5 Primers That Make a Huge Difference in How Your Skin Looks
By Liz Ritter, Executive Editor |
Move over photo filters, there are some new skin-perfecting products in town—and they make skin (and makeup, if you even still need to apply it) look flawless, while treating the complexion to some incredible added benefits.
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This mega-multitasker locks in hydration, reduces the look of pores and lines and provides just the perfect amount of barely there coverage to make any skin tone look better.
Best suited for when you want more of a dewy finish, this gel-mousse has a little bit different of a primer formulation than you are probably used to, but it gives amazing, stay-all-day results just the same. Coconut oil imparts hydration, omegas help boost collagen and skin is left protected with SPF 30; the result is a truly airbrushed look, minus makeup.
Perfect post-derm treatment (like after a peel) when skin needs a little more moisture than usual but is also supersensitive, this intensely hydrating primer smooths and plumps skin while successfully reducing oily patches and shine.
Arbonne Makeup Primer ($40)
So many primers are accompanied by the phrase “sets a canvas,” but this one really delivers on its descriptor. It’s luxurious, feels like silk and gives skin a ton good-for-you ingredients, including antioxidants of green tea and grapeseed extract and skin-plumping hyaluronic acid.
With ingredients that help fight blemishes and even out skin tone, and a formulation that reduces the look of pores and oil, there’s not much this matte primer can’t do.