Makeup

Achieve the perfect canvas for a flawless full-glam look with these top-tier moisturizers and primers designed to elevate your skin prep game

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 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!


You need to consider how your skin would typically behave throughout the day; for example, if you have quite oily skin, this can result in shininess or makeup transfer, whereas if you have dry skin then you may experience the opposite and notice a lack in moisture which can make your makeup flaky.


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.


Once your skin is prepped and you’re happy with your makeup, a setting spray can help to fix it into place and this will also freshen up and hydrate your skin as well, giving you the ultimate party glam glow!


Here are some of our recommendations:

1 // NYX Professional Makeup Blurring Vitamin E Infused Pore Filler Face Primer Stick


NYX Professional Makeup Blurring Vitamin E Infused Pore Filler Face Primer Stick – LOOKFANTASTIC
The NYX Professional Makeup Blurring Vitamin E Pore Filler Primer Stick is designed to create an even base for flawless makeup wear. It is also infused with skincare ingredients; giving a nourishing surge of hydration.


2 // Weleda Skin Food

Weleda Skin Food (75ml) – LOOKFANTASTIC
If your skin needs some TLC before applying makeup then the Weleda Skin Food will be perfect for you! It helps to treat dry, rough skin and it absorbs deeply into the skin, seeking to provide longlasting moisture. This product is ideal for cold, winter months so if you’re getting your glam on for Christmas, try out the Weleda Skin Food.


3 // Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream (Various Sizes) – LOOKFANTASTIC
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

Revolution Pro Miracle Cream – LOOKFANTASTIC

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

Versed Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream 2 fl. oz. – LOOKFANTASTIC
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 // Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream (Various Sizes) – LOOKFANTASTIC
If you want to discover visibly dewy skin that is plumped with moisture then the Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream is for you. This time-release technology delivers continuous hydration, while damask rose extract nourishes the skin’s barrier, promoting a balanced-looking complexion, making it the perfect moisturiser to sit under your makeup.


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

NYX Professional Makeup Smoothing Marshmellow Root Infused Super Face Primer 30ml – LOOKFANTASTIC
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

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Hydrating Primer 50ml – LOOKFANTASTIC

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 Dermo Expertise Triple Active Day Multi-Protection Moisturiser

L’Oréal Paris Dermo Expertise Triple Active Day Multi-Protection Moisturiser – Dry / Sensitive Skin (50ml) – LOOKFANTASTIC

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 provides an even surface that feels soft and well protected; it is non-greasy and will define, tone, enhance your skin, ready for your full glam!


10 // Revlon PhotoReady PRIME PLUS Perfecting and Smoothing Primer

Revlon PhotoReady PRIME PLUS Perfecting and Smoothing Primer 30ml – LOOKFANTASTIC

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

Grace Walker

Beauty Writer

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!


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