Do you ever look in the mirror just a few hours after applying your makeup and you’ve barely got anything left on? Well we have got an easy solution for you…
What Are Makeup Primers?
Primers should be the first step in your makeup routine. They’re used to create a brilliantly smooth canvas on which to apply cosmetics. Whether you’re going for a full coverage finish, or a sheer glow using a BB cream. Using the appropriate primer for your skin will ensure that whatever you choose to use there after will adhere properly to the skin and in turn last all day.
As the saying goes “ one size doesn’t fit all” so luckily for us there are an array of primers that are area-specific and problem-specific, so whether you want to combat oily skin, diminish the appearance of fine lines, minimize large pores or really work on smoothing out the texture of your skin, there is something for everyone.
Primers are available in so many different formulas, whether it be gel, cream or powder and the properties really depend on the outcome you want. There are also different colored primers to combat redness, sallow skin and primers to warm the skin tone and complexion. Some people skip this step in makeup assuming it might not be necessary. However using a primer underneath your makeup will make everything last longer.
How do I decide which primer is best for me?
The trick is to distinguish your own skin type and then to decide on your desired finished look. So perhaps you have oily skin, but overall you’d like your makeup to look fairly matte. In this instance, apply a mattifying primer, such as the Thalgo Perfect Matte Fluid, before your chosen foundation. The Perfect Matte Fluid works by neutralising the effect of sebum in the skin whilst reducing shine and the appearance of enlarged pores.
Makeup Revolution Glass Liquid Skin Primer SerumBuy now with free delivery
This silky serum helps to replenish and boost skin in need of a pick-me-up.
Manuka Doctor Apirefine Flawless PrimerBuy now with free delivery
This primer effortlessly blurs imperfections, whilst the sheer nude tint evens out redness and the advanced formula of age-deyfing purified bee venom and manuka honey stimulates the skins natural collagen production.
Stila Stay All Day Beauty BalmBuy now with free delivery
Improve the look and feel of skin and create an impeccable canvas for flawless makeup application. The high definition formula helps reduce pore size and provides oil and blemish control.
Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Tinted PrimerBuy now with free delivery
Sunday Riley offer an oxygenating primer that plumps skin, making it a smooth flawless surface for precise foundation application. This primer will leave your skin polished, youthful and radiant.
Illamasqua Radiance Veil primerBuy now with free delivery
Achieve a flawless, luminous complexion with the radiance veil primer from Illamasqua. It feels like velvet to touch and is infused with shimmer particles for perfect light reflection. Vitamin C maintains moisture levels in the skin and improves makeup longevity.
PCA SKIN Sheer Tint Eye Triple Complex Broad Spectrum SPF30Buy now with free delivery
Formulated with a sheer, universal tint for subtle yet long-wearing coverage, the safeguarding formula utilizes Zinc Oxide for broad spectrum UV protection and works to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness.
Laura Geller Spackle Multi Tasking Primer & Setting MistBuy now with free delivery
For a quick and easy makeup primer solution try Laura Geller to hydrate and set your makeup with just one spray. This multi-tasking mist instantly absorbs into skin to create a perfect canvas for extended makeup wear and can also be used over makeup for a flawless and radiant finish.
Colorscience Skin Perfector Calming PrimerBuy now with free delivery
Apply one pump of this calming primer to moisturized face. This gentle formula offers special care for sensitive and post-procedure skin. It soothes skin irritation and protects against future damage. The added SPF acts as a barrier against harmful UV rays and sun damage.
RMS Beauty OilBuy now with free delivery
This multi-purpose elixir strikes the perfect balance between skin and oil. It’s light weight formula promotes skin radiance and antioxidant protection. Expect a healthy looking complexion with restored radiance.
Fusion Beauty Prime ResultsBuy now with free delivery
If you suffer with redness this primer is perfect for you. This formula helps fight the symptoms of irritated skin whilst it helps to calm reactive skin and reduces the appearance of redness by rosacea.
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