Poreless putty primer and other primers we love

No matter your skin type, there is a primer for you. Here are some of our favourites. Hint: poreless putty primer is one of them.

A primer is not a necessity. No makeup is. But for anyone looking to rock a flawless full-face look, it is thetoo often neglectedprimary step. From blurring wrinkles to minimizing the appearance of pores, mattifying the skin, this crucial product creates the perfect base for a smooth long-lasting makeup. Just like with moisturizers or foundations, primers are not created equal. Find your best pick that will both suit your skin type as well as your budget among this list of our favourite primers.

1 Ren – Perfect Canvas

This clean beauty primer not only acts as a primer, but also offers the benefits of a firming serum. Silicone-free and a source of natural bio-active ingredients, it is skincare disguised as makeup.

2 Elf – Poreless Putty Primer

Elf’s Poreless Putty Primer is potentially the best value for money in primer form you will find on the market. For a few dollars, you can prep your skin with this gripping and smoothing base coat that also prevents moisture loss.

3 Cover FX – Mattifying Primer with Acne Treatment

If you have always been terrified of forcing a primer on your sensitive acne-prone skin, or can’t recall a time where a fully prepped makeup look didn’t end up in a major break out, this formula is for you.

4 Milk – Hydro Grip Primer

Sick of heavy dehydrating primers? Milk has a silicone-free and oil-free cannabis-based solution for you and your skin.

5 Smashbox – Photo Finish

This perfect blurring agent in gel form is a new and improved version of Smashbox’s already popular primer. Apply for flawless skin and long-lasting makeup.

6 Tatcha – The Silk Canvas

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This high-end primer offers a silky smooth finish and long-lasting makeup while preventing products to clog pores and induce breakouts.

7 Glossier – Priming Moisturizer

Glossier is all about “skin first, makeup second.” It is, therefore, no surprise that their primer is not quite a primer, but rather a moisturizing primer that also evens out skin tone.

8 Hourglass – Ambient

Ambient is Hourglass’s Veil primer underrated little sister. The oil-free primer gives its wearer a radiant glow while blurring imperfections.

9 MAC – Prep + Prime

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If you like wearing makeup but hate the feel of a heavy full-face look, this lightweight gel lotion is your perfect fit for a long-lasting base that will even take care of redness.

10 Charlotte Tilbury – Wonderglow

This award winner number is worth its price which is to say it is worth a lot. Use it under foundation or even on its own for a youthful dewy look.


Don’t skip this crucial step next time you are going for a heavier makeup look, just pick your best fit! Using a primer does not have to feel uncomfortable and certainly should not make your skin break out. And in the case of the Poreless Putty Primer, your bank account won’t even notice it.

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