Best Lip Primers

Updated September 2019
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Lip primers are a must for preparing your lips before applying makeup. They work by helping the pigment in the lipstick stick to the lips, which means it will go on smoothly and last longer, even through eating and drinking, without smudging or feathering. Some can be quite drying, however, so it’s important to look at the label — those with ingredients like beeswax will be more moisturizing. Some primers do double duty as lip plumpers. Many primers are colorless, but some look more like foundation to tone down the lip color and make the lipstick more vibrant. Lip primers come in a variety of applications, from creams to lipstick and brushes, and in a wide range of prices, from bargain beauty lines to truly high end.

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