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NYX Studio Perfect Primer
3 varieties available

NYX Studio Perfect Primer


4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars48%
  • 4 Stars30%
  • 3 Stars16%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.16 / 5 based on 3,189 Reviews


Prep your complexion using our Studio Perfect Primer. Available in three shades, this silky formula creates a smooth surface for makeup application. Apply Clear anytime you need to prime and Lavender or Green to color correct.


Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Silica, Phenoxyethanol

May Contain:

Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)

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NYX Studio Perfect Primer
NYX Studio Perfect Primer
Reviews (3189)
Q&A (104)
Media (105)
  • "this primer is amazing and super affordable! i've tried other brands and came across this one day in my local drug store and decided to give it a try and i'm so glad i did. i was pleasantly surprised of how light it was and how smooth my foundation looked on top of it. i have sensitive skin and was nervous of breakouts or of it making me oily but it did none of the above! going to try more nyx products going forward :)" in 450 reviews
  • "it makes my face look super smooth and picture perfect !" in 1 review
  • "Works as well as higher end brands like smashbox but for much less." in 1 review
  • "I'm in love and I definitely recommend this product." in 1 review
Chloe R.
Charlotte, NC
12 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I switched to this after using the NYX “Pore Filler” as I noticed more breakouts on my naturally oily skin from the other and I love this one! The packaging is sleek and looks professional and it’s extremely affordable like most NYX products. With this liquid primer a little goes a long way. My skin looks natural, smooth, and glowing using it with both my liquid foundation and my powder foundations. It’s smooth going on and is definitely one of my go-to products that I use in my everyday routine. I highly recommend this for anyone on a budget or looking to try something new!
Keisha L.
Pulaski, Virginia
195 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Green more...
I just got this nyx primer and I was kinda weird about trying it because I do love my smashbox! So when I tried it I was in completely stunned about how great this nyx product was and how much it compared to the smashbox!!! I do feel like I’m cheating on smashbox but with the price tag on this one it has won my heart! Now I’m really gonna put it to the test and see if it will last all day!!!
Sunni G.
Jacksonville, NC
166 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Clear more...
Highly recommend this primer. I do have the clear one and haven’t tried the others, but this primer for me is amazing. It’s kind of is the slightest oily but for my dry skin its great and makes the makeup go on better. It doesn’t have a tint to it that changes my foundation color and it goes on so smoothly. I don’t know if it comes in bigger sizes but I’ll post above a picture of the size I got and it’s lasted me definitely over a year and I vary between this and other almost everyday. It’s amazing.
Katrina R.
97 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Clear more...
I thought this was a dupe for the smashbox photo finish primer. It’s definitely not. This made my skin break out terribly, clogged my pores and did not help my makeup last at all, if anything maybe broke it down a little quicker. It has the silicone feel to it which I don’t always mind but this just did not work for me. The only thing I liked was how it made my face look at first. In short periods of time, this looks great but then my skin just went down hill
Sarah S.
Vail, CO
114 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Clear more...
For a drugstore brand, this is a solid product. However, it was a mild irritant for my very sensitive skin so it definitely wasn't for everyday use-- special occasions only. The formula uses a lot of silicone, as do most primers, so having less sensitive or oilier skin is probably better here.
It does keep makeup in place all day so it definitely does the trick if you don't suffer from breakouts with the slightest bit of silicone like me!
Ebony S.
Davie, FL
38 reviews
This primer is really a hit or miss situation. I notice that when I use less makeup, I don't experience any blotchyness and my makeup remains in tact. However, I have completely embarrassed myself with doing a full face with this primer. I went into work looking like a doll and 1 hr into it, I looked in the mirror and seen I was a hot patchy mess. I would on recommend this product for light makeup.
Fatima A.
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Clear more...
As a primer I use NYX Studio Perfect Primer. I bought this product, bc I read online it was a dupe for the Smashbox Photofinish primer and was an affordable price. However I'm not a huge fan of this product. It has a more watery consistency than the Smashbox primer, which is not s big deal, but with this product I feel I have to use more product than the Smashbox. Also, I don't think it works as well. When I was using the Smashbox primer, my skin felt good and it wouldn't get damaged from the foundation I was using, but with this I have noticed my skin is getting damaged. It's a good cheaper option, but I probably won't be buying this again, after I finish this tube.
Ariel M.
45 reviews
Review for: Clear more...
Oily consistency but dries/absorbs quickly. There isn't anything terribly wrong with this product but there's nothing great either. I didn't really notice a difference when using this versus not using a primer at all. 

I have very sensitive skin but luckily this primer doesn't irritate my skin or make it break out after use. Overall, it's not for me but could work for some. 
Mayra M.
Savannah, GA
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Clear more...
Now this is my to go too, I have spent all kinds of money on expensive primers and have left my skin flakey. Now I work hard for my money and I don’t like wasting my money or walking around like a bowl of corn flakes. So I started experimenting and I found NYX studio primer and fell in love. I use it all the time, it makes my skin looks flawless. I would recommend it to all my ladies on a budget and etc. Great quality for a very low price.
Haley H.
Western Kentucky University
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Clear more...
My mom bought this product as a primer for a gala and used it once and then gave it to me. It looked great on her she just doesn't typically need a primer that's why she gave it to me. I used the rest of the container and absolutely loved it. I haven't bought it again but I would if I regular used a primer. It feels great on the skin and works well!
Francis H.
40 reviews
Does this product works for dry skin?
Dawn L.
42 reviews
Does this have the silky feeling like the smashbox primer?
Marcella A.
El Monte, CA
312 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Do u really need a primer ?
Jessica P.
347 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
How much does this cost?
Victoria G.
E Brunswick, NJ
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Has anyone tried this compared to the Smashbox Photofinish Primer in Green? I love my Smashbox primer but this one is much less expensive!

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