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'I look younger!' — 55+ year-old shoppers swear by Fran Drescher's $17 primer for smooth skin

We are obsessed with Fran Drescher — her voice (duh), her style, and her secrets to keeping her complexion gorgeously youthful and radiant. While we can't easily obtain the first two, it turns out her glowing skin is within reach for us plebs. Drescher partnered with cosmetics brand Laura Geller on a collection of primers designed to impart a custom finish, from an ethereal glow to perfectly matte. Other stars like Bethenny Frankel and Paulina Porizkova have joined suit. But back to Drescher. The star's go-to? The Hydrate Spackle Primer and it's on sale for just $17 (down from $36)!

The primer is especially effective on aging skin because it doesn't settle into creases and fine lines. Perfect for normal to dry skin types.

$17 at Amazon
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$48 at QVC$36 at Laura Geller Beauty

Why is it a good deal?

The Laura Geller primer is a fan-favorite and just a few dollars shy of the lowest price we've ever seen!

Why do I need this

The primer is a must-have in Drescher's makeup bag. She shared on Instagram that it's the ultimate 2-in-1 — it's so hydrating that she can skip using a moisturizer! It's formulated to slough away dry, flaky skin and create a smooth, porcelain-like finish. It's so lightweight, not greasy or tacky, that you forget it's even there. Plus, you can wear it alone or under foundation.

"It keeps my makeup looking bright and beautiful all day long," she gushed.

What reviewers say:

Drescher is far from the primer's only fan. It's received praise from many shoppers over the age of 55.

"Glowing skin," shared a shopper. "Apply before your CC makeup, and it gives you a FRESH GLOW LOOK. I am in my late 70’s and this makes me look fresh and healthy. Apply rouge and contour as usual. Looks refreshing!"

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Supple skin, right this way — thanks to this hydrating primer. (Amazon)

"You know.. I was surprised," a new fan shared. "With the name of the product having 'spackle' in it, I was thinking that I was going to be using some really thick product with some type of heavy coverage. I was wrong. This product is very lightweight and moisturizing. I'm 58 and it is easy to apply and is very lightweight on my face. It gives my face such a nice amount of moisture along with filling in my pores in a lightweight manner. It is NOT spackle at all! I love that the makeup around my eyes doesn't look dry a few hours after applying this product. I will admit...I also apply it to my neck. It's just great for the fine lines and wrinkles there!"

A third chimed in: "Excellent primer! I am 55 years old, and I have tried everything to get rid of the fine lines under my eyes. Finally, I found a primer that I put on before my powder foundation, and it doesn't settle into fine lines. I look younger! It's very lightweight, but it works. Everyone should try it because it really does work. I'm never going to buy anything else."

And like any beauty product on the market, it's not a miracle worker for skin, as one reviewer noted: "The product was okay, I didn't notice a significant change in the appearance of my skin when using it. The cream glides on nicely, makes skin feel nice and soft, and provides an even base under makeup or bb/cc cream."

Shoppers and celebs alike love the primer because it's hydrating and makes makeup glide on effortlessly.

$17 at Amazon
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$48 at QVC$36 at Laura Geller Beauty

One of the most important steps in looking good is taking care of your skin. Once you have, now you can have a bit of fun! Here's Revlon's Colorstay Creme Eyeshadow.

These glowy cream shadows have a silky texture, and the Praline shade is ideal for most complexions. Pro tip: Choose a lighter shade for an inner-eye highlight and use a brush on the main lid to smooth the line out after you apply.

$7 at Amazon
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$7 at Walmart$10 at Ulta Beauty

"This creme shadow is amazing," raved this fan. "I'm over 60 and I can pull it off. It's not that sparkly or shimmering. I would say it is sheer but buildable. Even without primer, it will last, but I would recommend a primer first if you want it to stay put and last hours."

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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