Primer. Primer. Primer.

Many people think that primers don't make a difference in one's makeup routine... but it really does. From personal experience, research and talks with many makeup professionals and junkies – we can conclude that you should indeed use a primer before putting on your makeup.

cover.jpegA good primer can make you look close to flawless. These magical potions can truly give you a photoshopped, instagram ready, smooth skinned appearance. Now, who doesn’t want that?

From making pores look smaller, hiding lines, to smoothing skin, a primer can also enhance the look of your face. They often add illuminating or colour correcting properties which give skin a certain uplifting and brightening glow.

These magical gels, creams, or powders actually help your makeup bind to your skin, thus making it last much longer than it would without a base! The smooth finish of a primer, also makes makeup application much better, avoiding creasing and caking.

You can even wear primer without any other makeup if you simply want a smooth, polished and fresh face!

These are 9 of our favourite primers that you ought to try out:


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Photo: Courtesy of Benefit


This one really, really sorts out any pore or fine line issues you may have while leaving you un-sticky.


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Photo: Courtesy of Kiko

Kiko Skin Trainer CC Blur

This primer is very light weight. It dries very matte and oh so light – it feels as if you are not wearing a primer at all!


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Photo: Courtesy of MAC

Prep + Prime Make Up ForeverThis is perfect if you have some issues with redness


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Photo: Courtesy of Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Primer

This primer is not as matte finished but oh boy does it make you look photo ready


Their line of primers are top notch. There are a selection for you to choose from, each of which targets a specific need. 

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This has a slight pink tint which brightens the face and dries matte in order to avoid and shine.


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This is a dream for tropical climates as it is an oil absorbing primer

Urban Defense 

urban-defense.jpgClear sunscreen? Yes! It is a primer sun screen that feels ultra ultra light

Self Adjusting


This is a colour correcting primer that will help sort out some blemishes and skin discolourations. 

Photos: Courtesy of Urban Decay

Yves Saint Laurent

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Photo: Courtesy of YSL

YSL's Touche Éclat Blur Perfector

this is great for pre and post make up routines


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Photo: Courtesy of Becca

Becca's Backlight Priming Filter

If you are after a dewy, glowy, luminous look, then this is the solution for you.

Charlotte Tilbury

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Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury

Wonderglow Primer

This unique primer adds a sunkissed and light bronze glow to your skin!


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Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

Le Blanc de Chanel Multi-Use Illuminating Base

This oil free primer makes you glow while blurring imperfections


Tags: MAC, Makeup, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, YSL, Urban Decay, Becca, Charlotte Tilbury, Kiko, Primer, Smashbox