by Mel Sahyoun
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As our skin begins to mature, we can ensure our skin maintains a radiance and flawless complexion. With a combination of science and innovation that meets beauty, we have highlighted in the article, The 10 Best Face Primers for Mature Skin.

These Face primers have helped revolutionize your beauty and are game-changers! They will enhance and boost your hydration while nourishing your skin and delivering a glamorous and youthful complexion.

These makeup primers will leave your face looking beautiful!

What is a makeup primer?

A primer is generally a soft cream or gel consistency meant to be applied on top of your daily skincare and underneath your makeup.

A primer will ensure the foundation stays in place and does not run. It helps to promote the longevity of your makeup while leaving you with a fresh, flawless, radiant, youthful finish.

What does makeup primer do?

A primer creates a flawless, smooth canvas to apply makeup.

It helps blur out all imperfections, even skin tone, and fill in lines wrinkles and enlarged pores.

Providing a smooth canvas for your makeup application while providing the longevity of your makeup coverage and allowing it to stay flawless the entire day.

Often primers have a pearl or luminous effect that encourages a more youthful and radiant flawless finish.

Does mature skin need a primer?

It’s an absolute must for everyone, especially for 40-plus women!

As we age, we lose hydration; our pores enlarge, we have uneven skin tone, lines and wrinkles become more noticeable.

A primer provides a hydrated, smooth flawless, radiant canvas to apply our makeup.

Without a primer, your foundation will look dry, lines and wrinkles look more noticeable, and the foundation look uneven and blotchy.

A face primers with flawless makeup finishes the whole day with a luminous, fresh, youthful and radiant glow and you will look years younger as all imperfections will be blurred away.

Leaving you looking and feeling amazing and confident in a flawless finish no matter the situation.

Make up Steps


Size: 1.6oz/50ml

Elemis Primer

ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Primer is an incredible anti-aging primer that works as a skincare makeup with its intense firming ability within 15 minutes of application.

This ELEMIS Primer is an ultra-firming perfector that helps to reduce the look of pores, lines and wrinkles for a smooth, filtered appearance delivering a flawless complexion.

Its unique Cryo Firming Complex provides immediate hydration with marine extracts, creating immediate and long-term smoothing and tightening effects. A creamy texture that firms out the skin and prepares your skin for a flawless makeup finish, leaving you with a fresh and youthful-looking face all day.


  • Anti-aging primer and ingredients.
  • Firming ability within 15 minutes.
  • Reduces the look of pores, lines and wrinkles.
  • A creamy smooth texture.
  • Flawless makeup finish.
  • Boosts hydration.
  • Cooling sensation.


Pump a small amount into the palms and apply over your daily moisturizer as a makeup primer.

Key Ingredients:

This unique Cryo-Firming Complex, Mediterranean Algae, Padina Pavonica and Natural Marine Extracts help to promote firm skin, support moisture, and leave the skin-boosting with hydration, a tightening feel to the skin that encourages a smooth, flawless look with an instant cooling sensation.


Size: 1.7oz/50ml

Bobbi Brown Face Base

BOBBI BROWN Face Base is a Best Seller!

This amazing hybrid primer moisturizes and hydrates the skin while smoothing and nourishing the skin with effective ingredients such as Vitamins B, C and E.

BOBBI BROWN Face Base instantly hydrates, nourishes, and plumps skin, leaving it feeling smooth, comfortable and prepped for makeup as it reduces the presence of fine lines & wrinkles.

This fast-absorbing oil-free primer is lightly scented with grapefruit and geranium and is for all skin types.

BOBBI BROWN Vitamin Enriched Face Base is a primer designed to hydrate, plump, and brighten skin before makeup application as it creates a smooth & youthful complexion.


  • Cream texture
  • Smooths and hydrates
  • Vitamins A, C, and E.
  • Reduces the presence of fine lines & wrinkles.
  • This fast-absorbing oil-free
  • Scented with grapefruit and geranium.
  • Hydrate, plump, and brighten.


Massage a small amount onto cleansed skin, avoiding the eye area. Pair with Vitamin Enriched Eye Base for complete skin prep.

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base should be applied after cleansing before sunscreen and makeup.

Key Ingredients:

Shea butter, Carrot Extract, Vitamins A, C, and E, fragranced with Grapefruit and geranium.


Size: 1.7oz/50ml

Jane Iredale

JANE IREDALE Smooth Affair facial primer and brightener help to minimize the appearance of pores and lines as it leaves you with an illuminating glow with a mattifying and brightening primer.

This primer is a silky, lightweight texture, blurring fine lines for a radiant pearl finish to keep your makeup smooth and fresh the whole day.

JANE IREDALE Smooth Affair is perfect for hydrating, skin-quenching and will lock in moisture through its nourishing skin ingredients.


