Face Primer

Top 20 Face Primer Products for September 2014

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 Face Lift Makeup by Barbara Daly. Remaining in 3rd we have Velvet Touch by GOSH.

1st
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer by Smashbox
GlamGeek Rating:
4.5
(14 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this month.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Reviews:
"Primer for me is now a make up must have and this is definitely one of the best! If i"m honest, it"s a toss up between this and Benefit POREfessional. You only need a small amount to make pores disappear and skin to appear smooth and silky. Foundation goes on so much better with this than without."

"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
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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3rd
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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4th
Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher by Estee Lauder
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(1 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this 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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5th
L'or Make Up Base by Guerlain
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(1 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this month.
L'or Make Up Base Reviews:
"Simply gorgeous! Marvellous! Try it, you won"t regret it! GlamorousGeek101 xxx"


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6th
Lumi Magique Primer by L'Oreal
Lumi Magique Primer provides a light enriching base which illuminates the skin
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(1 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this 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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7th
Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer by Bare Minerals
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(5 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this 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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8th
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)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this 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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9th
All Nighter by Urban Decay
Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
GlamGeek Rating:
4.0
(5 reviews)
 Up 1 compared to last month.

All Nighter Reviews:
"I was very undecided about this setting spray. On application, skin feels great and refreshed, but it somewhat takes away the finish of my foundation, be it dewy or matte. I found that it did not prevent my makeup from fading throughout the day on problem areas, such as blemishes, but it held up on other areas. Best to use with cheaper makeup, where the product effects are more visible. "

"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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10th
Prep+prime Face Protect Spf50 by MAC
GlamGeek Rating:
3.9
(2 reviews)
 Up 1 compared to last month.

Prep+prime Face Protect Spf50 Reviews:
"Have fallen in love with this product!! I have quite oily skin typically in my t-zone. This controls the oil and makes my foundation go on more flawless. Throughout the day I would normally need to reapply some powder but with this, I don"t need to. I will continue to use this primer! 10/10"

"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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11th
The Pore Fessional by Benefit
PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores
GlamGeek Rating:
3.9
(28 reviews)
 Up 1 compared to last month.

The Pore Fessional Reviews:
"I love this primer, and tend to wear it without foundation as it gives a lovely soft finish to your face. It evens out skin tones without "sitting on top of the skin" in a heavy way. I often mix it with That Gal or Girl Meets Pearl for an extra dash of colour. Definitely one for everyday wear!"

"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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12th
Photo Flawless Primer by Boots 17
GlamGeek Rating:
3.8
(9 reviews)
 Up 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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13th
Prep+prime Skin by MAC
GlamGeek Rating:
3.8
(12 reviews)
 Up 1 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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14th
Studio Secrets Professional Smoothing Resurfacing Primer by L'Oreal
GlamGeek Rating:
3.8
(5 reviews)
 Up 1 compared to last 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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15th
Prep+prime Transparent Finishing Powder by MAC
GlamGeek Rating:
3.8
(6 reviews)
 Up 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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16th
Colour Calming Primer by Boots No7
GlamGeek Rating:
3.6
(5 reviews)
 Up 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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17th
That Gal Face Primer by Benefit
GlamGeek Rating:
3.4
(16 reviews)
 Up 1 compared to last month.

That Gal Face Primer Reviews:
"The plus sides to this primer are the texture, the smell and the fact that it does brighten your complexion. However it doesn"t hold make up in place and it runs out pretty quickly so not the best value for money. Obviously as it has a pink tone to it, That Gal doesn"t suit all skin types. There are definitely better primers on the market."

"its okay i guess but for the price it is awful it does have a nice smell and colour but it does not keep my make up on for much longer which is really bad otherwise this would have been a great primer"


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18th
MagiX Face Perfector by Avon
GlamGeek Rating:
3.4
(13 reviews)
 Up 1 compared to last month.

MagiX Face Perfector Reviews:
"Great buy really helps foundation to stay put and glide on can also improve look of skin when used alone good value."

"This is a really excellent product to have! It gives a nice subtle finish as it disguises the look of pores, mattifies skin and evens skin tone. The only problem is that it doesn't have a tint so if you have problem skin I suggest you use Avon MagiX Tinted Face Perfector. It's a really nice velvety cream with no unpleasant odour to it. Love this product, it's now one of my staple products"


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19th
Even Tone by Boots 17
Colour Corrector Cream
GlamGeek Rating:
3.2
(1 reviews)
 Up 1 compared to last month.

Even Tone Reviews:
"Really good for large patches of redness. This evens it out so then you can use foundation on top. I think it is good for redness around the nose and on the cheeks. A really clever product which I really like."


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20th
avon magix by Avon
face perfecteur SPF 20
GlamGeek Rating:
3.2
(1 reviews)
 Up 1 compared to last month.

avon magix Reviews:
"avon magix face primer fills fine lines and wrinkles leaving skin soft and sliky ready to apply foundation or just wear the primer on its own i wear this everyday to prevent drying my skin out also its got spf 20 to protect your skin from the sun"


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