Ask any makeup expert and they will tell you that primers are a must-have for keeping your makeup looking flawless. This pre-foundation step in your makeup routine can prevent creasing and caking, thereby prolonging the wear of your makeup. Some formulas also provide additional skincare benefits such as hydration and sun protection.

But if you have sensitive skin then you are probably hesitant to try new products. Finding the perfect product might be hard since everyone’s skin sensitivity is triggered differently. Nevertheless, we did the research and found some primer options that may work just for you.

1. Bourjois Healthy Mix Blurring Primer Antifatigue

Best drugstore primer

Price from SGD12.53

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This lightweight and non-greasy blurring primer is an affordable option for sensitive skin types. It comes with pigment correcting technology to help mask redness and uneven skin tone, while also smoothing out pores and fine lines. The addition of vitamins A, B5 and C also help nourish and protect the skin.

2. J.One Jelly Pack (White)

Best Korean primer - suitable for hydrating and moisturizing dry sensitive skin

Price from SGD22.41

This all-in-one product is a highly moisturising skincare primer that is perfect for your morning beauty routine. It multi-tasks as serum, moisturiser and primer to prep your skin with intense hydration. The jelly-like formula provides smoothing and firming effects, creating a soft and nourished canvas for foundation.

3. Cover FX Original Blurring Primer

Best pore primer

Price from SGD59.00

Let this lightweight primer create a soft-focus effect on your skin by blurring the appearance of pores, lines and wrinkles. It can also be worn on its own for an airbrushed look with its light diffusing technology that minimises skin texture. The formula contains vitamin E for antioxidant protection, and is free of parabens, fragrances, mineral oils and talc.

4. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (Light)

Best for combination skin

Price from SGD57.00

This oil-free primer will keep your skin balanced and shine-free without causing dryness or dehydration. It comes in a lightweight, gel formula that smoothens the skin without feeling sticky. The formula also has vitamin C and peptide to give your skin added protection against environmental stress.

5. IT Cosmetics No. 50 Serum Anti-aging Collagen Veil Primer

Best for aging and mature skin

Price from SGD75.00

Treat your skin to a buffet of antioxidants and vitamins from this luxurious serum primer. The silky serum texture absorbs easily into the skin to diffuse the appearance of pores and fine lines. Additionally, the nutrient-rich formula provides hydration and protection from free radicals. 

Featuring numerous botanical ingredients including aloe, jojoba, chamomile and colloidal oatmeal, this anti-aging primer will help keep your skin healthy and prevent premature aging.

As this oil-free formula does not contain sulphates, parabens and alcohol, it is a suitable option for those with extremely sensitive skin. This priming moisturiser brightens the skin and visibly masks skin imperfections, but the best part is its nutrient-rich ingredients that provide skincare benefits. The combination of superfood ingredients such as coconut, quinoa, licorice and more will help soothe and strengthen sensitive skin.

7. Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Radiance SPF 35

Best illuminating primer with SPF - suitable for fair skin

Price from SGD57.00

Look glowing all the day long with this illuminating primer that uses ultrafine pearl pigments to light up your complexion. It also brightens, soothes and evens the skin with a combination of botanical ingredients such as cucumber, apple, licorice and more. 

The sulphate, paraben and phthalates-free formula also has SPF 35 sun protection to help keep your skin safe from sun damage.

8. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

Best for redness and rosacea

Price from SGD34.00

Oil-free as well as free of potentially irritating ingredients such as parabens, fragrances, sulphates, phthalates and synthetic dyes, this best-selling formula is great for those with sensitive skin and rosacea. It helps conceal redness and blurs the appearance of uneven skin textures for a smooth and neutral canvas. 

Not only is it lightweight and has a water-repelling effect to help foundation stay transfer-resistant, it also comes with SPF 15 sun protection.

9. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Primer

Best for oily and acne prone skin, suitable for large pores

Price from SGD62.00

Get a smooth and perfected base for your makeup application with this oil-free formula. It is non-clogging and suitable for sensitive, acne-prone skin. The combination of Moroccan lava clay, purifying charcoal and collagen along with other botanical ingredients all help to hydrate and protect the skin while minimising shine and correcting imperfections.

Use this hydrating formula to prime your eyes by reducing the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, puffiness and more. It brightens and smoothens the delicate skin around the eye without creasing. A great thing about this primer is that its formula is free of parabens, sulphates and alcohol!

While marketed as a multi-tasking spray, this product works well as a priming spray for those who want a well-hydrated base before makeup. The blend of coconut water and probiotic-based ingredients helps nourish and brighten the skin to give a lit-from-within effect under foundation.

Disclaimer: The pricing shown is just a good indication of how much these products are worth. The prices could change based on the e-commerce promotions that are going on. If some of the products are not available, do email us at [email protected] Thank you!

 

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