15 best makeup bases

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The makeup base used to be not as popular as it is now, and many girls believed that it was used only as a professional makeup when filming movies. But gradually it was appreciated and began to be used first when creating evening makeup, and then for everyday outings. The base is able to hide skin imperfections, even out the tone, make the complexion more fresh and healthy. In addition, other cosmetic products are better suited to it, their consumption is significantly reduced, and the make-up lasts much longer.

There are four main types of makeup bases:

  1. Liquid. Transparent bases smooth the skin, eliminate shine, mattifying. They are most often used when creating daytime makeup, since they cannot hide serious defects 100%.
  2. Solid. The bases have a thick pasty texture. It is applied pointwise to acne, moles, age spots and shaded. Solid products are designed for very problem skin and are mainly represented in professional lines.
  3. Cream. Such bases can be used independently as a foundation without additional powder coating. They smooth wrinkles, help hide signs of fatigue or insomnia, refresh complexion, and are designed for sensitive and dry skin.
  4. Gelatinous. Its delicate texture does not clog pores, making it ideal for oily skin. It hides flaws well, smoothes the relief. After the base, a foundation must be applied to make the skin perfectly smooth.

In addition to the main ones, there are several more subspecies of primers:

  1. matting;
  2. moisturizing;
  3. shimmery;
  4. leveling.

As an example of a competent choice, today we will present 15 makeup bases, with which even the most problematic skin will look healthy and well-groomed. Experts have selected products of different price categories in the rating, which are advised to pay attention to both ordinary customers and professional makeup artists.

Rating of the best makeup bases

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best inexpensive makeup bases 1 CATRICE Prime And Fine Pore Refining Anti-Shine RUB 318
2 Essence Prime Studio Mattifying Pore Minimizing Primer with Black Clay 281 r
3 Bielita BLU R-base RUB 220
4 DIVAGE FACE PRIMER 260 RUB
5 Compliment Insta Magic 114 RUB
The best mid-range makeup bases 1 Primer hyaluronic Librederm 495 RUB
2 Maybelline master prime 505 RUB
3 Bourjois Healthy Mix Blurring Primer 397 r
4 L'Oreal Paris Infaillible Primer 364 RUB
5 REVOLUTION Ultra Face Base Primer 448 r
The best premium makeup bases 1 TONY MOLY Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm RUB 1,055
2 Etude House Face Blur SPF 33 PA ++ 1 501 RUB
3 NanoDerm Moisturizing Makeup Base with Nanosomes 789 r
4 ARTDECO Make Up Base with Anti-Aging Effect 734 RUB
5 The Saem Eco Soul Real Fit Makeup Base RUB 1,150

Best inexpensive makeup bases

CATRICE Prime And Fine Pore Refining Anti-Shine

Rating: 4.9

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Topping the rating of inexpensive products is the makeup base of the German brand CATRICE. It helps to get a perfectly flat surface even with obvious skin imperfections. It evens out, the production of subcutaneous fat is normalized, the matt and uniform tone is maintained throughout the day. Enlarged pores are visually reduced, while the ultra-light texture does not clog in them, and the resulting coating prevents the penetration of the foundation.

The consistency is quite easy to distribute, it is quickly absorbed, does not leave a feeling of stickiness, grease, does not roll. After a few minutes, you can apply the next product, and the primer is compatible with any type of creams and powders. Long lasting effect remains regardless of any external factors.

The make-up base is produced in a tube with a narrow spout, which doses the required amount, thereby controlling consumption. Many noted that the product is economical, the packaging is convenient, the lid is securely fixed without the risk of accidentally opening it in the cosmetic bag.

Advantages

  • light texture;
  • high hiding power;
  • matting effect up to 6 hours;
  • narrows and does not clog pores;
  • suitable for vegan use.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Essence Prime Studio Mattifying Pore Minimizing Primer with Black Clay

Rating: 4.8

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The second place in the rating is deservedly taken by the base, which hides all the imperfections of young skin. It mattifies, tightens pores, masks inflammation and post-acne. The airy texture does not weigh down, does not fill cracks, makes the face smooth and radiant. The formula includes natural black clay, which normalizes the work of the sebaceous glands, creating a pleasant velvet finish.

The primer is used both as a makeup base and as an independent product. It will be an excellent option for girls with problematic and oily skin types. The composition fits well and is easily shaded, providing an even coating of increased durability. It does not form a barrier to oxygen access, so maximum comfort is ensured during the day.

According to reviews, this is one of the best inexpensive remedies for young skin. It hides imperfections as much as possible, which, even without the use of powder and foundation, are completely masked. Many people liked the laconic design of the tube and the long dispensing spout.

