Silicone Primers

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If you're looking for a way to smooth out your skin before you apply your makeup, or if you want to use a primer to help your foundation last longer, silicone primers are the way to go. They're easy to use and they can be used on all skin types. Here are some of the best silicone primers available today.

$7.80

This product is white, not clear like other silicone primers. It works great as a foundation primer for smooth application and hides pores decently but is not very good for helping to hide other texture. ...The Ordinary High-Adherence is just a basic mediocre silicone primer, very inexpensive. The company markets `advanced adaptive silicones`, but the product fails to impress. ...Mediocre primer, barely does anything

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A high-adherence blurring surface smoother and primer with advanced adaptive silicones.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Pores

If you want to know more…
This formula uses advanced adaptive silicones to act as a matte, hydrating, blurring primer for makeup that looks higher in definition and lasts longer. It can be used alone as a non-greasy hydrator to reduce the looks of pores and imperfections.

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

Yves Saint LaurentTouche Eclat Blur Face Primer

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 1713114

Color: Blur Primer Gold - brightens and evens skintone

2.3K Reviews

$76.00

I like the texture of this primer, similar to other silicone primers but more moisturizing. ...This primer feels like your average silicone primer. Not moisturizing like most illuminating primers are.

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.

MILK MAKEUPJumbo Hydro Grip Primer

ITEM: 2549681

Size: 5.28 oz/ 150 mL - clear

23 Reviews

$95.00

This is my now go to primer I’ll try others to make sure it’s best for me but for now I have found my holy grail of primers....I bought the jumbo version after trying other grip primers and at first I didn’t feel the gripping but after a minute or two it would dry and I would apply my makeup. for the price it’s nothing life changing.

What it is: A clean, silicone-free dewy makeup primer with hyaluronic acid that grips makeup for up to 12 hours and hydrates skin to prevent meltdown and caking.—now in a jumbo size with more than 3x the original.

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Blue Agave Extract: Grips makeup to prevent melting, fading, and caking.
- Hyaluronic Acid and Hemp-Derived Cannabis Seed Extract: Boost hydration to visibly smooth uneven texture.
- Aloe Water + Hemp-derived Cannabis Seed Extract: Provide additional boost of hydration to lock in moisture.

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

$45.00

It’s a little more hydrating than some other primers. I love that it’s silicone free and it was nice under my foundation...I love that this is silicone free because silicone primers have never worked well with my skin. my favorite thing about this primer is that it feels cooling when you apply it!

What it is: A clean, silicone-free, primer that helps texture, pores, and uneven tone instantly fade out of focus and boosts skin hydration for a soft-focus finish.

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Damascus Rose Water: Soothes, visibly clarifies, and locks in extreme moisture.
- Prickly Pear Extract: A rich source of vitamins and antioxidants to provide intense hydration.
- Cactus Flower Extract: Hydrates, calms, and soothes skin while supporting a strong skin barrier.

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

What Else You Need to Know: The Glowish Blur Jam Silicone Free Smoothing Primer uses innovative water-locking technology for a boos

MAC CosmeticsPrep + Prime Natural Radiance

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mL·ITEM: 2097657

Color: Radiant Pink

17 Reviews

$63.00

I did give it 3 stars for it's primer capabilities....I love this primer, its so lightweight & airy, with a luxurious consistency.

What it is:
A makeup primer that's specifically beneficial for oily and combination skin types.

What it does:
A silky gel emulsion, rich in natural ingredients, Prep + Prime Natural Radiance hydrates and primes to improve foundation or powder application, control oil, and promote smooth texture. Vitamins E and C protect with antioxidants, while caffeine calms skin. Illuminating pearl powders reflect optic radiance. The formula disappears upon application, resulting in a beautiful glow. The formula controls shine, provides long-term hydration, and improves radiance while smoothing and softening the look of skin.

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

$21.00

i love that it doesn't have silicone and it doesn't break me out. My skin is very sensitive so most anything affects me. ...Okay first of all i hate primers.. basically the primers ive used we’re always thick/oily and my dry patches would show.

What it is: A weightless, silicone-free, gel primer enriched with ultra-fine pearls for a lit-from-within glow.

Finish: Radiant

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Concerns: Dryness

$54.00

I can not use silicone heavy primers, my skin gets massive acne from the silicones clogging pores. ...It’s so amazing. Silicone free! 1000x better then the smashbox primers.

What It Is: A silicone-free primer that preps the skin for long-lasting makeup, minimizes pores and creates a soft-focus, natural matte finish. 


Coverage: Light 


Finish: Matte 


Formulation: Liquid 


Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, talc, phthalates, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also cruelty-free.

$49.00

Perfect primer stick for summer!...I recently began using the Milk Pore Eclipse Blur stick and it has been the perfect lightweight base for summer! Usually with liquid primers I feel like they make my makeup pill, especially in the heat but this stick just makes my skin under smooth and not oily. ...It is an OK product , have had better primers similar to this before. I really was impressed with the Matte primer and spray in the Milk product line but this product was just so so.

What It Is: A non-comedogenic mattifying and blurring primer stick that controls shine on the go and locks on makeup for up to 16 hours while minimizing the look of pores.


Highlighted Ingredients: 

- Lentil extract and Charcoal: absorbs oil to control shine

- Niacinamide and Bakuchiol: help smooth skin texture and minimize the look of pores and fine lines

- Tea Tree Oil: helps tone and soothe skin


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

$48.50

Amazing primer!...Non greasy, without that silicone feeling I hate! It’s smooth and silky texture and the best part is it makes your skin glow without being too shimmery or sparkly.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A lightweight primer formulated with coconut alkanes in an antioxidant-rich, organic base of botanical juices infused with an age-defying serum.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Fine lines and wrinkles

If you want to know more…
Phyto Pigments Illuminating Primer is formulated to illuminate skin, smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and blur imperfections for a flawless complexion and naturally beautiful radiance. It hydrates skin and controls oil with coconut alkanes and organic glycerin.

$38.00

Not something I would have ordered for myself as I don’t wear primer year-round but I am so glad Influenster included this Illuminating Primer with their Rare Beauty box! ...New favorite primer...It also is more towards the fee of a moisturizing/lotion primer rather than a silicone one. That’s my preference, so it gets a higher rating from me for that (especially going into winter), but if that’s not your preference, you may not enjoy as much.

What it is: A weightless, silicone-free, gel primer enriched with ultra-fine pearls for a lit-from-within glow.

Finish: Radiant

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Concerns: Dryness

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