NYLON Singapore Beauty Hit List 2018: Primers

Makeup primers may seem like just another layer of product to slather on your skin, but they aren’t as unnecessary as they seem. Professional makeup artists swear by them for brightening and smoothing skin, locking in makeup all day long, and adding another line of defence against skin concerns like acne, uneven texture, and fine lines. They’re much more versatile and effective than you may have previously thought. Below, the primers our panel of judges put to the test.



1. Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Pearl Primer, $54

2. Color Combos SPF50 PA++ Moisture Boost Makeup Base – Pink, $32.90

3. Cover FX Blurring Primer, $59

4. Cyber Colors SPF35 PA++ Black Label Essence UV Moisture Base, $51.90

5. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer, $60

6. ETUDE HOUSE Fix & Fix Primer SPF34/PA++, $24.90

7. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer, $48 WINNER!

A lightweight, pore-diffusing primer that preps and mattifies the skin for smoother foundation application. Has a universal pink tint that melts into all skin tones seamlessly.

8. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Primer, $48

9. Kanebo Tone Up Primer, $92

10. Kose Tight Lift Base Primer, $55

11. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, $70

12. Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, $69

13. Max Factor Smooth Miracle Primer, $21.90

14. NARS Radiance Primer, $66

15. Pink By Pure Beauty So Blur Cream, $26.90

16. Rimmel Stay Matte Face Primer, $21.90

17. Too Faced Primed & Poreless Primer, $42

18. YSL Beaute Encre De Peau All Hours Primer, $82

19. ZA Bye Bye Shine Base UV, $18.90


More of NYLON Singapore’s Beauty Hit List 2018, coming soon — stay tuned! Click here to see our full list.