Guide to: Primers

CqgUeJYUIAAz6q1There are so many primers out there so finding one that works perfectly for you can be tricky, but no worries because we’ve lined up some of the best primers, from high-end to affordable for every skin type! 

Priming the face before applying makeup is an important step because it can make a makeup look last the entire day and enhance the products you choose to apply to the face. Because of how important primers are to a makeup routine, we’ve decided to give you a line up of some of the best primers that will work for everyone.

Oily Skin:

People will oily skin will tell you how annoying it is to constantly have to re-apply powder and use blotting sheets all day, so using a primer that is formulated for oily skin is crucial for keeping shine at bay.

Affordable: We’d like to introduce you to an affordable primer that promises to keep you matte all day. The Rimmel Stay Matter Primer does just that, and at $7! Apply this primer after moisturizing and before foundation to ensure that your makeup stays put all day and to make sure that oil is not a problem. Powder after foundation to really lock in the matte affect. You can find Rimmel’s Stay Matte Primer at Walmart, Target, and Ulta.

Photo: Rimmel London Website stay-matte-primer_product


High-End: This primer might cost a bit more, but don’t let that detour you. The Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer, priced at $39. It actively minimizes the appearances of pores and keeps you matte for up to eight hours! This primer works perfectly under foundation and will fast forever! The Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer is available in Sephora, online, and Ulta.

Photo: Twitter/ @Smashbox


Dry Skin:

Dry skin girls know the struggle and they often feel like there is nothing to do to stop makeup from flaking on the skin. Primers designed to nourish and moisturize the skin is key to getting a flawless makeup look without the flakes.

Affordable: The NYX Angel Veil Primer is amazing for dry skin types. This primer nourishes, moisturizes, and brings life to a full face and keeps makeup looking fresh and flake free. This primer makes the application of foundation ultra-smooth and the face look bright. NYX Angel Veil Primer is available at Target, Ulta, and online for $15.

Photo: Target Website


High-End: Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer is amazing for dry skin girls! This primer comes out to $36 and is available at Sephora and online. This nourishing primer makes any makeup applied over the top of it look completely flawless and dewy. A dewy look is a must for dry skin girls, it gives the skin a luminous glow without looking greasy.

Photo: Laura Mercier Website



Normal Skin:

Normal skin girls are in between, they may have some shine issues on the T-zone and some patchy dry areas on the chin, or they may just have perfectly balanced skin. Either way these girls need a primer that can do it all.

Affordable: The Sephora Collection Perfecting Ultra-Smoothing Primer is amazing for normal skin girls at a great price of $15, found at Sephora. It perfects the look of skin and increases the length of wear for any foundation. This primer also protects the face as well as smooths the skin for a flawless look.

Photo: Sephora Website


High-End: The Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer smooths, brightens, and moisturizes the face. This primer makes makeup look incredible over top, and, if you do happen to get a bit shinny, then just finish it off with some powder to set the look. You can find this primer at Sephora and Ulta for $32.

Photo: Too Faced Cosmetics Website


With all of these primers to chose from, we know that you’ll find the perfect one for your skin type!