There’s always been something said for having a solid foundation. But to do that, you need to begin correctly. To that end, prep your face for any set of events when you use one of these top ten primers.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Light Master Primer

This primer contains a Micro-fil™ pearl that changes colors according to how it reflects light. Ideal for dry skin types. Apply before foundation to optimize foundation longevity.

BECCA Backlight Filter Face Primer


Creating a diffused, soft-focused radiance that allows your complexion to catch light for a glowing look. Paraben, sulfate, phthalate free. Suitable for all skin types, including oily and combination.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

This product is packed full of vitamins A, C, and E to protect the skin.Does a great job of keeping your foundation in place, smoothing out pores, and giving your skin a healthy glow.  Ideal for all skin types. The universal pearl tint with radiant finish.

Lancôme La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer


Creating a smooth, radiant, and long-lasting base for a polished look. Elasto-Smooth technology forms a silk-like network on skin to create a soft-focus effect. Oil-free formula feels comfortable on skin and controls shine.

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base

This product is an award winner! Available in other shades.  55% water-infused primer. Shimmer-free.

Tom Ford Bronzing Primer

Those fair-skinned beauties seeking a perfectly luminous, bronzed look—this primer includes a sheer touch of golden shimmer. Use before applying bronzer. Lightweight formula.

Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

Creating a dewy, healthy-looking finish. Infused with coconut water. This product is cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, and silicone-free.


Eve Lom Flawless Radiance Primer

Makeup-free days. This product reduces pore size and conceals lines and wrinkles.Its fast-absorbing, weightless formula that evens out imperfections.   Fast-absorbing, blendable texture. Actively beneficial for all skin types.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

Its UV damage protection and staying power is awesome. Free of oils, fragrances and parabens. Silky, lightweight texture. Protects against UV damage.

Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer


This is actually the first product ever created by Smashbox, which makes sense—it’s the first product you need to complete your foundation. Blend of vitamins and antioxidants. Fills in fine lines and pores. Use after moisturizer and before foundation.

It doesn’t matter what you decide to do after you’ve set your base, be it a full face or just a dusting of powder, but starting off with a perfectly moisturized and matte complexion is exactly where you need to be. Now that we’ve whet your whistle, take these top ten makeup primers into consideration.