A great primer is worth its weight in gold and once you discover the right one for your skin type, it can literally transform your complexion’s appearance and set your makeup for an entire day. With an array of primers available, it may feel like you are staring at a makeup version of “Where’s Wally?”, and you would be right. To take the hassle out of this arduous task, I have rounded up the best primers to best suit certain skin types, so you stay looking and feeling flawless all-day long.
1.For Acne-Prone Skin Choose Cover FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment, £29, Sephora
This gel primer includes naturally sourced salicylic acid, of which is super-effective in helping to heal acne, reduces the appearance of pores and prohibits excess sebum, thus preventing further breakouts.
Additionally, Cover FX is brimming with antioxidants to protect, rejuvenate and soothe the skin. Better yet, you will find that your makeup stays put for longer, whilst acne and blemishes stay well-hidden!
N.B This primer is not as effective on extremely oily skin types.
2.For Anti-Aging Choose It Cosmetics No.50 Serum Collagen Veil Anti-Aging Primer, £37, Selfridges
Should you be searching for the perfect anti-aging primer, this is the kitty for you. The incredible multi-tasking primer/serum provides over 50 outstanding ingredients to give your complexion a boost of hydration, nourishment and rejuvenation. The wonder product diminishes the pesky signs of aging and provides optimal preparation for your makeup, so you stay looking gorgeous and feeling utterly pampered. Yay!
3.For Dry Skin Choose L’Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Primer, £6.99, Boots
Dry skin may never again be an issue; this primer thoroughly hydrates, locks in moisture, smooths and offers that much-desired radiant luminosity for up to 8 hours. What’s more, at such a great price this primer can do no wrong!
4.For Oily Skin Choose NeoStrata Oil Control Gel, $48, FaceTheFuture
Should oily skin be a concern, NeoStrata has just the solution. This incredibly lightweight gel glides on seamlessly to provide the perfect matte and super-soft barrier. Furthermore, not only does it soak up excess oil but offers highly effective anti-aging benefits you will love. NeoStrata should be a brand in everyone’s bathroom cabinet!