Primers are certainly one of the essential makeup items in your beauty bag. They help in providing a smooth canvas, enabling flawless application of makeup. They increase the wear time of your makeup, with a neater finish. Oily skinned girls should never skip primers as their skin is prone to melting makeup, greasiness and short wear period. It’s a tough job finding the best primers which will serve a multitude of functions. As usual, I am back with another useful post to help you pick the right primer. Let’s get started with the list.

Lotus Makeup Ecostay Insta-Smooth Perfecting Primer

This decently priced primer is free from colors and odor. The super smooth silicone gel glides seamlessly and feels velvety on the skin. It fills up pores and provides a flawless finish. The perfect matte finish with a satiny feel is definitely what your skin will want. It keeps your skin hydrated and oil-free for a decent amount of time, making makeup last longer. Also, it prevents makeup from creasing or melting, without clogging your pores. A great primer for the price!

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer

This 5-star product magically covers up the large pores and creates a perfect canvas for makeup. Oily skinned girls will love the matte finish it imparts to the skin. This beauty by Smashbox helps makeup stay for a really long time (more than 8-10 hours). The best thing is that it does not clog pores and or cause any breakouts. For a matte, shine-free skin, only a little amount of this primer is needed.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Primer

This primer by Rimmel does not cause breakouts and blends easily to help you achieve the smooth skin you crave for. It keeps the skin shine-free and increases the wear time of makeup. The label claims that the primer “increases foundation wear for up to 8 hours”, which our reviewer agrees with.

Sephora Smoothing Primer

The primer has a soft, transparent gel consistency. When applied onto the skin, it absorbs immediately into the skin and doesn’t feel sticky. It feels very light and smooth with minimized pores. On the skin, it transforms into a gorgeous, silky finish which makes your skin feel super smooth and velvety. It creates an excellent base for makeup to slide on and holds it in place all day long. Besides face, Sephora Smoothing primer can also be used on the eyelids.

Colorbar Perfect Match Primer

Before the market was flooded with primers, Colorbar came up with this near perfect primer for all skin types. It helps in toning down the redness of acne and acne scars. The primer smoothes out the uneven texture and hides the pores and fine lines, adding a subtle glow to the face. Not only does it increase wear time of foundations, but also reduces oiliness, especially in the T-zone area.

Faces Ultime Pro Perfecting Primer

This perfecting primer goes on smooth and lightweight on the skin. It makes skin matte when worn alone and helps foundation last more than 5 hours without melting. Faces primer blurs pores when combined with foundation, too. It has a very light tint and will suit all skin tones.

L.A. Girl PRO. Prep HD. High-Definition Smoothing Face Primer

L.A Girl nailed it with this amazing primer. The clear gel looks natural and glides smoothly on skin. It provides a perfect velvety matte finish to the skin, helping foundation and makeup blend effortlessly on the skin. It reduces large open pores and minimizes fine lines. It is great for long humid days outdoors as it controls oil and shine for around 5 hours and prevents makeup from creasing and breaking.

Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Primer

Lakme launched this reasonably priced primer which has a soft creamy texture. It glides super smoothly making skin soft, smooth and super silky. If you have troubled skin, this will help control oil, hide large open pores and minimizes fine lines. The pink tone softens blemishes and makes skin appear brighter.