What Are Some Highly Rated Face Primers?


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Highly rated face primers include Smashbox, Hourglass Veil Mineral primer and Laura Mercier Mineral primer. These primers all made lists in publications like InStyle magazine and Harpers Bazaar, which tests and receives consumer feedback on products for their ratings.

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Smashbox gets high ratings from everyday users and makeup professionals alike. The primer has vitamin C, caffeine and botanical extracts which work to fade dark spots and help reduce acne scars. The makeup has an SPF factor so when it is worn under other foundation makeup it can give extra protection against the sun, which can aggravate dark spots and cause wrinkles.

Hourglass Veil Mineral primer has many benefits in addition to prepping skin for makeup. This product reduces the size of pores, reduces redness on the face and can help soften lines and wrinkles. It has an SPF of 15 that will help reduce sun damage like Smashbox does.

Laura Mercier Mineral primer is very light, which makes it ideal for wearing underneath foundation. The light primer goes on easily over moisturizer and takes very little product to cover the entire face. The primer gets high praise for helping mineral and liquid foundations last all day long. It is good for break-out prone skin and can help cover lines and wrinkles. It is a product that is easily used by a wide range of skin types and ages.

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