How to Find the Perfect Primer for Your Makeup NeedsJanuary 26, 2021
Finding the perfect foundation or shade of lipstick can require some legwork. In comparison, choosing a primer is a piece of cake — after all, they’re typically clear. But while primers are often universally flattering, it can be worth considering your skin type and makeup aesthetic before adding any formula to cart.
Ahead, we’re sharing five of our favorite primers to use depending on the finish or benefits you’re after.
This unique formula has a whipped texture that dries down transparent and is infused with marshmallow root extract to help smooth and soften skin. It also helps hydrate, blur imperfections and extend makeup wear for up to 16 hours. It’s the type of primer you can wear alone on days when your complexion needs a boost, but you don’t feel like wearing foundation.
If you’re team glowy skin, this primer is a must in your makeup routine. It provides 12 hours of makeup staying power, plus contains hyaluronic acid and agave extract to give you an all-day dewy finish.
Help control oil and minimize the appearance of pores with this formula that doesn’t feel greasy and won’t clog pores.
With its barely-there, non-greasy finish, UV Expert is one of our favorite everyday sunscreens. It also happens to double as a makeup primer and lightweight moisturizer. Whether you’re trying to simplify your routine or get out the door faster, this should be your go-to.
With a peach tint, this primer can help neutralize dark spots and give skin a brighter look. It also contains vitamin E and squalene for hydration and antioxidant benefits.