Here at BeautyMNL, we’re all about that base. In other words: we love a good makeup primer. After all, the typical formula allows your makeup to settle smoothly, powers up its staying power, and helps refine your complexion.

Now, most makeup mavens agree that wearing a lot of product (especially for several hours) can cause dryness, irritation. Our solution? Use a moisturizing primer. Not only does it keep you hydrated, but it delivers essential nutrients that brighten and soften your skin. Plus, it means one less step in your morning routine, so you can finally catch those extra Zs.

To help you get started, we’ve unlocked our treasure trove and uncovered 6 skin-saving solutions that’ll leave your skin fresh and your makeup intact all at once. Read on!

1. Australis Midas Touch Serum Primer, P695 Sprinkled with flecks of gold, this elixir contains everything you need for a healthy, natural glow. It’s formulated with honey and gardenia flora extract, which work to illuminate the complexion and promote a soft, supple surface. It’s also boosted with vitamin E, to help you stay protected throughout the day.

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2. Amitty Lime Pearl Skin Booster, P1,590 If you haven’t paid witness to the magic of lime pearl extract, then you’re definitely missing out. It’s an exfoliating agent that brightens and balances the skin, and gradually smoothens out wrinkles and fine lines. This particular potion is teeming with it, and even lets your makeup last longer.

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3. The Balm Time Balm Primer, P1,390 For your daily vitamin boost, this pore perfector has got you covered. It’s enriched with vitamins A, C, and E, which help brighten your complexion, heal scars and blemishes, and shield your skin from further damage. It also blurs spots, wrinkles, and other imperfection—so you can skip the concealer too!

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4. V&M Naturals Summer Gold Serum Primer, now on sale at P712 (limited time only) Calling all oily types with T-Zone troubles! This complexion corrector helps mitigate all that unwanted shine. It contains light-reflecting micro particles, and instantly brightens the skin when worn. Enhanced with skin-nurturing minerals, it delivers soothing moisture and leaves your makeup looking fresh round-the-clock.

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5. Milani Prime Perfection Hydrating + Pore-Minimizing Face Primer, P550 Want to achieve photoshop-levels of makeup perfection? A single dewdrop of this formula should do the trick. It has a lightweight texture and provides an invisible finish, making it perfect for soft-focus, no makeup-makeup looks. And although it’s made for oily to combination skin, it also helps soothe dry patches, and alleviate inflammation.

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6. Heimish Artless Glow Base, P1,099 To get that pearlescent radiance, this all-natural skin refiner contains the best brighteners in the book: rosehip fruit, thyme, and peppermint extracts. It triples as a light sunscreen, so you get that added protection without having to slather on more product. Use as a makeup primer or wear alone—either way, you’ll be good-to-glow.

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CREDIT: Photos by Kat Echon.

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