9 Primers You Need In Your Life

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July 27, 2017 | BY Isabel Martel Francisco

Many people think that primers don't make a difference in one's makeup routine... but they really do. 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. A good primer can make you look close to flawless. Now, who doesn’t want that? These are 9 of our favourite primers that you ought to try out:

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Benefit: PoreFessional

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

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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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MAC: Prep + Prime

 

 This is perfect if you have some issues with redness

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Smashbox: Photo Finish Foundation Primer

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

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UrbanDecay

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

Optical Illusion: this has a slight pink tint which brightens the face and dries matte in order to avoid and shine.

Deslick: this is a dream for tropical climates as it is an oil absorbing primer

Urban Defense: Clear 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. 

 

 

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Yves Saint Laurent: YSL's Touche Éclat Blur Perfector

This is great for pre and post make up routines

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Becca's Backlight Priming Filter

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

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Charlotte Tilburry: Wonderglow Primer

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

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Chanel: Le Blanc de Chanel Multi-Use Illuminating Base

This oil free primer makes you glow while blurring imperfections

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