Tested: 7 Makeup Primers That Withstand Every Summer Activity


Urban Outfitters

We'll take summer over winter for just about every reason except the beauty challenges the season brings—literally sweating our faces off chief among them. For this reason alone, a great primer is non-negotiable: We need a base that feels lightweight but will keep our skin matte and makeup intact in 95-degree weather and 500% humidity. Oh, and it should have built-in SPF. Too much to ask?

Not so with the formulas below, which stood up to the test of some of our go-to summer activities. The verdict? Whether you have a wedding, a beach day, or backyard barbecue on your agenda, you'll never have to worry about your look with these products on hand—and instead, can focus on enjoying everything you love about summer, as it should be.

Keep reading to see the best primers for every summer occasion!

Got any go-to primers that aren't listed here? Call 'em out in the comments below!