Face Primer

Top 20 Face Primer Products for September 2015

Prep+prime Face Protect SPF 50 by MAC remains the #1 Face Primer product on GlamGeek this month, with a rating of 4.6*.

Holding onto 2nd place, with a rating of 4.4* is Smashbox Photo Finish Primer by Smashbox. Remaining in 3rd we have Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 by Clinique.

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)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this 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:
4.4
(26 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this month.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Reviews:
"This product is not good for oily skin and is not worth the price smash box charge it"s has a great finish and leaves your skin looking flawless and keeps your make up on all day and night "

"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
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:
4.4
(2 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this month.
Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Reviews:
"I have tried lots of cc bb creams this is the best good coverage feels very light on skin and gives a healthy natural look skin looks better even when it"s removed."

"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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4th
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
(11 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this month.
All Nighter Make-Up Setting Spray Reviews:
"Can put this on at 5, go to a party and get up in the morning with most of your makeup still in place! Such a great hold, so impressed. I even wore it in a hot tub and it barely budged. "

"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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5th
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:
4.3
(3 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this month.
Lumi Magique Primer Pure Light Reviews:
"I wouldn"t repurchase this because I don"t stick to the same primers, but it is beautiful and a must have especially in Summer. I have oily skin, but this still works with me if I don"t use any dewy foundations. It makes my skin very fresh and glowy, but doesn"t make me oily etc throughout the day."

"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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6th
Colour Corrector Primer - Blend by Smashbox
Counteract discoloration and even out skin tone with our problem-solving primers.
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(1 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this month.
Colour Corrector Primer - Blend Reviews:
"this is a very good primer. It clears my redness and my skin is then perfect for foundation. Even though it is slightly pricey I would buy it again and again."


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7th
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)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this 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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8th
Studio Makeup Mist & Set by e.l.f
Keep your makeup staying in place all day with a radiance boosting invisible hold with our new Makeup Mist & Set.
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(1 reviews)
Non-Mover in the top 20 this month.
Studio Makeup Mist & Set Reviews:
"This is the best setting spray ever, you can pay £6 and it does exactly the same as the urban decay setting spray, its amazing. I apply it every Saturday morning before work and it doesn"t come off at all, its that good. I have oily skin so throughout the day my face gets oily and wrecks my makeup, however with this my makeup stays perfect, I love it! 10/10 one of my favourite products!"


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9th
Stay Matte Primer by Rimmel
Controls shine for up to 8 hours. Ultra lightweight formula minimises the appearance of pores.
GlamGeek Rating:
4.2
(1 reviews)
New Entry into the top 20 this month!
Stay Matte Primer Reviews:
"Had this product on for 10 hours and my skin was totally matte apart from chin which I touch ALOT during the day. It never shifts so foundation stays in place and is clear so it provides no coverage which is good. Also there is no scent so it doesn"t overpower you like some primers. My skin stayed matte and flawless! I would recommend this to anyone with a busy schedule! "


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10th
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)
 Down 1 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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11th
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)
 Down 1 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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12th
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 1 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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13th
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)
 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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14th
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
(58 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

The Pore Fessional Reviews:
"I do like this product however when it sits on your face it is quite thick and is not worth the price you have to pay. Make up glides on very easily and it definitely keeps the Make up in place "

"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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15th
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:
3.9
(2 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

Primed & Ready Smoothing Make up Primer Reviews:
"I love this product, it"s great because my foundation glides on like a dream and blends really well on top of it, and makes any foundation look 10x more flawless "


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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:
3.9
(14 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

Prep+prime Skin Reviews:
"This is one of the most effective primers I have used. I apply this under my foundation to give it a nice glowing finish. The places where my makeup usual slides doesn"t budge either. One pump is all I need for my whole face making this very good value unlike other primers I have used in the past. "

"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 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
(5 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur Reviews:
"This is a great drug store primer as you get what you pay for, however compared to other top brands it"s terrible. It does make your face look flawless and photoshopped but does not help with keeping your make up in place "

"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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18th
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 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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19th
Lasting Finish Primer by Rimmel
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Primer visibly blurs imperfections and minimises the appearance of pores to leave your skin smooth. It also helps to enhance the wear of your foundation for an extra eight hours. The primer can be worn alone, under make-up or
GlamGeek Rating:
3.7
(3 reviews)
 Down 1 compared to last month.

Lasting Finish Primer Reviews:
"A very cheap product which does the job it is meant to, even my cheap foundation stays on all day. The primer smooths out the appearance of pores on my face leaving it smooth however it does run out extremely quickly and works better once it"s been chilled/ put in the fridge."

"This product is very cheap so i didnt expect much, however it does the job perfectly, as my make up stays on all day, whereas without it, my foundation sometimes wore off. although it is very thick, making it difficult to rub in, i think it is well worth the money, and perfect for someone who doesnt want to spend lots of money."


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20th
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 1 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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