Tuesday, 29 April 2014

All about primers

Primers are a funny one. Its an extra step in your routine that so many people can't be bothered with. I'm a big advocate of them as my skin is quite dry and dehydrated, and for years I couldn't get my foundation to sit properly and it just accentuated my dry skin. Since I started using primers I don't have this problem anymore, and my foundation applies better, stays put for longer and I'm actually using a lot less as well.
Here's a few of my favourites:
Revlon Photo Ready Skinlights in Bare Light
This is my go-to, most loved primer. It injects so much radiance and health to my skin that I can use just this with just a bit of concealer on top on a good skin day. This has replaced my Laura Mercier Radiance Primer as they are pretty much identical. Read my full review here.
Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm
Marketed as a moisturiser, this brightens the skin and smooths out every lump and bump so my foundation can glide straight on top.
Dior Glow Maximizer Light Boosting Primer
A fairly new addition this one, although I'm already quite smitten. It gives such a beautiful shimmer to the skin and doubles as a highlighter. I talked about this one last week as well.
Clinique Superprimer Colour Correct Redness Primer
Possibly the primer with the longest name in history, this is one of a few primers in the range, each of which is designed to address a different skin concern. This is a yellow pastey-type formula which aims to combat redness. Whilst I don't think this is that effective of evening out the redness in my skin and calming down angry spots, it makes my skin feel velvety soft and I really like it. Its really nice when combined with the Revlon primer as well.
Chanel Blanc de Chanel
Another multi-tasking offering, this is a rather indulgent luxury primer. It gives a lovely glow to the skin when used under foundation, or you can use it as a highlighter over the top. If you have a foundation that's a little too dark, you can mix a drop of this with it to lighten it up a bit. Genius.
Are you a primer fan and have you tried any of these?
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