The Best Drugstore Primers for Every Skin Type, According to EditorsAugust 06, 2021
You might think makeup primer is an unnecessary extra step, but once you start using it, you’ll never want to go back. It can transform even mediocre foundation formulas, allowing them to glide on easier and last longer throughout the day. There’s no need to break the bank on a good makeup primer either. Whether you’re looking to add a glow, mattify or make your pores look smaller, there’s a primer to help you. Keep reading for the best drugstore primers for every skin type.
If blurring and minimizing the look of large pores is your main concern, reach for this compact primer stick. The formula reduces oil and is totally translucent under makeup.
Control shine for up to 16 hours with this mattifying formula. As a bonus, it contains broad-spectrum SPF 20.
Wear this pearly primer alone or under makeup to add an instant luminosity to the skin. You can also mix it into your foundation for a more noticeable radiance.
This creamy primer contains salicylic acid to help treat and prevent breakouts, zinc to reduce inflammation and kaolin clay to absorb excess oil. It’s a dream for oily, acne-prone complexions. The green tint also helps minimize redness.
Soften dry skin with this lotion-y primer. The hydrating formula contains coconut water and hyaluronic acid to draw in moisture, and is formulated without parabens or sulfates.
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