When it comes to makeup, there are a few products that I can’t live without. And one of those is primer. I didn’t know about primers for the longest time, and when I finally got my little hands on one, it changed my life. Seriously. For anyone with oily skin, any product that keeps your makeup on all day is heaven-sent.
I’ve tried tons of primers and don’t usually stick to just one because my skin likes to get used to things rather quickly. So I often switch up the primer I’m using depending on my skin, the weather or just sheer boredom. One thing I don’t really like about some of my favorite primers is the price. I’m a big fan of high-end primers, but my wallet does not like them so much.
There are good primers that you can find on a budget! So check out these primers to keep your face and wallet happy.
Boots No 7 Colour Calming Primer
This stuff is great for anyone who needs to hide a little redness from sunburn, blemishes or just blotchiness in general.
Boots No 7 Stay Perfect Primer
This is just a good, solid primer. It lasts for a decent period of time and feels nice on your face. No complaints!
e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer
e.l.f. makes my favorite dupe of Make Up For Ever's HD Finishing Powder, and this primer is a very good dupe for high-end primers. At only $6, you can't beat that!
L'Oreal Studio Secrets
This is probably one of my favorite drugstore primers, and it's not even really a primer. It's classified as a "base" and feels more like a moisturizer, but man it lasts.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Primer SPF 15
This gives your skin a nice dewy look and has SPF, which you should be wearing every day. If you have super oily skin, skip this one. But if your skin is on the drier side, this will do the trick.
Neutrogena Shine Control Primer
This is the perfect cheap primer for my girls with ultra shiny skin. I've actually doubled up by using this and another primer on days that are going to be exceptionally hot.
Boots No 7 Beautifully Matte Makeup Base
This primer does a great job of giving you a matte look. It lasts for about 5-6 hours so if you're looking for longer lasting coverage, go a different route.
Palladio Herbal Foundation Primer
I actually have this on today! This is a great primer, and it contains aloe and chamomile to calm skin down.
Do you use a primer? What’s your favorite? Tell us in the comments!