Makeup is great, but it’ll only look as great as what it’s placed on top of. For a flawless face, primer helps provide a smooth surface for foundation, tinted moisturizer or concealer. Bonus: the newest formulas have good-for-your-skin ingredients that’ll have you looking photo-ready in no time. Check out our favorite finds below.
We like: Benefit The POREfessional, $31, sephora.com Minimize pores and create an airbrush-like finish with this balm. It also absorbs oil and mattifies skin, helping you to avoid a shiny T-zone in pictures. You can even retouch it up during the day to keep shine at bay.
We like: Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer, $38, sephora.com Color correcting formulas are great for big days like your wedding when you know you’ll be photographed constantly. Green works as a color correcitng color to reduce redness and fix blotchy skin. Layering this on under foundation or tinted moisturizer helps create a flawless canvas for makeup application.
We like: Stila One Step Correct Skin Tone Correcting Brightening Serum, $36, nordstrom.com For a multitasking all-in-one product, it’s tough to beat this Stila pick. The three colors (green, purple and peach) work together to conceal blemishes and spots, reduce redness and brighten skin. Plus, it’s all suspended in an anti-aging serum to keep your skin looking dewy and youthful.