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Top 20 Best Primers for Face in India | Updated March 2021

Best primers for face in india

86%

Our Score

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Primer Moisturizer
  • Intense moisturizing
  • Perfect base for foundation
  • Best for all skin types

81%

Our Score

Colorbar Perfect Match Primer
  • Long-lasting
  • Controls oil production
  • Flawless finish

89%

Our Score

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
  • Water repellent
  • Multi-tasking primer
  • Minimises pores
67
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Primers are a prime need for all us makeup heads out there, it is what decides the longevity and flawlessness of the makeup throughout the day because none of us wants to be running to the restroom every 2 hours to correct our makeup. I have done all the hard work for you; all you need to do is go read through our list of top 20 best face primers in India and choose one from them.

TOP 20 BEST PRIMERS FOR FACE IN INDIA

  1. Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Primer Moisturizer

Critik Overall Rating
94%

Our Review

This primer moisturizer from Bobbi Brown is a miracle product that is going to make you weak in your knees with the consistent and brilliant result it provides.
  • Quantity: 7 ml, 15 ml, 50 ml
  • Best for all skin types
  • Enriched with Vitamin A, B, C and E

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The product comes in a variation of 7ml, 15 ml and 50 ml in attractive glass pots.
  • The product is rich in feel but is non greasy and non-oily still rendering your skin the best moisturizing because of its formulation of shea butter combined with vitamin B, C and E.
  • The primer has the smell of geranium and grape fruits and on daily use leaves your skin looking and feeling at its best.
Pros : Cons :
The product is non-oily Comes in heavy glass pot
Best for all types of skin Positive effect on minimizing pores
Really lovable citrus scent
Minimises pores

  1. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

Critik Overall Rating
88%

Our Review

This state of the art, multi-purpose primer, if affordable to you, is an absolute must-have product. It veils all your imperfections perfectly providing you with flawlessly perfect skin to build your makeup.
  • Quantity: 30 ml
  • Best premium buy
  • Blends brilliantly with makeup

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The bottle contains 15ml of the product and is an orange-based serum that feels thin and oily.
  • The face primer is made of truth-C complex, collagen, glycerine, orange and green tea extracts and aloe juice.
  • The product is a blast with the goodness of vitamin C designed mainly for anti-ageing and for nourishing the skin.
Pros : Cons :
Provides smooth skin Expensive
It diminishes pores
Lightweight and airy
Water repellent
Paraben-free

  1. BECCA First Light Priming Filter

Critik Overall Rating
86%

Our Review

Becca Primer is definitely one of the best face serums that we have access to, it is brilliantly formulated and gives an incredibly reassuring radiant look on application.
  • Quantity: 30 ml
  • Best primer for a radiant look
  • Best for combination skin type

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The pretty looking bottle contains 30 ml of the product which is a sheer purple lotion which gives a radiant and pearl finish.
  • This transformative fluid has the goodness of hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, prickly pear extract and energizing ginger which promises a radiant, healthy looking flawless skin.
  • The product is free from all animal By-Product, Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Gluten, Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Formaldehydes, Coal Tar, Triclosan, and Triclocarban.
Pros : Cons :
Immediate radiant looking skin Expensive
Primer glides over the skin
Gives a dewy looking skin
The primer will hydrate
Blurs imperfections perfectly

  1. Smashbox Photo Finish Vitamin Glow

Critik Overall Rating
86%

Our Review

Vitamin glow from Smashbox is a fabulous find in our list for top face primers, it leaves a spell on your skin leaving you wanting to go back to this product again and again.
  • Quantity: 13 ml, 30 ml
  • Packed with skin-friendly antioxidants
  • Best for healthier-looking skin

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The bottle contains 2 variants with 13 ml and 30 ml of the product
  • The light weight, water gel formula promises to awaken and hydrate your skin giving it a healthy glow
  • The primer is formulated with birch water which helps retains water to your skin
Pros : Cons :
Works well on skin types Little expensive
Leaves your skin feeling happy Doesn’t minimise pores
The primer is cruelty-free
Applies and blends well
The packaging is amazing

