Posted on February 29 2020
Nothing is more satisfying than looking in the mirror after a long day and seeing that your face of makeup is still looking flawless. Every makeup enthusiast knows that your choice of primer can make or break the look you put so much effort into. Here at Rune NYC, we know that sometimes you've got to be pinching those pennies. That's why we've put together the perfect guide if you're in the market for a new primer. Read on for our picks that fit into any budget.
1.) e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer, $8
Of course this had to be first! e.l.f's Poreless Putty Primer literally broke the Internet, and for good reason. This product is a dupe for Tatcha's cult classic Silk Canvas Protective Primer; we're talking a different of over $40 here. Use this product to fill your pores and make your makeup flawless from start to finish.
2.) Milani Prime Protect SPF 30 Face Primer, $12.99
Everyone loves a good Too Faced or Urban Decay product, but we can't forget about our classic drug store go-tos that have gotten us through so much. Milani's Prime Protect is a fast absorbing gel that weightlessly covers your skin and isn't chalky or sticky--plus as an added bonus, it contains SPF 30!
3.) NYX Bare with Me Hydrating Jelly Primer, $17
So much hydration, so little time. This water-based primer is both silicone AND dimethicone-free and feels like absolute heaven upon application. Extra benefits include being cruelty-free and use of a vegan formula! NYX is the go-to brand if you're searching for something that's affordable and excellent quality.
4.) Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer, $32
Let's be real here, Benefit has always been there for us, the real OG. This primer is an absolute blessing for those with oily skin, as the lightweight balm texture sinks right into your face and stays put all day long. Plus the packaging is ultra adorable, so what more could you want?
5.) Becca First Light Priming Filter, $39
This gorgeous primer appears purple when you first look at it but will be translucent on skin. An energizing citrus scent, it's designed with all skin types in mind and is designed to blur imperfections without increasing the look of lines. Don't bother with those filters anymore, babe -- this will give you that soft-focused radiance you're looking for.