When it comes to makeup, the preparation is just as important as the color application. Aside from making sure that your skincare is down pat, putting on one of the best makeup primers before all the other steps in your routine is a must. This is how you can achieve a good base!
Which primer is good for daily use?
Technically, any primer that works for you can be good to use daily! So make sure you pick one that not only help you achieve your makeup goals but also doesn’t cause any skin irritation or unwanted effects.
What primers do Koreans use?
I know K-beauty’s really on the up and up right now, so you may be curious about what Koreans (both celebrities and just ~regular people) use. While there isn’t really one primer to rule them all, there are products that many people prefer. The good news is there are lots of K-beauty primers available now on the market! Still, it boils down to personal preference and how the product will perform on your skin.
Best makeup primers available in the Philippines
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Primer
Blur your pores before laying down your base with the help of this Maybelline primer. It also promises to keep oiliness at bay so your foundation stays matte all day. Plus, it has SPF20 for a bit of sun protection too.
QUICKFX No-Shine Mattifier
Need another affordable mattifier? Try this one from QUICKFX. It promises to lock in moisture while keeping excess shine and oil in check. It claims to smooth out the appearance of fine lines too.
Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer Mini
This primer with a cult following is still it. This lightweight champion not only mattifies and smooths out the skin’s appearance but also moisturizes it with the help of a vitamin E derivative in its formula.
Banila Co Prime Primer
This primer promises to protect your skin against external factors and prolong your makeup’s wear. It’s also free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates – great for those with sensitive skin.
Vice Cosmetics Endlezz G Aqua Grip Soothing Primer
This primer with a gel texture doesn’t only make your makeup stay on longer but also promises to soothe your skin. A fan of cruelty-free cosmetics? You’ll be pleased to know that this wasn’t tested on animals!
heimish Artless Glow Base SPF50+ PA+++
Hydration? Yes. Tone-up? Yes. Sun protection? Yes. And, yes, those are what this primer claims to provide. If you’re looking for a more glowing look to your makeup base, this skincare-enriched primer may be just what you need.
Etude Face Blur
This K-beauty primer has Baby Pixel Powder and Cover Powder that help give you a smooth, pore-less look. It also has a coral color that helps correct your tone (yes, like a CC cream), and gives you a brighter appearance.
innisfree No Sebum Blur Primer
Minimize the look of your pores and bumps with the help of this primer that’s packed with Jeju persimmon and green complex. It also smoothens the skin for better makeup application.
Revlon Photoready Prime Plus Makeup And Skincare Primer
Looking for a soft-focus finish? The spherical beads in this primer help you achieve that. It’s also enriched with artichoke extract that minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores. On top of those, it also has acne-fighting salicylic acid and alphahydroxy acids.
MAC Studio Fix Mattifine 12hr Shine Control Primer
Don’t you just love a product that has honest claims? Well, this one does. It promises to help your makeup’s longevity and smooth out your pores for up to 6 hours – yup, no lofty claims here but definitely realistic.
MERYTHOD Pore Chak Tone Up Primer Makeup Base Brightening & Primer in One
This brightening primer helps prevent cakiness and creasing from your makeup. It’s also enriched with SPF30 for protection against harmful UV rays. It’s non-comedogenic too!
Estee Lauder Double Wear Flawless Hydrating Primer SPF45
Hydrate your skin before putting on the rest of your makeup with the help of this primer from Estee Lauder. While it was created to pair seamlessly with the iconic Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, it can work well with other base products that provide a lightweight, demi-matte finish. It also has SPF45 to boot!
Perfect Diary Hydrating Silky Skin Perfecting Face Primer
This primer promises to give your skin a silk-like finish. It comes in four shades, which is great for color correcting or toning up your skin before you put on your base of choice.
Minimize the appearance of your pores for a smooth makeup base finish with the help of this primer by local makeup brand Features and Shades. It feels lightweight on the skin – perfect for all kinds of foundation finishes.
Dr. Jart+ Pore·Remedy Smoothing Primer
Need a bit more help with your skin? This primer-serum hybrid from Dr. Jart+ claims to be the one for you. Despite being silicon-free, it promises to blur out your pores for a smooth and even finish. It helps moisturize your skin too.
Tarte Face Tape™ Smoothing Primer
If you’re looking for something that will make your makeup stay in place, a tape sounds like a good idea. Well, this one’s a tape – sort of – or at least it acts like one! This smoothing and blurring vegan primer helps your makeup stay on for up to 12 hours. It’s enriched with hydrating and brightening snow mushroom, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and antioxidant-rich apples too.
Shu Uemura Unlimited Block:Booster Protective Moisture Face Primer SPF50+ PA+++
This lightweight moisturizer, made with deep sea water, aims to help your makeup stay on for long. But more than that, it was formulated specifically for Asian skin; it has spectrapearl technology that boosts your skin’s radiance and enhances the complexion. It comes in two shades that work for different skin needs (sakura and Anzu beige).
Natasha Denona Hy-Gen™ Skin Glass
A primer in serum form? Yes, please. This glow-giving primer from Natasha Denona is packed with ultra-fine reflecting pigments for the look of radiance that comes from within. It also has a blend of hydrating ingredients – hyaluronic acid, moisturizing sugars, and humectants – that keeps the skin feeling and looking moisturized.
Jill Stuart Illuminating Serum Primer
Make your skin look like it’s been covered in a light veil with this primer from Jill Stuart. This alcohol- and paraben-free serum primer not only helps bring out your skin’s natural radiance and keeps makeup on, but it also has skin-nourishing ingredients such as star fruit extract, camu camu extract, and more.
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Dealing with some redness on your skin? Help neutralize and conceal it with the help of this primer. This product, which has a silky texture, glides on smoothly on the skin to blur out the appearance of pores and fine lines too.
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Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.