  1. Nyx Professional Makeup Studio Perfect Primer

Critik Overall Rating
85%

Our Review

Nyx will fix you up real good, covering your lines and pores thereby providing an elaborate flawless canvas to create your makeup looks.
  • Quantity: 30 ml
  • Best for long-lasting makeup
  • Evens out skin tone

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The tube consists of 30 ml of the primer and comes in three different shades.
  • The primer provides a smooth canvas for the rest of the makeup to be built on.
  • Promises to create a smooth and matte finish.
Pros : Cons :
Reduces pore size well Not for fancy makeup
Provides a smooth canvas Availability isn’t great
Comes in hygenic packaging
Lightweight and non-greasy

  1. Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer

Critik Overall Rating
83%

Our Review

This photo ready perfecting primer from Revlon is a must-have for your makeup routine, the product rends an overwhelming result that will leave you happy and satisfied.
  • Quantity: 27 ml
  • Best for a mattifying finish
  • Oil free formula

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The bottle contains 27 ml of the soft, creamy primer
  • It is lightweight and pink-tinted formula that smoothes and softens skin
  • The product comes in a pump dispenser bottle along with a cap which is convenient and clean to use.
Pros : Cons :
The primer blends really well Mild dehydrating effect sometimes
Gives an oil free skin Fragile glass bottle
Does not leave any residue
Excellent matte finish
The product is oil free

  1. The Ordinary High-Spread-ability Fluid Primer

Critik Overall Rating
83%

Our Review

The ordinary primer is safe to use, applies well and works well on dry skin. If silicon-based products work well for you, go ahead, close your eyes and choose this primer.
  • Quantity: 30 ml
  • Best for dry skin
  • Alcohol-free, silicon-based

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The bottle contains 30 ml of the primer and is a silicon-based product
  • The formulation is lightweight and blends seamlessly making a nice canvas for makeup
  • A tiny bit of primer can cover your face and neck
Pros : Cons :
It applies smoothly The packaging is drugstore looking
It covers fine lines The primer is very silicon smelling
The makeup looks brilliant
The primer is free of alcohol

  1. E. L. F. Cosmetics Hydrating Face Primer

Critik Overall Rating
81%

Our Review

The Elf primer might not be on the top of our best face primer list but it deserves a place here as it is infused with vitamins and chemical-free, this will leave your skin feeling youthful and dewy.
  • Quantity: 14 grams
  • Best for sensitive and acne-prone skin
  • Vegan and cruelty-free

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The bottle contains 14 grams of the serum and could be your daily go to.
  • The product is paraben and chemical free and is enriched with grape seed oil and extracts of vitamin A, E and C.
  • The primer is very silky in texture and claims to make the skin smoother and firmer.
Pros : Cons :
Free of parabens A little greasy
Blends well Not entirely pleasant
Makes the skin smoother
Packaging is convenient

  1. M.A.C Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage

Critik Overall Rating
79%

Our Review

If you love your makeup you cannot pack your bag without a M.A.C in it and this primer is best for holding your foundation longer and giving you an even-toned flawless look.
  • Quantity: 30 ml
  • Long-lasting
  • Holds the makeup in place longer

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The jar comes with 50 ml of the product and the cream is lightweight and easy to apply
  • The ingredients of notice are shea butter, wheat germ oil, rice bran oil, corn oil, vitamin E, sesame seed oil, rosa gallica flower extract moringa seed extract and more
  • The product claims to recharge and soothe your skin leaving your skin feeling refreshed and nourished
Pros : Cons :
Long-wearing Can’t minimise pores
Holds makeupwell Not for oily skin
Evens out skin tone
A small amount is enough
Faint fragrance

  1. Benefit Cosmetics Professional Pore Minimizing Makeup Primer

Critik Overall Rating
76% 

Our Review

This primer will blend nicely onto your face and leaves you with a nice canvas to do your makeup on, it is oil free in formulation and is comfortable and non-irritable on the skin.
  • Quantity: 7.5ml, 22 ml
  • Best for minimizing pores
  • Enriched with Vitamin E

