have to use a specific primer to combat oily skin but besides that I really actually like the product
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

Clean at Sephora
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 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 2303782
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$38.00

it was so smooth...My skin LOVED it...First off, this primer made my skin feel so so soft and LOOK amazing....I absolutely love this primer I am not a big fan of primer but this primer feels so nice on the skin it's very hydrating and also I have combination skin and I have dry patches and it fell in moisturize my dry patches also it makes my make up look long-lasting and untouched even when I put a mask on
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 1350024
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$39.00

I love this primer...love the green one...Smooth, silky base for foundation...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.
ITEM 1103779
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$42.00

best of the best...I love the primer...Feels silky smooth & lasts all day!...I thought it was neat how it went on clear I'm not sure I'm crazy about it though just because I didn't like how my foundation looked with the primer not sure if it was the primer or foundation that was the problem so will at least use it one more time with a different foundation to see how it works then before ruling it out but so far it's ok but not great
What it is: An oil-free face primer that absorbs quickly, creating a smooth face base for a long-lasting makeup look.

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 and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This long-lasting face primer with elasto-smooth technology refines the look of skin texture and diffuses light to blur imperfections for a smooth makeup base. It is perfect for oily, normal, and dry skin and is oil-free, allowing makeup to last all day.