Affordable options that work just as well as their luxury-brand counterparts.
It was only a few years ago that nary a makeup primer could be found at the drugstore. These days, drugstores are our first stop for finding affordable options that work just as well as their luxury-brand counterparts.
Here are the best of the best drugstore steals.
Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer ($12). With just a hint of shimmer and color-correcting pigments, this primer is the perfect choice for combating uneven skin tones.
Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer ($13). These powerhouses teamed up to create a lightweight primer in serum form, using the Olay Regenerist complex to boost the skin’s firmness and elasticity, while also smoothing out the complexion for makeup application.
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear 3-In-1 Corrector + Primer + Sun Protection ($11). This does-it-all product is infused with mineral water and mineral extracts, reducing redness while providing hydration.
Maybelline Facestudio Master Prime Blur + Smooth Primer ($10). This weightless, non-oily primer preps the skin by smoothing out fine lines and blurring away imperfections.
NYX Cosmetics Color Correcting Liquid Primer ($14). NYX’s liquid primers are an affordable way to try out color correcting. Choose from yellow, green, violet, blue and orange.