If you have yet to be introduced to the magical world of primer, allow us to lead the way: It’s the key to flawless makeup application and instantly upgrades even mediocre foundation formulas. Whether you’re into the glowy look or want one with a matte finish, there’s something on the market for you. Primers create blurred, perfect-looking skin by filling in pores and fine lines and allowing your face makeup to apply smoothly rather than sinking into your skin. They come in all sizes, finishes and price points — but we have a special place in our hearts for the drugstore set because of their affordability and effectiveness.
See our favorite drugstore primers, ahead: