Beauty Prime Time – 5 Favorite Primers For All Skin ‏Types

September 3, 2013 • Beauty, Magazine


One of my all time favorite makeup products is a primer. Primers do wonders for your face and are by far one of the most necessary steps in your makeup routine. From oily skin to very dry skin, there’s a primer that will work for you. Here are some of my favorite primers for all skin types.

YSL is a name that says luxury, and this primer lives up to its reputation. YSL Matt Touch is the best primer for oily skin I have ever used. Not only does it smooth the skin but it brightens and hides imperfections like no other. Foundations glide on effortlessly after applying this primer and stays put all day.

One of my favorite all-around primers for any skin type is Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer. I fell in love with this primer some years ago, and used it on just about every face I did. It is a refreshing primer that has hydration, but dries down to a nice dewy finish and is perfect for wearing under makeup.

What can I say about this next primer besides, I think this stuff is liquid gold. If you have dry or mature skin, Cover FX Anti-Aging Primer has to be one of the best primers on the market. Mixed in with foundation or worn alone before makeup it makes skin feel like silk! With co-enzyme Q10 it works to nourish, repair and protect your skin for a smooth and youthful appearance. The proof is in the pudding for this one because skin looks amazing once done.

If you like your primer to do double duty, as a moisturizer and primer then this one is for you. It Cosmetics No. 50 Serum Anti-Aging Foundation Primer is a multitasking, luxe, concentrated, hydrating primer and serum in one, with anti-aging ingredients that that protect and treat your skin and help lock in moisture to prepare your skin for makeup application. This primer feels heavenly on the skin.

Last but not least is one of the newest primers on the market, Smashbox Photo Matte.  I adore this anti-shine primer because not only does it hold in the oil but it really allows the makeup to adhere to your face. This cream-gel formula instantly absorbs oil and minimizes the appearance of pores and gives skin a flawless finish for up to 8 hours.

1. YSL Matt Touch, $42
2. Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer, $45
3. Cover FX Anti-Aging Primer, $38
4. It Cosmetics No. 50 Serum Anti-Aging Collagen Primer, $48
5. Smashbox Photo Matte Anti-Shine, $25

– Kelley Woods

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