A smooth canvas is the key to any work of art. Create a polished application after applying primer for effortlessly beautiful skin. Try our top primers below to reveal your finest complexion.

L’Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base ($12.99; lorealparisusa.com): Perfection in a jar? I think so. With this primer, a little goes a long way. You will have great ease smoothing this primer on and it can be worn alone. It will keep any face oil-free and matte.

Tarte’s Clean Slate Poreless 12-hour Perfecting Primer ($30; tartecosmetics.com): Looking for long-lasting foundation? Try this waterproof primer that uses avocado oil and rosemary. It utilizes vitamins and proteins to restore your skin, even after a long day.

The POREfessional Primer ($30; benefitcosmetics.com): This fast-absorbing primer will put those pores in check just like that! There is a faint citrusy fragrance that will awaken and even out your skin tone.

Giorgio Armani Fluid Master Primer ($57; giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com): Create the most polished application with the Fluid Master Primer. This formula comes in both Fluid Master and Light Master.  Both work great to boost your skin’s radiance.

Estée Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer ($32; esteelauder.com): This silky lightweight primer keeps my skin matte even after applying foundation. This shine-reducing primer rebalances and perfects the skin with green tea and vitamin E. 

—Mariah Reed