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The Best Prestige Primers of 2016: 55K Reviews
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The Best Prestige Primers of 2016: 55K Reviews

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Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
BY URBAN DECAY
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars77%
  • 4 Stars16%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star1%
4.7 / 5 (23,465 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $22.00
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Fallon J.Fallon J. said...
I have been using the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion for three years right now and I love it! My eyelids tend to be oily and thus my eyeshadow is prone to creasing, but with this eyeshadow primer my eyemakeup stays on perfectly all day. It doesn't crease, it doesn't move and it hardly fades even after 8+ hours.

I do have to say that it can look a bit 'cakey' when on an odd occasion my eyelids are more dry. However it doesn't change anything about my eyeshadow application, meaning it looks just as good when I'm done, and the result is the same as described above.

On a side note, I always have to buy the small/travel size versions of this primer, because I can't finish the primer before it goes bad. I use anything as long as it doesn't start irritating my skin, but around the +- 8 month mark this primer really starts irritating my eyes, so I have to throw it away. Usually, even with the travel size, I still have a lot of product left at that time- which is annoying. ...read more
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Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional
BY BENEFIT COSMETICS
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.4 / 5 (18,095 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $12.00
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Erica J.Erica J. said...
I love POREfessional. I have very oily skin. It is a working oil factory in the summer time. POREfessional mattes my skin very well. I barely produce any oil all day long therefore for the first time in a long time, my makeup isn't washed off my face after a few hours of wear. With this primer, my makeup stays on all day. I haven't found anything to beat it yet. I hate the cost but it's worth it because I am spending less money on makeup because I'm not reapplying it three times a day, therefore it lasts longer! Couldn't be happier with the results. I do however wish a little goes a long way. This product is expensive and it takes quite a bit to cover my entire face. It's not spreadable, I guess you can say. The directions recommend using a brush to apply and I do find that better than using my fingers. I do use less using a brush. Fingers will soak up the primer along with your face. A brush is better. ...read more
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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
BY SMASHBOX
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars65%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (9,648 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $16.00
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cadence m.cadence m. said...
Where do i begin?? First off let me start out with the first time i ever used this product, i was 16 and in need of a great primer that you didn't have to use a lot of product and that wouldn't make me look caked on. The ladies at Ulta Beauty supply where absoutley fantastic on making sure my needs where met. i have used countless primers and i swear by smash box photo finish primer. I don't have to use a ton, goes on smoothly and makes my face feel light and baby soft. I absoutley hole heartedly swear this product is the best out there, it works wonders with my face and there's days where my face feels like the desert and then there are days where its so oily i don't even want to touch my face, but as soon as i apply smashbox its like i was blessed with a perfectly smooth face. ...read more
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Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
BY HOURGLASS
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars64%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.5 / 5 (3,310 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $19.00
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Emily G.Emily G. said...
I LOVE THIS PRIMER. I previously used the Smashbox primers (which aren't bad either), but I found them to feel a little greasy with the exception of the one meant to help control blemishes. I had been really interested in the Hourglass primer but I wasn't interested in spending $50 on a primer that I never tried. Luckily I was able to buy a mini version for $18 at Sephora. The formula is almost like a milk instead of a gel or cream, which is interesting. It leaves a satiny smooth finish on the skin that I love! Not only that, the finish carries over after the use of foundation. I use the foundation by Tarte and I've found that the finish is much smoothr and more natural looking with the Hourglass primer. I'll be buying the full sized primer when I finally run out of face primers (I still have a lot left for the travel size and my Smashbox and Benefit primers). ...read more
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Cover FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment
BY COVER FX
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars54%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.2 / 5 (568 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $16.00
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Sarah P.Sarah P. said...
I alternate between a few primers that I love now and this is one of them. I love the way my makeup looks over this primer. It was recommended to me by a Sephora employee, not because I needed it because I am acne prone or even to minimize pores necessarily, but because as I near 40, I am starting to notice fine lines/wrinkles (*cringe!*) and she thought that this primer might help reduce them as well. AND IT DID. So, this product gets a huge recommendation from me because not only does it do as advertised, it does a whole lot more! Love it! ...read more
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