Advantages

  • corrects all problem areas;
  • weightless texture;
  • keeps during the day;
  • enhanced effect due to black clay;
  • does not cause irritation.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Bielita BLU R-base

Rating: 4.7

Bielita BLU R-base

Bielita ranks third in the ranking of the best inexpensive makeup bases. It prepares the skin for the subsequent application of foundation or powder, prevents their accumulation in wrinkles and pores, and provides a long lasting effect regardless of external and internal factors. Unique particles create a scattering effect, visually eliminating all the imperfections of problem skin, smoothes, mattifies, gives smoothness and radiance.

The creamy consistency is quite dense, but it spreads easily and absorbs quickly. With a corrective base, the duration of the procedure does not increase, as it dries out after a few seconds. It not only masks the unevenness, but also seals the roughness that appears with dry skin type.

The users liked the product of the Belarusian brand. It does not form a greenhouse effect, the skin 'breathes', becomes velvety, the complexion is healthy and refreshed. All obvious imperfections are hidden, during the day the makeup does not blur, the smoothness remains for a long time.

Advantages

  • high corrective properties;
  • visual scattering effect;
  • easy application;
  • long-term durability.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

DIVAGE FACE PRIMER

Rating: 4.6

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Make-up base from the DIVAGE company is in fourth place in the ranking. It masks all problem areas of the skin, smoothes, makes the color uniform. The hyaluronic acid included in the formula moisturizes and restores the hydrobalance. Subsequent products are easy to apply, better distributed, more economical in use. The make-up becomes more stable, does not spread or smear under the influence of unfavorable natural factors.

The creamy texture has a high hiding power, with one application it masks moles, acne, spider veins, irregularities. The undoubted advantage of the base is the UV protection filters included in the complex.

According to reviews, the product really works and helps to neutralize any skin imperfections. It has a light matting effect. The coating formed after application allows air to pass through without stopping natural metabolic processes. The hole dispenses the metered amount, the lid is firmly fixed. For all the qualities of FACE PRIMER, a solid 'five' was delivered.

Advantages

  • uniform, smooth coating;
  • delicate consistency;
  • as part of hyaluronic acid;
  • nice smell;
  • protection degree – SPF 15.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Compliment Insta Magic

Rating: 4.5

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The fifth line of the rating is at the base of the Compliment brand. It is specially designed for oily skin, hides all imperfections, makes makeup resistant for 24 hours, despite heat or moisture. The product is comedogenic, does not clog pores, controls the function of the sebaceous glands. Formulated with niacinamide and zinc to help reduce the risk of inflammation and blackheads. Bisabolol evens out the relief, making it perfectly smooth.

The primer is also suitable for combination skin. The 'smart' formula recognizes and removes specific imperfections: mattifies oily sheen, moisturizes dry areas. The tool is quite economical, it is well applied and shaded, it sets quickly, so you can start applying tonal funds almost immediately. It can also be applied independently, thanks to the resulting powder effect.

Customers who have already been able to evaluate the products of the Russian manufacturer confirmed the high quality of the primer. It has good hiding power, lies softly, masks even strong skin imperfections, smells good. Many believe that the price is even understated for such a quality product.

Advantages

  • matting and narrowing of pores;
  • long-term effect;
  • medical complex in the composition;
  • the result is perfectly even skin;
  • low price.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

The best mid-range makeup bases

Primer hyaluronic Librederm

Rating: 4.9

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The first place in the rating is at the base of the currently very popular Librederm brand. It has several targeted actions and not only evens out the tone and prepares the skin for the application of tonal agents, but also nourishes, moisturizes, restoring natural metabolic processes. The base does not contain parabens, suitable for sensitive types.

Reflective particles leave the face perfectly smooth and keep makeup intact throughout the day. Hyaluronic acid – the main supplier of moisture, keeps it inside, preventing the cover from drying out. Camelina oil, containing linoleic and linolenic acids, has a softening effect, promotes regeneration, stimulates cell metabolism, and improves general condition. It also contains vitamin E, which rejuvenates the skin and prevents its premature aging.

The texture is airy, mousse, quickly absorbed and dries. According to reviews, the base does not cause irritation, does not dry out, does not tighten, does not cause any unpleasant sensations.

Advantages

  • maximum masking of flaws;
  • long-term matting;
  • valuable ingredients in the composition;
  • anti-aging effect;
  • nice texture.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Maybelline master prime

Rating: 4.8

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The silver medalist of the rating in this category is the Master Prime makeup base of the American brand Maybelline. It can be used both as a base before applying decorative products, and as a stand-alone product to add a light shine. It smoothes out all unevenness, fills in wrinkles, gives a matte finish. The main feature of the product: it makes enlarged pores invisible, as a result, the skin looks perfectly smooth and even.

