Mineral Makeup Primers

More about our primers


Get your makeup and skin care routine started the right way with one of these mineral makeup primers from Colorescience. We have formulated a range of products that will give you the look you desire or even help calm your irritated or redness-prone skin.


All of these primers have a minimum of SPF 20 which means you will get moderate protection from the sun's harmful radiation even when you're not using a full sunscreen. But first, before you run off and browse through these wonderful products, let's talk a little bit about why you should be using a mineral primer instead of traditional cosmetics.


Why should I use mineral primer?


Using a makeup primer as part of your regular routine is great for a variety of reasons. For a start, and perhaps most importantly, it acts as a smoother surface than bare skin which makes it easier to apply the rest of your makeup. It also helps your makeup to last longer than it normally would.


Most primers are formulated to enhance your appearance and make it last longer, but you can also get makeup primers that help to deal with irritated skin, such as our Calming Perfector Face Primer.


Now that we've gone over why you should use a primer in general, it's time to talk about why you should use a mineral makeup primer instead of the traditional types you may have tried before. One of the main reasons is that mineral makeup is simply safer to use on a regular basis because of the natural ingredients used.


Apart from the minerals such as zinc that have been used for centuries in one form or another, these products also contain nourishing botanical extracts to soothe, hydrate and repair the skin. So if you haven't tried minerals yet, try a primer and see how you like it.


What forms can I get mineral primer in?


As with most other types of makeup that you've tried before, mineral primers can come in many forms. You can find creams, powders, gels, and others that are more like a combination of those. Here at Colorescience we have focused on creams because we like how easy it is to apply without needing to use too much of it. This leaves you with more of a lightweight finish.


If you are used to powders and you're worried about how a cream will work with oily or sensitive skin, we've got you covered there. It's all about choosing the right product for your skin type.


So, if you have oily or acne-prone skin, try our Mattifying Perfector Face Primer which will help absorb excess oil to reduce shine and camouflage imperfections. For sensitive skin, take a look at the Calming Perfector Face Primer that we mentioned earlier.

This one helps to control redness and irritated skin while also giving you all of the benefits of a makeup primer. If you don't have any of these issues to deal with and you just want to enhance your look, try the Brightening Perfector Face Primer for an extra glow, or the Bronzing Perfector Face Primer for a year-round summer look.