If you’re struggling to get a flawless finish or to keep your makeup in place all day, the solution could be as simple as adding a drop of primer to your face. See which primer will help you get an airbrushed finish, no matter what your skincare concern.
Celebrities like Kylie Jenner may rely on layers of makeup to get their finished faces, but a dime-sized amount of primer guarantees them the smoothest possible application and longest wear. Shop our top primer picks to keep your makeup looking fresh all day.
Mattifying: For skin that gets greasy just hours after applying your makeup, first, don’t slack on the moisturizer at night. It may seem counterproductive, but if your skin is dehydrated, it can actually cause your skin to overproduce oil to make up for the loss of moisture. You can also combat the grease by using a primer like Laura Geller Spackle Mattifying Under Makeup Primer, which will help control oil production throughout the day for longer lasting makeup. You can also add SPF into your mattifying primer with SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50.
Smoothing: If oversized pores or fine lines that cause creasing in your makeup are your primary concern, The Body Shop Wonderblur Face Primer hydrates your skin while smoothing out imperfections to minimize their appearance before you even apply the rest of your makeup. If dry skin is creating an uneven canvas for your makeup, hit skin with an extra dose of soothing hydration with Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer. Blended with coconut extracts and water, the primer gives you smoother skin that helps makeup last longer thanks to more moisturization.
Makeup Primers For A More Flawless Finish — Shop Our Top Picks
Glowing: If you want can’t get enough highlight, and want to give your skin an all-over glow, Eve Lom Flawless Radiance Primer moisturizes and brightens your skin to enhance your complexion.
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