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We are both “winter babies”, and as we celebrate, we also become more and more interested in age-blurring, age-defying, wrinkle-smoothing, et al. Lately, we have been digging into the world of primers and have found a few that really do the job.

This Tatcha silk canvas primer is true to its name. It is velvety and smooth and a bit luminous. It makes a great base for your foundation or tint and helps keep the makeup out of your pores. hence fewer clogged pores and potential “bumps”. It can also be applied on top of foundation where you want a little highlight or glow.

Available at Sephora

Fenty Beauty is new to us, but from the first try, we have to give a big shout-out and a huge thank you to Rihanna for creating this line. This primer provides more matte coverage. You can use it all over or just in T-zone. It provides great pore coverage and a beautiful blurring effect. We use this one when in warmer temperatures, or when we want to avoid shine. We also love this because it is hydrating at the same time!

Available at Sephora

While the other two primers are firmly in our rotation, this one might be at the top of our list at the moment. In fact, the words holy grail come to mind. Charlotte Tillbury is fast becoming a belle favorite. This Flawless Filter does exactly what it says and more! We have used it as a primer which creates a beautiful glow without any sparkle, we tried it mixed with foundation for luminous staying-power, and we’ve even used it on its own when we just need a hint of coverage (for those non-makeup makeup days). It can even be used on top of makeup for a little extra coverage! If you can only have one, pick this one. (Although we really think you need all three so that you are prepared with the product that best fits the moment. Just sayin…)

Available at Sephora and Nordstrom

Oh…and all of the above only require a small amount so they all will last a long time!

Glow on belles!