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Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer - GOLD

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Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer - GOLD by Napoleon Perdis

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Perfect your makeup application with cult classic Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer from makeup expert Napoleon Perdis. Known and adored for its hydrating texture, this moisturising primer ensures undetectable foundation application and a flawless finish.


With stunning new packaging, this gold-edition primer is an absolute must-have for any beauty enthusiast.


How does Napoleon Perdis Auto-Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer Work?

This bestselling primer uses a cocktail of soothing hydrators, such as Chamomile, Yarrow Extract, and Vitamin E, to deliver instant hydration to the skin whilst ensuring a perfectly smooth makeup base.


The gel-like primer creates a bridge between skincare and makeup, soothing and moisturising to help improve skin texture, makeup application, and colour longevity. Using Napoleon Perdis Auto-Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer is an essential first step for dry and dehydrated complexions.


How should Napoleon Perdis Auto-Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer be applied?

Auto-Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer has been formulated to work with any foundation and is the perfect primer for makeup.

  • Simply squeeze a pea-sized amount onto your fingers and massage into the skin 
  • Wait until the product has fully absorbed
  • Apply foundation


Key Benefits:

  • Suitable for sensitive skins
  • Smoothes out the skin
  • Assists in Longevity of Makeup
  • Hydrates and nourishes
  • 50 ML


Which skin types is Napoleon Perdis Auto-Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer suitable for?

Napoleon Perdis Auto-Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer is the perfect additional hydration step in your skincare and makeup routine. If you have dry or dehydrated skin, this product is a must-have. The calming ingredients can also help to soothe sensitive and irritated skin.


Due to the nourishing formulation of this primer, it may be too heavy for those who prefer a more matte finish to their skin and foundation.


Does Napoleon Perdis Auto-Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer clog pores?

Auto-Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer is designed to smooth, hydrate and condition the skin. Individual results may vary, however this product is not considered to be comedogenic for most skin types. Ideal for normal - dry skin types


Water (Aqua), Isopropyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Chamomilla Recuitita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Imidazolidinyl Urea, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. Tetrasodium EDTA.


How to use Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer

  • Apply over moisturiser and before the application of foundation. 
  • For a no make-up natural look, mix Auto Pilot primer with your bronzer.

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Reviews (31)
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Best primer - 21-05-2018 by

This primer is the best I’ve used keeps my foundation on day and makes it look better

Ok primer - 19-05-2018 by

This primer is good however not amazing like some of the others I use eg. Laura Mercier. This is ok when I am having good skin days and during summer however doesn't work for me when my skin is playing up

obsessed - 19-05-2018 by

I received a sample of this product and my skin and make up were flawlessss on the days I used it. I'm super sad its currently out of my budget but I've never used a better primer.

Fabulous! - 18-05-2018 by

I got this primer when I got my makeup done at Napoleon and have repurchased it multiple times! It does exactly what it says it does - and it's so good for filling my enlarged pores!

Fantastic primer - 14-05-2018 by

This is a fantastic primer! It is so smooth and it smells fantastic! I use it under the camera perfect powder and it helps to keep it on my skin!

Best Ever Primer! - 17-04-2018 by

I am a huge fan of this primer - it is of very high quality and it shows from making my foundation last all day long! It helps to make my foundation look dewy and fresh.

YES YES YES - 11-04-2018 by

This primer does what it says it should. It also blurs out my imperfections by almost 'shadowing' them and it doesn't budge when I put foundation over the top. Great packaging for when I travel also!! win win x

Long time fan - 03-04-2018 by

I have been using this primer for around ten years. As far as I'm concerned, it is the best. It does what it is supposed to do without flaring up my sensitive skin. Love it.

Really good primer - 20-02-2018 by

This is literally gold! It has silicones in it, but it doesn't feel too silicon-y if you know what I mean. It has more of a moisturising feel to it, yet keeps foundation on all day!

