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These Are The Best Makeup Primers For Asian Skin

For on-fleek makeup all day long


Primers are an integral part of today’s beauty habits because these products make putting cosmetics easier and also make them last longer. Think of primers as chic undergarments — you don’t really see them when you have your clothes on but they make you feel secure. 


But just like any beauty product, one can’t just use any type of primer and hope for the best. The good news is that makeup products in the market these days are quite detailed when it comes to the ingredients. So what beauty primer works best for Asian skin — for Asian weather? We’ve chosen some of our favourites below. 


Etude House Of Beauty Shot Face Blur with SPF33

Primers For Asian Skin - Etude House

SGD27.90/~USD20 (etudehouse.com)


This lightweight cream provides a “blurring” effect that instantly makes skin smooth and ready for makeup. This works best with skin that has small blemishes like pores and can instantly minimise them to make your complexion looking extra smooth. 


Innisfree no-Sebum Blur Primer


Primers For Asian Skin - Innisfree

SGD15/~USD11 (innisfree.com)


This beauty product is a favourite among many women because of its ingredients: Jeju natural mineral and natural originated mint. The ingredients are known for instantly calming the skin (especially the sensitive ones) and help the complexion get primed for other cosmetics. 

Smashbox Original Photo Finish


Primers For Asian Skin - Smashbox

USD36 (smashbox.com)


This primer is one of the most popular products in the market today. It has become such an effective product that Smashbox actually came out with more variants that match different skin types. The original blend, however, remains to be one of the best today because a small application instantly creates a silky outcome. 


Chanel Le Blanc De Chanel

Primers For Asian Skin - Chanel

USD48 (chanel.com)


This product’s Multi-Use Illuminating Base creates a nice matte finish when applied which also becomes dewy and a tad shimmery as the day goes. Definitely a must-have for anyone who dreams of having glowing skin.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance

Primers For Asian Skin - Laura Mercier

USD38 (lauramercier.com)


Laura Mercier’s Foundation Primer promises a luminous and youthful complexion and adds a dewy glow especially when applied on strategic parts of the face like the cheekbones. 



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