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7 Best foundation primers

Erica Mayyasi is a Red Sox fan in Manhattan. After stints at various magazines she now works full-time in public relations, though she continues to write for a number of sites including her blog

Keep your makeup in place

For foundation that stays perfectly put you need to put down a base on your face with a foundation primer. Not only will this help your makeup outlast your day, but it will also improve its appearance. We've got the scoop on the best foundation primers of the bunch.

Primer #7: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

A tried and true primer, makeup master Laura Mercier's foundation primer is a staple in many makeup kits. You'll be amazed by how silky smooth your foundation glides on over this vitamin-rich formula. One little trick we've uncovered: if the liquid foundation you're using is a little too heavy for your taste, mix in a drop of this primer to thin it out a bit without changing its color. $30 from

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