I try to keep my makeup routine as simple as possible, but at some point someone told me that if you wear foundation, you should wear a primer. I happen to wear foundation a lot of the time, and it does seem to look a lot better with primer. However, putting on primer has always just felt like I was putting on another thing that might clog my pores or make me break out--especially in warm, sweaty months like these.
Magically, a new Smashbox primer--considered by many to be the best primer out there--appeared in our office with the words "BLEMISH CONTROL" on the front, and I snatched it up immediately.
The primer contains a little salicylic acid and provides oil-free hydration, so my skin is not shiny, but not dried out either. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now, and don't think I've encountered a single new blemish since.
Basically, it's awesome. Get it here.