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The top moisturisers & primers to use to prep your skin for edgy full glam

The top moisturisers & primers to use to prep your skin for edgy full glam
Grace Walker
Writer and expert1 year ago
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It’s finally time Glossies! It’s time for the make-up looks to serve and we cannot wait! The question is though, have you ever applied a full face of makeup only to find that it doesn’t sit well or last very long? The makeup looks we’re talking about are edgy full glam, so we need our makeup to last, without dryness and uneven patches.

The best way to begin your makeup routine is by starting off by exfoliating, cleansing, moisturising and finishing with a good primer – you’re probably sat reading this thinking that’s obvious, but let’s get into the important stuff and talk about what moisturisers and primers are best to use to prep your skin for edgy full glam!

Moisturisers must be used before you apply makeup; they are formulated to hydrate your skin which will ultimately make your skin look less dull, giving the makeup look a more even finish as well.

Primers are used after moisturising as this is the best way to ensure your makeup applies smoothly and looks perfect all day long.


Here are some of our recommendations:1 // La Roche-Posay Effaclar MAT+ 40ml

The La Roche-Posay Effaclar MAT aims to absorb excess oil from the skin to reduce the appearance of larger pores and the formula works to visibly tighten pores, making it a great choice as a make-up base.

2 // Clinique Moisture Surge 100 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator

The oil-free multitasker sits perfectly beneath makeup and can also be used as a highlighter or dry skin-quencher and the added Hyaluronic Acid also helps bind moisture to skin.

3 // Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream

The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is suitable for all skin types, and it delivers up to 24hrs of hydration for a visibly smoother and softer complexion (this will help the application of our makeup!)

4 // Revolution Pro Miracle Cream

The Revolution Pro Miracle Cream is a lightweight face cream which will absorb quickly into the skin to promote a smooth, flawless-looking canvas ready for makeup application. It will rejuvenate your complexion by transforming dull and tired-looking skin.

5 // Versed Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream

This gel-cream moisturises the skin without leaving it feeling too greasy; it is fast absorbing, and it will protect the skin’s barrier against any environmental aggressors, which is perfect this time of year!

6 // The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer is non-greasy, long-lasting and it is an advanced treatment to hydrate, mattify and smooth for optimum makeup application, surely this is a win win for you Glossies?

7 // NYX Professional Makeup Smoothing Marshmellow Root Infused Super Face Primer

The smoothing primer is infused with Marshmellow Root Extract to soothe and hydrate the complexion so this will be the perfect addition to your skincare routine as it creates a soft-focus finish that keeps makeup fresh.

8 // Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Hydrating Primer

This is a silicone-free formula which nourishes and replenishes the skin, targeting intensely dry areas and helps to reduce the risk of foundation appearing heavy or cakey – what more do you want!?

9 // L'Oréal Paris Infallible Mattifying Priming Base

Okay so over the years, L'Oréal have brought out some amazing products and this is one of them; this is a smooth, velvety texture which provided an even surface that feels soft and primarily treated, ready for our full glam!

10 // Revlon PhotoReady PRIME PLUS Perfecting and Smoothing Primer

This primer is designed to soften uneven texture, smooth imperfections and prolong foundation wear which will ultimately help to maximise flawless makeup application.

Grace Walker
Writer and expert
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As someone who is skincare obsessed, it’s no secret that I have a huge passion for glowing skin! Over the years I have written many blog posts which specialise in skincare, so I have plenty of top tips to share to help you on your own skincare journey. I am always trying out new products and finding new discoveries that I can add to my collection. My go-to skincare product right now is definitely a hydrating face mask; they’re perfect for that instant hydration boost before you continue with your beauty routine!