Makeup Primer: 6 We’re Loving

Looking For A New Makeup Primer? Start Here!

By Courtney Leiva

Like a kick-ass dry shampoo, a good makeup primer is one of those lifesaving beauty staples that can prevent an unwanted makeup fail in a matter of minutes.

Whether you’re looking for a makeup primer to prolong the lifespan of your makeup (do you can go from desk to dinner with ease – or just part all night long!), the right makeup primer can also be used for smoothing skin imperfections and even for anti-aging benefits too.

To help you select your best makeup primer, here are 6 of our favorite makeup primer picks, no matter your daily needs.

Picking The Best Makeup Primer For You…

For A Makeup Setting Spray…Sprayable mists can help keep makeup intact all day long, so for boosted makeup longevity, trust either the Skindinavia The Makeup Finish Finishing Spray ($29) or the L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray ($16.99) to help keep your makeup looking fresh all day long. Best applied onto a full face of makeup, sprays like these guarantee longstanding protection, no matter what the season.

For Wrinkle Busting Primers…While most assume that primers solely prep your face for makeup application, some primping primers can also boast anti-aging benefits as well. For a multitasking product that shows fine lines and wrinkles who’s boss, the Joeur Anti-Aging Moisture Primer ($38) and the Boots N07 PhotoFix Wrinkle Filler & Primer ($16.99), can help soften pesky lines and cracks with repeated use.

For Smoother Skin…Primers can also work to smooth the skin, while also reducing the size of your pores. For a more smoother canvas, trust either the Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39) or the Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch ($36) to soften out rough and unbalanced skin, while concealing out any skin imperfections.