Who can say no to a product that will keep your skin looking flawless? There are many amazing primers out on the market right now, and a lot of them go above and beyond to help you achieve your ideal complexion. Aside from making your base makeup more long-wearing, primers can also deal with skin texture concerns such as pores and wrinkles.

Master the technique of having smooth and healthy looking skin with this list of highly-rated makeup primers below!

1. Touch In Sol No Poreblem Primer

Best Korean primer – suitable for wrinkles
Price from SGD14.10
Althea Singapore SGD14.10

You could not ask for more with this Korean primer, as its lightweight gel formula not only enhances the duration of your base makeup, but also provides coverage for pores, lines and wrinkles. It is infused with green tea extracts and soluble collagen to help protect and correct your skin’s surface texture, while also containing micro powders to absorb excess sebum. 

2. Sofina Primavista Ange Long keep Base UV SPF25 PA++

Best Japanese primer
Price from SGD19.42
Lazada Singapore SGD22.00 Shopee Singapore SGD25.90 Watsons Singapore SGD19.42

This sweat-proof and UV-protected primer is perfect for humid weather. It conceals problematic skin texture and keeps your skin shine-free, and features chamomile extract to help balance your skin’s natural moisture levels. It also has a brightening effect for those with a duller skin tone.

3. Missha Layer Blurring Primer - Pore Cover

Best affordable primer (below SGD 10)
Price from SGD7.50
Hermo Singapore SGD18.37 Althea Singapore SGD7.50

Even out your skin tone and control excessive sebum production with this budget-friendly primer from Korean brand Missha. It is slightly tinted and has a light, mousse-like texture that spreads easily, giving a blurring effect to pores and uneven skin texture. 

4. Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector

Best mattifying, silicone-free primer
Price from SGD58.00
Sephora Singapore SGD58.00

It may take a bit of time and practice to figure out how to best apply this primer but once you do, your skin will be smooth and shine-free all day long. It is free from oil, silicones, alcohol and fragrance, and a little goes a long way. The thick texture is best applied with tapping instead of rubbing motions.

5. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

Best non-comedogenic primer
Price from SGD70.00
Lazada Singapore SGD70.00 Sephora Singapore SGD70.00

With a light, water-based consistency, this oil-free primer helps your makeup to look fresh and shine-free. It is formulated with salicylic acid to help blemished and acne-prone skin. However, do note that the lightweight gel is not suitable for those who need high coverage for uneven skin texture. 

6. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Primer

Best glowy primer
Price from SGD24.00
Sephora Singapore SGD24.00

Just like the name implies, this primer will give you the appearance of smooth, retouched skin with its pore-blurring, light mattifying effect. However, it also gives you a natural-looking glow for a radiant look without any oiliness. The soft, cushiony texture melts seamlessly into the skin and stays on comfortably throughout the day. 

7. Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer

Best for large pores and bumpy skin
Price from SGD23.00
Sephora Singapore SGD23.00

As a longstanding staple of the beauty world, this skin-smoothing primer is one of the best for those who wish to minimize the appearance of pores and uneven skin texture. It has a lightweight and translucent formula that creates a silky smooth surface for makeup and also minimizes shine.

8. Cover FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment

Best for acne and blemished skin
Price from SGD59.00
Sephora Singapore SGD59.00

Apart from mattifying your skin, this oil-free gel primer also contains ingredients such as salicylic acid and fruit AHAs to help deal with blemishes and acne. The formula encourages natural cell turnover to minimize scars and pigmentation, while also protecting the skin from further damage with antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin E.

9. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Best eyeshadow primer
Price from SGD35.00
Lazada Singapore SGD35.00 Sephora Singapore SGD35.00

A holy grail in the beauty industry for a reason, this eyeshadow primer has proven its worth throughout the years. The lightweight and creamy formula spreads easily and dries down without being sticky, while still promising flawless eye makeup that does not crease or fade away. 

10. Benefit Cosmetics Browvo! Conditioning Eyebrow Primer

Best eyebrow primer
Price from SGD49.00
Sephora Singapore SGD49.00

Get an eyebrow primer that not only makes your brow makeup last longer, but also conditions your eyebrow hairs at the same time. Formulated with keratin and soy proteins, this conditioning primer delivers nutrients to help the hairs grow faster and fuller. 

11. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer - Color Correcting Adjust

Best green primer
Price from SGD57.00
Sephora Singapore SGD57.00

If your main concern is colour correction for redness, then you will enjoy this Smashbox primer. It is lightweight, oil-free and evens out your skin tone by correcting redness and pigmentation. The primer is also able to minimize the appearance of pores and lines, and contains vitamin A, vitamin E and peptides to protect your skin from environmental damage.

12. Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer

Best vegan primer
Price from SGD22.00
Sephora Singapore SGD22.00

For a vegan-friendly and cruelty-free option, this Too Faced primer is a solid choice. The formula gives a cooling effect when applied and stays comfortably on the skin to offer up to 12 hours of smoothened and brightened complexion. It comes with a peachy tint and even smells like peaches and cream.

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