Best primer I have used! - 16-02-2018 by

Definitely, hands down, the best primer I have ever used! It is so soft, my make up guides on smoothly and last all day. The light fragrance is beautiful (compared to silicon primers) and doesn’t not make my skin oily or blocked. It only takes a pea sized amount for full cover, with all day effects. I’m so glad I found this primer, I will definitely be purchasing this again (when it runs out!)

silky smooth - 07-12-2017 by

I love how this glides onto my skin, spreads so easily. It feels light and has a nice slight fragrance. My makeup looks so much smoother and nicer with this primer on. It helps my makeup last all day and doesn't dry me out- literally so hydrating. In love with this primer!

Keep coming back - 13-11-2017 by

I love this primer. You can use it sparingly but still get the results, it has a lovely scent and is very moisturising. Despite using many primers it is still my absolute favourite. It has worked with every foundation I've ever tried with it and is always my first step for a flawless base. It is on the pricier side but I am onto my 4th tube and still loving it!

Pricey but it works - 13-11-2017 by

I have tried SO many different primers but come back to this. Is pricey (in line with other high end primers) but it works.

Keep returning to this product. - 31-10-2017 by

Glides on to the skin and feels fresh. I have sensitive mature skin (nearly 50, yikes) and I keep returning to this product. Doesn't dissapoint.

Light weight but a little goes a long way - 30-06-2017 by

I was recently introduced to this primer and as someone who generally prefers silicone based primers I was impressed. This primer goes on light but a little goes a long way. It feels more like a moisturiser and on days when I am pressed for time I skip my moisturiser and just apply this primer under my foundation, make looks good all day.

Best Primer - 24-05-2017 by

This is honestly my favourite make up product, the smell and actual texture of this product is so beautiful and very luxurious. Its so smooth on the face and allows for an even application of foundation, I am prone to breaking out and have an oily t-zone how ever this product prevents me from breaking out as it creates a barrier from the make up and skin (what primers are supposed to do) it also makes my make up stay on all day even with my oily t-zone, it is quite dewy but that's the finish I love!

New favourite primer - 11-04-2017 by

I recently tried out this primer for the first time, and I'm actually really impressed. I'm not usually wowed by primers, but I've noticed the staying power of my makeup has improved since using this product. In saying that, I do use Clarins Beauty Flash Balm over the top of it before foundation, and Laura Mercier's Radiance Primer mixed with my foundation, so there's a few priming products thrown in there, but I'd recommend Auto Pilot, and I'll buy it again!

Always come back to this product! - 15-06-2015 by

Whilst the gold packaging is really sweet (I'm a huge fan of bling), the actual product inside is everything its hyped up to be. I borrowed a friends once and immediately went to buy my own. While its not the best option out there to hide pores, make up really glides on and lasts all day. Its not drying, doesn't make your skin break out in spots, and mixes easily with foundation if you're looking for a more sheer look. I love this product and have always returned to it after using other primers

Make up feels yuck without it! - 14-09-2014 by

When I'm rushing around in the morning, there have been a couple of times I have forgotten to put my Napoleon Perdis Gold Auto Piilot Primer on.... I soon realise though. When I start to put my make up on, my face just feels dry and yuck! (And that is after I've already put moisturiser on!) When I put make up on AFTER my awesome Gold saviour, my make up goes on silky smooth and my face feels fabulous! I just won't wear make up now without it. If I don't have time to do the whole face make up thang, I'll still put my Gold Primer on by itself to smooth out my skin. Trust me, when you try it, you will realise your money has been well spent! As good ol' Molly Meldrum says, 'Do yourself a favour' give this one a go!

Love it - 03-09-2014 by

So soft and smooth. Definitely helps keeps my make up on longer

Lovely feel - 23-08-2014 by

Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer is a great primer to use. It has a lovely feel to it and absorbs into skin nicely.

Some good features - 03-03-2014 by

I bought this product to try because it was getting so many rave reviews here. It definitely feels like it's helping me in some areas, but not so much in others. I have oily skin, particularly on my nose.

