5 Best Makeup Primers

5 Best Makeup Primers


After 17 hours of research evaluating 95 products, we picked Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer as our top choice.

Makeup primer is often forgotton or seen as an unnecessary step during your makeup routine. But if you want your makeup to look flawless (and last all day), it should be the first thing you're putting on after your moisturizer.

You're probably wondering:

What does face primer do? The best face primer fills in englarged pores and wrinkles, smooths uneven skin, and disguises redness. 

According to The Dermatology Review, you could use expensive serums, get laser peels, or Microdermabrasion. Or, you could simply use a good makeup primer.

These days, the best face primers vary from matte to dewy finishes, light to heavy consistencies and more afforable options to designer brands. There are literally hundreds to choose from. 

The good news is:

We spent hours testing and researching hundreds of the best makeup primers for your skin. The result? An honest list of the best makeup primers. Finally, the struggle to find the perfect primer is over.

What's a good primer without a good foundation? Be sure to check out our list of the best foundations. And, don't forget to take it all off at the end of the day with a makeup remover and face wash



Why trust us: Faveable has spent thousands of hours researching, interviewing experts, and testing products to come up with carefully selected lists trusted by millions of consumers since 2013.