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How To Choose The Best Primer For Your Skin

How To Choose The Best Primer For Your Skin
Lydia Woodward
The Queen Of Curls6 years ago
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Can you even remember what life was like before primer? We all know that your base is the most important part of your makeup regime in the morning and that primers work an absolute dream under foundation. They essentially act like a great set of underwear by smoothing, flattering, concealing and holding everything in place.

Choosing a primer means understanding your skin type or you can use a versatile all-rounder like the amazing Figs and Rouge Soft Focus Pore Perfect HD+ Matte Veil that you'll find in March's box!

Here’s our pick of the best primers according to your skin type…

To calm & comfort skin

Achieve a super smooth, flawless complexion with the Hydra Veil Primer from Illamasqua. Enriched with microalgae, vitamins C and B3, its clear gel formula infuses optimum hydration, whilst plant extracts calm and comfort skin to leave it fresh, rebalanced, healthy-looking. It's a bit pricey but a little really does go a long way and it makes your face feel so smooth and soft. It also makes applying your makeup so much easier and removing it at the end of the day is a dream too!

Say au revoir to pores

More and more of us are becoming aware of pore-size. The Benefit Porefessional Primer, £27, has become a standard for anyone wanting to achieve a poreless-looking complexion as it provides a lightweight, translucent layer under make-up. It's also oil-free and rich in vitamin E for fighting free radicals.

For sensitive skin

If you have really sensitive skin, it’s wise to tread carefully. Go for a primer that's kind to your skin. We can't stay away from MAC and their delicate priming formula is really calming. It's formulated with sucrose, green tea extract and caffeine to help soothe your skin and even out your skin tone.

If your skin is dry…

Good things come in small packages and this definitely applies to this little delight from Bourjois. This primer evens out your complexion and leaves your skin supple, plump and ready for makeup – and keeps it that way throughout the day. It’s also enriched with wild azalea extract to protect cell's youth. It really does create a silky base and results in an airbrushed finish. What more could you ask for?

Picture perfect skin

Get ready for your close up with This Works In Transit Camera Close Up Primer. Found in our Beauty Case (which is now sold out!) it’ll blur fine lines and blemishes (if you’ve got any left after all this!) and prepare your skin for longer lasting makeup.

The best all rounder

This bring us to your sneak peek featured inside your March box. An incredible multi-tasker, the Figs & Rouge Soft Focus Pore Perfect HD+, £35, is a weightless, matte serum designed to minimise the appearance of pores and deliver a micro-fine, soft focus effect – who needs an Insta filter anyway? The duo-action anti-blemish formulation also helps to reduce skin impurities, combat breakouts and fade imperfections. It's a moisturiser, primer and skin mattifier all in one so simplify your regime with this gorgeous serum.

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Lydia Woodward
The Queen Of Curls
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I am always searching for future trends - beauty, fashion, hair, you name it! I’ve tried every foundation under the sun and love trying up-and-coming makeup brands to compare them with the big names. Variety is the spice of life and my makeup bag is definitely wide-ranging.