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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: Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer, $6.99
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.1*
Why it's great: Reviewers call this drugstore primer an "impressive pore filler." One reader says, "The product glides on and leaves a silky/powdery finish. What I was most impressed with, however, was the reduction in redness." Others agree this is a "good quality primer."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer here.

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Best Drugstore Primer No. 9: Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer, $12.99
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.3*
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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Best Drugstore Primer No. 8: Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer, $5.29
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 10*

Why it's great: Looking for something that'll stand up to greasy foreheads and tight budgets? This popular pick from Rimmel might just be it. "This makes my foundation apply so smoothly and it noticeably increases the staying power!" raves one user.

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer here.

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Best Drugstore Primer No. 7:  L'Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base, $12.99
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.7*
Why it's great: This drugstore primer is "great for oily skin," according to reviewers. "It created a matte finish to my skin and helped my foundation glide one," says one reader. Another adds this didn't make her break out, and it made her skin feel "silky smooth." Plus, her makeup "lasted all day."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base here.

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BY ALLIE FLINN | FEB 7, 2019 | SHARES
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