Our Editors Love These 6 Blurring Primers for Achieve a Flawless Makeup FinishOctober 21, 2021
Oily skin types listen up! This pore-blurring stick is a must-have to apply before (and even after!) you apply your foundation as it helps to soak up excess shine. I love how velvety it makes my complexion look throughout the day and it’s super compact and easy to take with you on the go. It’s a 10/10 in my book.
For those that want a Photoshopped-like finish, try this primer from YouTuber Patrick Starrr’s line. Not only does the product have a blurring effect that minimizes the look of pores, but it’s also packed with niacinamide, witch hazel and glycerin to improve the look of skin texture and tone — immediately and over time. Basically, it’s skincare and makeup in one, which are my favorite types of products these days.
I rarely wear a full face of foundation, but when I do, I like to go full glam. To ensure that my base stays flawless all day, I start by applying this primer from Urban Decay. The lightweight, hydrating formula imparts a subtle glow that’s incredibly flattering under makeup and extends the wear of my foundation by up to eight hours.
Plus, unlike most long-wearing products, it doesn’t make my already dry, dehydrated skin feel worse. This primer, combined with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, guarantees that my makeup remains picture-perfect for hours.
Illuminating primers can draw a fine line between looking glowy and greasy, especially for those with oily skin. But this pick from Valentino creates a diffused gleam to highlight your skin’s natural luminosity while locking makeup in place all day. It also provides skin with major hydration thanks to the hyaluronic acid-infused formula — but the best part is that it’s multi-use and works as a subtle highlighter, too.
Consider this your sign to ditch your blotting papers and shop this mattifying primer ASAP. With the help of salicylic acid and limonette extract, the super breathable gel primer controls shine and reduces the appearance of pores. Wear it on its own for shine control when going au naturale or apply it before layering on foundation and concealer. Either way, it works like a charm.
As someone who has fairly noticeable pores, a blurring primer is a necessity. Not only does it give me a smooth, airbrushed look, but it helps my foundation glide right on. I love the fact that it’s not heavy and I really feel like it keeps my makeup looking great all day! It’s definitely a must-have for anyone else who struggles with large pores.