Summer’s almost here, so you know what that means – sweltering temperatures are well on their way! And there’s nothing worse than having a full face of makeup melted away by sweat and heat. 

One of the best ways to sweat-proof and water-proof your makeup is by investing in tools that aid in the prepping process of your skin. Primer, usually applied on the skin before foundation, acts as a protective layer that aids the skin with hydration. It targets certain skincare concerns such as large pores, creating a smooth canvas for makeup application. 

So if you haven’t found your go-to primer, now’s the time to do so! Check out some of our favorites below!

Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Face Primer

If you want dewy skin this summer but don’t want to deal with your makeup melting away, reach for Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonderglow Face Primer! This primer creates a smooth canvas matched with a candlelit glow, and even blurs the look of imperfections for a flawless finish. It also features hyaluronic acid which will keep skin hydrated for up to twenty four hours, ultimately slowing down the production of excess oil.

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer


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This silk primer works to diminish the look of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, while also minimizing shine. It allows makeup to glide on effortlessly and last all day, while also protecting the skin’s barrier and minimizing the chance of clogged pores. Its formula is anti-aging, and features anti-pollution benefits with natural active ingredients.

Jouer Anti-Blemish Matte Primer


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This primer is perfect for anyone who wants a product to prep their makeup, and also target acne and blemishes in the process. It features salicylic acid which also helps to control oil production, and minimize the look of pores. Its formula is dermatologist tested, oil free, fragrance free, and also features vitamin E to reduce redness and inflammation.

Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Hydrating Makeup Primer


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Milk Makeup’s Hydro Grip Hydrating Makeup Primer is great for summer months, and all year round! It features hyaluronic acid which keeps the skin hydrated, and oil production at bay. As well as a gel formula which grips makeup for up to twelve hours. This product is also natural, vegan, cruelty free, fragrance free and oil free. 

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer

Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer is best for those with dry to normal skin. Its lightweight formula works to replenish the skin with moisture while also improving the longevity of foundation. It features Grape Seed Oil and Sodium Hyaluronate which makes the primer fast-absorbing, and silky-smooth. Reaching for this primer will reveal makeup that features a filter-like blurring effect – perfect for the summer months!

Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Oil-Free Primer

Smashbox’s Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Oil-Free Primer has been a go-to for long lasting makeup! It smooths and blurs imperfections while also utilizing vitamin A and vitamin E to protect the skin from environmental irritants and pollutants. Its lightweight and oil-free formula glides onto skin seamlessly, leaving a flawless finish that lasts hours and hours.

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Primer

Urban Decay’s line of All Nighter products are no joke. Its makeup primer soothes and hydrates the skin for long lasting foundation wear, and keeps makeup in place for up to eight hours. Its formula is lightweight, quickly absorbed, and suitable for all skin types.