Cheat Your Way To Perfect Skin With One Of These Game-Changing Primers
Smooth and flawless skin that is clear of blemishes and shine? Yes, please. We all know about the powers of a good moisturiser, but if there’s one product that is overlooked in our beauty routines it’s a primer. A good primer can make all the difference to our skin, from providing a boost of moisture to minimising pores or banishing redness and shine, making sure our skin is the perfect blank canvas before we apply the rest of our makeup. And with a whole host of brilliant new formulations available, we’ve rounded up our 5 of our favourite primers on the market, now is the perfect time to invest in this first step to better-looking skin.
bareMinerals - Blemish Rescue Skin-clearing Anti-redness Mattifying Primer
Bare Minerals’ Bare Rescue primer works a myriad of different miracles. First, it is infused with Chamomile + Arnica, to nourish skin and calm down any redness. Second, it works overtime to actively improve the skin, with a Blemish-Busting Mineral Blend of Zinc, Sulfur and Kaolin Clay, which all work together to mattify skin, purify pores, and Phytosphingosine is used to optimise skin’s defences against bacteria. This is definitely a must-have product for anyone looking to boost their skin from both the outside and the inside.
NARS - Pore & Shine Control Primer
This Nars Pore & Shine Control primer works to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines while also mattifying the skin. The lightweight balm smooths on easily to cover all manner of imperfections and can be worn alone without makeup. It can even be applied over your foundation for when you need to blot any pesky shiny areas.
HOURGLASS - Veil Mineral Primer
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but even this primer’s packaging just looks luxurious and we haven’t even got to the formulation yet. A cult product for the brand, simply pat this primer over cleansed, moisturised skin and instantly you’ll see brighter more youthful-looking skin. It feels dreamy on application too.
bareMinerals - Combo Control Milky Face Primer
bareMinerals has really upped its game when it comes to primers and the formula of its Combo Control Milky Face primer ticks all of the boxes and more. If you’re worried about the size of your pores, a primer that targets this specific issue - like the Combo Control is your best best. It somehow performs a magic trick of minimising the look of pores with every application, all whilst still hydrating the skin and leaving a smooth base for makeup.
LAURA MERCIER - Pure Canvas Primer Hydrating
Laura Mercier can do no wrong in our eyes and its new Pure Canvas Hydrating Primer is no exception. Perfect for dry skin gals, simply massage it onto clean skin and the lightweight vitamin-enriched formula will refresh and hydrate your complexion while leaving behind a soft-focus finish.