Thick Face Primer

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The best way to get a smooth, even surface for your foundation is to use a primer. The key to a good primer is that it should be thin enough that it doesn't interfere with the application of your foundation, but thick enough to provide some protection against the elements. Here are some of the best primers on the market today.

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


Not only does this make your skin look better but this primer feels good! It's not like other primers that feel like a mask or too thick. ...I have used other brands like BareMinerals and Smashbox primers and it leaves you feeling slightly greasy and the primer itself is thick.

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.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONMattify + Refine Primer

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2413326

43 Reviews


I love this primer. I use it as a moisturizer as well before my makeup it’s thick and hydrating!!...Great Primer...Isn’t drying, doesn’t pill, makes your face into a nice canvas. I like that this is easy to apply, absorbs, isn’t thick or cakey and has a gel like texture that feels nice on that skin.

What it is: A lightweight gel-cream primer that mattifies your skin, extends makeup wear, and controls shine for up to 10 hours.

Skin Type:
Oily and Combination

Concerns: Oil and Pores

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Witch Hazel Extract: Refines the look of pores.
- White Tea Extract: Helps protect skin from environmental factors.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This mattifying gel-cream primer dries to a breathable, powder-like, natural-matte finish that is transparent on skin. It extends your makeup application and controls shine on combination to oily and even sensitive skin types. Plus it's non-comedogenic.


Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2413318

468 Reviews


Finally, a LIGHT blurring primer...I'm constantly adding pore blurring primers to my collection too. I love this one because it's not super thick and doesn't immediately make me feel like I need to wash my entire face off. ...Multipurpose primer...I love that you can use this primer with or without foundation. Easily applied and not thick like others I’ve tried

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


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.

GucciGucci Matte Primer

ITEM: 2508117

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml

85 Reviews


This is a great primer, it’s thick and smells nice and does the job, but you could definitely find a better primer for a lot cheaper, you’re very much paying for the brand name with this product....This primer does what it says it does, it’s mattifying and doesn’t dry your face out.

What it is: A mattifying primer that keeps makeup looking fresh while leaving skin feeling cared for.

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin: Create a naturally perfected and visibly unified complexion.

- Rose Centifolia: Soothes the skin and provides antioxidant power.

- Salicylic Acid and Bamboo Powders: Control shine for up to a day and blur the look of the pores.

What Else You Need to Know: The non-sticky, cool gel formula is developed for all skin types and designed to beautify one’s unique features, rather than mask them.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Hydra Booster

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424695

Color: Hydra Booster - for dry, normal, combination skin

288 Reviews


This primer is hydrating af! It is not super thick, still a little runny however it applies smoothly to the face. ...It took a little getting used to but it definitely leaves my face feeling hydrated. 4 stars because I didn’t love the texture...I think it’s pretty thick.

What it is: A makeup primer that boosts skin's hydration and radiance for up to 24 hours while extending makeup wear.


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: 2542850

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

267 Reviews


This valentino primer and highlighter is a thick shiny cream. I used it as a face primer but found it didnt work well with my oily skin type.

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

MAC CosmeticsPrep + Prime Natural Radiance

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mL·ITEM: 2097657

Color: Radiant Pink

17 Reviews


I did give it 3 stars for it's primer capabilities....The price of the full size is in line with other primers but I think it will last a long time. I recommend you try this primer if you're not currently happy with the one you're using now!!

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.


Go-To Primer...Spent so long searching for a primer that would work well with my textured skin and this has been perfect! ...Usually hate blurring primers but I love this!!!!...This is the first blurring primer that works without pilling and doesn’t break me out!!!!

What it is: A clean, blurring face primer with hydrating niacinamide & plumping collagen peptides delivers a soft-touch silky feel and a poreless matte finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Niacinamide: Hydrates and helps to reduce redness, pores and hyperpigmentation

- Collagen Peptide: Plumps and firms skin to reduce signs of fine lines & wrinkles

- Poreaway Complex (Pistacia Lentiscus Mastic Gum): Visibly tightens pores, reduces imperfections and controls oil


It’s not flat at the roots anymore! It actually looks thick!! AAAAAAAAA <3

What it is: A weightless spray formulated to build volume and create the perfect foundation for style.

Hair Type: Fine and Medium

Hair Texture: Straight and Wavy

Hair Concerns:
- Volumizing
- Hold & Style Extending

tarteMini Opening Act Lash Primer

ITEM: 2273985

Size: 0.16 oz/ 5 mL

58 Reviews


But since using the primer my mascara does not budge all day! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a primer dealing with sweat/heat causing their mascara to melt onto their face....Only lash primer I’ll use...I’ve never been one to love lash primers, but this one works so well that I’ve had to add it to my daily routine.

What it is: An ultra-conditioning lash primer that gives more volume to your lashes before you even apply mascara, now in take-me-with-you travel size.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Cellulose: Plant-derived thickening agent.
- Caranuba Wax: Emollient from the leaves of the carnauba palm to ensure a smooth application.
- Olive Esters: Help condition and protect lashes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. This product is also cruelty-free and gluten-free.

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“I used some points to try the sample version of this one and the other primer MILK has. I immediately noticed when using this particular one that it definitely helped with the look of my pores and it has nice soothing feeling going on”
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“I still saw my huge pores and I didn’t see a glow. It’s better for a more natural glow, compared to a beaming glow that I usually like from highlighters”
Mattifying Face Primer
“The real mattifying face prime! It’s awesome, It leaves the skin very soft and matte and the makeup lasts much longer without being greasy”
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“Absolutely love this primer, my foundation just glides on and lasts. I have used with the La Mer soft fluid foundation, but also with other brands and love it with each one”
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“it seems like a serum in texture and how it sits on the skin— it does have a luminizing effect and allows for smooth makeup application but doesn’t add any staying power”
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“The gold flakes are very subtle. Looks great on my dark skin tone. You need very little makeup once this is applied. ”
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“I actually really liked this primer I’ve used sticky primers before for hydration but this is the first time I’ve used a primer like this”
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“I’ve used Almay primer with a slight tint before make up. Getting the benefit the POREfessional hydrate primer is like applying coconut oil on my face”
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“Most of my favorite foundations are water based, so I’m always on the lookout for a good water based primer”
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