The Best Primers, According To You

Searching for the perfect primer? You’re in the right place. As usual, your fellow beauty obsessives have come through with the best recommendations around, helping you separate the ultimate must-haves from the absolute no-gos. Keep reading for our roundup of the best primers on BEAUTY BAY, as decided by our customers.

MUA Makeup Academy PRO Base Moisturising Primer

A hydrating makeup primer to prep and perfect the complexion.

“Works fantastic especially when paired with the MUA concealer – Its great, hydrating and makes my base last longer. Would definetly buy again :)” – PerfectPinkPlus

“This primer really suits my skin, doesn’t cause breakouts and makes my makeup look smooth and glowing. It smells really good too” – Kjlb95

The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer

An oil-free face primer to create a smooth and natural base.

“So good! It really smooths the skin before applying makeup and doesn’t irritate acne at all! The best primer I’ve ever used I love it so much and at such a good price! Highly recommend BUY IT” – Unknown

“What can I say, this product is by far the best primer I’ve ever used, leaves my skin silky afterwards and my foundation looks flawless on top and for the price I’m shocked its so good, I would 100% recommend and will be buying again.” – Stacey

NYX Professional Makeup Honey Dew Me Up Primer

A dewy-finish primer that counteracts redness and blurs the pores.

“Lovely smell and texture, it keeps ur make up fixed for long time. I’ll buy it again.” – LauraRM

“Used for less than a week and my face has improved so much with red patches! And IT SMELLS GORGEOUS!” – Kelly

wet n wild Photo Focus Face Primer Matte

A matte face primer that works to minimise pores, reduce the look of fine lines, and even out the skin tone.

“I had never used primer prior to buying this product and oh my god what a difference it makes! My foundation – or concealer if I’m doing a low maintenance look – sits so much nicer and helps prevent the foundation from breaking out my face. Wonderful quality for it’s price would 100% recommend.” – Jesse

“My extremely oily skin stays matt almost the whole day! could not recommend more.” – emeelinexo

Yes To Cucumbers Cooling Hydrating Primer Stick

A hydrating makeup primer stick that cools and preps thirsty skin.

“Noticed a difference after just a few days! Would definitely recommend.” – Evie

“Easy to apply, love the cucumbers smell. Kind of my favourite for now.” – Mishyun

STILA One Step Correct

A correcting and enhancing makeup primer that brightens the skin and controls oil production.

“Love this primer so much!!!! Have tried so many and this one just works and feels incredible on your skin” – Louise

“This is a staple in my make-up collection, not only does it look amazing to look at, but leaves my skin feeling amazing and takes out the redness and discolouration. Leaves my skin feeling smooth and radiant and is an amazing primer too.” – Abigail

Ofra Cool As A Cucumber Primer

A moisturising primer that smooths the skin to make way for flawless makeup application.

“Love this primer. its super hydrating and grips my foundation.” – Constantina

“This primer is so underrated!! So moisturising but also makes your face kinda tacky so makes sure your foundation will stick and last, smells amazing too. Definitely recommend if you have dry/normal skin, so lightweight on the skin too!” – Amy S

Cover FX Gripping Primer

A jelly-texture primer to form the skin and lock makeup in place.

“I am a foundation and primer junkie, I tried nearly everything out there. This is hands down the best primer ever! My makeup looks great after a 10 hour workday. The tiniest bit of breaking down under my glasse’s nosepads. I struggled with foundation settling into my nasolabial folds, but the primer finally fixed that problem. I gently pat it on my skin rather than rubbing. I have oily skin in my nose, but the rest if my face is like desert Sahara.” – Nenya

“I bought this primer recently and I was absolutely amazed by the longevity of wear and how lovely my makeup goes over the top of it! I work in a hot, greasy environment & I’ll finish my shift 12 hours into wear, with no touch up‘s, still looking fresh & flawless. Doesn’t set into any fine lines or cling to dry areas, doesn’t end up looking cakey or greasy, it’s everything I’ve been looking for in a primer. Wouldn’t go back to using anything else :)” – chloeelise1999