Hi, Here's 8 Best Face Primers For Long-Lasting Makeup

Even in the hottest, wettest, sweatiest weather.
Hi, Here's 8 Best Face Primers For Long-Lasting Makeup
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Here’s a fast fact for you: If you use foundation, concealer, tinted moisturizer, or literally any face makeup at all, then you need to be using a makeup primer. Seriously. Because the right primer will make the difference between a not-so-good makeup day and a seriously great, must-take-100-selfies makeup day.

Not only do face primers make your foundation last insanely long (thanks to the fact that they create a smooth, even surface for your makeup to stick to), but they also brighten your skin, blur fine lines and discoloration, and minimize the look of pores so your makeup lays evenly and looks legit airbrushed. And if that all sounds too good to be true, then you clearly haven't used a makeup primer before.

So to get you started, I rounded up the 12 best primers, below, for every skin type and ~annoyance~, so you can have the best makeup day of your life, every day.

1. E.l.f. Mineral Infused Face Primer

f you’re looking for a wallet-friendly makeup primer, try this drugstore option from E.l.f. Not only will it hydrate your skin and keep your makeup where it should be (i.e., evenly across your face and not in your creases), but it only costs Dhs 39. Pretty awesome, right?

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2. Becca Skin Love Glow Shield Prime & Set Mist

You can use this multitasking priming mist to prep your skin before makeup and then again to refresh it during the day. The magic is in the formula: a blend of sea water, spring water, and a bunch of fruits extracts work together to hydrate and brighten your skin.

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3. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

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There’s a reason why every makeup artist loves this illuminating primer—it’s infused with tiny light-reflecting particles that instantly brighten your face to give you a really pretty, healthy glow. And it makes your makeup last for hours too.

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4. Becca First Light Priming Filter Face Primer

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The Instagram-worthy color of this makeup primer isn’t just for looks—the purple shade works to neutralize dullness and brighten your overall skin tone. It also contains hyaluronic acid and ginger extract to help hydrate and plump your skin before makeup.

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5. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer

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Love the matte makeup look? Then this velvety makeup primer from Fenty is about to be your number one. It cuts down on shine just like a setting powder does, but it won’t make your face look ashy or chalky. Another bonus: It has a pink tint that creates a subtle blurring effect to minimize the look of redness and discoloration.

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6. Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

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If you don’t moisturize your skin before applying your makeup, your foundation and concealer can make rough patches and flakes look even more noticeable. So if your skin is on the dry side, be sure to prep it with this hydrating primer. It’ll soften patches to create a smooth base for makeup.

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7. Origins Original Skin Pore Perfecting Cooling Primer

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This fluffy, foaming makeup primer feels absolutely amazing on skin. Just massage a dollop across your face to refresh and cool down your skin instantly—a dream for hotter temps. And even though it foams, it still does all the good stuff for your face: Plumps lines, neutralizes pores, and preps your skin for makeup.

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8. Nars Pore & Shine Control Primer

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Pores are part of life, but if you don’t like the look of them peeping through your makeup, try this smoothing, oil-absorbing primer. It leaves skin super matte and minimizes the look of pores both immediately and with continued use (thanks to natural skin-smooth acids in the formula). It’s a win-win.

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H/T Cosmo US

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