Hello, everyone!

Primers can make a big difference to any makeup and don’t always have to be expensive. Finding the right budget primer for your face, depending on your skin tone and mostly on your skin type, it’s not so hard anymore. There are so many options out there and besides the high-end products, there are also affordable primers which can work very well with different types of foundations. So today, I thought I would share with you a few budget primers I have already in my collection. Some of them I am using for years while others are recent purchases and still on test.five-different-budget-primers

Sephora Collection Combleur Pores & Ridules

This is one of the first primers I have tried, as for a long time I didn’t want to use any primer at all, because of my dry skin. Eventually, and having seen how well my foundation performs with the primer on, I started trying and using more of them. Well, the first impression was a determining one. The primer is silicone-based and has a blurring effect. Targets and blurs pores, fine lines and imperfections and gives a matte powder finish without drying out my skin. It has a peach almost beige tone which instantly becomes one with my skin tone, creating that way, the canvas to apply my foundation and the rest of my makeup. Price: €13.10

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer

Another one silicone-based primer which works almost exactly as the previous one. Last year, when The ordinary products in general, were the talk of the town, I wanted to try both of the two primers from that brand. I got this one first knowing that contains adaptive silicones but surprise, surprise, the finish is matte yet also hydrating and suitable for my dry skin. My skin looks smooth and the foundation slides and applies easily. I have tried it with many foundations also and I have found out that makes the best combination of the non-matte foundations. Considering that is vegan and cruelty-free and costs only €4.90/£3.90, it’s a primer I would re-purchase for sure.


Sephora Beauty Amplifier Perfecting Glow Primer

I love how bright, evened and glowing my skin looks every time I wear this primer. For all these days or nights and special occasions that I need a glowy, smooth and flawless face I always turn to this one. The primer contains skincare ingredients that hydrate the face, blurs imperfections and highlights the radiance of the skin. Thanks to its unique mineral pigments that break open upon application, the primer releases a nude color that adapts to the skin’s natural tone. Its lightweight formula gives an ethereal glow on my skin and creates the perfect, natural base to create my makeup which by the way, can last for hours. Price: €13.10


Revolution Pro Correcting Primer – Anti Redness – Green

Revolution Pro recently launched five new colored primers and each one them targets different skin concerns. Because of the redness at some points of my face, I chose this one first, as its main purpose is to balance and erase any redness in the complexion. The primer comes in a minimal mint tube, just exactly as the color of the product. The formula is a little watery so I need to pressure the tube carefully otherwise a lot of product comes out at once. Anyway, the primer works exactly as I expected to and neutralise the redness around my nose and on my cheeks. Its a new addition and I have used it only a few times until now but I like it a lot as it leaves my face smooth and hydrated also, essential things for my dry skin. Price: €7.99


Revolution Pro Correcting Primer – Radiant Cool Pink 

The second primer I got from Revolution’s Pro range in order to use along with the green one is the radiant cool pink primer.  I use it combined with the anti-redness primer, at these points without redness. The product is pink (in a pink tube this time) watery and lightweight. Blends easily, it’s long-lasting and most important doesn’t dry out my skin. My face looks brighter and illuminated, yet natural and fresh. I have tested it only with one of my foundations so far and it’s very comfortable, but I will test it further to make the final conclusion. In a few words, an easy to apply and blend primer, perfect for a healthy glowing skin! Price: €7.99

What is your favorite primer? Let us know in the comment section below.

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  1. May 14, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    That’s such a good round-up! I really like the sound of the Sephora primer.

    Shang J. | Beauterazzi

  2. May 15, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    Hello Helene ! I use the primer from Smashbox, it’s amazing.

    • May 16, 2018 / 9:54 pm

      Never tried this any Smashbox primer! Thank you for stopping by Lorena!

  3. Irina
    May 16, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    These new primers from Revolution pro looks so good! Wonderful collection though!

  4. Alexandra
    May 16, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    I use the Ordinary primer and absolutely love it! I need to check the Revolution Pro pink primer too!

  5. May 16, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    Yes, you should have a look, they are really good!

  6. May 16, 2018 / 11:21 pm

    I’d love to try out the Revolution Pro primer for redness and I might great the Ordinary primer during my next order – thanks!

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

    • May 18, 2018 / 12:40 pm

      The green primer works really great! Thank you for stopping by Angela!

  7. May 17, 2018 / 4:00 am

    I would really like to try the Revolution primer in Cool Pink. I love anything that gives my skin radiance! x

    Jordan Alice

    • May 18, 2018 / 12:41 pm

      It’s really great, works well with my foundations!

  8. May 17, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    I know it sounds weird but I never use primer when I apply make up as I don’t know much about the benefit of it. I’m curious about Sephora primer, thanks to your review. I’d like to check if we have Sephora in our local beauty shops here.

    • May 18, 2018 / 12:41 pm

      Oh, yes, have a look for them, both work really great!

