Perspiring away all your makeup is just part of being human, but if you’re finding yourself needing touch-ups before lunch every day, it may be time to take a closer look at why that is. We’ve already broken down the basics of working a primer into your makeup routine, but in the summer months especially, it’s always about finding the right product as opposed to using many different items together, and when it comes to endurance with your war paint, the right product is the primer that works for your skin. Whether you’ve a dull hide, an oily T-zone or an uneven complexion, rest assured there’s a primer that’ll give your makeup its second life.
Oil control is far and away the biggest issue for many of us as the summer heat opens up the pores on our face, and those of us with this problem often find redemption in a mattifying primer. Don’t strip the oils from your face with a harsh cleansing routine: Make Up For Ever’s Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer ($45) sits atop your natural oils and removes shine instantly thanks to its high concentration of magnesium aluminum silicate, allowing makeup to apply better and sit at least a couple hours longer than without.