How to Keep Foundation From Fading

It's midday, and you're wondering why your foundation and blush have disappeared from your face.  Maybe your issue is makeup that's settled into your skin's fine lines, giving your makeup a cracked look.  The solution: It's time to prime.  Here are a few foundation primers that will correct these problems and more.  

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Nars Oil-Free Pore Refining Primer
This soothing oil-free primer not only controls oil in the t-Zone, but it reduces the appearance of pores, and minimizes fine lines.  It's gel formula keeps the balance of water needed in the skin to reduce excess oil production to maintain a supple surface.
The French-born Francois Nars started his career as a makeup artist, working with tip magazines such as American Vogue, Italian Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Elle.  Women everywhere covet his successful cosmetic company.  I am a personal fan of his Orgasm blush.  Product price $33.00  Available at Sephora and Nordstrom.

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Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primers
These colorful primers are designed to even out your skin tone.  The apricot-colored primer is a blend that conceals under-eye circles, veins and sunspots.  The green-colored primer is a corrector that minimizes any redness on the face.  The lavender-colored primer is a color balance that neutralizes the sallowness in yellow skin tones.  Product price $38.00 Available at Nars, Smashbox, Sephora, and Nordstrom.

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Smashbox Photo Finish Light.  
This primer is oil-free,, so it's great for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin. Vitamin C and peptides even out the skin tone as well as promote collagen production.  This primer absorbs quickly and leaves the skin with a matte finish.  It's 60 percent water, so it doesn't have that slippery feel you get from silicone-based primers.  Smashbox was founded by the great-grandsons of Max Factor, who's known as the father of modern makeup.  It's no surprise that Dean and Davis Factor are following in their great-grandfather's footsteps.  Product price $36.00 Available at Smashbox, SephoraNordstrom, and Ulta.