Face primers are an indispensable part of our foundation routines. They're the instant solutions to skin concerns that prevent major makeup mishaps. And last year, we researched, tried, and tested the ones that give anyone's skin and foundation justice. Lo and behold, our top ten face primers of 2016!
Best face primer for oily and combination skin
If controlling the shine on your skin over makeup is your main concern, applying a primer before putting on foundation is your best bet for staying grease-free. For oily and combo skin types, here are our mattifying picks for flawless complexion:
SHINE-KILLER: You only need a pea-sized amount of this product to keep shine at bay throughout the day!
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer, SM Megamall
TRUE MATTIFIER: Your oils don't have a chance. Stage performers and celebrities swear by this!
Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector, P1876, Sephora.ph
Best primers for large pores
Foundation and concealer can’t always hide your pores, so it’s best to conceal them with a primer before you apply anything else. That’s because a primer, especially one with pore-filling ingredients like silicone, can blur unwanted texture on your skin and give you a seamless finish!
TEXTURE-REFINER: Fine lines, rough skin texture, and dry patches are no match for this gold-infused product.
Guerlain L’Or Pure Radiance Face Primer, Greenbelt 5
SKIN-SMOOTHING: Smoother and more radiant skin await with a layer of this primer.
Lancome La Base Pro Perfecting Make-up Primer (Oil-Free), Rustan's
PORE MINIMIZING: This primer will fill in any visible pores to help your foundation glide on smoother.
Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer (Oil-Free), P2200, Beauty Bar
Best primers for all skin types
Prepping your face with a primer is a must for creating that barrier between makeup and skin. Not only could it prevent breakouts, it also helps your foundation lasts even longer. Here are some picks that could do just that, whatever skin type you may have:
HYDRATING: The benefits of a primer poured into a handy spray bottle!
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, P1800, Beauty Bar
COLOR-CORRECTING: A tinted primer that will wake up dull skin and reduce the apperance of any dark spots.
BYS Foundation Primer in Colour Correction, Watsons
LONGEVITY BOOSTING: Touching up your makeup is always a hassle, so these primers make sure you won't have to.
IMAGE Banila Co
Banila Co Prime Primer Classic, P1090, Landmark TriNoma
DUAL-PURPOSE: An drugstore gem that fares well as a hydrating primer spray and a setting spray!
L'oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray, P500, Watsons