The 5 Best Drugstore Primers, All Under $30
It was only a few years ago that nary a makeup primer could be found in the drugstore. Now, it’s our first stop for finding affordable options that work just as well their luxury brand counterparts. These aren’t your basic, run-of-the-mill primers either—from brightening to blurring, there’s a bargain buy for every skin type and concern.
Flip through to see the best of the best drugstore steals!
Rimmel’s Stay Matte Primer ($13) works well under all types of foundations, controls shine, and keeps your face feeling fresh. Even better: this mattifier will never feel tight or dry out your skin.
e.l.f.’s Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer ($13) is a clear, multipurpose primer that delivers a natural, satin finish. Use it to prevent midday oil, smooth fine lines, and fight flaking face makeup.
Give skin an ultra-smooth, porcelain-like finish with NYX’s Pore Filler ($20)—it makes pores disappear and will leave your skin matte all day long.
Revlon’s PhotoReady Perfecting Primer ($30) is formulated with photochromatic pigments, which diffuse light to minimise flaws and brighten skin. The lightweight formula creates the ideal canvas for any type of face makeup to follow.
What do you look for in a primer? Tell us your favourites in the comments!