Because not all of us were born with soft, smooth skin.
We don’t have Jennifer Lopez’s glowing complexion, Deepika Padukone’s flawless face or Kendall Jenner’s pore-less skin. But, what we do have access to is a good ol’ primer.
For those of you who don’t know, a primer is something you use before you put on any makeup. It helps your foundation stay on, stay crease-free and even covers up any large pores. It’s basically that magic formula that leaves your skin smooth and shine free.
People tend to use light, day creams and serums as a primer. Another beauty blogger I know swears by Nivea’s Men’s aftershave balm as a base for her makeup. But sometimes, it’s the real thing you need and here are 7 amazing ones that’ll do the job for you:
NYX Hydra Touch Primer
This one is like your sheet mask packed into a primer. It contains chamomile green tea and ginseng extract that helps soothe, smoothen and hydrate all at once.
P.S. They even have a glitter primer that’s useful for when you’re adding some sparkle to your look and want to keep it all in place.
L.A. Girl Pro Prep HD Face Primer
Let’s just say, this one comes with light diffusing particles which makes your face instantly camera ready. Can it get any better?
L’Oreal Paris Base Magique
The soft powders in L’Oreal’s Base Magique help absorb the sebum on your skin making it look more matte, leaving it shine-free.
Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF 30
The only one with SPF, while this one is slightly on the pricier side, it does two jobs at once – sun protection as well as creating the perfect base for your foundation; and that’s really what a good product is all about!
Sephora Collection Smoothing Primer (Available in store)
Cruelty and parabens free, Sephora’s primer can not only be used on the face before you put your makeup on, you can even use this one around your eyes to ensure crease-free, longer lasting and smooth eye shadow.
Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base (Available in store)
Lightweight and oil-free, Bobbi Brown’s primer manages to do all the great things a good primer does while keeping your face moisturized. It even reduces the appearance of any lines or wrinkles.
MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance (Available in store)
It blurs imperfections, evens out your skin tone, has caffeine, which calms your skin and contains illuminating pearl powders, which gives you a gorgeous glow – magic in a bottle? We think so!
By Anushka Mulchandani