Nowadays, you can (and should) use primer for just about everything. From extending the wear of smoky eyes to engineering an IG-worthy visage, all it takes is one easy step. Case in point: the 5 hardworking primers we’ve listed below. From a lash-stretching lacquer to a pre-blowout spritz, each one promises a smoother, longer-lasting canvas—whether that canvas is a lid or a lock. You’ll wonder how you ever survived without them!

1. TRESemmé Smoothing Hair Styling Spray, P349
Yes, hair primers are a real thing, and most (if not all) hair types can benefit from using one. This handy spray reduces frizz and protects strands from the heat of styling tools. Better still, it extends the life of your blowout, no matter what the weather brings.

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2. NYX Lip Primer, P460
As if lipstick wasn’t a lifesaver on its own, this semi-sheer pencil will boost any color you apply. Not only does it smoothen the lips, it also locks in pigment so you can wine and dine without worrying about an awkward fade.

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3. DETAIL Eyeshadow Primer, P180
Reach for this eye-priming cream to keep smoky eyes from sliding into raccoon territory. A speck of product is all you need to cover the lid from lashline to brow. Worn under eye makeup, this primer makes pigment adhere to the lid, boosts intensity, and corrects sallowness.

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4. Pixi by Petra Black Lacquer Lash Primer, P790
No patience for falsies? This lash primer is a surefire way to create are-they-real-or-aren’t-they lashes. Each swipe lengthens and plumps every strand for a fuller, bright-eyed look. Even you don’t wear mascara, this Vitamin E-infused formula strengthens your natural hairs for a more luscious lashline over time.

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5. Makeup World Cover Up Corrector, P129
Don’t be fooled by the teeny-tiny tube! This creamy color corrector goes a long way when it comes to creating the perfect complexion. Applied under your base, it evens out skin tone and extends the wear of your makeup. Use lilac to brighten dull skin, green to neutralize redness, and orange or yellow to cover up dark spots.

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