The main purpose of a primer is to prepare the face for foundation.
In my opinion, Lancôme La Base Pro is the best primer for normal to oily complexions. It improves the texture of the skin by creating a smooth canvas and eliminating shine, which prolongs makeup wear time.
Lancôme La Base Pro is an oil-free, clear-colored, gel-like formula that glides onto the skin easily. Because it’s silicone-based it feels soft and silky to the touch, and a little goes a long way. It’s unscented, lightweight, dries fast without leaving a residue, and won’t clog pores.
I use it on models whose complexions have a tendency to develop shine quite quickly, and those with large pores or other imperfections. It mattes down the face, keeping breakthrough oil at bay, and minimizes the appearance of large pores, fine lines, and other lumps and bumps on the skin’s surface. Post application, foundation goes on more evenly, stays in place, lasts longer, and its color remains true.
Lancôme La Base Pro should be applied to clean, moisturized skin with a brush or fingertips. It can be used all over the face or to spot-treat problem areas (e.g. the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin)). For best results, wait a few moments after application for the product to fully absorb before following up with foundation. Then go ahead and apply your favorite look.
Buy Lancôme La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer online at: Sephora.com, Selfridges.com and Adore Beauty.com.au, or visit your nearest Lancôme counter.