Prepping the face for makeup application is an essential step many people skip. A primer to your foundation is like the avocado to your toast. It will maximize the look and benefits of every other product applied on top. There are tons of primer options to best suit your skin type and the beauty look you desire. You can choose to apply a primer all over your face or only your T-zone. It can truly make a difference for your skin.
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For Skin that Glows
NYX’s Honey Dew Me Up is infused with gold flakes to increase skin radiance. It is meant to disguise discoloration and redness for a golden glow. The applicator wand is unique and allows you to gently brush it over your face.
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A Blurring Primer
Blurring primers are meant to “blur” away imperfections by diffusing light. It’s like an Instagram filter for your face. This water-based formula by Maybelline contains SPF 30 to protect your skin as it brightens.
For Shine-free Skin
Mindy Kaling swears by this primer for girls with oily skin. Anyone who knows Mindy from her show or books, knows she is a beauty fanatic. So we trust her on this. This mineral based, oil-free primer keeps makeup looking fresh and shine at bay.
For Makeup that Lasts Allll Night Long
Urban Decay’s De-slick Makeup Setting Spray features clinically tested Temperature Control Technology that can lower the temperature of your makeup. So yeah, it’s not going anywhere. Spray your face before a party and stay matte as you move on the dance floor.
Color Correcting Primer
Color correcting looks cool on YouTube beauty tutorial videos but is too intimidating for many of us to actually use. Stila’a one-step version is straight to the point. There’s no need to know what the heck each color is meant to fix and to paint rainbow stripes across your face. One pump gives three colorful solutions at once to brighten, prime and nourish the skin.
100% Argan oil, known as “liquid gold” and 100% pure coconut water are two main ingredients in this hydrating primer from Argan Wear. It controls shine while it hydrates for flawless-looking skin. The spray-mist bottle makes it easy to apply and the mixture absorbs quickly so you can move on to your next step.
This multi-functional pore vanishing stick can be used as a primer, alone or over your makeup for a midday touch-up. It immediately blurs any blemish when you glide it overtop. The outer core of the wand contains oil-absorbing powders. At its inner core, there is a sheer pigment to match any skin tone.
This tinted primer doubles as a BB cream. It glides on like velvet and hides imperfections for an even palette. You can layer foundation or a mineral powder on top or wear alone. It minimizes shine for up to 12-hours and comes in 5 shades, all with SPF 30. A proprietary ingredient is natural diamond dust.