If you have oily skin, a mattifying primer will prevent unwanted shine all day long by controlling sebum (oil) production—no powder foundation necessary. Some mattifying primers also contain salicylic acid, which fights acne and blackheads.
The Color Correctors
Maybe you don't want to add yet another step to your morning beauty routine. In that case, try a hydrating primer, a two-in-one product that combines a moisturizer and a primer. Look for primers that contain hyaluronic acid, an ingredient often used in cosmetics for its hydrating properties.
Sometimes, shiny skin is a good thing. If you like a glowing, luminous look, then a brightening primer can be the perfect complement to your favorite highlighter. You'll always be radiant.
The All-Around Champions
If you have normal skin, you might want a primer that does it all—moisturizes, smooths your complexion, and prevents blemishes. Your makeup should be working for you, not against you, and these non-comedogenic primers (meaning, they don't clog pores) contain vitamins that keep your skin healthy and help you put your best face forward.