Colored Primers

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for Colored Primers.

Primers are a must-have for almost any makeup routine. They help keep your face smooth and ready while you apply your other stuff, and they can also be used to set your makeup or as a spot treatment for blemishes. Here are some of the best colored primers on the market.


I’ve tried so many different primers and color corrective products and they’ve either caused breakouts or just missed the mark! ...This is a solid primer! I like that it evens out my skin tone and conceals any redness I have.

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.)

MAKE UP FOR EVERColor Correcting Step 1 Primers

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424729

Color: Yellowness Neutralizer (purple) - light to medium skin with discoloration & sallowness

595 Reviews


Perfect Primer...I really liked how the primer felt when I applied it to my face. Some primers can be tacky when you apply it, this one went on smooth. ...Great primer!...This primer is a great makeup base as it is hydrating, my makeup doesn’t seem to look as uneven as it does when I use other primers.

What it is: A color-correcting primer that delivers an even complexion and radiant-looking skin that lasts all day.


Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Uneven Skin Tone

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

What Else You Need to Know:
Even your complexion with this color-correcting primer, which reduces dullness. Packed with ginseng, this illuminating formula adds radiance and hydration, corrects skin tone for up to 24 hours, and is ideal for fair to light skin tones with sallowness.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Color Corrector - Redness Corrector

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424703

Color: Redness Corrector - fair to light skin with redness

598 Reviews


One of the best color correcting primers ever! I have naturally pink cheeks and acne scars so I’m always looking for a good color corrector. ...I like this primer a lot. It doesn’t have that nasty silicone feel that a lot of primers do.

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


Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Concerns: Redness

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

What Else You Need to Know: Neutralize redness all day with the Step 1 Primer Color Corrector - Redness Corrector. Green pigments correct red tones in skin for up to 24 hours, while vitamin B5 hydrates for up to 24 hours. Powered by ginseng, this formula works to make skin look more radiant and balance its texture.

ValentinoV-Lighter Illuminating Face Primer and Highlighter with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 25 mL·ITEM: 2542850

Color: Ambra - ideal for medium-to-deep complexions with warm undertones

265 Reviews


I didn’t like this as a primer because it felt heavy under foundation compared to other brands of illuminating primers from Becca, too faced, hourglass, and Charlotte Tilbury. ...good solid primer...Good solid primer! I like this just as well as my Tom ford and Gucci primers.

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


What it is: A long-wearing, waterproof primer that goes on sheer and won’t let you down for up to 12 hours.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: Meet your new partner in prime. Morphe’s long-wearing, waterproof primer goes on silky smooth, dries down sheer, and won’t let you down for up to 12 hours. The non-creasing formula keeps your color in place so you can slay all day.

MorpheThe Big Prime Lash Primer

Size: 0.34 oz/ 10 mL·ITEM: 2397461

Color: Blue Boost

135 Reviews


I have tried several brands of lash primers and this is definitely a very good lash primer. ...It’s the blue primer for me...I love everything about this mascara primer especially the fact that it’s blue. I’m use to seeing white primers but never blue so I love the change with this one!

What it is:

A lash primer infused with ingredients known to condition and a unique blue shade that preps lashes for larger-than-life volume and amplifies the effects and color intensity of mascara.

What Else You Need to Know: This primer preps lashes for ultimate volume while conditioning for mascara application and intensifying the color of your mascara.


I have dry skin and this primer doesn’t look cakey or cling to dry patches like many matte primers do. ...I have also used Hourglass Mineral Veil primer (too slick), YSL, Chanel, and Charlotte Tilbury's primer + SPF and this Dior primer is THE BEST I've found so far but I'm not using it as a primer in the traditional sense.

What it is: A radiant foundation primer that delivers up to 24 hours of hydration, enhances makeup, and leaves skin looking luminous.



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Iris Extract: Brings comfort to the skin.
- Red Hibiscus Extract: Known for illuminating properties.
- Natural-Origin Hyaluronic Acid: Contains hydrating and plumping properties.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: The Dior For

NARSSoft Matte Face Primer

ITEM: 2482743

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL

25 Reviews


Mediocre face primer...Although the product is hydrating/gentle on the skin, I felt like it didn’t really hold my makeup as well as some other makeup primers have....Only got a sample and I was amazed at how smooth it made my skin and I have lots of texture. I used to never use primers but this made me believe in using a face primer!

What it is: A lightweight primer that creates a smooth canvas while visibly minimizing shine and balancing skin in any climate for extended makeup wear.

Skin Type: Normal, Oily, Combination

Concerns: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Climate-Balancing Technology: Visibly minimizes shine, maintains makeup wear, and balances skin in any weather.
- Anti-Oxidation Complex: Controls the appearance of excess sebum and prevents color oxidation.


This is one of my favorite primers for the warmer months (I use the Guerlain L’Or Radiance Booster primer in the colder months since it’s very hydrating). ...One of my favorite primers of all time.......This primer and the hourglass one are my favorite primers ever!

What it is:
A color-correcting and radiance-boosting primer.

What it does:
Météorites Primer smooths and color-corrects your skin tone for a radiant complexion. Infused with a delicate violet scent, it’s formulated with Guerlain’s signature Stardust Technology: a unique complex encapsulating a celestial powder that transforms light invisible to the naked eye into visible and soft-focus perfecting light to blur imperfections and provide exceptional radiance.

Products related to Colored Primers

Luminous Primers
“It is a great primer especially if you are looking for a luminous base”
Powder Primers
“I typically just wear this primer and a bit of powder (no foundation) and my skin looks good all day”
Yellow Primers
“Oxidizes my foundations towards a more yellow shade than they it would normally go :( I have a very cool skin tone, so perhaps if you have a warmer undertone this wouldn't be as much of an issue for you”
Purple Primers
“I picked the purple because I do have discoloration. It does help with my foundation and since I turned 30 I have adult acne”
Makeup Primers With Silicone
“However, since it’s silicone based, any of my water based foundations I can’t wear overtop of this because the primer starts pilling underneath”
Oily Skin Primers
“This primer is a cream-to-oil formula that works wonders for normal, dry, combination, and oily skin types”
Luxury Primers
“First tried this product as it was included in a Sephora Favorites Luxury set. Primer is sparkly in the bottle but it doesn’t transfer to the face”
Yellow Powders
“I’ve tried most popular setting powders and this by far is my favorite. I’ve included an unedited picture of myself wearing the face powder in 2.5 and the yellow setting powder”
Waterproof Primers
“I sweat a lot so I get waterproof everything. Even though this doesn’t say it’s waterproof I’ve noticed that my makeup stays on better and longer”
Colored Mascara
“I recieved this from Influenster as complimentary for my honest review and let me tell you I'm loving this.Probably because the bold color blue and it looks great by itself comparing with the mascara.This is nice for outing going bold giving you that boost to your make up”