Lightweight Gel Makeup Primers to Boost Your Foundation’s PerformanceJune 16, 2022
Gel makeup primers are a dream for people with combination skin — they’re lightweight, airy and do an excellent job of creating a sticky base for foundation. They also prove to be a great match for anyone with acne-prone skin, as most of these primers are non-comedogenic and won’t block your pores. Ahead, we rounded up seven of our favorite gel makeup primers that we’re betting will become your new go-to bases.
NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Jelly Primer
Makeup ASMR lovers, this one’s for you. Its translucent, bouncy consistency makes it fun to play with in the jar or on your face. It literally feels like jelly and makes skin feel plump, sticky and ready for makeup in no time.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Gel Lotion
This gel lotion is a cloud-like moisturizer that sits beautifully under a skin tint or foundation of any texture. A little goes a long way, and it will leave your skin refreshed, plumped and hydrated.
Maybelline New York Master Prime Blur + Pore Minimizer
For a blurring, pore-minimizing effect, Master Prime is going to become your new go-to. It’s weightless, non-greasy and even works to soften the look of fine lines.
YSL Beauty Touche Èclat Blur Primer
This gel primer helps skin maintain moisture and glow. Bonus:It has soft gold reflects that catch the light and illuminate your makeup.
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer
This primer is infused with cannabis sativa seed extract, aloe water, hyaluronic acid and B vitamins for a boost of hydration and antioxidants. It takes about a minute to set and gives your makeup an all-day hold.
Touch in Sol Pretty Filter Icy Sherbet Primer
For a cooling finish, opt for this pretty pink gel primer that locks makeup into place and hydrates the skin. It works to minimize the appearance of pores and makes your skin look silky smooth and more even-textured after application.