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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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A Necessity!

Shop Consultant

on 08/12/2015

I'm amazed at the difference between applying foundation without this vs with this product. It glides on and smooths the surface of your skin so that the foundation goes on so nicely and I find that I use less of it for the same coverage. I highly recommend this product no matter what foundation you choose!


Shop Consultant

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.

A must have!

Shop Consultant

on 05/20/2015

It's actually difficult to find a really good primer. The consistency is either too thick or runny. When I applied it on my skin, it was velvety soft and I know my girls can attest to this! Definitely a must have in my makeup collection!

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!

Prime Time

Shop Consultant

on 10/10/2014

If i didn't try it I wouldn't have believed it. Very effective!!!


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.