If you haven’t used a makeup primer, it is time to get one in your cosmetic bag. Good primers are magical. With primers, makeup glides on flawlessly and evenly, makeup stays on all day, and makeup looks fresh throughout the day. Best of all, your makeup will not sweat off in a heat wave.
Makeup primers are available at different price points. Avoid buying makeup primers in bottles with pumps. Due to the consistency of primers, a pump doesn’t work well. You end up using a makeup brush or Q-Tip to get the primer out of the bottle, which contaminates the bottle with germs. Instead, buy makeup primers in tubes you can squeeze.
Below are a few makeup primers I have used and my ratings. Please note, the Olay is not marketed as a makeup primer, however, it has the ingredients of a makeup primer and it works excellent as a primer.
|Face Primer||Product Name||Rating||Cost||Notes|
|Tarte Cosmetics Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hr Perfecting Primer 1 fl oz.||Over $30||Excellent face primer|
|Smashbox Cosmetics Smashbox Cosmetics Classic Photo Finish Foundation Primer||Over $30||I might be one of the only people who doesn't like Smashbox Face Primers. It was the first primer I ever tried used it for years frustrated it was great feeling on my skin and great primer, but gave me acne clogging up my pores. After trying other primers I never ever cared to go back to Smashbox primers|
|Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer, Clear, 0.85 Ounce||Under $10||For the price this is an excellent face primer. Worth every penny and a lot better then some of the higher price primers.|
|Wrinkle Cream by Olay Regenerist Instant Fix Wrinkle & Pore Vanisher, 1.0 Fl Oz||Over $10||It is not marketed as a face primer, but has the same ingredients as most face primers. This is by far one of my favorite products to use as a face primer. I love it. It is excellent.|
|La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer Smoothing Effect Oil Free 25ml/0.85oz by Lancome||Over $40||This Lancome face primer is excellent, one of my favorites.|