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Classic Primers that are Worth the Hype
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Classic Primers that are Worth the Hype

You can't go wrong with these primers.

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Primers are like magical potions for our faces. And while a few negative Nancy’s might say they're not worth splurge or they're simply an extra step in your routine, we’re here to tell you that’s so not the case. Having a slick, clean base before the rest of your makeup is applied is one of the most important steps to the regimen. In fact, primers are so important many have attained a cult following. Scroll on to see five primers that are worth the hype.

Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer ($54)

Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

This water-resistant primer is highly sought after for its unique fluid-like texture and its built-in mineral broad-spectrum sunscreen. If you wear it under foundation, you'll notice it improves the longevity of your face makeup; worn alone, it softens fine lines and the look of enlarged pores. Plus, it works for all skin types, but it's especially ideal for combination or oily skin that's sensitive and prone to breakouts.

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hourglass veil primer

Laura Geller Spackle Under Make-Up Primer ($32)

laura geller under make-up primer

By far, this is Laura Geller's best-selling product. The reason? It has a specific formula most other primers don't have. Most primers contain a generous amount of silicone to smooth the skin, but Spackle is mostly water with lesser amounts of silicone. This makes it feel light and have a smooth finish. Plus, it glides on and sets quickly, and contains shiny pigments for a natural glow to the skin.

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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer ($39)

smashbox photo finish primer

Fun fact: This was the very first product Smashbox made, and it's still their best-selling product. They developed it to makeup look prettier and last longer. It's infused with antioxidants to effectively blur fine lines and even out the skin tone. Plus, it makes pores look smaller and leaves the skin with a velvety smooth finish–even hours later!

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