The Best Primers; why use primers; the best primers we recommend

What do primers do to you to your skin? If put simply, primers do for your skin what lingerie does to your body. Primers smoothen, conceal and flatter and hold things in place, so that everything you put on top of the primer looks instantly better. Whether you want to blur some wrinkles, mattify, minimize the appearance of pore or even out the skin tone, primers do an amazing job on the skin. The best primers create the ideal base for make-up and helping It to stay put for longer.

Yes it is definitely going to take up more of your time in applying make up in the morning, but trust us, it is the difference between your makeup sliding off by noon and it staying put until the end of the day.

Plus this is a minute well spent. Once you start using the primer you will find it hard to live without it. Guaranteed addiction!


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Definitely one of the best primers out there. This one has a loyal following so much so that the brand has launched an entire range of alternative versions to suit every different skin type and requirement. The original is second to none, and gives skin a soft-focus finish and silky texture.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. £26; available at


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This  is ideal for making large pore look less noticeable. The Porefessional’s oil-free formula and the long-lasting results have made it a Benefit bestseller ever since it launched in 2011.

Benefit The Porefessional. £26; available at

The Ordinary

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This is great formula sold at a great price. The Ordinary’s High-Spreadability Fluid Primer features a lightweight, serum-like texture that provides a dewy finish and a great canvas for your next steps in the make-up.

The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer. £5.50; available at