Before we look into some reviews of different brands of primers, let us get some basic information about what it exactly is, what its uses are, etc., and eventually we will discuss which one suits different skin types the best.
As the name suggests, it is evident that primer is one of the cosmetics used for enhancing one's looks. It is a product that is applied to the face before putting on makeup, and its purpose is to have better longevity and protection for the makeup. It is a concealer that is used to smoothen or hide the fine lines on one's face, like wrinkles around mouth, which are also called the laughing lines. The finer lines around one's eyes are also where it is used.
The best primer is one that does not dry the skin, but is not excessively oily either. It should give your face a smooth finish for easy and perfect application of makeup, and not allow the eyeshadow or makeup around the lips to crease and bleed. Following are some of the best brands available in the market:
Clinique Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector
This product from the trusted and widely-used brand Clinique is one that doubles up for a toner too. That is to say, it not just hides the fine lines on your face but tightens the pores too. Since we all know how ugly open pores can look, especially when you are all decked up, this product is sure to give you the desired effect. So now, you can be look shine-free, gorgeous, and absolutely depend on Clinique Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector for the evening. This product comes in two different colors to choose from depending on your skin tone, viz., the invisible light and invisible deep.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
True to its name, this Smashbox is a product that gives a smashing effect to your entire look. It offers a silky feel to the skin because of the silicone content in it. Being voted as the best makeup primer for dry skin, you can close your eyes and "blindly" go for it. What's more, the Smashbox Photofinish Foundation Primer comes in different variants depending on various skin problems which can be corrected through different colors; for example, dark circles under eyes, redness, etc.
Barevitamins Prime Time
The best primer for oily skin is one that has anti-inflammatory ingredients along with being water-based. NARS Pro-Prime Skin Smoothing Face Prep is one such product. Other products include Sephora Brand Smoothing Primer, MAC Prep+Prime Skin and Water Canvas Base, etc.
Hope this article helped you choose the best one for yourself, and also rendered some 'prime' information about how to select a good one.