  • An illuminating glow.
  • Mattifying and brightening.
  • Silky, lightweight texture.
  • Blurs fine lines.
  • Radiant pearl finish.
  • Hydrating, skin-quenching.
  • Nourishing ingredients.


Massage a pea-sized amount all over the face and neck using fingers until absorbed. Follow with your favorite foundation.

Key Ingredients:

Apple Extract, Coconut Alkanes and Royal Jelly, red algae extract, hibiscus extract and rose geranium leaf extract.


Size: 2fl oz/60ml

Hourglass Primer

HOURGLASS Veil Mineral Primer – provides broad spectrum SPF 15 protection, all in a supremely airy, silky, cloud-like texture to conceal redness and minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.

It extends the wear of foundation for a perfect complexion that lasts the whole day and conceals all imperfections for a flawless finish.

HOURGLASS Veil Mineral Primer repels water, conceals redness to even skin tone while minimizing pores and fine lines, and provides a fresh, flawless complexion the whole day.


  • Provides broad spectrum SPF 15 protection
  • Cloud-like texture
  • Conceal redness and minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.
  • Conceals all imperfections
  • Flawless finish.
  • Water-resistant technology
  • Physical protection from UVA and UVB rays.


Apply ½ to 1 pump of Veil Mineral Primer to clean, and moisturize skin before concealer, foundation, and powder application.

Key Ingredients:

SPF15: naturally-derived titanium dioxide and zinc oxide provide physical protection from UVA and UVB rays.

Water-resistant technology: maintains makeup longevity and freshness in any climate.

Zinc: controls redness and calms skin.


Size: 2.02oz/60ml

Tula Face Filter

TULA Face Filter is a moisturizing primer that blurs out imperfections as it evens out the appearance of skin tone and redness, hydrates and improves makeup wear for the day.

TULA cream texture contains golden, light-infused pigments that give skin a glowy, “filter” like reflective quality. The non-tinted formula looks radiant on all skin tones. Additionally, this is perfect for oily, combination, mature, sensitive, dry, normal, and blemish-prone skin.

Furthermore, it instantly smooths & blurs the look of pores & lines are non-comedogenic and won’t clog the pores.

TULA Skincare Face Filter is an impressive primer that will boost the skin with hydration for fresh, youthful, and flawless coverage.


  • For all skin types.
  • Packed with nourishing antioxidants.
  • Cream texture.
  • Instantly smooths & blurs.
  • Non-tinted formula.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Blurrs pigments.
  • Youthful and flawless coverage.


Apply 1-3 pumps & blend thoroughly to release sheerly tinted complexion-boosting & blurring pigments. Use as the last step in the skincare routine before makeup.

Key ingredients:

Butterfly bush, chia seeds and s6 pro complex, Chia seeds, turmeric, licorice and packed with nourishing antioxidants.


Size: 1oz/30ml

YSL Primer

YVES SAINT LAURENT Touché Eclat Blur Primer helps to brighten your complexion and leave you with a smooth glass skin effect. This primer has a light gel texture providing nourishment and hydration and is infused with golden shimmer for an instant luminous effect.

If you want to experience an instantly illuminated complexion, smoother, more even-looking skin with a radiant finish. Then YVES SAINT LAURENT Touché Eclat Blur Primer is certainly for you!

Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive ones, this non-comedogenic face primer smooths and prepares the skin for makeup while minimizing dryness, dullness, pores, and texture.


  • Nourishing oils.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Minimizing dryness, dullness, pores and texture.
  • Instantly illuminated complexion.
  • Radiant finish.
  • Light gel texture.
  • Providing nourishment and hydration.
  • Smooth glass skin effect.


Dispense one pump onto the back of your hand, then use a foundation brush or fingers to gently sweep over your face, starting in the center and working outward. Wait 10 seconds to allow the primer to set before applying the foundation.

Key Ingredients:

Enriched with four nourishing oils, including Apricot Kernel and Maracuja Oils.


Size: 0.84oz/25ml

Il Makiage primer

IL MAKIAGE No Filter Poreless Base Smoothing Primer has a soft, smooth texture that helps minimize pores’ appearance while filling in the lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, It helps makeup stay in place with a fresh, flawless finish for the whole day.

In addition, IL MAKIAGE Primer controls the shine without drying out the skin and leaves you with a beautiful velvet finish.

This Primer will leave you with a photoshopped effect that offers unique light-scattering technology that reflects light away from flaws and controls shine for a soft even-looking complexion. 

This Primer will control oil and sweat and keep the changing weather conditions from affecting your base.


  • Oil control.
  • Light technology.
  • Velvet finish.
  • Flawless finish.
  • Fills in lines and wrinkles.
  • Soft, smooth texture.

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isohexadecane, Octyldodecanol, Polysilicone-11, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Dimethicone/​Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol.


Size: 1.05oz/30grams

Frankie Rose Primer

FRANKIE ROSE Prime Addiction Primer nourishes moisturizes and softens the skin as it preps the skin for a flawless and youthful makeup finish. This lovely primer glides smoothly, minimizes pores and imperfections as it fills in the lines and wrinkles for a smooth finish.

