napoleon perdis is makeup's newest powder ranger.

Napoleon Perdis was the makeup artist who put primers on the map - his tube of Auto Pilot has been a cult must-have since way before every cosmetics company had their own pre-foundation cream. Now Perdis continues to innovate with a new primer that comes in powder form. Translucent and oil-absorbing, the Mattifying Mineral Primer goes on easily and works nicely on skin during a hot or humid day, when even if you've got dry skin, you may not want to insulate it with a cream. I tested the powder this morning, and at last glance - five minutes ago in the bathroom - my face is still fresh enough to defy my severely overdue sleep debt. (Napoleon, when you make something to cure one of those, call me...)

Napoleon Perdis mattifying mineral powder primer, $29 for one case - which will last you at least 2 months.