Top 12 Facial Primers |

Top 12 Facial Primers

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Not to be dismissed as yet another unnecessary step in your beauty routine, the right primer can be a game-changer when it comes to photo-finish looking skin. Whether you want to blur wrinkles, mattify, minimise pores or even skin tone, primers can perfect complexions, create a velvety base for make-up and help your look stay put for longer.

From high-end to high street, here are our top picks...

Baby Skin Pore Eraser, £7.99 | Maybelline

With change from a tenner, this pore-busting primer will leave skin feeling light and fresh.

Complexion Primer, £23 | Urban Decay

For airbrushed skin in an instant, this primer blurs pores and fine lines as well as a creating a soft matte finish.

Light Radiance Complexion Base, £26.50 | Clarins

Available in four shades, this cult primer will impart a healthy glow to dull complexions and keep foundation feeling fresh.

Le Blanc Illuminating Base, £33 | Chanel

This clever formula works hard to mattify skin whilst also providing a dewy glow without the slightest hint of shimmer, making it worth every penny.

Touche Éclat Blur Perfector, £33 | Yves Saint Laurent

A multi-tasking primer, which can be used under and over make-up to blur imperfections for the perfect finish.

Hangover Face Primer, £27 | Too Faced

Free from silicones and full of hydrating coconut water, Too Faced’s offering will plump and restore tired complexions.

Photo Finish Primer, £26 | Smashbox

While Smashbox offer an entire range of primers, the original is second to none, giving skin a soft-focus finish and silky texture.

Hydra Veil, £32 | Illamasqua

Beloved by beauty bloggers, this hero product is ideal for drier skin types and holds make-up in place all day.

Back To Baby Base, £14 | 3 Concept Eyes

This under-the-radar primer has a loyal following and it’s not hard to see why, melting into skin to hydrate, plump and correct tone.

Foundation Primer, £30 | Laura Mercier

Available for dry and combination skin types, this bestselling formula is a sure-fire route to flawless foundation.

Prep + Prime Skin, £21.50 | MAC

A backstage favourite, this longwearing formula has a comfortable gel-meets-lotion texture that also helps to tackle redness.

Light Correcting Primer, £36 | Hourglass

Boasting a weightless texture, this oil-free primer creates a lit-from-within glow.


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