Look for a colour-correcting formula with pigments that even out the skin tone, like Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer – Color Correcting Adjust ($72, Sephora).
SAVE DRY SKIN
A two-in-one moisturising primer cuts a step from your regimen while keeping you looking dewy. Try Ren Perfect Canvas Silicone Free Skin Finishing Serum ($90, Escentials) that restores moisture, and smooths, plumps as well as mattiﬁes skin.
For a more luminous look, choose a formula with reﬂective pigments or a bit of iridescence to give skin a healthy-looking glow, like Beneﬁt Cosmetics The Porefessional: Pearl Primer ($54).
DIMINISH THE LOOK OF LARGE PORES
The new blurring and ﬁlling formulas help minimise the appearance of pores. Try Guerlain Blurring Active Base Smoothing And Blurring Face Primer ($71, Tangs).
ADDRESS THE SIGNS OF AGEING
Extra SPF is a must for naturally weathered skin. Try Kanebo Tone Up Primer ($92, Takashimaya D.S.) that illuminates your skin while offering SPF15.
For a primer with sebum-absorbing properties that keeps shine in check in even in the most extreme conditions, try Urban Decay De-Slick Complexion Primer ($55).