A Guide to Sephora | Makeup Primers for Every Skin Type + Issue

Makeup primers at Sephora for every skin type and issue. Makeup primers for acne prone skin, makeup primer oily skin, makeup primer wrinkle skin, makeup primer dry skin, color correcting makeup primer, makeup primer for large pores, anti aging makeup primer, makeup primer for glowy skin
Makeup primers at Sephora for every skin type and issue

Sephora is to beauty junkies what a toy store is to kids– the happiest place in the world. It’s a magical land where you can play with perfumes, powders, and pigments, oh my! But, if you’re not a huge beauty junkie (or simply aren’t that familiar with the makeup store) then unfortunately it can be an overwhelming place. Instead of seeing hearts in your eyes, you’ll wish you saved that get out of jail free card. Whether you’re a beauty junkie or not, a makeup pro or not, here is a guide to makeup primers at Sephora that target specific needs!

Why do you need primer, you ask?

Primer is an essential step that many people overlook! Think about it like painting a house. What do you do to the walls before applying the paint? You prime it so the paint really adheres to the wall and looks the best it possibly can. The great thing about Sephora is that they have an array of primers that will not only help your makeup glide on better and last longer, but they help correct any underlying issues you want to pin point (i.e. oily skin, larger pores, etc).

Makeup primers at Sephora for every skin type and issue. Makeup primers for acne prone skin, makeup primer oily skin, makeup primer wrinkle skin, makeup primer dry skin, color correcting makeup primer, makeup primer for large pores, anti aging makeup primer, makeup primer for glowy skin

Makeup primers at Sephora for every skin type and issue

Makeup Primers for Every Skin Type + Issue

For oily skin stick to something mattifying and silicone based.

For dry skin look for something that contains oils and other moisturizing ingredients.

For large pores look for products that use the words “blurring” and contain silicone so look for the word “silica” in the ingredient list.

For color correcting pick shades on the color wheel that oppose the color you’re trying to neutralize. If you are unsure I have a guide to color correcting!

For dewy skin you want a primer that reflects light.

For blemish prone skin you want to choose something that contains some type of treatment for the skin– usually salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and sometimes glycol acid.

For mature skin you want to choose something that does a mixture of stuff like smoothes, hydrates and contains ingredients like vitamins, peptides, and different acids to name a few.

Of course these aren’t all the primers that are available at Sephora, but I thought this little guide would be a good place to start!

What is your favorite primer or primers? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Great blog post! This post is really useful for beginners like myself! I really enjoyed your previous blog post and this one is great too.
    I have a question (I am a beginner, so it may sound crazy and all haha)
    I have oily and acne prone skin, what primer would you recommend? Should I go for the primers made for oily skin or the ones designed to battle acne?
    Thank you ♡

    Adanna | http://www.femaleinspo.blogspot.com

    • I’m glad you found it helpful :) The Cover FX Mattifying Anti-Acne primer says it’s great for both acne and oily skin so I would get a sample of that!

  • Dom

    Love your comprehensive list! I love the hourglass veil primer as well as MJBs coconut primer for all day hydration :)

  • Awesome post! I love the MJ Coconut Primer and the Becca Backlight primer. For pores I love the MUFE Smoothing primer :)

    • Thanks, Beti :). I love those two as well. I haven’t tried the MUFE Smoothing primer, but I have tried the hydrating one and love it!

  • I recently received a small sample of Too Faced HangoverRx primer and I love it and will be purchasing a full size. So far the primers that I truly enjoy are Becca Backlight Filter Primer and Hourglass Angel Veil.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I haven’t tried the Too Faced Hangover, but I hear such great things! I’m halfway done with my Becca primer and I’m so sad lol!

  • I didn’t know Hourglass Mineral Veil is good for oily skin, always had image it’ll be too dewy for us. Thank you!

    Selene Addicted

    • It says it helps absorb excess oil and prevents shine so I’d look into it! I have combo skin and found that it made my skin more matte and less glowy.

  • I use the Benefit porefessional gel, the one that goes before primer and it is amazing. I’ve never really splurged on these, I stay true to my ELF Mineral Primer and it works just great :) x

    | http://www.noirettediary.com |

    • I haven’t tried the gel. I need to! I’ve been interested in picking up a drugstore primer so thank you for the recommendation!!

  • Such a great post!! Definitely very helpful as I am always trying to find primers that will help with my large pores :)
    Kathy x
    http://www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

    • Yay! I’m glad you found it helpful :). I hope you find one that helps you out!

  • Siffat Haider

    I’ve heard great things about the Dior one, this is such a great guide. Thanks for sharing!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

  • I never knew Cover FX carried primers with acne treatments in them! Thank you so much for this post, now I know which new primer I’ll get x

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

  • I never knew that Marc Jacobs coconut primer is good for dry skin. Gonna pick it !
    thx
    Anam xo || http://www.anamspeaksbeauty.blogspot.com

  • This post was like made for me.. I’ll have the rare occasion to visit a Sephora this week, and I’m looking for a new primer! I have my eyes on that Too Faced one or maybe LM.. Haven’t decided yet!

    xx Laura from Laurantaina Beauty Blog

  • Bernadette

    That dior and marc Jacobs primer looks gorgeous!

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com