Ever looked in the mirror in the afternoon, only to find your makeup has shifted on your skin, become patchy or disappeared altogether? A good primer can help combat this, as it’s designed to prolong the fresh look of your makeup. As makeup king Napoleon Perdis says, “Not to prime is a crime”, and right he is. Here are five you need to know about!
Ideal for those who work in air-conditioned environments or suffer from dehydrated skin, this primer from Napoleon Perdis contains skin soothers like Vitamin E and Chamomile that help ensure your skin remains hydrated throughout the day while also providing a smooth and even surface for your make up to sit on and remain as fresh as a daisy all day!
If you love the look of fresh glowing skin, then you’re going to love this Light Master Primer from Giorgio Armani which, when applied to the skin, provides a mirror-like veil that reflects light and highlights the skin naturally. This lightweight primer contains Micro-fil pearls that change color when reflecting light and optically contour the skin by illuminating and shaping, leaving the complexion fresh and glowing under foundation. The silky formula is non-greasy and will also help to lock in moisture throughout the day, keeping your makeup looking fresher, longer.
Designed for those wanting to minimise the appearance of pores on their skin, POREfessional from Benefit is a light balm that simply smoothes the skin creating a thin translucent veil that softens and evens out the skin while providing a perfectly prepared matte base for your makeup to sit on. Great for shine prone skin, the POREfessional range also offers a compact blotting stick, License to Blot, which targets oil and mattifies shine for up to 6 hours after and can be easily carried in your bag.
While skin primers are a must have, using a primer for other areas of the face such as your eyes and lips, can be just as important. If like us, you’re constantly on the search for longer, lusher lashes, then you will love Clinique’s lash builder primer. Think of it as a base coat that plumps and fattens your lashes, perfectly priming them for a few coats of mascara and giving you a bigger fuller lash. Don’t be tempted to overdo the mascara though – just a few light coats will be enough, as no one likes crusty crunchy lashes. It’s all about keeping them plump and long!
Eye make-up is notorious for creasing, running and just generally making a mess of your face, but never fear: make-up master Bobbi Brown is here with her long wear eye base to save the day. Designed to smooth the eyelid, the non-drying, non-greasy formula keeps eye shadow crease-free and colour-true. With a broad range of skin tone correct shades to neutralise and diminish redness and skin discolouration you need never fear panda eyes again!
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