What is the Best Primer for Your Skin Type?

What is the Best Primer for Your Skin Type?

OK, so what’s a primer? It’s what its name implies — it’s a second skin-like formula that’s applied after moisturizer to create an ideal canvas to hold onto whatever makeup comes afterward — like foundation, tinted moisturizer, or concealer. The right primer can make a huge difference to the overall feel and finish of your makeup. Your primer might come in the form of a plankton extract-spiked mousse that helps defend against blue light and environmental pollutants, a weightless gel formulated with 1% salicylic acid to prevent and heal blemishes or a sunscreen that protects and softens the appearance of pores

While the options are endless, they aren't all created equally, and products will work differently for everyone. The trick is to find the best primer for your skin type to optimize its performance and help your makeup stay put. Those with dry skin will want a formula that hydrates and plumps, while a primer with a filling effect will help lessen the appearance of those with fine lines and wrinkles. Whether you have oily, dull, dry, sensitive or aging skin, rest assured there is definitely a primer made just for you. Here, discover what primer may work best according to your skin type.

Stressed/Red Skin

Dry Skin

Oily Skin

Combination Skin

Acne-Prone Skin

Sensitive Skin

Normal Skin

If you have normal skin, all of our primers will work for you!

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