Your Must-Have Makeup Primers For Summer!

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Back in the day, when I was still somewhat of a makeup maven but didn't believe in multi-step beauty processes, I liked to keep things simple with just a layer of foundation, a swipe of shadow, some eyeliner and mascara. No primers, no powder, no finishing spray -- it all just seemed like a lot of unnecessary work when the finished look was basically the same. Yes, I was young and foolish. Little did I know that my runny eyeliner, smudged mascara, and creased foundation that required lots of mid-day touch-ups could have been totally avoided if I had just taken the simple extra prep step!

Especially in the summer, when the sweaty weather works hard to ruin your look and you don't want to look (or feel) like your makeup is caked on,
makeup primers are essential to keep your look low-maintenance and in place. I'm especially diggin' Smashbox Photo Finish in Bronze -- it gives you that subtle summer glow while prepping your skin for powder with plenty of staying powder. I swear by Urban Decay's Primer Potion in Sin -- it's just like the original primer potion but with a shimmery champagne hue. Wear it alone as eyeshadow, or just as a base for other shades. Also, if you're a multi-tasker, Cover FX's primer is a concealer and base in one! No matter what your problem area, these primers have you covered in a way that won't make you feel suffocated!

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