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  • Creates a barrier between your skin and the foundation
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Helps your makeup stay on longer



Product Information

Motives® Perfecting Face Primer

A clean, satin-finish primer that helps keep makeup looking fresh and prevents fading. The formula also absorbs excess oils and minimizes the appearance of pores by evenly distributing light to help hide and soften the look of skin imperfections and fine lines.

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on 07/14/2015

When I applied foundation to my face it would always feel like I was dragging the brush and pulling my face apart. Now with the Face Primer, my foundation goes on so smooth, no pulling the skin on my face. It also helped my make up last so much longer.

Great Product!`

on 02/26/2015

This face primer is great. It doesn't clog your pores and it doesn't allow your make-up to crack in your fine lines. It's a MUST have!

Shop Consultant

on 07/02/2012

Gives your foundation a smoother look. Helps coverup blemishes.

Shop Consultant

on 06/28/2012

I can never go without this primer if I'm wearing foundation. It helps it last all day long, smooths texture of face, and foundation never slides. Great product! Lasts a long time too. I use it every day, and have had the tube I currently use for about 5 months, and it isn't even done yet.

Shop Consultant

on 04/22/2012

This primer is good to help foundation stay on. Doesn't clog pores. I have oily skin so I need a primer that doesn't feel thick. This one feels light. The packaging makes it difficult to squeeze out the product from the tiny hole.


Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Polysilicone-11, Silica, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bioflavonoids, Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, PPG-26 Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 80. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (C1 77891).


What is the best way to use Motives Perfecting Face Primer?
Shake well and blend into skin thoroughly. If you feel any beads upon application, these are natural silicone beads in the formula and, with the proper application, blend into the skin without issue.

What does a face primer do?
Using a face primer creates a barrier between your skin and the makeup that you put on it. This barrier prevents your makeup from clogging your pores. It also makes your makeup stay on longer and look fresher throughout the day as the primer absorbs the oils that make makeup wear off.

Will using Motives Perfecting Face Primer make my skin look shiny?
No. In fact, it will do the opposite. After you apply the primer, your skin may look a bit wet, but once you begin your makeup application, that shine will go away and stay away all day.

I have dry skin. Is it okay to use a moisturizer and a face primer before I apply my makeup?
Yes. When you have dry skin, it needs all the moisture it can get! Apply your moisturizer first and rub it into your skin. Then you can apply Motives Perfecting Face Primer and begin your makeup regimen as usual.

Can I use Motives Perfecting Face Primer on my eyelids?
While the idea of soaking up oil is the same, using a face primer on your eyelid is not as effective as using an eye base. The skin on your eyelid is a lot more fragile and sensitive than the skin on your face, so it requires extra care. For lasting color on your eyelids, try using Motives Eye Base before applying eye shadow.