This Is The Secret To Flawless Makeup

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We’ve all been there in the thick of summer—it’s only mid-morning and you’ve discovered traces of makeup residue on your sunglasses, or worse, on your clothing. While oilier skin types are more prone to this problem than others, it is a universal issue in the heat, but one with an equally universal solution: makeup primer. More than just the secret to flawless foundation application, primers have the ability to imbue an extra glow, mattify your look or even hydrate skin beneath makeup for longer wear and smoother looking skin. And like with many beauty products, there are many to choose from to achieve your favored effect from tinted to pore-refining formulas, with options to suit every price point. So to prevent melting makeup mishaps in the coming months, see the primers we think are best, from designer takes to drugstore favorites.

ImaxTree

Prime Time

Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer

$39

Smashbox

Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

$6

Maybelline

Touche Eclat Blur Primer

$52

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty

Magic Perfecting Base Face Primer

$11

L'Oreal Paris

‘The Primer’ Makeup Base

$65

Dolce&Gabbana Beauty

Spackle Treatment Even Tone

$32

Laura Geller

Complexion Enhancing Primer

$74

Tom Ford Beauty

Rose Gold Brightening Primer Serum

$16

Pacifica

Timeless Smoothing Primer

$39

Tarte

Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear Extreme Perfection & Hold Makeup Base

$45

Dior

Photoready Perfecting Primer

$12

Revlon

Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Potion

$31

Urban Decay

Terrybly Densiliss Primer

$118

BY TERRY

Foundation Primer – Radiance

$36

Laura Mercier

LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer

$42

Lancome

Priming Moisturizer

$25

Glossier

Veil Mineral Primer

$52

Hourglass

Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer

$28

Stila Cosmetics

Perfect Matte Primer

$55

Eve Lom

Perfecting Brightening Primer

$15

Sonia Kashuk

Instaglam Airbrush Primer

$38

Rodial

Daydream Mineral Primer SPF 30

$42

Coola

Moisturizing Foundation Primer S

$36

Paul & Joe