Face Primer

Top 20 Face Primer Products for March 2015

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer by Smashbox remains the #1 Face Primer product on GlamGeek this month, with a rating of 4.5*.

Holding onto 2nd place, with a rating of 4.3* is Prep+prime Face Protect Spf50 by MAC. Remaining in 3rd we have Face Lift Makeup by Barbara Daly.

1st
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer by Smashbox
GlamGeek Rating:
4.5
(16 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this month.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Reviews:
"I"ve never properly inspected how long this product allows my makeup to last but obviously far longer than if I wasn"t wearing any primer. Sets in quite quickly smooths out the colours in my skin which tends to be quite blotchy and allows me to apply my makeup easier. "

"I did like this product, however if i used one of my foundations it would made my skin look greasy. But apart from that this product made my face feel very soft"


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2nd
Prep+prime Face Protect Spf50 by MAC
GlamGeek Rating:
4.3
(3 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this month.
Prep+prime Face Protect Spf50 Reviews:
"i have tried a few different primers and so far this is my favorite! makes my skin feel amazing and helps with hiding my pores "

"I love this product because it promises that your make-up will stay on all day with it. The application is nice but as its SPF 50 it does go all sticky and hard to absorb."


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3rd
Face Lift Makeup by Barbara Daly
GlamGeek Rating:
4.3
(3 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this month.
Face Lift Makeup Reviews:
"great product fantastic price easy to apply leaves skin glowing and smooth on its own makes you have a healthy glow with foundation even better skin looks smooth you dont have to use loads so lasts ages is sometimes a bit difficult to get on finger because of consistancy but i can live with that"

"Yet another brilliant product from the budget conscious Barbara Daly range! It leaves my (combination/oily) skin looking very radiant, soft and hydrated without feeling greasy. The whipped texture provides lovely moderate-weight coverage & I use it over BD Flawless Primer with great results. Lots of product for the price and packaging is simple and clean, just like a very high end cosmetic."


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4th
Velvet Touch by GOSH
Foundation Primer
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(18 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this month.
Velvet Touch Reviews:
"Excellent primer. Gives my skin a real velvety feeling, and prepares it perfectly for my foundation. Dont use too much product though or can leave a residue. The price is an added bonus! "

"It made skin feel papery. Didn't help foundation to go on smoothly. Had to cleanse it all off and start again without it. It was really horrible."


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5th
Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer by bareMinerals
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(5 reviews)
 Up 3 compared to last month.

Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer Reviews:
"Lovely texture, glides into the skin, I have problem skin and find this doesn"t make my skin worse or block pores.. Make up stays on all day/ night. Lasts ages as u only need a tiny drop to do your whole face and neck. Would definitely recommend. "

"I Love this product!! I have used many primers and this one was definately my favourite. It leaves my skin feeling really smooth and helps the foundation to glide on smoothly. You do only need a small amount as too much can leave your skin feeling oily. However this means the product lasts for a long time and is good value for money. The only down side is the packaging which is a little plain. "


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6th
Instant Light Perfecting Corrector by Clarins
The gliding, lightweight, fluid texture instantly melts into the skin to leave the complexion smooth and even. Imperceptible on the skin, it illuminates the complexion which stays flawless and satin-smooth in any lighting. It fixes make-up, giving a natur
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(1 reviews)
 Up 11 compared to last month.

Instant Light Perfecting Corrector Reviews:
"This is a beautiful highlighter - I"ve got the rose shade, which isn"t really all that pink (it"s quite natural actually). After foundation I apply some to my palms and press over my cheekbones and cheeks and it makes me look very fresh and awake. It"s not glittery or overly shimmery - so perfect for daytime! Try some - you won"t be disappointed!"


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7th
L'or Make Up Base by Guerlain
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(1 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

L'or Make Up Base Reviews:
"Simply gorgeous! Marvellous! Try it, you won"t regret it! GlamorousGeek101 xxx"


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8th
Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher by Estee Lauder
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(1 reviews)
 Down 3 compared to last month.

Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher Reviews:
"Ive used this for 3 weeks and I am pleased with the results. My pores appear smaller after my foundation is applied and it gives a really smooth base. I also used it under my eyes and my foundation and concealer sit better in fine lines too. Ive an oily T zone & dry face and it works well with both. Been using a sample for 3 weeks and a little goes a long way, £38 for 30ml will be worth it!"


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9th
Lumi Magique Primer by L'Oreal
Lumi Magique Primer provides a light enriching base which illuminates the skin
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(1 reviews)
 Down 2 compared to last month.

Lumi Magique Primer Reviews:
"Although marketed as a "primer" the product is far too thin to be used as your main foundation base. Instead, I apply this over a primer but under my foundation. It adds a beautiful, subtle glow to your make up. However, I would warn not to add to any oily areas."


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10th
Baser Perfector Primer by Sheer Cover
Apply a thin layer of this silky, transparent base cream after moisturising and your pores will appear smaller and lines less visible. This lightweight primer creates a smooth, even canvas so your Sheer Cover Studio™ mineral foundation glides on beautifu
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(1 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

Baser Perfector Primer Reviews:
"This is a really amazing product. I never use foundation as I am from an era where these were not very natural looking. I have dry, mature skin with fine lines. This primer is like velvet. It feels comforting and people at work asked me what I had done to my skin! I can`t recommend it enough; I don`t lavish praise lightly but try it because it makes a huge difference to the appearance of your skin"


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11th
All Nighter by Urban Decay
Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
GlamGeek Rating:
4.0
(6 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

All Nighter Reviews:
"I love it , it keeps my makeup lasting all day and into the night. I feel that it keeps my face moisturised and in place. Keeps all my face makeup in place.Love It !"

