I'm a huge advocate of priming the skin before applying makeup. Like an artist with a canvas, it's imperative to prime the area before painting. Same is true with the face.
I love Make Up Forever HD Primer, Rock & Republic Primer and Smashbox's Photofinish Primer. But these can run you around 20-30 dollars and for something that is inevitably going to be coverd up and layered over, you may not want to spend the big bucks on primer.
Enter L'Oreal's newest secret: Studio Secrets Professional Primer. This 2-step pre-makeup process will leave skin smooth and resurfaced, even and neutralized.
STEP 1: There's also a Magic Perfecting Base which gives skin an instant matte look and silky finish (you use this prior to the primer colors). As with most primers, it also covers slight imperfections and evens out skin tone due to large pores and/or wrinkles. This particular one leaves skin SO soft it's literally transformed into baby skin.
STEP 2: The primer comes in 3 formulas which instantly neutralize color imperfections and add radiance: Anti-Redness, a green formula to neutralize skin redness; Anti-Dullness for light skin and Anti-Dullness for dark skin. Both illuminate and add warmth to the skin.
Using the 2 "primers" in conjunction really does leave the skin illuminated, poreless and flawless. It's so worth the extra step in makeup application.
So, remember prime before painting. Your face will thank-you.
PRICE TAG: $12.95