The base is available in two types: for skin with a neutral or cold undertone. The liquid texture does not flow, spreads evenly, dries quickly and does not create a sticky feeling. The coating allows oxygen to pass through, fixes makeup for a long time without additional adjustments during the day.

The product is available in a 30 ml tube. Application is convenient, the spout dispenses the metered amount, the cap tightens securely. The product has gained a sufficient number of positive reviews from real users and professional cosmetologists advise it for use.

Advantages

  • visual narrowing of pores;
  • masking all flaws;
  • 2 shades for different skin tones;
  • light texture;
  • long-term durability.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Blurring Primer

Rating: 4.7

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The third place in the rating belongs to the product of the beloved French brand Bourjois. The base instantly refreshes, removes oily sheen, mattifies, masks acne, acne, age spots, tightens pores, moisturizes. The vitamin complex saturates with useful elements throughout the day, therefore the primer is considered not only a decorative agent, but also a caring product.

Light airy texture from one coat neutralizes redness, dark circles. After drying, it does not stick, does not roll. The makeup is stable all day long. The technology for correcting pigments and other imperfections not only masks them, but fights against the causes of their appearance.

A universal shade to suit all skin types. The primer is used both as an independent tool and as a base. The bright red packaging immediately catches the eye. The delicate fruity scent makes the process of applying makeup more enjoyable. Many respondents opted for this tool and recommend trying the foundation in action.

Advantages

  • flawless smoothness of the skin;
  • caring complex;
  • fortified composition;
  • fresh fruit smell;
  • non-sticky texture.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

L'Oreal Paris Infaillible Primer

Rating: 4.6

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Means L'Oreal Paris confidently occupies the fourth line of the rating. It masks the imperfections of even very problematic skin as much as possible, while it does not worsen its condition, but, on the contrary, promotes healing. The primer instantly neutralizes redness, smoothes acne marks, tightens pores, relieves irritation.

The base formula is light, invisible on the face. The creamy texture quickly penetrates the skin and dries, which significantly reduces the time for the makeup procedure. The coating fixes well the subsequent decorative cosmetics. Smoothness remains during the day, no oily sheen appears, no discomfort is created.

Many users have appreciated the convenient miniature bottle that does not take up much space in the cosmetic bag, as well as the dispenser pump that controls consumption and makes the product economical. Over time, it does not jam, the hole does not clog. It was noted that the cap was firmly fixed, preventing spontaneous opening and penetration of bacteria inside.

Advantages

  • photo filters effect;
  • fast neutralization of inflammation;
  • compact packaging;
  • convenient dispenser;
  • persistent action.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

REVOLUTION Ultra Face Base Primer

Rating: 4.5

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The fifth position in this rating nomination is taken by an innovative primer from the UK. It is alcohol and fragrance free and non-irritating. The base masks all problem areas, evens out the tone, makes the skin visually perfect and healthy. It covers even severe inflammations and acne, does not clog pores, and regulates the production of subcutaneous fat.

Ultra Face Base Primer can be used as a base or as a base product. It increases the durability of cosmetics and reduces their consumption. Regardless of the surrounding factors, the makeup remains flawless all day long. The primer is absorbent and does not disturb the natural processes in the skin. The composition contains caring components that have a beneficial effect on her condition.

The girls liked the light texture of the base, velvety finish, cute tube design, minimal consumption. The 24-hour durability promised by the manufacturer is confirmed in reality (plus / minus depending on the skin type). All respondents recommend this product for purchase.

Advantages

  • increased durability;
  • covering any skin imperfections;
  • elimination of greasy shine;
  • comfortable texture;
  • economical consumption.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

The best premium makeup bases

TONY MOLY Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm

Rating: 5.0

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The first place in the rating is for the makeup base of the South Korean brand. TONY MOLY has long been loved by Russian customers and not only for safe, natural formulations, high efficiency, but also for exclusive packaging, which cannot be passed by in the store, and at home they cause true aesthetic pleasure. The primer was no exception. Its case is made in the form of a golden egg, the contents of which are just as luxurious and precious.

The soft silky texture helps to close enlarged pores, normalizes the production of subcutaneous fat, smoothes the relief, relieves redness. After drying, a light coating is formed that is not felt on the face. A smooth, matte surface remains throughout the day, and the applied makeup does not require adjustment, as it is firmly fixed and protected from the effects of natural factors.

The girls noted that the primer did not disappoint, like the rest of the brand's cosmetics, and became a real boon among the many makeup foundations in stores. Many people buy it not for the first time and advise others to purchase.