"this really sets my makeup and keeps it on all long, no matter how hot i get. i would recommend this to anyone."


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12th
The Pore Fessional by Benefit
PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores
GlamGeek Rating:
3.9
(30 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

The Pore Fessional Reviews:
"Although this is expensive for the size tube you get it is a good product, I contemplated getting this for months and I am really happy that I did get it,it keeps my makeup on all day , my pores disappear within minutes and it doesn"t seem to clog my pores and cause blemishes, I do however find more than one application a day is needed to keep pores closed, but its well worth the money."

"Wow! Have been looking around for a while for something to reduce the look of the pores either side of my nose. This is perfect. Yes, it is expensive at £23 but so so worth it. It even helps disguise the stubborn number eleven lines between my eyebrows. Lovely texture and lasts all day."


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13th
Mist and set Makeup Spray by e.l.f
GlamGeek Rating:
3.9
(2 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

Mist and set Makeup Spray Reviews:
"Great product I always use this when I want a dewy look.Very cheap as we"ll "

"I wasnt to sure when i bought this as it was so cheap but woo its really amazing it sets and keeps my makeup on all day! If makeup looks slightly cakey it takes it away and leaves me with a natural glow inly 3 sprays needed as it can get to runny and takes longer to dry"


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14th
Photo Flawless Primer by Boots 17
GlamGeek Rating:
3.8
(9 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

Photo Flawless Primer Reviews:
"This primer is smooth and comfortable. However, i wish it was more like a cream. Because it is in a "gel" format, it is hard to spread. I dont know whether i should be using it on entire areas or just on spots? anyway, it"s affordable and better than maybelline "

"My first time using a primer so I thought i"d get a cheap one just in case I didn"t like it. I love this primer, I have to admit I was expecting it to be pointless and i"d never use it again. But when i"m wearing this my foundation goes on flawless you can"t see my pores at all and my foundation lasts all day. It"s cheap so you can"t go wrong. "


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15th
Studio Secrets Professional Smoothing Resurfacing Primer by L'Oreal
GlamGeek Rating:
3.8
(5 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this month.
Studio Secrets Professional Smoothing Resurfacing Primer Reviews:
"I love this primer as it is so soft on the skin! Not sure how well it works keeping the make up on, hard to tell! But I would deffo buy this again!"

"This product applys nicely and with it being in a jar, you can use as much or as little as you need. I believe it would be best for people with dry/combination skin as i"m quite oily and found that by the end of the day, my face was just as oily as it would normally be. Makeup did apply nicely over the top but i wasnt wowed by the effect it gave like i have been with other primers"


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16th
Prep+prime Skin by MAC
GlamGeek Rating:
3.8
(12 reviews)
 Down 2 compared to last month.

Prep+prime Skin Reviews:
"I love Mac make up so thought I would give the primer a go and it is absolutely amazing I love it. Plus it isn"t that expensive. Strongly recommend adding to your make up kit!"

"I have very, very sensitive skin and not many products agree with me. This is my HG primer, it keeps my foundation in place much longer than normal and doesnt give me spots - brilliant"


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17th
Prep+prime Transparent Finishing Powder by MAC
GlamGeek Rating:
3.8
(6 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

Prep+prime Transparent Finishing Powder Reviews:
"This sets foundation really nicely but i find it is way overpriced. Some other brands out there for a third of the price, that do the job just as well. "

"This is a nice finishing powder, not easy to cart around but it does keep the oilies at bay for a few hours"


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18th
Colour Calming Primer by Boots No7
GlamGeek Rating:
3.6
(5 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

Colour Calming Primer Reviews:
"Whilst I admit that this primer did add a hint of "colour" to my otherwise pasty complexion, after continued use, I spotted a number of off-putting problems with this product. Firstly, it made my skin very oily and spot-prone. Secondly, half way through the day I would find small purple patches where the primer had gathered. Thirdly, any facial redness is exacerbated. Just use blusher. "

"This is a fairly decent primer, i got mine using the £5 off vouchers so it was a great price too. I will buy it again when i run out. I'm using up some foundations which don't have great staying power but this does help make them last that little bit longer."


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19th
5 Second Perfect Blur Primer by Garnier
This innovative formula diffuses light in all directions to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, open pores and uneven skin tone.
GlamGeek Rating:
3.5
(2 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this month.
5 Second Perfect Blur Primer Reviews:
"This is stuff does what it says on the box. You only need a small amount. Little bit goes a long way! I used this pretty much everyday for a whole year and it lasted me just over a year!. Makes my make-up look even and helps spread make-up!"


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20th
Fix & Perfect by Rimmel
Unique advanced formula with 5 in 1 results: Smoothes to minimize pores, resurfaces for an even complexion, brightens skin all day, protects skin from environmental aggressors and mattifies and eliminates shine.
GlamGeek Rating:
3.5
(2 reviews)
 Down 2 compared to last month.

Fix & Perfect Reviews:
"I only really use primers if it"s a special occasion or I"m going to an event like a party. I imagine that this primer probably wouldn"t last long if it was being used everyday. However, it does leave your face feeling super smooth and is very similar to a moisturiser. I don"t think it does everything it says but it"s okay for the price. "

"This is so easy to apply and makes my skin feel really smooth. It feels just like putting a moisturiser on my face. It makes my foundation glide on smoothly and fixes it in place all day. I"ll be taking this on holiday to wear without foundation to prevent my forehead becoming too shiny during the evenig"


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