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Top 15 Makeup Primers

July 18, 2016 32 Comments

Our Top 15 Makeup Primers

Fit Chick's Top 15 Makeup Primers

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Hey Pretty!

Lately I have been having all sorts of fun testing new products but one thing I realized I don’t talk about often here is… primers.
Before I discovered my favorite primers, my ‘primer’ consisted of nothing at all or moisturizers.
Ideally, your makeup needs something to stick to so moisturizers worked great for me – in the past – because I had no idea how flawless actual primers made my skin feel and look. I’m talking face primers, lip primers, eye shadow primers, I got it all for you today.

These products below are my personal favorites. I have used them over and over again to the point of repurchase. When I tell you that you need primers it is because they have become a game changer and have completely upgraded my beauty routine.


Here is my list of the best makeup primers around:

Fit Chick's Top 15 Makeup Primers
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer or ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer
Benefit The POREfessional Pore Primer
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer
Too Faced Primed and Poreless
Kat Von D Lock-It Featherweight Primer
Dr. Brandt Pores No More
Smashbox ‘Photo Finish’ Primer Water
Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
Cover FX Mattifying Primer

[Most of my favorite face primers are pore-minimizing.
I don’t have massive pores but they give my face an airbrushed feel which I love.
The Smashbox Foundation Primer and ELF primer I’m convinced are the same formula.
The only difference is that Smashbox’s formula
is a ting thicker but it has the same finish and consistency.
The POREfessional, Skin Equalizer, Primed and Poreless and
Cover FX primers all have the same super-soft, pore minimizing coverage I love.
The Kat Von DLock-It primer is new to me.
I have only tried several samples but I like that it is different that most of my primers.
I’m not sure how to describe it but it kept my makeup in place all-day-long.
The Smashbox primer water and hangover primer are great for summer they are hydrating and lightweight
but my all time favorite primer is Dr. Brandt.
That primer makes my skin look flawless and covers any and all imperfections]

Fit Chick's Top 15 Makeup Primers
MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (not pictured – ran out!)
Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer

[Most of the shadow primers I use have a thinner texture.
I don’t like feeling like my eyelids are being weight down.
These four products are great for long-wear and they are lightweight.]

Fit Chick's Top 15 Makeup Primersicon[Lips]:
Too Faced Lip Insurance Primer

[This is seriously the only lip primer you will ever need.
I’m not sure what is in that magical formula but it makes my lips look even and full.
It makes any lip stick wear longer and it creates a incredibly smooth finish.
I have tried others like ABH before and nothing compares to this product.]

Fit Chick's Top 15 Makeup Primers
MAC Prep + Primer Fix+ Spray 

[Another product I am not sure how to describe. This spray is like nothing else.
I use it before, after and during my makeup process.
It locks everything in and highlights all my features. I just love it.]

So tell me,
What are your favorite primers?
Comment below!


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Fit Chick's Top 15 Makeup Primers

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Kara Larkin

Kara Larkin is a New York lifestyle blogger.

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