Advantages

  • natural cosmetic;
  • closes pores;
  • weightless texture;
  • masking any skin imperfections;
  • original packaging.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Etude House Face Blur SPF 33 PA ++

Rating: 4.9

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The honorable second place in the rating among the premium class bases goes to the Etude House primer. It is suitable for all skin types, but is especially recommended for mature, aging and problem skin. The high UV protection factor reduces the harmful effects of sunlight, which can lead to dryness and premature aging. The lightweight texture provides a multi-effect, concealing unevenness, tightening pores, brightening pigmentation, dark circles and redness. The cream is transparent, it is used on its own to improve the complexion and give it shine, and as a base base for foundation or powder. The coating dries quickly, does not roll up, does not slip, forms a satin finish, makes makeup resistant for the whole day.

The respondents liked the elegant packaging design, made in a delicate nude shade. They noted a comfortable pump that is gently pressed, runs smoothly, and delivers the optimal amount of funds. The cap is firmly fixed, does not open spontaneously.

Advantages

  • masking all skin problems;
  • oval correction, contour tightening;
  • elimination of traces of insomnia and stress;
  • perfect skin within 24 hours;
  • SPF-33 PA ++.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

NanoDerm Moisturizing Makeup Base with Nanosomes

Rating: 4.8

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The makeup base of the NanoDerm brand is given the third place in the rating. It not only smoothes the surface and temporarily masks the imperfections of the skin. The formula works on deep layers throughout the day, moisturizing and nourishing them. With regular use of the product, you can notice an improvement in skin condition. It ceases to be dry and flaky, irritation disappears. With the oily type, the greasy shine is eliminated, the pores are narrowed, the inflammation is reduced.

The product does not contain parabens and is hypoallergenic. The main active substances are nanosomes. They provide deep care and delivery of nutrients to all layers of the skin. The formula includes vitamins that intensively nourish, hyaluronic acid, which retains moisture in the epidermis, and olive oil, which has a softening, wound-healing, bactericidal effect.

After drying, an invisible film forms, which does not impede the access of oxygen, but protects the pores from the penetration of foundation or powder. Many noted the delicate texture that lays down evenly, does not form lumps. The make-up is resistant to external factors and does not require adjustment.

Advantages

  • allergen-free composition;
  • alignment and masking of all problem areas;
  • a unique composition of valuable ingredients;
  • melting, non-clogging texture.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

ARTDECO Make Up Base with Anti-Aging Effect

Rating: 4.7

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The fourth place in the rating among premium products is taken by the basis of the German professional cosmetics brand ARTDECO. It is intended for dull, tired skin with pronounced signs of age-related changes. One coating can visually improve the condition. The face looks rejuvenated, the complexion becomes uniform, the contour is tightened. The product does not contain fragrances, does not dry out, does not cause irritation.

The formula includes moisturizing ingredients that compensate for the lack of moisture, fill in fine expression lines, and make deep ones less noticeable. The base has a regenerating effect, stimulates cell renewal, neutralizes the action of free radicals, and enhances metabolic processes. The composition consists of minerals, plant extracts, peptides.

Women noted that the base not only makes the face perfectly smooth once, masks age spots, smoothes wrinkles, but also has a prolonged action, which has a clear lifting effect, the skin becomes tightened and elastic.

Advantages

  • masking the imperfections of aging skin;
  • anti-aging effect;
  • restoring complex;
  • convenient bottle with a dispenser.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

The Saem Eco Soul Real Fit Makeup Base

Rating: 4.6

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Rounding out our rating is a creamy makeup base from the South Korean brand The Saem. It instantly evens out the relief, masks all imperfections, tightens the contour. The base contains a large amount of vitamins and trace elements that have a beneficial effect on the overall condition of the skin. The formula optimizes metabolic processes, enhances blood circulation, strengthens blood vessels, removes toxins, and reduces the influence of free radicals.

Light creamy consistency fits well on the skin, is instantly absorbed, does not form a sticky film. Possessing high covering ability, it makes the complexion uniform, hides traces of fatigue and stress. The make-up lasts all day long, regardless of the characteristics of the skin and external factors. The composition contains moisturizing and rejuvenating complexes that help stop premature aging.

All respondents confirmed the action of the primer, many noted a noticeable lifting effect even after removing make-up. With regular use, the skin is healed, wrinkles are reduced and pigmentation dulls. Another undoubted advantage was the presence of UV filters that protect against the harmful effects of sunlight.

Advantages

  • masking serious flaws;
  • plant complex;
  • lifting rejuvenation;
  • SPF factor – 30;
  • restoration of hydrobalance;
  • economical consumption.

disadvantages

  • not detected.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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