Do you ever go out and feel like the sun—and your sweat—is melting off your foundation like you’re in House of Wax? Just like the movie, the aftermath sure isn’t pretty.
No makeup look is safe if you don’t have the right base to back you up. We already know that there are primers for different skin needs. But it’s better to pick those that mattify your skin, especially if you’re prone to oiliness, and to keep your makeup in place all day. Allow us to help you out with our picks down below.
NARS Pro-Prime Pore-Refining Primer
This oil-free primer refines your fine lines and gives you a smooth velvety finish. It contains mineral powders and pure lentil seed extract which help in blurring out your pores. Available at SM Makati.
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
Here’s an affordable product that promises you up to eight hours of matte skin. The Stay Matte Primer claims to be lightweight and non-greasy, and makes your skin look soft before applying foundation. Available at Beauty MNL.
Cover FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment
If you suffer from acne and have blemishes, you might want to reach for Cover FX’s Mattifying Primer. It contains willowbark extract, which is a natural salicylic acid, to exfoliate and rid your skin of excess oil buildup. This leaves your skin looking flawless after continued use. Available online.
Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer
Made with its signature Flexi-Hold Technology, the Facefinity All Day Primer guarantees to prolong the wear of any foundation. It also contains SPF 20 to keep you protected outdoors while keeping your skin matte all day. Available at Rustan’s Makati.
NYX Shine Killer
This ensures that it eliminates oil from your face so you’re sure to get a matte finish. The Shine Killer’s compact size makes it a perfect travel companion. You can also use this even when you don’t have any makeup on. Available at Uptown BGC Mall.
Pixi by Petra Flawless Beauty Primer
Keep your skin moisturized and prepped with the Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer. This gives you a long-lasting makeup base with a glow-from-within finish. It also contains Vitamins A and E which improve skin elasticity. Available at SM Makati.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
If the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer can last during all-day photo shoots, then it’ll see you through a sunny day. It blurs out pores and has a light-diffusing formula so you have velvet-looking matte skin at any time of the day. Available at Beauty Bar.
Happy Skin Matte About You Pore & Shine Control Primer
Happy Skin’s newest primer is a comfortable lightweight product that controls oil and smoothen skin. Even when you’re just wearing powder, this will make your skin look hydrated with a pore-less finish. Available at Greenbelt 5.
Laura Mercier Eye Basics Eye Primer
You also need a primer to keep your eyeshadow locked in. Quickly apply this on your lids to make the eyeshadow stay on longer and also make the color pop. It also comes in various shades depending on your color-correcting needs. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
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