Want to ensure that your foundation stays put and you look just as good going as you did coming? Invest in a quality primer like the one sent to me by L'Oreal, whose Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base does a great job of keeping makeup from sliding off of your face. Don't let the product's putty-like texture fool you: This is a jar of pure pink magic. It applies like a dream, leaving skin so satiny soft that you'll wonder exactly how you lived your life before this primer graced your face, disguising pores and wrinkles, and imparting a matte finish. L'Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base is intended to be worn in tandem with your favorite tinted moisturizer or foundation. But if you're having a low-maintenance kind of night, just apply a little to bare skin for a you-but-better look.
$12.99 at drugstores