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.
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:
This one really, really sorts out any pore or fine line issues you may have while leaving you un-sticky.
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!
Prep + Prime Make Up ForeverThis is perfect if you have some issues with redness
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.
This has a slight pink tint which brightens the face and dries matte in order to avoid and shine.
This is a dream for tropical climates as it is an oil absorbing primer
This is a colour correcting primer that will help sort out some blemishes and skin discolourations.
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Yves Saint Laurent
this is great for pre and post make up routines
If you are after a dewy, glowy, luminous look, then this is the solution for you.
This unique primer adds a sunkissed and light bronze glow to your skin!
This oil free primer makes you glow while blurring imperfections