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10 Best Drugstore Primers for Flawless Skin on the Cheap

Need a new makeup primer, but don't want to spend tons of money? We've got you covered with these drugstore primers
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Navigating the drugstore makeup aisle to find the best drugstore primer can be tricky — but it's a necessary process. After all, a makeup primer should be a staple in every woman's makeup bag, because it will keep your eye shadow from creasing and your foundation from dripping down your face halfway through the day. If you're on a beauty budget, never fear — you don't have to spend tons of money to find a great primer. We scoured hundreds of reviews and pulled together this list of the best drugstore primers for frugal beauty babes. We guarantee one (or more!) of these will be the best makeup primer for you!

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Best Drugstore Primer No. 10: Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer, $8.40
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.1*
Why it's great: One reviewer says she uses this product every time she puts makeup on. "It provides a good base for foundation and blush ... products don't smear and disappear," she explains. Reviewers warn not to be worried about the slippery application — "the formula [dries] quickly, leaving a nice, velvety feeling." One reviewer even says this is "the best primer [she's] found."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer here.

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Best Drugstore Primer No. 9: N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer, $4.49
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.1*
Why it's great: One reviewer calls this a "great budget primer." She explains: "It feels really nice and holds my foundation in place quite well. It has mica in it ... and it really makes my skin luminous." Other reviewers add that the "lightweight formula feels sheer on but also tightens pores to give a smoother effect to the skin." Overall, reviewers say this is a good product, especially for the price.

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer here.

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Best Drugstore Primer No. 8: Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer, $12.99
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.1*
Why it's great: This primer "creates a perfect base for foundation to go on," according to reviewers. "It makes my skin look flawless," says one reader. Another adds that it "blurs your pores nicely" and "makes your skin feel supersmooth and soft."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer here.

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TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.5*
Why it's great: These primers come in green to combat redness and peach to add radiance. One reviewer raves, "The green one really cancels out the redness." Another reader is also pleased with the green version, saying, "My cheeks are very red, and when I use this product, it's as if I don't have red cheeks at all." Another reader praises the brightening color, saying it "magically creates a beautiful luxurious canvas for any makeup."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for L'Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Color Correcting Primers here.

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BY ALLIE FLINN | DEC 19, 2017 | SHARES
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