Face Primer

Top 20 Face Primer Products for July 2015

Prep+prime Face Protect SPF 50 by MAC has climbed 2 places to the #1 spot this month and is now the highest rated Face Primer product on GlamGeek, with a rating of 4.6*.

Climbing to the 2nd spot is Smashbox Photo Finish Primer by Smashbox. All Nighter Make-Up Setting Spray by Urban Decay moves up to take 3rd place.

1st
Prep+prime Face Protect SPF 50 by MAC
A skin-protecting cream with SPF 50. Applies under makeup to prime the skin for the sun. Featherweight, fast-absorbing, oil-free, invisible.
GlamGeek Rating:
4.6
(8 reviews)
 Up 2 compared to last month.

Prep+prime Face Protect SPF 50 Reviews:
"I started using this when I was around 13, even though I never wore any makeup at that point, I found it to be a suitable substitution for moisturiser. And I still love it to this day! It leaves my skin feeling fresh and smooth. Love it!"

"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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2nd
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer by Smashbox
Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A and E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation to increase longevity
GlamGeek Rating:
4.5
(22 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Reviews:
"I love this product! It"s one of the best primers I have ever tried, unlike others I have used before this one gives a great finish even on its own. I do not always want to apply a layer of foundation over the top of a primer but sometimes I find that a product does not look right on its own and needs that layer of foundation, but not this one. It keeps my t-zone shine free all day long. "

"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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3rd
All Nighter Make-Up Setting Spray by Urban Decay
Urban Decay All Nighter Make-Up Setting Spray keeps your makeup looking gorgeously just-applied for up to 16 hours —without melting, fading or settling into fine lines.
GlamGeek Rating:
4.3
(8 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

All Nighter Make-Up Setting Spray Reviews:
"I love it it makes my make up last forever hardly have to touch up.I can tell the difference when I"m wearing it or not. It keeps my make up fresh "

"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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4th
Velvet Touch Foundation Primer by GOSH
The perfect base for all makeup. After applying Velvet Touch Foundation Primer Cream the skin will feel and look moisturized, flawless and soft. Applying foundation will be easy and leave the surface of the skin with a silky soft and powdery feeling. Perf
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(18 reviews)
 Up 3 compared to last month.

Velvet Touch Foundation Primer 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
Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher by Estee Lauder
Dramatically refinish skin's appearance and texture. See more clarity, smoothness and luminosity as it helps your skin get rid of dry, dulling, flaky surface skin cells.
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(1 reviews)
 Up 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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6th
Base 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.
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(1 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

Base 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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7th
Primed & Ready Smoothing Make up Primer by Collection
Preps the skin, providing a beautiful base for easier make-up application and ensures your make-up remains intact throughout the day.
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(1 reviews)
New Entry into the top 20 this month!
Primed & Ready Smoothing Make up Primer Reviews:
"I bought this product for 50p in a clearance sale and it"s amazing, it makes your skin feel incredibly soft and smooth and you can easily apply foundation on top without any mixing or clumping. The product spreads easily so you don"t need to use lots making it last a long time. It is extremely cost effective and I strongly recommend buying it."


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8th
Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 by Clinique
Formulated to enhance skin's natural radiance, offer instant hydration benefits and provide daily sun protection to prevent first signs of ageing. Lasting, oil-free hydration and sunscreen mean a more flawless look tomorrow, too.
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(1 reviews)
New Entry into the top 20 this month!
Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Reviews:
"this colour corrector really works without being too heavy.it has excellent moisturising properties.it gives a sheen which is most flattering.this is my second purchase of the product,bought the first tube after being given a sample to try beforehand.highly recommend it."


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9th
L'or Make Up Base by Guerlain
Particles of pure gold (24 carats) instantly melt into the skin to make your skin radiant. Highly efficient active elements moisturise and smooth your skin.
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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10th
Instant Light Complexion Perfector 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.
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(1 reviews)
 Down 4 compared to last month.

Instant Light Complexion Perfector 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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11th
The Pore Fessional by Benefit
Quickly minimise the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup.
GlamGeek Rating:
4.0
(49 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this month.
The Pore Fessional Reviews:
"Really like this product. Love the way it can be worn under makeup or alone. If blurs flaws and pores and makes he skin look more awake. The only problem is the price which isn"t in everyone"s budget to spend on makeup. Other than that I would really recommend this product for oily or combination skin. For dry skin it can tend to flake around dry patches eg the nose. "

"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
Lumi Magique Primer Pure Light by L'Oreal
A pure light base which illuminates the skin. It may be used as a base or alone. A fresh, light and silky soft formula that provides 8 hours of hydration.
GlamGeek Rating:
3.9
(2 reviews)
 Down 8 compared to last month.

