9 Primers That Will Keep Your Makeup Perfect Through The Summer Heat

Keep that glow all day long.

It's that time of year again. Summer is here, meaning the sun is out and it's going to get seriously HOT. If you're someone who wears makeup you'll know that although this time of year is undoubtedly awesome, it's also got some downfalls.

Along with the heat comes the melting off of your makeup, and ain't nobody got time for that. If you're wanting to beat your face and keep it intact all day through the summer heat, you'll want to invest in a decent primer ASAP.

Primers are amazing and come in all sorts of varieties. There's some that will keep you matte, and others that will give you that healthy, shimmery glow. Some are super pricey, but of course, there's some that are super affordable and just as amazing!

Check out our list, and see which primer sounds like the perfect fit! We hope you and your makeup stay on point 24/7 this summer:

1. Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer

Price: CAD $42

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Just like the title implies, this primer works to minimize your pores! It has an oil-free, balmy feeling, so it smooths skin like nothing else, making the perfect base for foundation! You can also wear it alone for a super smooth, makeup-free look.


2. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Price: CAD $44

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Odds are good you've heard of this cult classic before. The Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is so good that's won awards! It's amazing for targeting any fine lines and large pores, working to keep your makeup smooth and in place all day long.


3. L'Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Face Primer

Price: CAD $14.96

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If you're looking for a more affordable primer, the L'Oreal Magic Lumi Light is one of the best on the market. It helps keep your skin hydrated and glowing so that you look fresh, awake, and ready to take on the world all day long.


4. NYX Pore Filler Primer

Price: CAD $16

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Completely eliminating your pores is a tough feat, but the NYX Pore Filler comes pretty close. The product itself is incredibly soft, and it works wonders on your skin, making you look like you've been naturally blessed with a perfect complexion.


5. NARS Pore & Shine Control Primer

Price: CAD $45

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If you're the kind of person who always appears shiny no matter what, you'll want to pick up a bottle of NARS Pore & Shine Control. The formula is oil-free and infused with soft focus powders so your skin appears matte, but not dry!


6. MAC Prep + Prime Fix +

Price: CAD $30

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This is yet another cult favourite, that's also pretty affordable for a high-end brand! The Mac Prep + Prime has a lightweight formula that you barely even notice moments after applying. It makes your skin feel insanely hydrated, and keeps your makeup looking bomb af all day long.


7. Kat Von D Lock-It Hydrating Primer

Price: CAD $38

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This primer is best used under full coverage foundations, so if that's your go-to, you'll want to pick some up! The Lock-It Primer is very lightweight, as well as hydrating. It's often recommended that you mix it in with your foundation for best long-wear results!


8. Becca Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer

Price: CAD $46

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If you love a good glow, this primer should definitely be your next splurge. The Becca Backlight Primer is gold tinted, so it leaves your skin glowing and radiant, even once you've applied foundation overtop!


9. Rimmel London #Instaflawless Primer

Price: CAD $8.98

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This super affordable drugstore primer has become a huge hit. It's basically like a cross between a tinted moisturizer and a primer, meaning it will keep your skin insanely hydrated and give you that natural glow while still keeping your makeup in place!

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