The Best Primers

Ever wonder why your makeup seems to melt away or why no matter what brand you use you always breakout. Well, truth be told it’s not the makeup it’s the lack of primer. Below are a list of the best primers that should be used prior to applying foundation, eyeshadow, mascara or lipstick.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

$52.00 by Hourglass at Sephora

What it is: A mineral-based primer with SPF 15 that neutralizes the skin and creates a smooth, uniformed canvas for flawless makeup application. What it does: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer is a clean, satin-finish formula that effortlessly smoothes onto skin to help keep makeup looking fresh and prevent fading. Veil Mineral Primer also absorbs excess oils and minimizes the appearance of pores by evenly distributing light to help hide and soften skin’s imperfections and fine lines. What it is formulated WITHOUT:

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Synthetic Fragrances
  • Synthetic Dyes
  • Phthalates

What else you need to know: Veil Mineral Primer is formulated with naturally-derived titanium dioxide and zinc oxide instead of chemical sun-blocking agents. This water-resistant primer is also 100% free of fragrance, oil, and parabens.


Urban Decay Little Sins Eyeshadow Primer Potion Set

$29.00 by Urban Decay at Sephora

What it is: A set of four mini Eyeshadow Primer Potions. What it does: Each of the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potions in this travel-friendly set has a different desirable finish, but all give you a base that makes eyeshadow last with more vibrant color and without any creasing. Original dries invisibly, while Sin is a shimmering champagne shade that doubles as a highlighter. Eden is a matte, nude shade, which brightens and evens out skintone, making it ideal for more mature lids. Greed, exclusive to this set, highlights and adds a sensual, metallic sheen in a shimmering gold. This set contains: 4 x 0.13 oz Mini Eyeshadow Primer Potions in: Greed (pearly gold), Sin (shimmering champagne), Eden (matte nude), and Original (invisible)



Dior DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum

$28.00 by Christian Dior at Sephora

What it is: Dior’s first lash primer that combs, curls, and coats each lash to create a smooth, even mascara base, while acting as a nourishing serum treatment that promotes long-term lash growth, strength, and vitality. What it does: The newest addition to the family of legendary Diorshow Mascaras, Diorshow Maximizer Lash Primer Serum instantly primes, plumps, and lengthens lashes with an ultra-light and quick-drying formula. The first “active serum” mascara primer also contains a unique cell-conditioning complex made up of hydrolyzed soy proteins that promote long-term lash growth, strength, and vitality. What else you need to know: “Diorshow Maximizer is this season’s most innovative, must-have product. Apply as a primer serum base under mascara for intensely curled, thickened, and lengthened lashes and also on its own as a deep conditioner for lashes at night.” -Sephora Pro Beauty Team Member, Nathalie Bechard Research Results: The Dior Innovation Center has tested Diorshow Maximizer for efficiency and found amazing results after only 8 weeks use:+ 52% Volume, +38% Length, + 73% Curl Studies also showed that lashes were more resilient, protected, and revitalized.


Urban Decay Lip Primer Potion

$20.00 by Urban Decay at Sephora

What it is: A primer that keeps lip color from fading or feathering with SPF 15. What it does: Prepare your lips for the day ahead. This invisible primer lays a silky foundation for your favorite lipstick or gloss. You’ll find color is truer, applies smoother, and lasts longer with this easy-glide formula that does not have the drying effect often associated with long-lasting lip color. What else you need to know: A roll-up tube and slanted bullet make for precise, easy application.




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