When it comes to achieving a flawless look, primers are key. Summer is officially here, bringing with it the greatest test for long-lasting makeup; thus, this product is now of ultimate importance. We don’t want a cakey finish, sweat-induced streaks of foundation or liner that looks more like your 5-year-old has taken a marker to your face. We just want our flawless look to remain as gorgeous as when we first applied it. Too much to ask? Not with these amazing summer primers for every skin type/concern.
1.Sweat-Proof Primer for Oily Skin Choose: Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Perfecting Primer, £28 (40ml), www.spacenk.com
Should you suffer from particularly oily skin or sweat a lot, this is will be like your secret beauty weapon. Becca’s Ever-Matte Poreless PerfectingPrimer is a massive hit amongst celebrities and makeup artists alike. The formula is drying and so the idea is to dab a pea-sized amount on your most oily areas such as the T-zone. For those with dry or more mature skin, I would advise to add this primer to a hydrating moisturiser or facia oil. This product is both mattifying and so long-lasting.
2.For A multi-Tasking and Vegan Primer Choose: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, £22 (116ml), www.lookfantastic.com
Okay, if you are super-lazy like me and want an all-singing, all-dancing primer this is a true hero product just waiting to be in your life forever more. This formula makes easy work of prepping, priming and setting your makeup. Smashbox’s 3-in-1 primer combines refreshing electrolytes that fully hydrate the skin. Furthermore, you can expect a gentle yet powerful spritz of moisture to softly transform your complexion into a beautiful canvas in moments. Ready set action, makeup. Once applied, the finished look will be locked firmly in place for the entire day. When lunchtime arrives and the sun is too hot to bear, bring out this spray and spritz for the ultimate revival of cooling radiance. YYYAASSSS.
This product is vegan, cruelty free
3.For Fine Lines/Wrinkles Choose: The Hero Project Double Blur HD Ready Skin Perfecter, £24, www.amazon.co.uk
Lines, lines, go away – don’t come back another day. I was sent the Hero Project’s products a year ago and have been a fan ever-since. If fine lines and wrinkles are your beef, this little gem warrior will quickly blur, diminishing any evidence of their existence.
4.For Redness / Uneven Skin Tone Choose: MAC Prep + Prime, £23. www.lookfantastic.com
Ensure your skin stays flawlessly radiant throughout summer. MAC’s Prep + Prime Skin offers an incredibly lightweight gel that both greatly reduces redness whilst enhancing a gorgeous luminosity you will love. Combined in MAC’s formula is caffeine, green tea extract and sucrose which aids in calming the skin. Also included are powerful and proven antioxidants sourced from algae extracts and mulberry to nourish, pamper and even skin tone. You will be amazed at the results.
5.For Large Pores Choose: Dr. Brandt. Pores No More Refiner Primer £50 (30ml), www.amazon.co.uk
All of you who suffer similarly to me with irksome enlarged pores, listen up: this primer is where it’s at. Seriously. Tried and tested, the formula instantly decreases the appearance of pores, fine lines and pesky imperfections – both instantly and over time! This product also absorbs excess oil whilst mattifying any shine; thus, it is the perfect primer for summer sweatiness too. Close-up pic for Instagram? No sweat!
Note: Another great tip is for those with extremely oily or sweaty skin types to opt for mineral based products that further reduce shine and mattify the skin. However, should you suffer from dry or mature skin these are products to give a miss.
Have you tried any of these primers and what are your thoughts?
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