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With summer in full effect, I know I’m not the only one who struggles to keep her makeup from melting away. I want that summertime glow but without the greasiness and shine that comes from 100 degree heat. That’s why primers are key when temperatures start to rise.

Primers serve as the base for your makeup and help make it last all day — and if you have oily skin, they're even more crucial. Not only will they keep your makeup looking fresh, the right primer keeps shine under control, while minimizing the appearance of pores and lines. I’ve tried and tested five perfect primers that illuminate my skin, while keeping the oil at bay!