Introducing your makeup secret weapon: Primers

Primers are majorly underrated. This secret makeup treasure is the key to getting a flawless face. Primer acts as a base to smooth out your skin and prep it for foundation. It can correct, fill and balance to keep your foundation in place all day long. But we bet you’re not using it! Here are our tips for primer prep success.



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    Primers for oily skin

    If you find that you’re shiny during the day or have enlarged pores, you definitely want to check out a product that will control oil and minimize pores. Press the product into your T zone with your fingers, and then rub what’s leftover on the rest of your face.

    Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional, $31,

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    Primers for dry skin

    If you find that your skin is flaky and dry, you want something with lots of moisture. A moisturizing primer can help you avoid those patchy spots you get when you apply foundation. Be sure to press a little extra on the areas where skin is uneven.

    Laura Mercier Foundation Primer-Hydrating, $33,

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    Primer for dull skin

    If you have dull skin, try a primer that will give your face the glowing boost it needs. For a little extra dewiness, mix a highlighting liquid into your primer or foundation for long lasting, beautiful, glowing skin.

    L’Oreal Paris Magic Lumi Primer, $12,

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by Samantha Wilson | 2/1/2016
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