January 1, 2016

Picture this: You’ve spent the better part of your morning routine creating a perfectly precision makeup look. You’re all set to take on the day without any touch-ups, worries or hassles. But come afternoon, you check yourself out in the mirror, and your makeup has begun migrating away from its intended areas.

Instead of skulking away and starting over, we’ve been finding a rescue in primers. And we’ve got two especially winning formulas: The Mattifier and The Illuminator. Because not everyone’s needs (or desired looks) are alike, these primers target specific skin types with specialized finishes, giving you a selfie-ready complexion that lasts all day—and into wherever the night takes you.

If oily skin is your foe, The Mattifier Shine Control Perfecting Primer + Finisher is your friend. The velvety texture instantly evens out your skin’s surface, leaving you with a smooth, mattified look that’s the perfect canvas for your foundation. On the other hand, if all you want is to glow, pick up The Illuminator Radiant Perfecting Primer + Finisher. It instantly awakens dull skin, giving you a lit-from-within radiance. Bonus: Either formula also works on top of your makeup as a skin finisher, whether you want to blur out imperfections or punch up your highlight midday.

Now there’s no going back to square one after you’re out the door. It’s a super easy step to include after your skincare routine and before makeup, and it will ensure your look stays crisp and clean, no matter what the day throws your way.

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