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Pregnancy Safe Foundation Primers

List of pregnancy safe makeup primers

I’ve written a lot about skin care products that are safe to use during pregnancy, but not much about other beauty products that are safe to use while pregnant. The product I get asked the most about (after skincare) is definitely pregnancy safe makeup, especially face primers you can use while pregnant.

I’ve resisted writing a post listing pregnancy safe makeup foundation primers, mostly because it is sometimes really hard to find a full list of ingredients for makeup! Companies don’t typically list their full ingredient lists for makeup online like they do for skincare products. After some digging around, I did find a lot of face primer ingredient lists!

Read this before commenting to ask about your product

I have gone through every product’s ingredients list from the brands listed below. If your favorite product isn’t listed (but the brand is) then the product did not meet my pregnancy safe criteria. Note I am reviewing US versions of products, as the majority of my readers are in the US.

Please utilize the list below for products, and if you would like to ask if something is pregnancy safe please provide the product name, an ingredient list and limit yourself to a 2 products. I have readers asking about 20 products sometimes, and as much as I want to help, I simply don’t have enough hours in the day to check so many products. When you comment, please search the comments for your product first (command F will let you search for the name with most browsers) in the comments, I have already answered safety for hundreds of products.

Don’t forget to check out the other articles in my Pregnancy and Nursing Skin Care Guide! Please only ask about foundation primers on this post, you can check other product types on these other posts. I have been getting makeup questions here for the products that are already in these posts. I will no longer answer questions about products on the wrong product type post, it spreads the information out and is a waste of everyone’s time.

Pregnancy Safe Skin Care
Pregnancy Safe Sunscreens
Pregnancy Safe Facial Sunscreens, BB & CC Creams
Pregnancy Safe Foundation Primers
Pregnancy Safe Foundations

This list is not comprehensive, but if I have listed a brand, then I checked all of their face primers. Only those products that are pregnancy safe are listed below.

BareMinerals

Blemish Remedy Mattifying Prep Gel
Combo Control Milky Face Primer
1. Good Hydrations Silky Face Primer

Becca

2. Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
Velvet Blurring Primer

Clinique

Superprimer Face Primer Universal Face Primer

Cover FX

Anti-Aging Primer
Blurring Primer
Calming Primer
3. Illuminating Primer

Dr. Brandt Skincare

4. Pores No More Pore Refiner

Kat Von D

Lock-It Hydrating Primer

Laura Mercier

5. Foundation Primer
Oil-free foundation primer

Marc Jacobs

Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer

Smashbox

6. Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light
Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer
Photo Finish Primer Water
Photo Finish Primerizer
Photo Finish Radiance Primer

Tarte

7. Timeless Smoothing Primer

The Ordinary

High-Adherence Silicone Primer

Too Faced

Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer

Yves Saint Laurent

Touche Eclat Blur Primer

Guide to Skin Care while Pregnant or Nursing
Don’t forget to check out the other articles in my Pregnancy and Nursing Skin Care Guide!

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131 Comments

  1. Mei
    October 17, 2018 / 10:39 pm

    Hi! once again thank you so much for helping us here preg moms! cant thank you enough.

    Would you mind checking on
    Charlotte Tilburry Magic Cream:

    Ingredients
    Water (Aqua), Homosalate , Glyceryl Stearate Se, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Cetyl Alcohol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Steareth-21, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Carbomer, Dimethiconol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Hydrolyzed Viola Tricolor Extract, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Disodium Edta, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Michelia Alba Leaf Oil, Sodium Lactate, Coco-Glucoside, Peg-8, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Nicotiana Sylvestris Leaf Cell Culture, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol.

    Thank you so much for your time!

    • 15mins
      Author
      October 18, 2018 / 8:03 am

      Please refer to the pregnancy safe skincare products, I’ve already checked this product. It is not safe due to chemical sunscreens and salicylates. All of the skincare from Charlotte Tilbury that is safe will be found on that page.

  2. Daniela
    November 1, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    Hi, thank you so much for helping new moms! Could you please let me know if the Etude House Face Blur is safe? These are the ingredients:

    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947), Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Glycerin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Magnesium Sulfate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium Edta, Fragrance(Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Mica (Ci 77019), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491)

    • 15mins
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 2:40 pm

      Sorry, that Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate is a chemical sunscreen

  3. Adiva
    November 7, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    Hello doc. I was looking for face primers that are safe to use during pregnancy. And sadly i cant find the products listed above here at our local store.. but i found this
    IN2IT BB BRIGHTENING MAKEUP CREAM

    Ingredients :
    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane,Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate,Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Sorbitan Olivate, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Beeswax, Hexyl Laurate, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Cetyldimethicone, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphate, Fomes Officinalis(Mushroom) Extract, Hexadecene, Triethoxycaprylsilane, Talc, Aluminum Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Eethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, Fragrance, Methylisothiazolinone, Vitisvinifera(Grape) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leafjuice, Maltodextrin, Morus Bombycis Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Ectoin, Artichoke Extract, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract. May Contain: CI77891, Mica, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499

    Product details
    Waterproof Foundation that helps brighten and smooth your complexion with Bio Bright complex, a blend of natural ingredients of artichoke extract, grape extract, mulberry extract, saxifrega sarmentosa and mica. Long wearing make up base. Conceals fine lines, blemishes and dark spots. Tested to protect against UVB rays with SPF 30 and PA++. Fragrance and oil free. Mosturises wth aloe vera and vitamin E

    Is this safe to use. ?

    • 15mins
      Author
      November 7, 2018 / 6:38 pm

      Sorry, this has a chemical sunscreen

      • Adiva
        November 8, 2018 / 7:26 am

        Okay . Thank you doc.

  4. amna ali
    November 8, 2018 / 11:25 pm

    Hi doctor
    Is this primer safe during pregnancy

    TOUCH IN SOLNo Poreblem Primer

    Ingredients

    -Green Tea Extract 
    -Soluble Collagen

    Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dipropylene Glycol, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Fragance(Parfum), Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Soluble Collagen, Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.

    • 15mins
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 9:53 am

      This is fine

  5. Euan
    November 9, 2018 / 10:24 pm

    Hello Doc. Need your help with maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser. Thank you so much!☺

    Ingredients:
    Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearyl Heptanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica Silylate, Propylene Glycol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Prunus Cerasus Extract / Bitter Cherry Extract. May Contain: CI 73360 / Red 30, CI 77492 / Iron Oxides

    • 15mins
      Author
      November 10, 2018 / 2:29 pm

      This is fine

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