Choose the Best Makeup Primer for Your Skin Type
Best for Masking Redness
L’OrÃ©al Paris Studio Secrets Professional Anti-Redness Primer
Don’t be put off by the mint green color. It neutralizes pink tones and blends surprisingly well into any complexion.
To buy: $9, amazon.com.
Best for Mature Skin
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
The antioxidants grapeseed and green tea help minimize fine lines, while the velvety finish ensures that makeup glides on evenly and lasts all day.
To buy: $36, sephora.com.
Shiseido Refining Makeup Primer SPF 21
Rain, sun, and high temperatures are no match for this water- and sweat-resistant blend, which also contains oil-absorbing powder to fight T-zone shine.
To buy: $30, sephora.com.
Best for Dry Skin
Laura Mercier Mineral Foundation Primer
This creamy formula is lightweight but keeps skin well hydrated with aloe vera and glycerin.
To buy: $34, nordstrom.com.
Best for Eyes
E.L.F. Eye Primer & Liner Sealer
One end keeps eye shadow from fading or creasing. The other houses a “sealant” to make liner stay put.
To buy: $3, eyeslipsface.com.