A necessity in our makeup routine? Primer. Whether for eyes or face, it’s not a step we skip in the morning. Over the years, we’ve tried a lot of primers, but these five are our absolute favorites. We’re betting they’ll be yours, too.
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance
Wait a minute. Primer that both makes skin soft and perfect for applying makeup, but makes it glow, therefore rendering serum and moisturizer almost useless? This one does the trick.
$30 at sephora.com
Korres Face Primer
We’re fans of every product in the Korres line. This primer is no different, thanks to the silicone-free formula and conditioning Vitamin E.
$28 at sephora.com
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
The absolute best eyeshadow primer ever! We’re incredibly happy that Urban Decay finally took it out of the weird tube that made you lose half the formula–because with just a dab on each eye, your shadow will stay put ALL. DAY. LONG.
$20 at ulta.com
Fresh Rose FreshFace Primer
What a sweetly scented primer this one is. It seriously smells so good, we find ourselves wanting to apply it multiple times a day just so we can smell it again and again!
$36 at beauty.com
Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets Pore Refining Skincare Brush
Not only does this primer mattify the skin, it makes pores appear smaller and eliminates dead skin cells with salicylic acid. Plus, you apply it with an undeniably chic brush. What could be better?