* Primers are a great first step to prep skin for makeup
* “Blurring” primers will smooth out skin and fill in lines and pores
* Skin Care that functions like photo filters for your face
Skin primers have a come a long way in recent years and are no longer just considered another timely step in your makeup routine. They serve an important purpose in your routine because they help lock in your makeup, extend its wear time, and smooth out your skin before applying your base.
Nowadays, primers do double (and even triple) duty because they not only help keep makeup on longer, reduce pore size and fill in wrinkles, but now they can help your skin look like you’ve applied a photo filter IRL.
1. Etude House Face Blur
2. Thank Me Later Face Primer
Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Face Primer - Mattifying Makeup Base Primer for Shine and Oil Control - Pore Minimizer and Hides Wrinkles and Fine Lines, 30g
3. L’Oreal Miracle Blur
L'Oreal Paris Skincare Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Primer with SPF 30 Sunscreen, 1.18 Ounce
4. Velvet Skin Coat
DHC Velvet Skin Coat, Mattifying Makeup Primer, Powder-Gel Formula, Minimizes look of pores, fine lines, and Imperfections, All skin types, Fragrance and Colorant Free, 0.52 oz. Net wt
5. Skin Perfector
Kiehl’s Skin Perfector will smooth and refine your skin all the while diminishing pores and wrinkles. The lightweight formula not only functions as a traditional makeup primer but with continued use will visibly transform your skin, giving you a healthier, more youthful appearance. Per usual, use as the last step in your skin care routine, prior to makeup application or it can be applied over a BB cream for maximum results and skin perfecting benefits.
6. Blur Stick
Milk Makeup’s Blur Stick is also known as the “universal face filter” as it has been proven to minimize the appearance of pores thanks to its proprietary blurring microsphere technology. When applied, this primer goes on clear to prep skin for makeup, leaving a smooth, matte finish that is colorless and unlike the other primers, silicone free. The best part is the unique and easy deodorant-like stick packaging makes application easy, fast and clean.