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In today’s post, we will be discussing the best primers from Sephora! Primers are a great way to increase the wear time of your makeup and make sure your makeup stays looking fresh and beautiful all day long! Stay tuned and read below for my favorite primers from Sephora!
- Becca Backlight First Light Filter Face Primer–$38.00
This primer is one of my absolute favorites. This is a natural finish primer that has smoothing and color/redness reducing properties. For me personally, this primer really preps and primes my facial skin for makeup very effectively. It provides a nice satin-like finish to my skin while also reducing redness. This primer does not make me overly oily, which I tend to be sensitive and prone to. Yet, to be completely honest, I do not notice my makeup lasting any longer with this primer. Although I find this primer to be worth the high price tag for the smooth, satin-like canvas it provides for applying makeup on top of.
According to the Sephora website, “First Light Priming Filter brightens and evens out the appearance imperfections by softly scattering translucent, cool violet light. It hydrates and revives skin with mineral-rich spring water, prickly pear flower, and sodium hyaluronate. Velvet Blurring Primer is infused with sodium hyaluronate to help keep skin hydrated, antioxidant rich vitamin C and E, and soft-focus blurring powders to help smooth the look of skin and absorb excess oil for an airbrushed finish. The formula is also oil-free.”
2. Becca Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer–$38.00
This primer is amazing for those of you with dry skin! I personally have normal to oily skin so this primer is not perfect for me but when I had dry skin when I was in high school, this primer was my holy grail. It gives the most luminous, dewy, and glowy finish! This primer makes your skin look so healthy, fresh and alive. It is just too dewy and glowy for my already oily(ish) skin but again for people with normal to dry skin, you NEED to try this primer out!
According to the Sephora website, “Backlight Priming Filter features a vitamin E-infused formula that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while creating a diffused, radiant glow. Velvet Blurring Primer is infused with sodium hyaluronate to help keep skin hydrated, antioxidant rich vitamin C and E, and soft-focus blurring powders to help smooth the look of skin and absorb excess oil for an airbrushed finish. The formula is also oil-free.”
3. Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer–$32.00
This primer is one of my very favorites, as well! It reinvigorates your skin so beautifully. It provides hydration to your skin while smoothing and brightening your skin, at the same time. This is the perfect primer for those of you, who just like me, feel like your skin looks dull and lackluster when you wake up. This primer contains slight (not overwhelming) hydration, smoothing, and brightening properties that when applied to your skin, completely transforms the texture, for the better!
Cure your next beauty hangover with Hangover, a revolutionary makeup primer that’s infused with coconut water, a probiotic-based ingredient, and skin revivers which work together to boost skin’s radiance, promote elasticity, and help hydrate while locking down makeup for fresher, longer, and more flawless wear. Too Faced harnessed the science of hydration to create a creamy, penetrating primer that acts like an energy drink for the skin by replenishing moisture levels. It can be worn alone for a dewy, healthy looking finish, or under bronzers, foundations, and powders to create the perfect canvas.
4. Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer–$37.00
This range of primers are absolutely amazing. This range of primers come in 10 different formulas, each of which targets a specific skin problem and/or concern. Overall, this range is great and each primer for each specific skin need and/or concern, performs and works so amazingly. My personal favorites are the mattifying primer, that I use in the summer when my skin goes form normal to oily. I also love the smoothing primer because it truly smooths your skin and creates the perfect canvas for applying makeup on top of! I also love the radiant primer yellow, which adds radiance to light to medium skin. The primer truly does add a controlled amount of radiance and brightens the skin prior to applying makeup!
According to the Sephora website, “Prep skin for your makeup routine with Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primers, and address your skin concerns with this innovative makeup primer. Perfect for balancing skin and achieving an ideal makeup result, it’s lightweight and creamy, leaving a more evenly-toned appearance, and increases foundation’s hold. This primer for all skin tones leaves makeup looking fresh for hours while it hydrates, firms, and smooths the look of the skin. Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer is available in 10 formulas to target every texture and tone concern:
Mattifying Primer reduces shine for oily skin.
Smoothing Primer evens the skin’s texture.
Hydrating Primer preps normal skin and restores balance.
Nourishing Primer moisturizes and comforts.
Redness Correcting Primer neutralizes.
Radiant Primer Blue adds radiance to light skin.
Radiant Primer Pink adds radiance to light to medium skin.
Radiant Primer Yellow adds radiance to light to medium skin.
Radiant Primer Peach adds radiance to medium to tan skin.
Radiant Primer Caramel adds radiance to dark skin.”
5. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer–$54.00
This Hourglass primer is expensive but definitely worth the money! It smooths and hydrates the skin so perfectly that foundation applies unimaginably well over the primer! This primer is oil free with a silky, airy texture that leaves a smooth canvas for makeup, while reducing the look of redness, pores, and wrinkles. Additionally, I do notice that my makeup looks smoother, more healthy, natural, and life-like, and lasts longer throughout the day!
According to the Sephora website, “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. 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.”
7. Benefit POREfessional Face Primer–$31.00
This primer is perfect for those of you who struggle with enlarged pores. This “primer balm” is a miracle worker. As you apply this primer to the areas of your face with enlarged pores, you can literally see the primer filling in the pores and thus, the pores basically disappearing. It is basically makeup magic!
According to the Sephora website, “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! The oil-free formula contains vitamin E, which is known to protect skin from free radicals.”
8. Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer–$45.00
This primer is absolutely great for those of you who struggle with oiliness and pores, such as myself! I love using this primer to fill in my pores and mattify my normal to oily skin. My skin is especially oily in the summer which is when I like to use this product!
According to the Sephora website, “A cult favorite for six years, pores no more® pore refiner primer is Dr. Brandt’s quick fix for flawless, photo-ready skin at any age and during any season. This miracle base creates the perfect canvas for your makeup application. It acts as an invisible barrier to prevent makeup from clogging pores and as a velvety primer to absorb excess oil and blur fine lines and imperfections while improving the longevity of makeup. Your skin will look and feel smoother, more uniform, and perfectly shine-free. A game-changer in the world of selfies, this cult-favorite is Dr. Brandt’s quick fix for flawless, photo-ready skin. An instantly* mattifying primer and pore refiner in one, it’s a miracle base that creates the ideal skin canvas for long-lasting makeup. The velvety formula absorbs excess oil, minimizes the look of pores, blurs fine lines and imperfections, and is beautifully melt-proof—no matter how high the humidity. Skin looks and feels smooth and fresh with an ultra-clean sensation.”