Lumi Magique Primer Pure Light Reviews:
"I feel this is too thin to be a primer, but is a great illuminator for under makeup, makes your skin have an amazing natural glow. "


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13th
Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer by bareMinerals
It's great for combating dry patches, fine lines, excess oil and minimizing large pores. Infused with bareMinerals, nourishing vitamins and antioxidants, it instantly brightens your complexion and extends the wear of your bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation.
GlamGeek Rating:
3.9
(9 reviews)
 Down 3 compared to last month.

Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer Reviews:
"Makes my skin really smoothe which helps my foundation to glide on it. I didn"t notice difference in my makeup lasting longer though. Overall it"s ok and the trial size you get with the starter kit lasts ages :) "

"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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14th
Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur by Maybelline
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur Primer. This water-based blurring complex hydrates, refreshes and smooths the appearance of skin for a perfect finish with or without foundation.
GlamGeek Rating:
3.8
(4 reviews)
New Entry into the top 20 this month!
Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur Reviews:
"Did completely nothing to my skin. It didn"t feel smoother, didn"t make my makeup last longer. that"s waste of money for me. "

"My problem being is the dark circles under my eyes...Very dark circles. As impossible as it might seem, this primer actually makes them less visible. My skin also looks flawless after the application, and applying foundation over it is much easier than without it and stays for longer. Definitely worth the price! "


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15th
Studio Secrets Professional Smoothing Resurfacing Primer by L'Oreal
The L'Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer has a beautifully smooth texture and is effective at disguising wrinkles and pores. It gives a matte look and a silky finish.
GlamGeek Rating:
3.8
(5 reviews)
 Down 2 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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16th
Prep+prime Skin by MAC
An ultra-fluid lotion formulated with special-effect silicones. Calms and soothes the skin, blots away excess oil, and evens out skin redness. Improves the laydown and application of foundation or powder.
GlamGeek Rating:
3.8
(13 reviews)
 Down 4 compared to last month.

Prep+prime Skin Reviews:
"The best primer i have used even better than Benefit pore fessional it just makes your make up glide on and adds an amazing Professional flawless look!"

"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
Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser by Maybelline
Instant pore eraser. Pore less looking skin. Visible results and baby soft feel. For a perfected finish, with or without foundation.
GlamGeek Rating:
3.7
(9 reviews)
 Up 6 compared to last month.

Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Reviews:
"Makeup glides on smoothly after use. However it does clog my pores. Will purchase again as it is a very affordable product. "

"As the name explains this product really gives you the appearance of a smoother complexion and a great base for your foundation. Really minimizes pores, acne scars, wrinkles and any imperfections on the face. It is a silicone based primer but feels extremely lightweight. I wouldn"t say it gives your foundation any more longevity but definitely improves the appearance of skin."


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18th
Colour Calming Primer Green by Boots No7
o7 Colour Calming Primer Green is beautifully soft to apply and easily blendable. This formula creates a perfect canvas for foundation whilst neutralising and concealing redness to allow your true colour to shine through.
GlamGeek Rating:
3.7
(6 reviews)
 Down 4 compared to last month.

Colour Calming Primer Green 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
That Gal Brightening Face Primer by Benefit
Our silky pink primer takes your complexion from dull to darling! Simply blend it on for the look of brighter, smoother skin. Contains light-reflecting pigments to help brighten all skin tones and raspberry & camomile to soothe skin.
GlamGeek Rating:
3.6
(18 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

That Gal Brightening Face Primer Reviews:
"I found when I use this product my skin isn"t as oily as it normally is... which is great. It leaves you with a lovely dewy glow, leaving your skin looking flawless for the summertime and all year round. The product itself smells amazing, and is great for those with pink undertones to their skin. I found you do run out of the product quick, so use sparingly and not too much to last. "

"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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20th
Colour MagiX Face Perfector by Avon
HD Finish Complex for a photo-ready, picture perfect look, floral blend of fleece flower and rose extracts to leave the skin feeling satin smooth.
GlamGeek Rating:
3.5
(15 reviews)
 Down 3 compared to last month.

Colour MagiX Face Perfector Reviews:
"This primer leaves skin feeling smooth immediately, you can see lines disappearing leaving skin with a matte finish. It gives a great base to foundations and concealers, however I would not recommend it if you have quite oily skin."

"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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