#1 FENTY Beauty Pro Filt'r Mattifying Primer, $48 (32 ml)
This oil-free primer contains a unique blend of blue agave extract and blurring powders to give a soft-focus finish to skin. At the same time, shine is kept at bay, helping your foundation last longer and look fresh all day.
#2 beautyblender The Leveler Pore Minimizing Face Primer, $52 (30 ml)
Containing niacinamide and silicone to create a protective barrier against humidity. The lightweight formula feels comfortable on skin, and minimises shine for all-day wear.
#3 Urban Decay De-Slick Complexion Primer, $55
Formulated without oils and parabans, this mattifying primer keeps sebum in check even in the warmest of climate. It contains a natural clay derivative and silica to absorb oil up to three times its weight in oil.
#5 Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, $89
The Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer goes on silky smooth to fill in pores, fine lines and wrinkles, creating the perfect canvas for your foundation to go on. The SPF15 rating protects skin against UV damage, and the formula actually repels water so skin looks perfectly matte all day.
#6 Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Mattifier, $57 (40 ml)
Free from ingredients like paraben, sulfate, phthalate and mineral oil, the Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Mattifier uses a special powder technology to absorb excess sebum while smoothing out pores for a smooth and even complexion.
#7 NARS Pore & Shine Control Primer, $66
A combination of African whitewood, oleanolic and peptides help control shine and minimise the appearance of pores. The texture is lightweight, and doesn’t leave skin feeling cakey, perfect for keeping makeup in place.