Before I was a primer user, I suffered with two main problems: dry, crumbly looking foundation and makeup sliding off my face. For me and my combination skin, the foundation around my T-zone would be non-existent by lunchtime and the makeup on the rest of my face would stick like cake and emphasize my dry skin.
For those of you who aren’t yet clued up on primer, it’s a product to be used on clean skin; either after, or instead of moisturiser dependent on the product. A good primer should create a solid base for makeup application and prolong the wear of your makeup. Here’s why every girl needs a primer and our picks of the best primers out there!
It seals pores!
Primer works to smooth your pores, it creates an even surface on top of your skin for foundation to glide onto, but you can also use it without any other makeup – your blackheads will disappear and your skin will look smoother.
It helps you get smooth skin.
If you need soft, smooth skin you should use something like the Foreo Luna(we have an amazing discount code) to cleanse your face and then use primer before makeup application – it’ll smoothen your skin, erase bumps and lumps and help you apply super flawless foundation!
It’s not irritant!
If you need something lightweight that covers your skin and gives you a healthy glow, most primers are non-comedogenic which means they won’t irritate your skin or clog your pores. Make sure the primer you pick up is also non-comedogenic like Laura Mercier’s Hydrating Foundation or doesn’t have any acids that strip away the natural acids of your skin!
Primers we can’t live without:
This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up, Smashbox Oil Free Pore Minimizer, Benefit Stay Flawless & Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
If you’ve bought a primer that you’re not happy with, why not try it out as an eyelid primer to ensure stay-perfect eyeshadow, or failing that, rub between your fingertips and through your hair to tame frizz.
Need more makeup recommendations? Take a look at this article which features all the essentials you’ll need for winter.
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