Makeup primers prep your skin by creating a smooth, even canvas to use with or without makeup. Makeup setting sprays lock in your look, or in the case of glass skin spray, enhance it. Get complexion perfection when you start with one of our primers and finish with a setting spray.

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WHAT IS MAKEUP PRIMER & WHAT DOES IT DO?

Makeup primer is a super-thin, silky and invisible balm that, when smoothed over your face, temporarily fills in tiny creases and pores and smoothes out flaky patches. It absorbs oil, cuts shine and leaves skin velvety-smooth. Effect-wise, it makes makeup look better and stay on way longer.

WHEN SHOULD I USE MAKEUP PRIMER?

You don’t need to be putting on a “full face” to use primer. It’s great under tinted moisturizer or even just a dusting of face powder. When you apply it you’ll see it leaves a lovely, velvety glaze on skin and feels nicely hydrating.

HOW DO I APPLY MAKEUP PRIMER?

Primer works best on clean, freshly moisturized skin. Wait five minutes for your moisturizer to sink in before applying it otherwise it will slide off. Use just a pea-sized amount of primer for a thin, even layer. If you apply too much makeup will slide off, not stick. After you apply it, wait a full minute for it to dry and set on skin before getting started on your routine.

WHAT'S THE BEST PRIMER FOR OILY SKIN?

Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser, a lightweight and breathable pore-blurring primer, leaves skin with a smooth matte finish and is perfect for those with oily skin. Master Prime Blur + Pore Minimize Primer is, too!

WHAT'S THE BEST PRIMER FOR DRY SKIN?

Our Maybelline MUA’s recommend Master Prime Hydrate + Smooth Primer for dry skin. Facestudio Master Prime color correcting primer comes in five variations which tackle everything from hydration to sun protection to redness.

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