6 Drugstore Makeup Primers to Add to Your Cart, Like, Yesterday
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 a makeup primer 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 due to their affordability and effectiveness.
See our favorite drugstore primers, ahead:
This Jell-O-like primer is full of soothing ingredients like aloe, glycerin and cucumber fruit extract, which makes it the hydrating formula you need to try. It grips makeup in a flash and it’s jelly texture will have your ASMR beauty dreams coming true every time you apply it.
The Maybelline Baby Skin line is one of our favorites because it really does leave your skin feeling baby-smooth. Great for babes with dry skin, this budget friendly primer has the blurring effect down pat and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth.
If you prefer a radiant, dewy finish for your makeup, try this Radiant Perfecting Primer. It contains hemp-derived cannabis sativa seed oil and centella asiatica extract to help blur rough texture and blend into your skin easily.
Everyone who tries this stuff loves it, and it’s no surprise — it belongs to the same brand as the buzzy $7 foundation setting the internet ablaze. With Instagrammable packaging, an affordable pricetag and the support of makeup junkies everywhere, this one is a no brainer.
This mattifying primer is a heaven-sent product for people with oily skin. It’s silky smooth texture blends easily into the skin and serves as a great base for foundation, CC cream or tinted moisturizer.
This fan-fave primer comes in different tints to address skin issues like redness, but they all manage to make your skin look flawless. We love this one because it blurs and illuminates — a combo that can be hard to come by.