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The tube comes 7.5 ml and 22 ml variations, the cream is silky and lightweight.
  • The formula contains Vitamin E extracts that help protect your skin from free radicals.
  • Claims to be excellent with minimizing pores and fine lines.
Pros : Cons :
For mature skin Not for dry skin
Non-greasy Not very hydrating
Reduces fine lines
Minimises pores
Convenient travel-friendly package

  1. L'Oréal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer

Critik Overall Rating
75% 

Our Review

The Magique primer from L’oreal will leave its magic on you making your skin feel unbelievably soft and smooth, who doesn’t want skin as smooth as a baby’s bum?
  • Quantity: 15 ml
  • Best for a silky smooth finish
  • Brightens up one’s complexion

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

About Product:

The name forest essentials remind you of nature, greenery, chirping birds and babbling brooks, this product does a performance that does justice to the earthy image it creates. This lovely cream is formulated with anantmool which is effective for acne and pigmentation, there is jasmine which is helpful for improving skin’s elasticity, kokum butter that shall help with hydration, patchouli essential oil which renders a grounding and balancing effect and to top it off, it has Vitamin C which is an intense antioxidant. When all these ingredients come together it forms a healthy marriage that provides wonderful results to the skin.

Product Features :

  • The product comes in a heavy jar with 50 grams of the product, the cream is light and easy to work with
  • The ingredients included are anantmool, jasmine, kokum butter, vitamin C, patchouli oil and more, the formulation is paraben free and comes with decadent jasmine smell
  • The product is a natural source of antioxidants and claims to intense hydration, improve uneven skin tone and helps combat the signs of ageing
Pros : Cons :
Provides unreal smoothness Comes in beautiful jar
Brightens skin Very little quantity
Provides a wonderful base
Applies and blends well
Is fragrance free

  1. Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

Critik Overall Rating
72% 

Our Review

The too faced primer is too good a product considering its formulation, if you are looking for a product that is light and safe for your skin, then this might be a good option for you.
  • Quantity: 20 ml, 40 ml
  • Promotes healthy and supple skin
  • Lightweight moisturizer

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The product comes in a convenient pump packaging with variation of 20 ml and 30 ml tubes
  • The primer is modulated with hydrating coconut water
  • The product claims to promote skin elasticity and give you a smooth healthy skin
Pros : Cons :
Paraben free, sulphate free Too little capacity
Pleasant coconutty smell Difficulty evening out skin tone
Doesn’t feel greasy
Healthy and supple skin
Comes in hygienic pump packaging

  1. Maybelline Facestudio Master Prime Primer Makeup

Critik Overall Rating
70% 

Our Review

Maybelline’s primer has a non-oily water-soluble formula that melts onto the skin and cleverly covers the fine lines and wrinkles and provides a nice base for long-lasting makeup.
  • Quantity: 30 ml
  • Best for dry skin types
  • Long-lasting makeup

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The tube contains 30 ml of the product and is has a weightless, water based, non-oily texture
  • This face primer consists of 3 weightless, ultra-blurring spheres in a water-base formula, which claims to fight our biggest skin concerns and keep our skin looking flawless, light and refreshed.
  • It claims to refine your makeup look but very clearly says that it isn’t great for reducing holes
Pros : Cons :
Great texture Doesn’t brighten up the complexion
Holds makeup for a long time
Tiny product is enough
Really good for dry skin
Travel friendly package

  1. Colorbar Perfect Match Primer

Critik Overall Rating
69% 

Our Review

Colorbar’s sleek and sexy looking primer will fit inside your makeup pouch with ease meanwhile bringing along with it a truckload of satisfying results.
  • Quantity: 30 ml
  • Best budget buy
  • Prevents your face from getting oily

