Find the perfect primer for your skin type

Primers can help your foundation look better and last longer, and hide pores and dullness so your skin looks radiant even before you apply your base. We found 3 primers that have gotten glowing reviews here on Beauty Insider!

 If you have fine lines: JANE IREDALE SMOOTH AFFAIR FACIAL PRIMER & BRIGHTENER

Foundation and BB cream are a breeze to apply after you use this primer. Many beauty reviewers even say that it fills in the pores and lines so well that they end up needing less foundation!  A great bonus: it’s packed with antioxidants like apple extract, grapefruit extract and green and white tea extract that nourish and brighten the skin.

If you have dull skin: SANA MAIKOHAN MAKEUP BASE PINK BEIGE SPF30 PA+++

This makeup base also acts as a colour corrector: the pinkish pearl undertones can help counter dullness and give you a subtle glow. It’s also got decent sun protection and has a subtle cherry blossom scent that some people may find relaxing. Not bad for a product that’s just a little over 20 dollars!

If you have dry skin: NOV BASE CONTROL COLOR UV LAVENDER PINK SPF 35 PA++

This primer won an Aesthetics and Beauty award in 2015.  Its lavender tones help correct sallowness and dullness, leaving your skin looking a lot brighter and more radiant even before you apply foundation. It also contains sodium hyaluronate, which retains moisture. That’s a great bonus if you have dry skin, or your foundation or concealer tends to cake in fine lines.

If you have a big event: KRYOLAN HD MICRO PRIMER  

Professional makeup artists use Kryolan, and many of them will apply this base so makeup lasts even during the hottest, most humid days. Cosmoprof Academy even recommended it in their tips for applying flawless foundation.  “Kryolan Professional Makeup has a HD Micro Primer product that is simply magical as this primer is formulated to work with high definition photography to visibly reduce facial lines,” they said in an interview with the Beauty Insider editors.

This primer does feel a little heavier than the others, so you may not want to use it every day, but it’s perfect if you have to attend a wedding, a big date, or a night out dancing with friends. Your makeup will look flawless and stay flawless.

Have you found a primer that you really love? Tell us about it – your beauty review and experiences may help someone find their perfect primer!