Okay, I have to admit, I used to be one of those beauty fanatics that just didn’t believe in applying primer before my makeup. It was an extra step I wasn’t trying to add to my makeup routine. It wasn’t until a few months ago when I finally got over myself and gave it a try and man, I’m so glad I did. I was shook at how much a primer controlled the oil on my face and made my makeup look so smooth. This “pointless” step in my makeup routine quickly became something I just couldn’t leave out. I’ve been through quite a bit of primers since my obsession began and I’ve rounded up the best of the best all for you! Check out my favorite face primers below that will make you makeup last, brighten up the face, and ensure that your makeup looks flawless all day long.

photo obtained from Ulta Beauty

Physician’s Formula Natural Defense Protect Your Prime Oil SPF 15, $15.99

For someone that is naturally oily, this became one of my all-time favorites! It not only smoothes out the makeup on your face when you apply it but it is super lightweight! It also claims to protect the skin from UVA, UVB rays, blue light, and pollution!

photo obtained from Ulta Beauty

Urban Decay All Nighter Face Primer, $36

This new product was birthed from Urban Decay’s highly-popular All Nighter Setting Spray and it works just as great! It’s a spray primer that will keep your makeup on your face all day long!

photo obtained from Ulta Beauty

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Radiant Booster Primer & Serum, $14.99

Primers from the drugstore are just as great, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! This one is basically a face serum and primer in one! You can wear it without even applying makeup. It applies the most stunning glow to the face.

photo obtained from Neiman Marcus

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer – Protecting Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $38

This primer contains SPF because yes, daily sunscreen is an absolute must beauts. This weightless primer contains SPF and ensures that your makeup stays locked and in place.