  9. May 17, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    Great make-up inspo dear, I never try out this product. But all looks so amazing and normally I love some sephora product, i love to buy their product when still living in Asia.
    But here in my city, I can’t find one. xo

    • May 18, 2018 / 12:42 pm

      Thank you dear Kintan! Have a great weekend! xoxo

  10. Jasmin N
    May 18, 2018 / 12:23 am

    These sound wonderful! I’ve been on a hunt for a perfect primer for a while and I think the revolution one is something I could definitely try out 🙂

    • May 18, 2018 / 12:43 pm

      There are 5 different colored primers, one of them will be suitable for your skin type!

  11. May 19, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    Ahhhhh thanks so much for this post! Been looking around for a good primer to purchase and I think I’m sold on the Sephora one!

  12. May 20, 2018 / 1:47 am

    What a great range of primers, I am keen to see if Revolution Pro have a pore-filling or blurring primer as they are my favourite but the corrector one sounds quite nice. Thank you for sharing, lovely post xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  13. Yiota
    May 20, 2018 / 10:03 am

    I need to try more from the Ordinary, I love how affordable their prices are!!! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!! x


    • May 20, 2018 / 7:47 pm

      Almost all of their products are about 5 to 10 euro in average! Thank you Yiota, have a great week ahead!

  14. May 20, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    I really need to try the Revolution Pro primers, they sound so good for the price! I love their primer oil xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

    • May 20, 2018 / 7:48 pm

      Yes, they are so affordable and most of them really work so good! Thank you for stopping by Gemma!

  15. May 21, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    I don’t typically use a primer but I’d love to try out the Sephora option. Thanks for the info, Helene!! 🙂

    • May 23, 2018 / 8:45 pm

      You are welcome Beth! Give it a try next time you are at Sephora!

  16. Velvet Blush
    May 21, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    My favourite of all time was the L’oreal studio secrets resurfacing primer, although that’s more of an occasion one so I haven’t worn that a lot. Currently, I’m just inbetween trying new primers/skincare mix to find the right one for me x

    Velvet Blush

    • May 23, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      That’s great idea, check out a few pieces before you decide for the best option for your skin type!

  17. May 22, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    I have heard a lot about the effectiveness of Sephora primers. These packagings are so cute! Primers are essential for every makeup routine.

    • May 23, 2018 / 8:47 pm

      Everything I have tried so far worked really good for my skin type and tone!

  18. May 22, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    Great post! I agree, taking care of your skin doesn’t have to cost a fortune! I’m really interested in The Ordinary brand. I haven’t tried them yet but it’s on my to do!!


    • May 23, 2018 / 8:48 pm

      The Ordinary works really great for almost every skin type. And yes, they don’t cost a fortune at all.

  19. May 23, 2018 / 5:17 am

    I love primers especially for my eyes. i have not yet tried all over my face. I like that there are correcting ones if you have some problem areas, that could be very helpful.

    • May 23, 2018 / 8:49 pm

      I am so glad you liked the post Danie, happy to have helped you somehow!

  20. May 23, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    Even I never used primers earlier but slowly I got in to using them. I like the ones that are oil absorbing. I need to try the Sephora one. Ordinary is a brand that I still have not tried. Their products are so well priced. I will be checking the Sephora one in July for sure. 🙂 Loved this primer round up post. I just love love love your photos so much.

    Via |

    • May 23, 2018 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you so much dear Via, I am trying hard to upgrade my photography level!

  21. May 27, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    I love budget friendly primers that works. I haven’t tried any of these ones though but I have been testing some correcting primers the last few weeks and have been impressed with them so far. x

    Ann-Marie |

    • June 3, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      That’s really great! There are so many different colored primers options!

  22. June 15, 2018 / 5:02 am

    Budget is definitely my style! The only primer I’ve ever used comes from when I used to work at a warehouse that distributed a few makeup brands. Any time there was a quality assessment, we could keep the ones that were opened since we couldn’t sell them.

    • June 17, 2018 / 11:05 pm

      Great way to have some free beauty products!

  23. June 15, 2018 / 5:46 am

    I’ve never really looked into primers, but now I want to go to Sephora to check it out! I loved reading about your review especially because its budget friendly 🙂

    • June 17, 2018 / 11:05 pm

      Thank you so much Carol! Yes, have a look at Sephora,they have a great range!

  24. June 15, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I will definitely share this post with my wife. I know she’s always looking for better make up options.

    • June 17, 2018 / 11:06 pm

      Thank you Dennis! She will thank you!

  25. June 15, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    I really like using an anti-redness primer. It helps so much. I didn’t even know I had that much redness in my skin.

    • June 17, 2018 / 11:07 pm

      Any green primer works really great against redness.

  26. June 15, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    What a great list. These are excellent suggestions! I am terrible at picking primer!!

  27. June 15, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    The ordinary primer is on my to buy list. As soon as they come out with the sunblock, I’m getting both

  28. June 17, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    Nice, I’m learning how to put on make-up. This would be very helpful.

  29. June 18, 2018 / 5:32 am

    I’ve been on the hunt for a new primer. Thanks for all of these budget friendly suggestions!

  30. June 18, 2018 / 7:05 am

    These are excellent primers and love Sephora make up. GOnna try one of these soon on my next make up shopping run!

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