Before you utter the words “do I even need pri….?” The answer is yes and will always be yes. You wouldn’t get a manicure without first applying a base coat, right? So why would your makeup application be any different? Whether you enjoy liquid, powder, or cream foundation, primers provide a smooth and even canvas on the skin, helping set your makeup once and for all.
We decided to do a deep dive into our favorite formulas—and why they work—helping make your primer decision (and makeup application) as smooth as possible.
Great for fighting signs of aging, this primer is ideal for normal to dry skin and imparts a youthful glow with all-day wear.
Ideal for all skin types while smoothing fine lines and pores with weightless, all day wear.
Formulated for even the most sensitive of skin types, this primer reduces the appearance of redness with soothing and flawless finish.
Perfect for normal to dry skin, this primer imparts an instant glow with a soft and luminous finish.
Crafted with 1% salicylic acid, this formula banishes blemishes and is ideal for combination to oily skin while imparting a mattified, all-day finish.