Creating a perfect look starts with having a flawless foundation and primer. Even if you don’t apply a lot of makeup, chances are you probably apply foundation to even out skin tone and blemishes. The highest rated primers will provide a great base that keeps your foundation in place and smooth the surface of your skin while the best foundations will have the best coverage, staying power and smoothest application.
Urban Decay’s primers sweep up all kinds of beauty awards for their outstanding performance. Their Primer Potion minimizes pores and fine lines to create a perfect canvas for your foundation. It sets the stage for an airbrushed appearance once foundation has been applied, creating a professional look. In addition, the primer potion can be used alone
Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation Primer offers many of the same benefits of the primer potion but has the additional quality of being filled with vitamins A, C & E as well as antioxidant protection to energize your skin and illuminate your complexion. It is light weight and fast absorbing and will prepare every face for its close up.
Revlon’s Colorstay Liquid Foundation with SoftFlex is proof that department store products can beat out the higher end protects when it comes to quality. This foundation is lightweight, offers flawless coverage, can last up to 8 hours and is budget friendly at just $9.
In addition, for the longest lasting foundation it is recommended that you set your makeup with powder. MAC’s Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is an all in one foundation and powder that allows you to skip the last step. This foundation is smooth, matte, can last up to 8 hours and is great for setting or touching up other liquid foundations like the Revlon one.
Primers and foundation are the most important elements of your makeup routine, taking time to pick the best products for your skin will help you to achieve a flawless look.