Best Pore Primers that Help Your Makeup Last All Day

by Kayce Teo
LIFESTYLE  |  May 16, 2019
  • Your makeup will go on super smooth with these primers at the base.
    1 / 10 Your makeup will go on super smooth with these primers at the base.

    If there’s one thing that makes for a great beauty look, it’s flawless-looking skin. And the best part is that it requires little to no skill to perfect (unlike that enviable cat-eye flick, smoky eye, contour and highlight – these take serious skills to execute). All you have to do is to get a good primer to go under your foundation to give the illusion of baby-smooth skin. Here are nine that are under $30 to try:

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  • Canmake Poreless Clear Primer ($17.90)
    2 / 10 Canmake Poreless Clear Primer ($17.90)

    This blurs out pores and helps brighten skin with the tiny gold flecks suspended in the silky smooth formula. It also helps absorb sweat and sebum to keep skin shine-free.

    (Also read: 5 Practical Tips on How to Apply Primer Properly For Flawless Makeup)

    Available at Guardian and Watsons

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  • 3ina The Matte & Smooth Primer ($29)
    3 / 10 3ina The Matte & Smooth Primer ($29)

    This paraben-free primer smooths out skin texture and helps control oil for shine-free skin all day. It also has light reflective particles to boost skin radiance and even out skin tone.

    Available at 3ina (#B2-67 Ion Orchard)

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  • Etude House Fix and Fix Primer Pore ($22.90)
    4 / 10 Etude House Fix and Fix Primer Pore ($22.90)

    This tinted gel primer helps even out skin tone while covering up pores and smoothing out skin texture.

    Available at Etude House stores

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  • Nyx Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Primer ($27)
    5 / 10 Nyx Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Primer ($27)

    The formula of this fluid primer spreads easily to blur out pores for a smoother-skin finish. This is also vegan-friendly.

    Available at Sephora

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  • 3CE Pore Silky Stick – White ($25)
    6 / 10 3CE Pore Silky Stick – White ($25)

    This not only helps smooth out skin texture and conceal pores and fine lines, but it also has shea butter, argan oil and macadamia nut oil to help keep skin nourished and hydrated too.

    (Also read: 5 Eyeshadow Primers to Try if Your Eyeshadow Keeps Smudging)

    Available at Sephora

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  • Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional Face Primer ($23)
    7 / 10 Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional Face Primer ($23)

    This oil-free, lightweight balm leaves skin looking smooth and flawless and also mattifies skin at the same time.

    Available at Sephora

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  • Sephora Collection Pore & Fine Line Filler ($24)
    8 / 10 Sephora Collection Pore & Fine Line Filler ($24)

    This is silicone-based and helps blur out skin flaws such as enlarged pores and fine lines for smoother-looking skin.

    Available at Sephora

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  • Smashbox Photo Finish Minimize Pores Primer ($24)
    9 / 10 Smashbox Photo Finish Minimize Pores Primer ($24)

    Great for those with oily skin, this oil-free mattifying primer not only blurs out pores, but it also controls oil without clogging up skin too.

    Available at Sephora

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  • Erborian Matte Creme Mattifying Face Cream Blur Effect Face Primer ($24)
    10 / 10 Erborian Matte Creme Mattifying Face Cream Blur Effect Face Primer ($24)

    This primer does five things – it gives an ultra-matte finish, refines skin texture, reinforces skin barrier functions, helps lock in moisture and preps skin for makeup.

    (Also read: 8 Best Primers To Use According To Your Skin Type)

    Available at Sephora

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