Because you don’t need to spend a fortune to find a good makeup primer…
I’ve blogged before about how I’m totally sold on primers, but that wasn’t always the case. For years I was like “meh, an extra step. Pass,” but then I tried a few and noticed that not only did my foundation look smoother and more natural on my face. But it also lasted WAY longer with no cracks or smudging.
That said, there are some really fancy AF primers out there. But, personally, I don’t think you need to spend tons of money on a makeup primer when so many drugstore brands make really, really good primers that actually work. My favorites below are good for any skin type (combination skin, oily skin, dry skin, etc.). And I promise that they’ll help your foundation looks insanely flawless.
What Is The Best Drugstore Primer
I tried this $13 primer at the brand’s event a few months ago and was instantly impressed. It feels super hydrating, lightweight and silky on the skin. And, of course, it also prolongs your makeup. This baby is actually makeup meets skincare, in my opinion, since it’s formulated with glycerin to hydrate and plump, bicosome to improve the look of your skin. Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin B5 to even out your skin’s texture (in addition to helping with fine lines). As a bonus, the packaging is made with post-consumer recycled materials, which is why it’s my number one favorite. 🙂
Other Top Rated Drugstore Primers
This lightweight yet super moisturizing primer actually contains coconut water for immediate hydration. (Like you really do feel it instantly.) I also love the way it smooths and blurs away imperfections, setting you up for a perfect skin canvas pre-makeup.
Another makeup meets skincare primer, this version is a favorite since it not only preps your skin for makeup, but it also helps your skin over time. Formulated with vitamin C, lactic acid and lemon extract, this primer glides on smooth and legit instantly gives you brighter skin. In fact, the brand claims that after four weeks you will notice a difference in the appearance of discoloration and a boost in an even-toned complexion with radiance and luminosity.
Photos by Azusa Takano