With Summer fast approaching and the temperature outside quickly rising, we all need a little added insurance to make certain that our makeup stays put under the sweltering summer sun. Picking the perfect primer is the your best defense against increased perspiration, prominent pores and the redness and hyper-pigmentation that can be exacerbated by hot weather and sun exposure. Because all of these issues can make the skin’s texture appear uneven as well as reduce the staying power of your favorite foundation, it’s important to prime your face to prepare for the smooth application of products while keeping your makeup shine-free for hours. So whether your summer plans include a trip to the tropics or just lounging by the neighborhood pool, here are four of the best primers to try so you can put your best face forward this Summer.
Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer
MUFE has created this comprehensive line of 11 different face primers to address a number of common yet serious skin concerns, including dehydration, uneven texture and excess shine. Each individual primer in the Skin Equalizer collection is designed to target your skins’ specific issues to create a flawless and long-lasting makeup application. The line also includes a collection of six radiance-enhancing options, which provide complexion-specific color correction, customized for a wide range of skin tones to ensure that every girl can create a flawless face to bask in the summer sun.
Lancome LA Base PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer
Skincare giant Lancome hit a major home run with this lightweight, oil-free makeup base that that glides evenly and seamlessly onto the skin, leaving your face feeling silky smooth and creating the perfect canvas for makeup application. This primer also contains light diffusing properties specifically designed to minimize imperfections while giving your skin a subtle, youthful and truly gorgeous glow.
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Famous for their innovative and distinctive line of products, Hourglass has created a truly remarkable primer to meet the needs of even the most delicate summer skin. Formulated with an irritant-free mineral base, this is an ideal primer for sensitive, combination or oily skin that can be prone to breakouts. Its colorless and almost liquid-like consistency absorbs quickly and provides an ultra-flattering matte finish with an added bonus of broad spectrum SPF.
Too Faced Primed and Poreless
A favorite brand among super girly and glam gals alike, Too Faced has made a primer that boasts a combination of Vitamins A & C with a powerful dose of Retinol which works to improve skin’s texture and firmness, while virtually eliminating the appearance of fine lines and pores. This oil-free formula is specially designed to be worn under makeup, setting the stage for seamless application of foundations and bronzers, or worn alone to create complexion perfection without the use of any additional products. Perfect for the makeup minimalist who still wants to look flawless without the foundation.