One of the goals of achieving a gorgeous makeup look is to keep it intact as long as we can! After years of struggle thanks to my Pro makeup classes, I discovered primers! I had no idea that the secret for a long-lasting makeup is to prep the skin with a primer! But keep in mind that it is very important to find the right primer for your skin type. See below my tips:
- Dry Skin: Choose a brightener/hydrating primer. You’ll be safe applying a primer with shimmer if you want to achieve a super glowy look, but this is just optional.
- Oily or Acne prone Skin: The best primers for oily skin, no matter the look you want to achieve are those with oil-free/oil-control/pore control/mattifying/skin equalizer. I highly recommend mineral primers for this skin types as well. Avoid at all costs using primers with shimmer on it. Trust me, you will still achieve the trendy glowy finish we all want.
- Combination: Always have two primers handy (for dry and oily skin) and apply to the corresponding areas accordingly.
Now that you have identified which type of primers you should go for, I can share with you the best 5 makeup primers that I have used in my clients and myself and that I also can swear by.
1. Hourglass N28
This primer is primarily for dry skin. It is also a good option for more mature skins. The mint fragrance of this primer makes you feel so relaxed, like you’re at the spa!
2. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
This can be used for normal, combination and oily skin types. You literally feel your face as a canvas, so soft and flawless; it is actually my favorite primer.
3. Too Faced Primed Poreless
This can also be used for normal, combination and oily skin types. This primer does a great job with the pores and it doesn’t make your skin too dry.
4. Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer
This primer is primarily for oily skin types. If you are looking for a primer that balance all the oils of your skin and makes it a perfect mat, this is the primer for you!
5. Benefit Pore-fessional
This primer is hands-down the best with pore control. There is no way you can go wrong with this primer if you have combination, normal and oily skin. However, if you have dry skin, this may not be the best option because it dries your skin once it is applied.
SydneyDecember 2, 2017
Great post! I definitely needed some recommendations, so thank you!
AnnalieseDecember 2, 2017
I think the only one I’ve tried of these is the Benefit one!! I really like the It cosmetics and Neutrogena primers!
KatWalkSFDecember 2, 2017
Need to check these out ASAP
Ashley ZealDecember 2, 2017
I need to try the Hourglass but I LOVE the porefessional gel!
LaurenDecember 3, 2017
Hourglass primers are amazing! I need to try the others.
TaylorDecember 3, 2017
Hourglasss makes the best products I swear!
Megan ElliottDecember 3, 2017
The pore-fessional is amazing!! Love that one
LuxMommyDecember 3, 2017
I need to try some of these, thanks for sharing. I love primers!
JenniferDecember 3, 2017
Always on the hunt for a good primer! Will have to try some of these!
leeDecember 3, 2017
Ooo i need to try some of those! I only have tried the por- fessional! Thanks for sharing
Lee | LegalLee Blonde
LizDecember 3, 2017
I need to try these! So many good picks!
kelly FordonDecember 3, 2017
I’ve been using the Makeupforever primer for years and swear by it, I’d love to try the hourglass!
BevDecember 4, 2017
I have been meaning to try the make up forever primer. I may have to try it out now.
Erin @ Her Heartland SoulDecember 4, 2017
Love this list! I need to try these out.
AngelleDecember 4, 2017
I need to try out one of the last two that you listed!
TaraDecember 4, 2017
that poreless primer is my favorite!
JulienDecember 4, 2017
That one by Benefit has been a favorite of mine for years! It’s amazing!!
AprilDecember 4, 2017
I don’t use a makeup primer currently, but you are giving me a good reason to try one!
Anna BaunDecember 4, 2017
I’m so with you on the Too Faced primer! These are great choices, girl! XO
GitaDecember 4, 2017
Thanks for the tip. I gotta try that benefit primer
Shannae Ingleton SmithDecember 4, 2017
My life changed after I started using primer. These are great recommendations
AzaniqueDecember 4, 2017
I need to try the one by Too Faced! So many great picks.
-xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com