Full disclosure: I hoard primers. I can't help myself. I love the way they smooth out my skin and keep my makeup put during long days of filming. And filling in those tiny lines around my eyes doesn't hurt, either. Admittedly, I am a huge Benefit Porefessional fan, and I never thought I'd try anything else. Until Kiehl's Micro-Blur Skin Perfector ($35) came along . . .
Here's my biggest complaint with primers in general: it always feels balmy. Always. And I get that's the point of a primer, but I what I loved about Kiehl's is that it feels like my own skin. Just a whole lot better.
It also contains lipohydroxy acid, which is a less-irritating form of salicylic acid. So if you deal with uneven skin tone or blemishes, pat this on before your makeup and let it work its magic throughout the day.