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The tube contains 30 ml of the product and is satiny soft in touch
  • The primer is formulated with Vitamin E and is free of parabens, fragrance and allergens. The brand is cruelty free as well
  • The oil free primer applies well on the skin providing a smooth canvas for your makeup, it works well to cover your fine lines and spots
Pros : Cons :
Spreads and applies well Not for larger pores
The primer is long lasting Creases near eyelids
Travel friendly packaging
Skin feels softer
Prevents excess of oil

  1. SUGAR The Base Of Glory Pore Minimizing Primer

Critik Overall Rating
67% 

Our Review

This primer from sugar, sugar coats your face cutely and gives a smooth matte canvas for building the rest of your makeup on.
  • Quantity: 30 ml
  • Gives a matte finish
  • Controls sebum production

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The tube contains 30 ml of the product and is satin smooth formula that creates smooth and flawless skin
  • The primer promises to not clog or block your pores and helps minimize shine giving you a matte finish
  • The formula is free from paraben and oil, it also helps the foundation last longer
Pros : Cons :
Gives a mattifying effect Silicon-based product
The primer is lightweight Minimises pores
Controls sebum production
Makes the makeup flawless
Travel friendly

  1. L.A. Girl PRO. Prep HD Face Primer

Critik Overall Rating
67% 

Our Review

LA girl’s primer is the one for you if you are someone who loves clicking selfies, it will give you a flawless finish that you can flaunt throughout the day
  • Quantity: 15 ml
  • Velvety matte look
  • Flawless look on and off camera

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The tube contains 15 ml of the product and is clear gel like in consistency
  • The product is paraben free and fragrance free, it gives a fine velvety look to the skin
  • The product claims to seal the pores and fill in fine lines and helps makeup stay longer
Pros : Cons :
The primer is gel textured Very little quantity
Reduces fine lines Can’t control sweat and oil
Lasts well for 6-7 hours
Give a velvety matte finish
Travel friendly

  1. PAC Studio Finish Oil Primer

Critik Overall Rating
67% 

Our Review

The PAC studio finish oil primer is best for its quality to provide a neat smooth canvas on your skin on which you can build the rest of the makeup. The effects are flawless and last all day.
  • Quantity: 20 ml
  • Smooth canvas for makeup
  • Long lasting and minimises pores

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The bottle contains 20 ml of the product and is an oil-based primer
  • The formulation contains jojoba oil which nourishes the skin and gives a natural shine to the skin.
  • The primer claims to provide a smooth canvas for makeup and gives a smooth soft glowing finish
Pros : Cons :
Works well on dry skin types Might have caused breakouts
Intense and deep hydration Overwhelming fragrance
The cream is light
Gives an added glow
Leaves the skin feeling soft

  1. Wet n Wild Photofocus Face Primer Matte - Partners in Prime

Critik Overall Rating
67% 

Our Review

This primer from wet n wild is really smooth on your skin, they hold your makeup well making you look velvety and shiny all day long.
  • Quantity: 25 ml
  • Made with white sapphire
  • Comfortable and light on the skin

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The tube contains 25 ml of the product and silky cream like in texture
  • The product is formulated with white sapphire which helps give a smooth and crystal complexion
  • The product claims to prevent caking, creasing and smudging and provide you a velvety matte finish
Pros : Cons :
Blends and applied well Not for dry skin
Manages to keep skin fresh Doesn’t even out skin tone
Minimises pores and fine lines
Comes in a travel friendly package

  1. Faces Canada Ultime Pro Perfecting Primer

Critik Overall Rating
67% 

Our Review

This primer from Faces Canada is great at delivering its promises and is a great product in its price range. It will leave a soft and matte canvas for your makeup.
  • Quantity: 30 ml
  • Velvety soft and matte finish
  • Decreases sweating through pores

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

Product Features :

  • The product comes in a sleek tube containing 30 ml of the product indulging us in a velvety formula for easy application
  • The product is cruelty free and hypoallergenic and promises a youthful and matte appearance to your skin
  • The primer helps achieve a velvety soft skin, covers fine lines and wrinkles and brightens a dull skin, it also helps reduce sweating through pores.
Pros : Cons :
The primer is lightweight Not for oily skin
Holds makeup well Doesn’t minimise pores
Gives a matte finish
The product is slightly tinted
The price is affordable

  1. Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer

Critik Overall Rating
67% 

Our Review

This primer is pocket friendly and works well on the skin. It provides a fine base for makeup and brightens up the face immediately on application.
  • Quantity: 30 ml
  • Blur and brighten the face
  • Worn under the makeup or alone

CONSISTENCY

100%

EASE OF APPLICATION

99%

BRAND TRUST

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

99%

USER RATING

84%

About Product:

Lakme’s night cream is affordable and easy to use and also provides proficient results. The cream is formulated with a collagen booster which helps in rejuvenating and firming the skin, it also has niacinamide which is brilliant for strengthening skin barrier. Finally, it is enriched with the luminating pearls that helps give your skin a radiant glow. When you wake up, you will be left with a soft, glowing and enviable skin.

Product Features :

  • The tube contains 30 ml of the product and has a thick mousse like consistency
  • The product claims to be lightweight, waterproof and to give an even tone skin.
  • The primer also promises to act as a perfect base for building your makeup on and helps in increasing longevity of the makeup.
Pros : Cons :
Highly affordable and travel friendly Not for acne-prone skin
Instant brightening Doesn’t cover pores
Lightweight and airy
Smooth and soft base
Evens out skin tone

Choosing the Best Primer for your Skin Type:

One of the most beautiful things about being a human is that each one seems similar from far but from near there are tiny fluctuations among us, though beautiful in a philosophical point of view, the same changes are a pain when it comes to the beauty industry. We all have different constructs to our skin which means makeup products cannot be made as one fit for all, there needs to be options among which we can choose the one that best fits our design, so, here are few things to look out for while choosing the best primers that would suit your skin type.
For dry skin:
If you have dry and flaky skin texture, the key word to look out for is hydration. The product that provides the best hydrating quality would be a jigsaw fit for you. Pick a silky formulation that is lightweight yet capable of hydrating your skin with ease.
For oily skin:
If your skin is the kind that can’t get tired of secreting oil all day along then you gotta be careful with all the makeup choices you make as you will be easily susceptible to breakouts. Make sure to get a formulation that assures to control sebum production. Silicon based primers could come handy in this area. Also, products that provide a matte finish can don an oily skin beautifully.
For acne-prone skin:
Acne is like the annoying house guest that comes uninvited and sometimes never leaves. You need to be always alert and vigilant to keep these guests away, primers that are water based and oil free can be an excellent choice for an acne prone skin as they are safer as well as long wearing. Staying away from silicon-based primers can do you good.
For mature skin:
As we grow older the skin loses its flair and starts becoming dull and fine lines especially if we fail to look after it properly. For a mature skin it is best to go with formulations with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. They will help keep your skin healthy and plump.

FAQ : Common concerns regarding Face Primers

Question 1
Can a primer be used without a foundation?
Answer
In an optimal setting, your primer and foundation should compliment each other. The main objective of primers is to lock your foundation, so I would say both are important for your makeup to stay unencumbered throughout the day.
Question 2
Are primers bad for the skin?
Answer
Primers aren’t a skincare product it is a makeup product so definitely it does come with a certain amount of caution. Make sure to wash away your primers at the end of the day because taking your makeup to bed is as unhealthy as it can get.
Question 3
Can face primers be used every day?
Answer
If you love a flawless makeup look then wear your primers the days you wear your makeup. If you are the one who isn’t very particular about clean makeup all day then it’s up to you to choose on what occasions to need your primer.
Question 4
Can primers clog your pores?
Answer
Some do clog your pores, do make sure to invest carefully in the product that assures no clogging, usually primers with less silicon content can prevent clogging of pores.
Question 5
Are any substitutes for primers available?
Answer
In some cases your BB cream can work a little bit like a primer, even aloe gel can be helpful but for best results is better to stick to the proper primers that’s available to you, but when there is an emergency you can opt for the above mentioned options.