Want a look that lasts? Primers are the solution. Just like an artist who prepares his canvas for his next masterpiece, your face needs proper ‘prepping’ before makeup application for the best results possible.

Smooth on PURMINERALS Correcting Primer before mineral makeup application to brighten, create an even skin tone and reduce the appearance of pores. $31,

Pastel pearls in PAUL & JOE's Pearl Foundation Primer work to flatter every skin tone with its signature Secret D’or formula—perfectly proportioned botanical-rich shades that reflect light for a radiant glow. $35,

Oily lids, creasing or fading a concern? Prime Time Primer Shadows from BAREMINERALS combines a longwearing waterproof primer with six metallic shades that go on smooth and light. $18 each, available at Bare Escentuals, Sephora and fine department stores.

SEPHORA Illuminating Face Primer is a weightless aqua mousse that’s perfect for creating a radiant, dewy glow—without the oily finish. $13, available at Sephora.

MERLE NORMAN’s Foundation Primer Plus SPF 15 is a multi-tasking gel primer that fills in lines, wrinkles and pores; and protects with anti-aging ingredients like vitamins A, C and E and green tea extract. $28, available at Merle Norman.

Find LANCOME’s exclusive Elasto-Smooth technology in La Base Pro, a primer designed to refine skin’s texture and reduce imperfections for an air-brushed look that lasts. $42, available at fine department stores.

The SEPHORA COLLECTION presents a fast-absorbing Silicone-Free Foundation Primer with a matte finish for oily, sensitive skin; and a Perfecting Ultra-Smoothing Primer that hides imperfections and prolongs foundation wear. $15 each, available at Sephora.

SUE DEVITT Bermuda Triangle Eye, Lip & Cheek Primer contains moisturizing orchid extract and powerful skin-firming ingredients to ready the face for color. The sparkling peach shade is universally flattering and perfect for highlighting all over. $22,

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