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4 Skin-Perfecting Primers: Party Essentials

We’re less than a week away from New Year’s Eve, which means you better start stocking up on noisemakers and kitchsy party hats now. Whether you’re spending the night at home with your besties or going to a glitzy bash, you’ll want to look even more gorgeous than usual. (After all, if New Year’s Eve is good for anything, it’s photo ops!) This week, we’re helping you out with five days of party essentials, starting with the the ultimate skin-perfector: Primer.

Before you even think about applying foundation or tinted moisturizer, prep your skin with a primer. This extra layer will fill in any lines on your face, smooth over any unevenness, and give you a completely uniform surface for your makeup. It’ll also help your makeup last longer, which is key for late nights. Click through for our picks!Fake a Glow: Just because it’s chilly out doesn’t mean you have to sport a pasty complexion. Laura Geller’s Spackle in Bronze warms up your skin so that you look like you’ve spent a few hours playing outside, not baking in the sun. The silky formula has white tea and aloe vera to keep skin hydrated, too.

Glam Central:For a completely flawless complexion, it has to be Benefit’s POREfessional. This oil-free formula erases pores and turns even problematic skin into a seamless canvas. It feels amazing and lasts all night.

Line Patrol: If you’re concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, try Colorescience’s Line Tamer. As the name suggests, it’s designed for more mature skin and helps you avoid the dreaded cracked and creased foundation look.

Just a Little Help: If you already have good skin, lucky you! All you need is a thin layer of a brightening booster like BY TERRY’s Hyaluronic Face Glow. This rose-scented lotion has plumping hyaluronic acid to keep your complexion moisturized, plus light-reflecting particles to give you a glowy look.

Don’t forget to apply eye primer, too! It’ll keep your shadows bright and crease-free long after the ball has dropped. We love stila’s Prime Pot and BY TERRY’s Hyaluronic Eye Primer.

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