Needless to say the answer is always NO. It is important to your makeup routine, moisterizing your face, is using a primer prior to putting on your cream ,liquid or powder foundation. Below you will find my favorites ranging from high-end to drug store products in order of my favorites.
Benefit The PoreFessional
This is may personal favorites. I use it myself everyday and on all my clients. It has a slight tint to which will hide imperfections and will work with any skin tone perfect for combination skin.
"Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals."
$29.00 (.75 oz)
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Too Faced Primed and Poreless
This works just as equally as well as The Porefessional. It has a great creamy formula with a slight tint that will cover any imperfections. My go to is the Benefit brand but this one is a very close second. This is great for any skin type.
"This one-of a-kind makeup primer was scientifically formulated to wear alone or under bronzers and foundation powders for a look of flawless skin without makeup. Vitamins A & C, Mulberry extract, and a powerful dose of Retinol virtually banish pores while tired skin is left hydrated, firmer, and detoxified. Primed & Poreless creates the perfect canvas to allow powders, bronzers, and foundations to slide seamlessly on the skin—delivering a flawless and perfectly blended look that stay in place all day. Skin appears brighter, fresher, and younger."
$30 (1 oz)
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Palladio Herbal Foundation Primer
Another great primer that fits every budget coming in at $12.00 (cant beat that). It is a gel like primer that dries to a silky finish. It is great for dry and mature skin.
"Palladio Herbal Foundation Primer offers a nourishing blend to visibly improve the appearance of skin. Skin is left perfectly primed and ready for makeup. Fills in fine lines and pores to help foundation go on smoothly and last longer"
$11.00 (.676 oz)
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Rimmel Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer
This is a nice primer that you can find in any drugstore. It is a tinted shade and has almost a gel like feel but comes out creamy. Great for oily skin.
"Smooth skin and minimize the look of enlarged pores with Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer by Rimmel. Apply prior to foundation to help smooth and even out your complexion. Helps makeup last all day long."
$8.00 (1 fl.oz)