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By Ezinne Onyearugha I’m sure I have said this several time before. Applying makeup primer before your foundation is very necessary if you want your makeup to last for a pretty long time. Makeup primers keep out the oil while filling in fine lines and providing a smooth canvas for your foundation to stick to. It also helps in preventing obvious foundation streaks, noticeable pores and redness around the nose. With that being said, here’s a list of the best makeup primers I have used so far:  

Laura Geller Spackle Under Makeup Primer: This product is pretty much my staple. It has a very silky feel, light-weight, it protects the skin and it retains moisture.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer: Although this product is pretty expensive, it goes on very easily and keeps your makeup matte for the whole day or night.

MAC Prep + Prime Face Protect: This is a skin protecting primer that locks in your moisturizer/serum and prevents your foundation from going into your pores or blemishes.


Makeup Forever HD MicroPerfecting Primer: It’s easy to apply, it moisturizes the skin and it dries pretty quickly. It’s really good for sensitive skin.

Too Faced Primed and Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer: While not the cheapest, this primer fills in pores very well and gives a smooth surface for applying foundation. A little bit goes a long way.


Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Potion: This product goes on like a cream that temporarily improves the appearance of your skin even without foundation.    
About the Author A young and upcoming “makeup nerd” from Lagos, Nigeria, residing in the United States, Ezinne Onyearugha (preferably called Z-ni) has always had a natural sense of style and diverse creative ability. When Z-ni began to show her interest in makeup about four years ago, she quickly established a reputation for flawless makeup application. Her style is influenced by her favorite make-up artists, Kevyn Aucoin and Bobbi Brown. You are welcome to view her work at

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This article was first published on 22nd June 2012 and updated on June 26th, 2012 at 8:43 am

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