If you've been skipping primer all this time, then you've seriously been missing out! Primers are a must for smooth foundation application. Not only does it make the product last longer on your skin, it also blurs out pores and fine lines. Some even promise to keep you matte all day! And since it's summer, that's exactly what we're looking for.
Scroll through our recommendations below!
Revlon Photoready Prime + Anti Shine Balm, P795, Watsons
Primers are typically used under makeup, but this product's balm texture allows you to quickly touch up over makeup when needed.
Benefit the POREfessional Matte Rescue Gel, P1700, SM Megamall
If you dislike the silicone feel of some primers, you'll love the gel texture of this one.
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Rustan's Makati
Primer hack: apply an oil-controlling eye primer on your smile lines and the sides of your nose to prevent creasing!
Jane Iredale Absence Oil Control Primer, Rustan's Makati
This primer controls oil without drying out your skin. It's weightless and reduces redness, too!
Mehron Skin Prep Pro, P600, Calyxta
Preferred by bridal makeup artists, the Skin Prep Pro prevents sweat from ruining your makeup.
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Happy Skin Matte About You Pore & Shine Control Primer, P1299, Beauty Bar
Here's a light primer for filling in pores and controlling unwanted shine.
Inglot Mattifying Under Makeup Base, P1295, Glorietta 5
Those with oily and sensitive skin will love this hypoallergenic gel primer from Inglot.
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Etude House Zero Sebum All Day Matte Gel, P598, SM Mall of Asia
Okay, so technically it's not a primer, but it's a thin gel that preps oily skin for a shine-free day.
Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector, P1876, Sephora.ph
For severely oily skin, you'll find heaven in this tube.
NYX Shine Killer, P840, SM Megamall
A primer that kills shine before it even happens? Sign us right up.