Pros: holds my foundation in place very well; I like the light scent; a little bit goes a long way; breakouts seem to have decreased during use.
Cons: does nothing for my pores - my foundation sinks straight into them; does not help much with oil control.

Overall I think this is a good product, but it isn't working as well as I would have liked for my skin type. Happy shopping everyone!

Best! - 31-12-2013 by

I love primers. I have tried one heck of a lot of them too: professional ones, mineral ones, ones from Japanese and Korean companies, cheapie ones, ridiculously expensive ones (I maaaaay have a bit of a problem)... But this is the only one I have ever used up, and - GASP! - bought a back-up for.

So here's what I like in a face primer:

- not heavy on the silicones (and come on, people have literally found that a dupe for certain famous primers are anti-chafing creams and lubricants.... No thanks.)
- scentless/very light fragrance
- increases the wear time of my make-up
- skincare benefits
- must feel moisturising
- must be undetectable
- convenient, hygienic packaging
- makes my foundation glide on beautifully
- does not break me out or make my sensitive skin uncomfortable

... and hey guess what, this primer actually is all that. This primer is a little bit scented (it's a very pleasant scent and not overpowering - and it fades quickly).
If you're after something to help with extremely oily skin I would recommend something more mattifying, but for most skin types this should be perfect.

One tube will last you longer than a year, even with daily use - it's fabulous!

Very good a must try Primer ! - 07-10-2013 by

A little goes a long way. Used to use MAC but this lasts longer, therefore better value for money. It also makes my make up really easy to apply. I would highly recommend this product!

great product - 07-10-2013 by

I've been using it under foundation for years. Good product. Helps makeup stay on and provides good hydration for mature skin. Helps stop makeup from sinking into lines.

My favourite product - 10-09-2013 by

Have used this product for a long time. Last me about 1 year and I use it almost every day. It allows my foundation to stay on all day.

love it - 18-08-2013 by

Really like this product as it makes my foundation go further and stay on longer., you only need a small amount also it it is good value.

I love it - 14-08-2013 by

Have used this for a while now and love it so will stick to it. Just as the foundation does!!!

Luxe feel without the luxe price tag - 03-03-2013 by

This primer feels amazing and luxurious and is the perfect base for any foundation. It's also wonderful to use alone on those days you don't feel like wearing makeup as it keeps your skin matte but really well hydrated

love love love this product - 04-12-2012 by

This is actually my second bottle. First one lasted me almost 12 months, using almost daily! Great value for money. Makes the foundation last at least twice as long...smoother longer lasting finish to the foundation that goes on over the top. Highly recommend! Cannot live without!

Great - 13-08-2012 by

Love the new gold packaging. This is the only primer i use. I love it. gives great results.

Q & A
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  • From Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer - GOLD at 27/11/171:04 PM
    • Q: used it years ago, now back again after buying tube last week.

      Question: Can't remember if I put my moisturiser on first and then Primer, and then foundation OR, Primer, Moisturizer and then foundation!!

      Please help,

      thank you

    • A: Hi Rosemary,

      Thank you for your product question.

      I would suggest Moisturising then putting your primer on then finishing with foundation :)

      I hope this information helps! If you are needing further assistance please dont hesitate to contact me.

      Kind Regards,
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  • From Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer - GOLD at 27/11/171:04 PM
    • Q: used it years ago, now back again after buying tube last week.

      Question: Can't remember if I put my moisturiser on first and then Primer, and then foundation OR, Primer, Moisturizer and then foundation!!

      Please help,

      thank you

    • A: Hi Rosemary,

      Thank you for your product question.

      I would suggest Moisturising then applying your primer and finishing with foundation :)

      I hope this information helps! If you are needing further assistance please don't hesitate to contact me.

      Kind Regards,
    • Do you find this question helpful?   Yes  No
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