FRANKIE ROSE Primer is an oil-free lightweight cream with a breathable texture that encourages radiance all day.

This primer is suitable for all skin types and is hypoallergenic, oil-free, cruelty-free and fragrance-free.

This primer will prepare and balance the skin while hydrating, leaving you with a wonderful bright glowing complexion.


  • Hydrates and brightens.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Lightweight cream.
  • Nourishes moisturizes and softens.
  • Minimizes pores.
  • Fills in the lines and wrinkles for a smooth finish.
  • Minimizes imperfections.


Using your fingertips, apply a dime-sized amount of face primer to clean, and moisturize skin. It can be worn alone or under your foundation. However, for ultimate complexion perfection, we suggest using it after applying moisturizer and before applying foundation. Fill weight 1.05 oz. (30 grams).


Size: 1.4oz/40ml

Shiseido primer

SHISEIDO FUTURE SOLUTION LX Primer combines as a dual-purpose primer. This is a makeup primer that hydrates and plumps the skin, delivering a flawless finish for eight hours and contains a broad-spectrum SPF 30 protecting you from harmful UV rays.

The LX Primer is an oil-based primer that has a dewy, light texture spreads smoothly, feels comfortable and leaves a pearlescent finish to encourage youthful, smooth skin.

Furthermore, this primer will smooth away pores and correct uneven skin tone while filling in lines and wrinkles for flawless coverage. Additionally, it provides protection against air pollution & damage from oxidation and controls excess sebum for long-lasting wear.


  • 8-hour hydration.
  • Creates an even, smooth complexion by correcting the look of pores and unevenness.
  • Prolongs makeup.
  • Lightweight texture.
  • Oxidation-inhibiting effect.
  • Non-comedogenic, Dermatologist-tested.
  • Pearlescent finish
  • Instantly blurred pores.


Use it as the last step of your skincare routine.

Take one pearl-sized drop onto your fingertip and blend smoothly into the skin.

Avoid contact with eyes. If contact with eyes occurs, rinse immediately with water.

Key Ingredients:

Nacreous layer technology, black tea extract, pearl diffusion technology, and scultellaria baicalensis extract.


Size: 2.0oz/60ml

Whish Primer

Want a Primer that does it all?

WHISH Botanical Primer helps to balance the skin and reduce environmental stress with bakuchiol and is scented with a light floral scent of jasmine and freesia with undertones of melon and berry.

The WHISH Botanical Primer helps to even out skin tone and minimize pores, it’s super smooth and fast absorbing, and it is also super gentle and doesn’t irritate sensitive skin. It minimizes the look of pores and makes makeup look flawless. 

This botanical-based makeup primer hydrates and moisturizes the skin, leaving you with a dewy texture and radiant skin.

This super-powered primer creates the perfect canvas for all your favorite makeup looks.


  • Lightly scented.
  • Natural ingredients.
  • Fast absorbing.
  • Smoothes and moisturizes.
  • Minimizes pores.
  • Natural Bakuchiol has all of the benefits of retinol.


Apply a small amount to the skin after moisturizing.

Key Ingredients:

Aloe vera, seabuckthorn extract, pomegranate oil, bakuchiol and coconut water, soybean oil, lavender leaf extract, coconut fruit extract, and argan oil.


When applying makeup, it is important to remember that a Primer is crucial for mature skin and all skin types prior to applying your foundation to your face.

It will encourage the longevity of your makeup; it will provide you with a smooth surface blurring all flaws, lines, and wrinkles to encourage a flawless, smooth, youthful, and radiant finish.

Without a primer, your makeup tends to run and smudge in harsh conditions. Regardless of liquid or powdered foundation, without a primer, your foundation will dry and sit in the cracks and bumps of your face, encouraging a more aging appearance.

Beauty is not confined by your age or maturing skin!

Today, many wonderful primers for your face have helped revolutionize beauty.

Therefore, we have included anti-aging primers in this article as it is important to use a primer that is made with high-grade anti-aging ingredients to encourage hydration, boosting the skin with moisture and leaving you with a luminous and fresh glow therefore giving you a more youthful appearance the whole day through.

Enjoy the amazing benefits of a primer; your skin will look flawless, and your compliments will be endless!

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A moisturizer locks in moisture to prevent dryness; however, a primer is still a must for under makeup if you want a long-lasting flawless finish.

Your skin will dry throughout the day, and imperfections will show through.

A primer is most definitely a MUST!


Apply to the face with a small peanut-sized amount and spread all over the face where the foundation will be.

All the way under the eyes to prevent creasing around the eye area.


You most definitely still can wear primer when you are not applying makeup.

It will still encourage a smoother and flawless finish.

Apply your daily skincare, and then as the last step, apply a primer for those makeup-free days.

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