A primer is a cosmetic designed to use under makeup. As the name suggests, it prepares the skin for makeup application. What it does is smooth skin, cover pores with a thin film to conceal fine lines slightly, and other skin imperfections. It’s like preparing a canvas for a painting.
Primers come in different varieties for smoothing, highlighting your skin, or keeping your makeup in place for longer periods.
I like primers that smooth my skin and help my makeup last longer. So I tried many before I decided on my top 2 favorites! They also happen to be cheap!
Sephora Perfecting Ultra-Smoothing Primer
What it is: Perfects skin’s appearance and prolongs the wear of foundation.
Bare Minerals Prime Time™ Foundation Primer
What it is: An amazing preservative-free foundation primer. For all skin types. Combats flaky dryness, rough patches, fine lines, excess oil, enlarged pores, and uneven texture.
Available at: Sephora.com and Sephora retailer Stores.
Full disclosure: Neither the author nor SpanglishBeauty received compensation from the brands mentioned in the article.
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